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Old 09-29-2014, 07:52 PM   #71
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Dan, locking may be a bit of a misnomer. I'll actually use two nylon straps and strap it down. Here's an image, they say one thing and show another:
That makes sense. The wind could get under the sections if you drive when they are open, blowing them over, so using straps that way would work.
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Old 10-01-2014, 03:58 PM   #72
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Went with the soft cover Trifecta, worked out very well on our trip out west. Easy on and off for those occasions when you just have to actually see what you are doing out the back window. Folded up it "locks" out of the way with 2 straps and clips.

If anyone is interested, the last 3 images show a way to make backing up to the king pin easier when you can't visually see the hitch, like when the tonneau cover is in the way. Use a piece of tape to mark the center of the tonneau cover towards the trailer while folded, as well as a strip centered down the pin box. As long as you are going fairly strait on to the trailer you just look in the rear view mirror like normal and line up the tape. My copilot adjusts the trailer height as I back up.

I had to remove the center backseat headrest.
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:33 PM   #73
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Thanks Bob! I'm going to do the "tape" thing. Cool beans!
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:33 PM   #74
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My roll it up choice came down to either velcro or button snaps. I chose button snaps at Accessories Unlimited. A little harder on the fingers but a friend who had the velcro told me after several years his lost their stick. My Tonneau cost $345, in the box. They wanted $40 to install but it was easy enough DIY.

OOps.. just realized you already got one.
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