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Old 12-16-2010, 11:54 AM
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Default Re: Just Finished installing the new Tonneau

it is an Extang Tuff Tonneau III, I ordered it from autoanything.com (which I was very worried about) and I called instead of ordering directly from the website and I ended up getting an extra 10% off, so It ended up being 218, shipping was free. My mom and dad put 100 toward it for Christmas, my grandpa put another 30, so I just had to pay the remainder.

It was really easy to install and took me about 45 minutes, but I really took my time. I also had to put a space heater in the bed for about 30 min after I got some of the cover on because its cold here in KY, and I had to heat up the cover to stretch it so it will close.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:58 AM
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If i could find one that would work with my tool box i would get one for sure I like the velcro better than snaps.
My Ram 1500 extended cab had the snaps and it was a real pain . In the cold . I had to stand in the back and yank the ever loving hell out of it to stretch it to close . Also if it snowed , it was impossible to remove , use the bed , then put it back on quickly . Cap world sells them to folks with Tool boxes so maybe they do some sort of custom one off ? Not sure ....
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:01 AM
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Looks great! especially on a black truck
Agreed!!! Very nice man!
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Old 12-17-2010, 06:55 PM
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I had one just like that for a few years and it was great. The only thing I didn't like was, like you mentioned, when I needed to take it off to get tools out for work and it was cold the cover shrinks a little and can be almost impossible to get back on, I had to bring it in the garage and get a heater going to get it to fit too. So I decided to try something new, one of the tri-fold ones which for me works better living in Minnesota and being cold for months.

Looks like this http://www.anythingtruck.com/extang-trifecta.html and so far after about 8 months it has worked very well.

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Old 12-17-2010, 08:55 PM
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I like it...something like that is on my 'short list' of stuff to get after getting over Christmas
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:14 PM
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That looks crazy clean on your truck
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:31 PM
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Looks a lot like mine... before the stitching ripped & I re-designed it to work with my toolbox...

It was a pain to get it on/off when it was cold too, but I had the plastic snaps that removed with a plastic key. Warming it up will make life easier as you've seen

One year we had about 3ft of snow dumped in one day & I looked out to see 3ft+ of snow on top of it...didn't hurt it at all, but I shoveled it off anyhow.
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:29 AM
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I've got that same closure system on my on cover (Lund Seal & Peal), once you go with that, you never wanna go back to snaps. And it doesn't seem to shrink to bad in the winter!
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