I was wondering if anybody instaled it yet and if yes can you please post some pictures.
No Problem.absame said:Thanks for the pix.
No, I don't think so. Of course, I've had all of about 10 hours of experience with it installed so far. Haven't even left the garage yet! Really though, Access Covers are really popular, lots of people have them on their trucks (I've been keeping an eye out for these things lately). The "stiff" part of the velcro is what's attached to the rails and it is seriously stiff. I suppose the worst that could happen to it is that it gets full of muck or dust or something, but then I'm sure you could take a stiff bristled brush to it and clean it out. AgriCover has done a really good job with this cover from what I can tell so far.absame said:Do you think the velco will get ruined over time if the cover is usually left in the open position? Trying to decide between Access Cover and Retrax.
There are pictures of the trunk lid open on my web site, I'll attach a couple here as well. It opens pretty far, though not as much as it did without the cover, but we knew that was the case. I don't think that it'll cause any problems for me with the use of the trunk.utvnut said:How well does the trunk lid open?
I'm concerned since I have a lot of tools and cases in the trunk and need to open it fully usually to get in and out. Any chance of a photo showing the lid open ?
meanmachine19 said:Coolcat, where did you buy it, how much, and how long did it take you to install? Was it difficult?
coolcat said:I bought it from The Cap Connection in Waukesha, WI. Their price is $399, which is $50 less than all the other local dealers in my area and almost $100 less than the MSRP.
The install really isn't difficult. It took me longer than it should have because: 1. I was taking it slow and taking pictures - and 2. I broke a drill bit and a self-tapping screw which required disassembling the entire bed an extra 2 times, for a total of 3. My total time was about 4 hours, but take away the picture taking and breaking stuff and I could have had it done in under 2 hours. I'm sure I could do another one in under 2 hours, as long as nothing breaks.
I tried to get to your web site and it wasn't found but I was interested in looking at the pictures of the install.
Coolcat or anyone else,
How do you like the Access cover since you have had them on for a while? Also, can you roll the cover part of the way to uncover only part of the bed and still drive? Is you vision reduced when the cover is rolled up? Have you seen an increase in gas milage?
Thanks in advance to anyone who replies.
Thanks for those pictures zuhl! I'm definitely going to give this a shot.zuhl said:Here are some pics of the trimmed rails. In retrospect, I am not sure that I gained more than a couple inches further of travel. I did not measure or take pics beforehand so I cannot verify this though. If anyone has pics of it prior to trimming please share. I would like to take off more, but I dont want to reduce its strengh. As it was, there already was a cut in the rail, so I simply shaved off the extra metal down to that cut. So no change in strength was incurred. I did not really inspect it though to see if it would be structurally sound enough to remove more. The rails are multi-sided, so they should be quite strong even without this flat lip. And there is no real load on them. More to come. Maybe.
To do the trimming I just used my handy 4" grinder with a metal cutting wheel on it. Cut through the aluminum like butter. Remove the plastic edge cover first and then just snap it back on when you are done. The sticky goo inside is strong enough to re-use. If not, I imagine a small bead of silicone on the inside would hold it in place.
A word of caution though- wear glasses and a dust mask because fine aluminum dust particles go everywhere. Also, it is recommended not to re-use that blade to cut steel afterword. I cant remember exactly what the deal is, but there is some kind of risk of explosion from mixing the dusts from the two metals under the extreme heat.