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Old 11-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #51
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Re: OEM Tonneau Cover Install

thanks Haar.

Am I correct in assuming it doesn't fold more than in the middle? In other words, it doesn't fold back flat against the cab, just once over in the middle.

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Old 11-04-2012, 12:05 PM   #52
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Re: OEM Tonneau Cover Install

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thanks oarnold.

I guess the real question I have is.....do you LIKE it and would you buy it again or would you try another type like the Bakflip?
I absolutely love it. Worked with it for four years now. Bit I'll be the first to say it is not for everyone - it depends on what cargo you are carrying and how you plan to use it.

I take mine on and off regularly. For some, it is a bit too heavy and lighter options are available. Some prefer more folds. I was "this close" and I mean very close to buying a Full Metal Jacket, but at the last minute realized I wanted to completely remove the cover often, and not have the retract container at the front of the bed.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:10 AM   #53
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Re: OEM Tonneau Cover Install

I bought my 06 Ridgeline and it had the OEM tonneau cover installed on it.

That thing is freaking heavy to get off and back in the truck.

What a pain although thanks to this forum I replaced the securing bolts with cotter pins so at least it comes out quicker.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:42 PM   #54
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thanks Haar.

Am I correct in assuming it doesn't fold more than in the middle? In other words, it doesn't fold back flat against the cab, just once over in the middle.

Bruce
Correct and it weighs probably 80 lbs or so. I usually strap it to the side of the bed with whatever im hauling or against the window if its something im worried about busting the window out.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:05 PM   #55
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Re: OEM Tonneau Cover Install

I just picked up a used cover locally and definitely gonna do the 3/16 pin mod. I received just the cover with no hardware so my question is what is minimally necessary to install it. I know the rails for sure but can I get away with not buying the whole hardware kit?
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:10 PM   #56
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Re: OEM Tonneau Cover Install

The answer depends upon how much hardware came with your used cover. If it was just the folding cover, you are going to need the install kit. If you got the brackets (seen in this photo) you may be able to get by with just the rails. You will surely need those brackets.


It may not be as water-tight without the kit, as it contains some gaskets that seal the plastic corner parts that fit the rails together.

Also, I don't know how easy it may be to find the right bolts that secure the rails to the truck.

Here is a photo of the install kit that comes with the tonneau. If you purchase the kit by itself, I think it does not include the yellow snaps the secure the roof valence. Those must be replaced, and not reused, after removing the valence. New ones must be used.



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Old 11-26-2012, 06:34 PM   #57
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Re: OEM Tonneau Cover Install

Thanks for the info oarnold. Guess I'll need the rail kit and the hardware kit.
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