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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-23-2012, 11:54 AM
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Re: problem with rnl tonneau cover


Thanks for the account of your experiance with our product. We're glad to hear that you are enjoying it.

As for maintainence, its really pretty simple...

1. Wash the ROLL•N•LOCK® cover with soapy water (non-detergent).
After rinsing it off with clean water and allowing it to thoroughly dry,
make sure you apply the vinyl protectant provided (303) to the vinyl surface
and track runners.

2. Periodically check the housing and drain tubes for any debris,
making sure to remove anything that could cause the drains to
become blocked. Before lifting the housing lid, make sure the
cover is closed and latched to the tailgate lock-strip.

3. Periodically treat the track runners with a light application of the vinyl
protectant provided (again, 303). NEVER use any type of grease, graphite, WD-40, or other petroleum derivative.

I hope this information helps.

Best regards,
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-27-2012, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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Re: problem with rnl tonneau cover

Originally Posted by Noswod View Post

How has the RNL tonneau cover held up over the years? I am from Ontario as well and have concerns about the ice & salt and how the cover is standing the test of time in the Ontario winters.

sorry, i guess i'm about a year late in responding.

the rnl cover to this day still works great! i've finally started spraying a rusk check interior panel lube on the locking mechanism and hinges underneath before the winter arrives and so far it seems to open much better than without the spray. They still freeze especially when water such as rain, after a car wash, melted snow refreeze, but can manage to turn the lock much better now since the rust check spray (still need to use a little bit of muscle).

I'm approaching my 4th year now since installation of the rnl cover and i haven't had any major problems except the freezing and black screws are rusting. I always try to really clean the cover during the summer and lube/spray the tracks just to keep it smooth.

Overall, I'm very impressed and satisfied with this cover. The downfalls I do have is the loss of height space between the bed and cover and also the opening of the back trunk as it is limited due to the frame of the rnl cover; and the freezing. I guess though it's the nature of the design.

Note to the manufacturers: not sure if this will help with the freezing, but perhaps those 'link bars' underneath can be covered in any way with some sort of insulation. They are just too bare to hold up in any winters.

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-27-2012, 04:35 PM
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Re: problem with rnl tonneau cover


Thank you for the PM tips ..

If this mild winter stays the Ridge will probably stay "south" until mid-spring so no worries on the "salt" effect...
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