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Old 12-08-2013, 06:48 PM
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you looking to cover up the spare axle you have in your bed? so you can change it out in 10 mins?
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:49 PM
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you looking to cover up the spare axle you have in your bed? so you can change it out in 10 mins?
lol no I dropped that off at a steel recycle center
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:55 PM
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just the weight of it's self. I have the 2x4's pretty snug up against the side walls. But the weight of the OSB and the 2x4s is holding it down. Ik kinda a hazard but I don't drive highway. So it won't fly off
Omfg you are a moron and a hazard to all around you. How far did it fly off when you hit that curb
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:57 PM
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Omfg you are a moron and a hazard to all around you. How far did it fly off when you hit that curb
lolol it didn't budge. It's pretty well on there. I don't go above 35. I don't drive highway. I only drive around town.
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:03 PM
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lol no I dropped that off at a steel recycle center
So you're saying you already swapped it or what?

+ that plywood sitting loose at the top of your bed is dangerous like ford4thot said... Snug or not, driving will throw that out of there no problem with a bump or two..............
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:21 PM
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So you're saying you already swapped it or what? + that plywood sitting loose at the top of your bed is dangerous like ford4thot said... Snug or not, driving will throw that out of there no problem with a bump or two..............
ill tie it down tomorrow when I get into the shop. Yea I swapped it last night with my next door neighbor. I found a spare axle at a body shop.

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Old 12-09-2013, 12:41 PM
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lol no I dropped that off at a steel recycle center
You actually made a special trip to turn in an axle worth maybe $.09/lb on a weekend, when surely the recycler was closed? As opposed to drop it off when out doing something else or put it in your recycle tote?
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:49 PM
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ill tie it down tomorrow when I get into the shop. Yea I swapped it last night with my next door neighbor. I found a spare axle at a body shop.

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Old 12-09-2013, 01:01 PM
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Axles are replaced in the home, takes less time to do it than does to make breakfast.

*Body shops are closed on weekends. The plot thickens but not much.
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:39 PM
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lol well yes is prefer to have one. Make my truck look a little nicer.
I went with the snapless Full Tilt after talking to the guys at Extang in Michigan. It uses a stout thick vinyl J channel strip instead of velcro. I wouldn't use it in freezing weather due to shrinkage, but it does look better than snaps. It was around 60 degrees when I put the cover together. It wasn't easy getting the J strip into the channel at the end when fighting the tightness of the cover, but was easier than doing the snaps I had on my previous Full Tilt.

Here's a shot of the cover from Tonneau Covers World



Like I said, I like the flip set up and the quick removability. That and it actually fits right.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:06 PM
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1. When you go through replacing so many broken trucks up here your Gona have stuff laying arround. 2 they are up here.

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I went with the snapless Full Tilt after talking to the guys at Extang in Michigan. It uses a stout thick vinyl J channel strip instead of velcro. I wouldn't use it in freezing weather due to shrinkage, but it does look better than snaps. It was around 60 degrees when I put the cover together. It wasn't easy getting the J strip into the channel at the end when fighting the tightness of the cover, but was easier than doing the snaps I had on my previous Full Tilt. Here's a shot of the cover from Tonneau Covers World Like I said, I like the flip set up and the quick removability. That and it actually fits right.
I like that. But i think I'm Gona go with a roll up. I think I'm better off just dropping $400 on a new one later on down the road
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:14 PM
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1. When you go through replacing so many broken trucks up here your Gona have stuff laying arround. 2 they are up here.

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I like that. But i think I'm Gona go with a roll up. I think I'm better off just dropping $400 on a new one later on down the road
Well, like I said, I tried the Access Roll Up and it wouldn't work properly.

The clamp set and rails didn't work right. The cover should be even with the top of the bed, but the flair side has both the fender and plastic rail bolted on top of the internal edge. The clamps aren't the correct design to reach up far enough on the tonneau rail to clamp properly when it is even with the top. The rails wanted to tilt inward.

I contacted Trucks XL and got into a conference call with Agri-Cover makers of the Access covers. After 10 minutes or so of them talking with their techs the answer was to drop the cover down into the bed by 1/8 inch (which would have the same tilting in results, so it would need more like 1/2") and saying the back support would help keep the rails close to upright. Now, since it has to snap down on the back of the frame and the back is over the tailgate I could not see how that would fix things. Plus it creates a channel for ice and crap along the area where it is sunken down. I do have some mechanical engineering background and I just could not see how it was going to work (I used to troubleshoot and deal with both inside and outsourced parts for an earth mover company, so I do have a clue.) One more thing I did not like was that the rails hung another inch or so into the bed, in the way and taking up width of the bed. I'd hate to hit it with my motorcycle's wheel or something like that. The Extang was far less intrusive on the S10 and is the same on the Ranger.

Trucks XL took the cover back full refund and I paid shipping back. I got the Extang after seeing one on a flair side and asking the guy. I also had previous experience with it. I should have done it in the first place... hind sight is always 20/20. I can always roll it back if I need to, but when it comes to hauling anything that big I will usually be able to just remove it and sit it in the garage.

Oh, since Trucks XL did such a decent job taking care of me I got the Extang Full Tilt from them. They're also Tonneau Cover World, both have the same address in Ocala. If they have what you want, consider buying from them. They treated me right.
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:16 PM
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Well, like I said, I tried the Access Roll Up and it wouldn't work properly. The clamp set and rails didn't work right. The cover should be even with the top of the bed, but the flair side has both the fender and plastic rail bolted on top of the internal edge. The clamps aren't the correct design to reach up far enough on the tonneau rail to clamp properly when it is even with the top. The rails wanted to tilt inward. I contacted Trucks XL and got into a conference call with Agri-Cover makers of the Access covers. After 10 minutes or so of them talking with their techs the answer was to drop the cover down into the bed by 1/8 inch (which would have the same tilting in results, so it would need more like 1/2") and saying the back support would help keep the rails close to upright. Now, since it has to snap down on the back of the frame and the back is over the tailgate I could not see how that would fix things. Plus it creates a channel for ice and crap along the area where it is sunken down. I do have some mechanical engineering background and I just could not see how it was going to work (I used to troubleshoot and deal with both inside and outsourced parts for an earth mover company, so I do have a clue.) One more thing I did not like was that the rails hung another inch or so into the bed, in the way and taking up width of the bed. I'd hate to hit it with my motorcycle's wheel or something like that. The Extang was far less intrusive on the S10 and is the same on the Ranger. Trucks XL took the cover back full refund and I paid shipping back. I got the Extang after seeing one on a flair side and asking the guy. I also had previous experience with it. I should have done it in the first place... hind sight is always 20/20. I can always roll it back if I need to, but when it comes to hauling anything that big I will usually be able to just remove it and sit it in the garage. Oh, since Trucks XL did such a decent job taking care of me I got the Extang Full Tilt from them. They're also Tonneau Cover World, both have the same address in Ocala. If they have what you want, consider buying from them. They treated me right.
so basically the tonnea cover would sit 1/2 inch down in your bed? I will check them out. Especially if they treated you so nicely. I thought about A Truxedo cover. But this company sounds better then them. Thanks for all the help bud!
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:59 PM
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Tonneau Cover World sells them all and had the best price I found. Delivery was reasonably quick. Just try to verify the cover will work with your bed if it a flair side.

Again, if the Access cover was placed where they said to put it, the tail gate would have kept that end from fastening down. Make sure any cover you may consider will sit up where it should and the back latch down proper. I wouldn't buy unless they will put it in writing that it will fit as advertised or else they will take it back including shipping costs. Don't unpack everything immediately, take the side rails and make sure they will clamp in the proper place. It made repacking far easier for me since everything but the rails and the package of parts with the clamps was still in the box.
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Tonneau Cover World sells them all and had the best price I found. Delivery was reasonably quick. Just try to verify the cover will work with your bed if it a flair side. Again, if the Access cover was placed where they said to put it, the tail gate would have kept that end from fastening down. Make sure any cover you may consider will sit up where it should and the back latch down proper. I wouldn't buy unless they will put it in writing that it will fit as advertised or else they will take it back including shipping costs. Don't unpack everything immediately, take the side rails and make sure they will clamp in the proper place. It made repacking far easier for me since everything but the rails and the package of parts with the clamps was still in the box.
I'm so looking into that. Thanks for the advice! That's really cool that your an engineer
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