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Anyone have an OEM Tonneau on their 17-18 Tundra?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Sk1023, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. Jan 17, 2019 at 8:36 PM
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    Sk1023

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    I’m curious if anyone has the Toyota OEM hard tri-fold tonneau on their Tundra, and if so, how do you like it? Does it leak? How secure is it?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Jan 17, 2019 at 8:47 PM
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    I have on and its pretty good. It doesn't leak and it secure, the only thing i don't like it that it doesn't fold up to the back window so you loose a panel width of space in the box.
     
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  3. Jan 17, 2019 at 8:51 PM
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    Blueknights75 Toyota SUPER WHITE is the FASTEST color!!!!!

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    Rugged 2 tri fold tonneau cover, spray in bed liner, bed extender, window tint, color matched side mirrors, color matched door handles, TRD Pro shift knob, tailgate keyfob actuator, ESP under seat storage unit mod, blacked out emblems, Toyota OEM black exhaust tip, color matched front and rear bumper caps from Sparks Parts, TRD Air filter, 19’ PRO BBS wheels...more to come
    When I purchased my truck (new) I had the Toyota dealer throw in a tri fold hard tonneau cover with the purchase. They installed a Rugged 2 tri fold that I absolutely love! It’s water tight, secured (as long as tailgate is locked), has led lights inside and can easily be removed in one minute with one person. It is my understanding (someone correct me if I am wrong) as I was told by the dealer that this was the same cover that Toyota uses (just doesn’t have the Toyota logo on it). But again, I love it! Highly recommended!
     
  4. Jan 17, 2019 at 8:52 PM
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    Blueknights75 Toyota SUPER WHITE is the FASTEST color!!!!!

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    To correct this I also had the dealer throw in a tailgate extender to gain that extra space back.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2019 at 9:18 PM
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    I like mine a lot, does the job and looks/feels more sturdy than some of the aftermarket ones (besides the diamondback) Its really not that difficult to remove if needed..
    I wouldn’t say it’s water tight but I rarely get any water in the bed. Only when I hit the seals directly with a pressure washer when cleaning the truck. The trick is in the install, makes sure it’s lined up and use the foam weather strip at the front of the bed. I also added the tailgate seal just to be sure. Add a pop and lock and you’re good to go.
    I’m sure I’ll end up with a canopy again down the road (had one on the Tacoma) but I personally like the way it looks.

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  6. Jan 17, 2019 at 9:33 PM
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    Is yours a 2018? I noticed that in 2018 they changed the part number and it doesn’t require the deck rails to connect it? Can you speak to that at all?
     
  7. Jan 17, 2019 at 9:34 PM
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    Does your connect using the deck rails? Or do you have the newer model that doesn’t require the deck rails?
     
  8. Jan 17, 2019 at 9:49 PM
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    Price? Condition? Age?
     
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    Yes, my truck is a 2018 but I do have the deck rails. The cover came with a rail relocation kit and does connect to the rails so I'm honestly not sure what the newer part number is.. I do remember the parts guy pulling up two different parts numbers when I bought mine (around May/June 2018) but it was the same cover, kit, etc.
     
  10. Jan 17, 2019 at 10:55 PM
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    Just saw the new one in the link above.. that's kind of cool. I'm curious how it mounts without using the rail system.. The relocation kit that came with mine was actually solid. Better than the cheaper aftermarket ones. I don't use the bed rails for anything other than the cover and tie downs so it hasnt been a big deal. I'd go check out some new trucks on the lot and see if you can find one with the newer cover.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2019 at 5:40 AM
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    Mine does not connect using the deck rails. It connects to the edge of the bed rails.
     
  12. Jan 18, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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    So, yours just clamps to the edge of the bed to secure it down? (and the deck rails sit below it?)
     
  13. Jan 18, 2019 at 9:17 AM
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    I like mine a lot. It sits nicely just above the bed rails and looks clean. I have the relocation brackets, which give it a gutter for any water that gets past the seals to drain into the gutter and drains out the drain hoses at the front. It's super easy to remove if you need to. I would prefer it to fold up against the back window like the Extang does, but it hasnt been an issue for me yet. It is pretty secure, especially when coupled with the Pop n lock so I never forget to lock the tailgate. That being said it's only a couple of plastic pieces that hold it down, so if someone really wanted to it wouldn't be too hard to get in. Overall, I would recommend it.IMG_3842.jpgIMG_3841.jpgIMG_3843.jpgIMG_3844.jpgIMG_3842.jpg
     
  14. Jan 18, 2019 at 9:23 AM
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    I have the OEM cover on my 2018 Platinum. It does leak a little around the tailgate.
     
  15. Jan 18, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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    Thank you for the photos, this is EXACTLY the detail that I was looking for with regards to how it works!
     
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    Can you buy just the deck rail relocation parts?
     
  17. Feb 16, 2020 at 6:39 AM
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    I think it might be possible. In the online Toyota Parts dealers, they show tonneau cover service part listings, but there are no pictures in the listings. Prices for these range from about $50-90, with some being 300-400. My assumption is that the cheaper parts are the hardware. If you emailed Roman he can likely tell you. The "clamp brackets" that relocate the deck rails slightly lower are very specifically shaped to fit into a "channel" of the bed cover drainage rail that sits on the edge of the bed.

    On page 3 of the installation instructions for the oem bed cover, you will see a good illustration of the shape of the brackets that they use, and how they fit into the drainage side rails. You can find those instructions here
    https://www.toyotapartsdeal.com/resources/installation/TPD/my16 tundra tonneau cover-ppo issc.pdf

    Keep in mind that for different bed sizes, the parts kit is different. There are more relocation clamp brackets for the long bed than there are for the short bed, so the part bag number will be different.

    I would email or phone a competent parts guy to be sure.
     
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  18. Feb 16, 2020 at 6:58 AM
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    Thank you I read a post from years ago from another forum a guy used the oem clamps and an extang encore bed cover, I thought it was a pretty good idea, but his post was from many years ago so wasn’t sure if anything changed. The oem over sure does look like it is the extang encore cover but without the front folding back.
     
  19. Feb 16, 2020 at 7:17 AM
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    The OEM cover does unlatch in the front, but I think it's only to be able to remove the whole thing. There are two cables that allow you to release the front latches after you fold up the back two sections........but you aren't able to easily lift the front section out of its latches while pulling on the cables. You either need someone else outside the truck to lift it up from one side, or you need to lay on your back in the bed and push it up from underneath while pulling on the cables to keep the front latch unlatched. Maybe if you're over 6 feet tall you can do it while standing in the bed, but I think its awkward to do.

    The cover does look like the extant encore in their pictures, but the mounting hardware seems different. The relocation clamps on mine look a lot like the clamps in the bak revolver x4 supplement for toyota vehicles.
     

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