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Anyone installed this tonneau that can give some pointers? I have set and reset the rails over and over and the last twelve inches of the top won’t roll out, too wide and sets on top of rails by about a .25” each side.
 

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Anyone installed this tonneau that can give some pointers? I have set and reset the rails over and over and the last twelve inches of the top won’t roll out, too wide and sets on top of rails by about a .25” each side.
Having the same issue and getting very frustrated. Thinking about returning. Were you able to come up with a solution?
 

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before throwing in the towel - measure the diagonals . rear left corner of cover to front right corner and then the other diagonal. IF THEY ARE THE SAME - its an installer issue and the front by the cab is probably not square to the bed. Try making adjustments in the front, a very minor adjustment there plays out significantly by the time you roll it out to the tailgate. I have a Truxedo and had the same issues- not quite 1/4" but it did take some fiddling to get right.
 

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I stumbled upon this thread because I was having issues with my install. For anyone else that may come across this, I would use those wood clamps you can get from the hardware store to help push the rails against the bed. That is if you dont have an extra pair of hands to help you. I was able to push it by myself just enough for the cover to slide and close but it deff isn't smooth and I'm not sure if it will loosen and get better, I'm going to readjust it later once I get some clamps.
 

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Any updates on experiences with the Sentry CT? I installed one yesterday and had the same issue as previous posters. The cover is pretty tight in the last 12 inches of the rail. After hours of playing with it, I was finally able to get it to close and latch, but it takes a lot of force for the latch. Do they get any smoother, or are there any tricks to getting them to fit better?
 

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You're right, I just checked mine and the edge of the middle latch hits that screw and stops it from latching. Very disappointed with this product.
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I ended up drilling holes through the rails and bracket to relocate the bolt. It now hits on the rubber part of the cover, but at least it will catch now. I wasn't very happy with the poor design quality on a cover that costs about $900.
 

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Having the same issue with the sentry model installing on a 2021. There is 5/16” differece in width between rails from front to back. Will call Truxedo on Monday to see if they have a solution.
 

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Having the same issue with the sentry model installing on a 2021. There is 5/16” differece in width between rails from front to back. Will call Truxedo on Monday to see if they have a solution.
I contacted truxedo and their reply was I did not install the rails properly. At the rear of the truck I needed to lift them and push them out a bit. the brackets were already as high as they could go so I put a pancake washer between the bracket and rail. This allowed me to move the rail out a bit further and the cover now closes and latches.
 

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Resurrecting an old thread so anyone that reads this has a solution....

I had this same problem. The rails, once installed, were too narrow and the cover did not fit in between them. The instructions were not helpful. I was at a loss until I watched the install video for an older model tonneau cover that used the same rails on a ridgeline. The link is here:


What I realized after the fact was that the cover rails have a lip that is supposed to sit over the bed rail. The video suggests assembling the brackets to the rails ahead of installing them, which is contradictory to the included instructions. I did this and it helped tremendously. I placed the rails, pressed them against the truck bed so the lip was on top and tightened the bottom bracket bolts. Then I pushed the rails against the truck bed as I tightened the upper bolts. In a couple spots, I had to loosen and retighten things to make the fit properly. Installing the rails in this way ensured that there was more than adequate space for the tonneau cover to fit. I hope this helps anyone who purchases this cover. It's a really great cover and I'm very happy with its look and function. Happy trails!
 

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I'm experiencing similar issues except that mine unrolls fine all the way to the final latches and then it is very tight getting that latches between the rails. The edge of the latches appear to stick out just a fraction of an inch further than the rubber pieces. It does go in but needs a little finesse to do so. I also notice that if the tailgate is swung open and then when closing it catches on the rubber end piece and starts to pull it out from the channel it sits in.
 

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I'm experiencing similar issues except that mine unrolls fine all the way to the final latches and then it is very tight getting that latches between the rails. The edge of the latches appear to stick out just a fraction of an inch further than the rubber pieces. It does go in but needs a little finesse to do so. I also notice that if the tailgate is swung open and then when closing it catches on the rubber end piece and starts to pull it out from the channel it sits in.
That last part about the rubber end piece happens to me too. I believe it is intentional for the rubber piece to have such a downward rake in order to create a better seal. I've gotten in the habit of unlatching and lifting the end of the cover before I close the tailgate. The I close the gate and put the cover back down.
 
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