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Diamondback Tonneau Cover

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by jeffw6236, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Oct 25, 2019 at 1:46 PM
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  2. Oct 25, 2019 at 1:47 PM
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    Forgot I had a pic of the shims

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  3. Oct 25, 2019 at 2:38 PM
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    Not sure but it looks like you have it too far forward. May just be the pics as I’m on my phone though...
     
  4. Oct 25, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    I think it's slightly too far forward as well. And it looks like you've tightened it down more than I did as well. It took some trial and error to find how tight I wanted the 3 panels but I think I've got a good balance of of tight but easy to lock/unlock.
     
  5. Oct 25, 2019 at 3:26 PM
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    I figure if I move it back, the seal will just obstruct the tailgate even further, no?
     
  6. Oct 25, 2019 at 3:32 PM
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    I agree with you because I did the same thing. I can’t open my tailgate without opening the cover. I tried positioning mine multiple times with the same outcome. Maybe it will get better as time goes by. But I also feel that the gasket will get chewed up if I open the tailgate with out opening the cover first. I still love this cover.
     
  7. Oct 25, 2019 at 3:37 PM
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    Maybe the other two guys who posted above can send us placement pix. I do plan on adjustong mine tomorrow. The strange thing Is my rear is much more tight than the front
     
  8. Oct 25, 2019 at 5:23 PM
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    4EEB216D-AE68-4480-83B6-9D9092567748.jpg I installed it between the the bed and cap cover.
     
  9. Oct 25, 2019 at 5:41 PM
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    Diamondback looks great on your truck!
     
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  10. Oct 26, 2019 at 7:01 AM
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    From what I’ve read in other threads, you shouldn’t tighten the middle too much. You do tighten the ends but only for the first few days. Then you loosen it up just a bit.

    I’ll see if I can find the other thread. Keep in mind I’m still waiting for mine so this is from reading rather than doing.
     
  11. Oct 26, 2019 at 7:44 AM
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    In a week or two rubber seal will settle and it will be opening pretty easy
     
  12. Oct 26, 2019 at 10:33 AM
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    If by shims you’re talking about the little plastic pieces with 3M adhesive, my guess is that the Texas heat may have affected they’re adhesiveness.
     
  13. Oct 26, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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    Oh, ok. My apologies. Looks like we’re talking about two different things. I have no idea what that piece is.
     
  14. Oct 26, 2019 at 10:37 AM
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    Looking at it again, it looks like it’s a bed cap?
     
  15. Oct 26, 2019 at 10:39 AM
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    Dame, you have to do all that on a deck rail system. I just have 4 clams
     
  16. Oct 26, 2019 at 10:52 AM
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    The shims go under the bed side caps. The pic i posted shows the shims installed. They are 3m stickied on
     
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    If those shims look like a j then they go on the bed rail where the bars slide under
     
  18. Oct 26, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    They must have changed that

    20191026_154448.jpg
     
  19. Oct 28, 2019 at 6:49 PM
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    @Burdturger Can you share your current impressions after a few more days with the cover? Do you find that the losing mechanisms rattle when opening/closing?
     
  20. Oct 28, 2019 at 6:54 PM
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    I never got those shims. Are they used for those with bed rails?
     
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    No rattles so far. I haven't made any Adjustments since i installed it. We had a good rain over the weekend and it did a nice job of keeping the bed dry.

    It's a quality product despite my criticisms. I think the extang solid fold (which in had on my tacoma) or even the backflip are probably more practical for what i need in a bed cover but I really like the durability and look of this cover. ( On a side note i have the DB se which is rated to hold 400 lbs and I googled weight capacity of the extang solid fold. While extang doesn't publish the number, I founds vender post that extang told them it was 500lbs but evenly distributed. If true I don't know how to feel about that. I thought i was paying double for the most durable product out there. Did I? Having both the DB is definitely put together better...)

    It does make it difficult to reach items bear the front toward the cab. I am now looking into a bedslide. Not sure i will go that route due to price and losing cargo space, but I like the idea of it.
     
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    How old is your DB? I feel like I read that the shims might be new in the last old year or two. I have the rail system. I believe the shims ultimately help with making a better seal
     
  23. Oct 29, 2019 at 4:42 AM
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    Appreciate the reply. I found a 2017 video on a DB Tundra and noticed a fair amount of rattle when they were opening/closing the panels. Wasn't sure what that was about then. I'm in the same boat I probably don't need that heavy duty cover although I need weather and theft protection and don't want noise from the cover especially when driving.

    Living in the cold wintery north I don't want to spend $800-$1500 dollars on another brand that will fall apart in 2-4 years. I'm am looking at $2500CDN for the DB so want to be certain what I'm getting into. (Hoping to catch a sale)
     
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    When I was looking for discounts, the best I could find was 10% off which is the same for military discount and the previous group buy discounts. I've read that DB doesn't really offer any discounts for black friday etc.
     
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    Well, their shipping is faster than advertised. I should get mine by the end of the week. I should get the truck to put it on some time next week... I was expecting the truck to come first. lol.
     
  26. Oct 29, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    Mine is almost a year old. I got it last November. I never had any rattles or leaks on mine since I put it on last year. I’ve also taken it off entirely and put it back on a few times since then. Interesting that they’re shipping them out with these shims.
     
  27. Oct 29, 2019 at 12:53 PM
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    Forgot to add that I live in Texas. It gets brutally hot for months at a time but we rarely get the type of freezing cold weather more common up north. Not sure if really cold weather might cause rattles or affect leak-proof seals, but at least the Texas heat hasn’t affected it yet.
     
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    i just noticed that i can see light along the cab side of the cover when looking into the bed. i know this isn't normal and it probably just needs to be adjusted.

    on another note, beside shims my kit also came with a roll of a rubber seal. it wasn't clear to me where this is supposed to go but i think along the tailgate. I didn't end up using it.
     
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    The blue line is a gap

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  30. Oct 29, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    The roll of seal is for that gap you see.
     

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