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TonnoPro Trifold Cover

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Nola TSS, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Apr 12, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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    Nola TSS

    Nola TSS [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Installed the cover about a week ago so this will not be an indepth review. Will report back in 6 months with a more detailed review.

    The top arrived as planned. The box was a little beat up but the contents were in good condition.

    At this price point, the cover seems well built and the vinyl is thick. Keep in mind that I have nothing to compare to since this is my first tonneau cover.

    Pro's:
    - very easy to install. Took about 20 minutes.
    -The cover looks like it is well made, the stitching is good. the rubber seal (on the sides and tailgate) is fairly thick and does make a good seal when tightened down.
    -The fit is good. The cover stretches well when in place and tightened down. This cover did come with the rail kit. The kit is just 4 aluminum pieces that slide into the track and is tightend down with an allen wrench.
    -This cover also came with the tailgate weatherstripping seal and a cleaner for the cover. Have not installed the weatherstripping yet or used the cleaner so I cannot comment on those yet.
    - 10 year warranty on the vinyl material and lifetime on the frame.

    Con's:
    - The main con I have is the lack of a seal against the cab. TonnoPro needs to include a seal and one that is thick enough to match the height of the side rails. I had to use a piece of foam pipe insulation to make the seal. It does worl well but that is a tiny gap between the side rail and the foam on each side. I will need to remove the cover and see if I can get a better fit of the foam insulation I used. If Tonno Pro took care of this, it would make this cover great.
    - The latches seem fairly cheap and lightweight. I would like to have seen heavier latches used but I guess TonnoPro did it that way to keep costs down. Overall the latches do hold tight and I do not forsee any issues.

    Observation:
    I travel 80 miles round trip everyday and have been through one heavy rain storm. The latches stayed secure and the cover did not move while traveling highway speeds. There is a slight "wind shake" when traveling but the cover fits tight and there is no noticable wind noise.
    Here in S. Louisiana, we have a heavy rain storm that moved through yesterday and the cover performed great. When I got home, the bed was dry. I was quite surprised by this since there is a small gap at the front of the bed. I would have thought a few drops would have gotten in. maybe if the wind were blowing in the right direction, I think a few drops would get into the bed. But I did not buy this cover with the intention of it being 100% waterproof.
    I'll do an updated review in 6 months.
     
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  2. Apr 12, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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    Nola TSS

    Nola TSS [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here's a few pics. I'll take some better shots later today.
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  3. Apr 12, 2013 at 7:26 AM
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    What is the advantage if this trifold over the rollup? I ask because my roll up needs replacing after 5 years and I'm in the market.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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    Not sure if there are any advantages. I just preferred the look of the tri fold. When I started looking around, everyone recommended a tri fold vs a roll up. Didn't really question it.
    My brother in law has a roll up and his does not fit as tight as the tri fold and it does flap in the wind.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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    Nola TSS

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    Few more pics.
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  6. Apr 15, 2013 at 12:53 AM
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    The only mod is a hole in my wallet!!!!!
    I've had my tonnopro going on about three years now. I love it. does what it is suppose to do. never had an issue with it.

    The only thing I wish didn't happen is that after a while the edges started to wrinkle. It didn't affect the cover in anyway except for the appearance.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2013 at 3:35 AM
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    I can see how that can happen. Hopefully the wrinkling will be minimal.
    I really wish TonnoPro would put a gasket along the front of the bed to make up the height difference from the sides. All they need is the same type of gasket used for the tailgate.
     
  8. Jul 19, 2013 at 3:57 AM
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    Here's an update.
    It's been three months and still somewhat satisfied.
    After washing my truck over the weekend, I noticed two fade lines on the panel closest to the cab. The fade lines run the entire length of that panel.
    I emailed TonnoPro and received a reply within one hour. They told me to contact the company I bought the cover from for any warranty issues.
    I emailed AutoAnything.com and was told to call their customer service dept to discuss and possibly get a replacent.
    Will be calling today.
    For those who are interested, ill report what AutoAnything says.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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    Looking at this cover for myself so I'd like to dredge this thread to the top again. What happened with AutoAnything? I've got it in my cart on Amazon... prime shipped at $269.00... not bad? Cheap enough to overlook some of its shortcomings as long as they are cosmetic or fixable.
     
  10. Nov 24, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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    Had mine for a little over a year and am totally satisfied. I think it's well made and has kept the bed totally dry. There is a small gap at the corners on the cab end but no water so far. If you are worried about water getting in there, a cheap fix I've seen is to add foam pipe insulation along the entire front edge, problem solved.

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  11. Nov 25, 2013 at 6:06 AM
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    I used the foam insulation against the cab and it did solve the problem. As for the cover, I am basically satisfied. It is built well. Just have an issue with streaking or fade marks. It makes the cover look horrible. Just have not had time to call AutoAnything for warranty.
    As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for.
     
  12. Nov 25, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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    Thanks guys. The site is listing the product with "new-improved" corner foam but I don't see anything that extends the width of the bed to cover that gap. I'll be sure to fill it all in properly before tightening down. Given the response, I'll click the order later this week.

    Exactly how I feel. I know it's far from the best product out there but so long as it functions for what I buy it for, I can overlook other issues.

    Is there any sort of dye you could get to apply to the cover to make it all black again? Something to look into. Found this: http://goo.gl/2unk0Z

    Again, thanks for the follow-up! Have a great Thanksgiving all!
     
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  13. Nov 26, 2013 at 3:34 AM
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    Not too sure about a dye. IMO it's a defect and should be covered by the warranty. I'll be calling AutoAnything this week.
    The cover is well built and if they installed a gasket at the front it would solve the problem.
     
  14. Nov 26, 2013 at 3:38 AM
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    Thanks. Will have to give that a try.
     
  16. Nov 27, 2013 at 7:43 AM
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    Just ordered it... 42-501 for the 5' bed Tacoma with rails. $269 with prime shipping. Not a bad deal!

    I sent them an email about their product sold via Amazon and here is the reply:

     
  17. Dec 24, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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    The TonnoPro has been on for 3 weeks and survived 3 big rain storms and two big snow storms. No problems with any leaks. I wanted to point out that they have not addressed the gap in the front by the cab and you do need to fill this with your own weather strip or a cut of pipe insulation (rigid stuff). The rest of it fits very well and there's been zero issues with any noise or vibration and I'm not easy on the gas pedal. For the money, this is a really great cover for the bed. I'll try and remember to get some photos of the gaps and how I filled them in.

    For now, here's one with it installed.

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  18. Dec 27, 2013 at 4:01 AM
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    Tonneau cover, tail lite protectors, weather tech floor mats. Much more to come.
    Sounds like I purchased the same one from the same place. It's been on for about 3 weeks now & mine fits the exact same way ( gaps in the corners & tailgate ). So far so good I like it.
     
  19. Jan 3, 2014 at 12:01 PM
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    How does this cover work when folded? Can you drive with it like that? Does it strap down?

    I am trying to decide tri-fold vs. roll. I think I like the look of trifold better but curious about functioning when folded. D
     
  20. Jan 3, 2014 at 12:05 PM
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    It works fine when folded. It has two straps to keep it secure when folded. Traveled highway speed w no issues.
     
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