Honda Ridgeline Owners Club Forums banner

3601 - 3613 of 3613 Posts

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
2,792 Posts
Here's a list of tailgate seals from various manufacturers. You may be able to find them cheaper from other sources, such as etrailer.net, Amazon.com or RealTruck.com. I didn't make a study of the pricing. Prices do not include tax and shipping charges.

The ESI product is a great design for Ridgeline owners who are having trouble with the opening their tailgates. The tapered design is less likely to put pressure on the door. Although I've never used the ESI product, it's the one I would choose.

ESI Ultimate Tailgate Seal with "Taper Seal", $21.95 (Amazon)

-- Other notable tailgate seals --
Some of these may well be the ESI product. Some of them are clearly not , judging from the photographs.

Agri-Cover TrailSeal, $25.50

Extang MaxSeal Tailgate Seal, $31.70

Lund 30002 Tailgate Seal, $29.99

Pace Edwards WeatherGate Tailgate Seal, $28.26

Truxedo TruxSeal, $23.36
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
264 Posts
Extang MaxSeal Tailgate Seal, $31.70 was what I tried that bound up the tailgate, and with that experience I would not attempt again to use any "bulb" type seal, which all of these appear to be?

Bill
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
2,792 Posts
Extang MaxSeal Tailgate Seal, $31.70 was what I tried that bound up the tailgate, and with that experience I would not attempt to use any "bulb" type seal.

Bill
Great info. So, cross that one off the list. Based on the installation video of the Agri-Cover product, TrailSeal, I wouldn't recommend it either, at least, not in the way that they show installing it. It has a taper too, but they show it with that big side toward the crease. When I have some time I'm going to look up some ESI installation videos.

Just looked at this video on the ESI website. You might find it interesting,@wjfyfe. It's about how to position the bulb to not put too much pressure on the seal and the door. That's the whole idea behind this tapered seal thing.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
264 Posts
For the price I just ordered this just to see if this system is viable as a tailgate seal.



Bill
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
4,679 Posts
This thread is getting way too serious! Just use this SlabGasket driveway seal. Happy Labor Day.

DR.PNG


 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
2,792 Posts
This thread is getting way too serious! Just use this SlabGasket driveway seal. Happy Labor Day.
Hey, look, it tapers! I like it! ;)
 

·
Vendor
Joined
·
1,727 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
264 Posts
For the price I just ordered this just to see if this system is viable as a tailgate seal.



Bill
A quick down-n-dirty install to just see if this is a viable option. Not real elegant but it appears that it should do the job though a possible issue is that this 7/8" weatherstrip just marginally fills the gap, especially across the bottom. Other than non-coverage in each of the bottom corners, overall it is appearing to seal without putting any pressure and binding the tailgate. Obviously it would also be better if it can be found in black?

395920


395921



Bill
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
264 Posts
We were asked today why we went for a soft tonneau cover, wouldn't a hard cover be more secure? My answer was that yes, a hard cover may be marginally more secure, but the fact is that all any tonneau cover is doing is keeping cargo out of weather and sight, so hopefully out of mind. None of the covers are designed to be structurally secure, so basically it is there just to help keep an honest person honest. So, when it comes right down to it if that burglar is determined to get into the bed, we would much rather that they take a knife to the soft top rather than a crowbar .....................

Oh, by the way, using that v-seal weather stripping I was experimenting with, well, I washed the Ridgeline today and when the seal got wet it just peeled right off, so it is back to the drawing board I go.

Bill
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
For those using the Extang Solid Fold 2.0, which I believe is also the one Honda sells, are you having trouble with low spots forming on the front and rear panels?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
I just got the Truxedo LoPro because I had one on my Tundra for 8 years and it held up very well. Looks great on the RL and seems to be as well made and integrates well. Had a huge rain storm here in Montana last week and not a drop inside. I like the roll up soft tops better than the try fold because I can use the whole bed that way if need be. $499 was the cost and the people who did my clear bra put it on
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18 Posts
I just got the Truxedo LoPro because I had one on my Tundra for 8 years and it held up very well. Looks great on the RL and seems to be as well made and integrates well. Had a huge rain storm here in Montana last week and not a drop inside. I like the roll up soft tops better than the try fold because I can use the whole bed that way if need be. $499 was the cost and the people who did my clear bra put it on
Does this model have rails that prohibit the in-bed trunk lid from opening fully?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
I just switched out from the Extang fold 2.0 to the Diamondback SE. Couldn’t be happier. I always had the issue of pushing my rtic cooler out of the way of the trunk to get stuff. Now that the Diamondback opens from both ends. I just leave the cooler to the front and still can access it. My issues are solved.
 

Attachments

3601 - 3613 of 3613 Posts
About this Discussion
3.6K Replies
360 Participants
sierra3two
Honda Ridgeline Owners Club Forums
Honda Ridgeline Owners Club, forum community to discuss reviews, accessories, performance, care, mods, and more.
Full Forum Listing
Top