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Shrinking tonneau

Postby Skrewdriver on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 12:36 +0000

Has anyone else had a problem with the factory tonneau cover shrinking?

The tonneau cover on my 2012 SR5 has shrunk over the past 8 years. It clips in fine down the left and right-hand sides and along the headboard, under the sports bar, but on the tailgate, I really must put my weight into it and get it stretched over the aluminium rail, and it just pops of after about an hour tops.

Any ideas on how to fix this, besides buying a new tonneau, as there is nothing wrong with what I have.

Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Shrinking tonneau

Postby gen7xtracab on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 7:14 +0000

If the cover is out in the sun for half an hour to get nice a hot, it will stretch easier?

Or have you done that?
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Re: Shrinking tonneau

Postby Skrewdriver on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 1:07 +0000

gen7xtracab wrote:If the cover is out in the sun for half an hour to get nice a hot, it will stretch easier?

Or have you done that?


I have already tried that
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Re: Shrinking tonneau

Postby martynvella on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 7:21 +0000

Lower the mounts for the centre support
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Re: Shrinking tonneau

Postby dave g on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 8:01 +0000

They all shrink overtime my Suzuki Sierra top done the same thing even after parking at in the hot sun is no way it was going to fit had to buy a new one but 8 years out of it isn't bad.
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