The new covers, at least our new cover, did not have the tabs. Our 19 cover had the tabs and a shock cord threaded around the frame. I have some good ideas from everyone's posts on how to fasten the replacement cover.
Paul and Janet Braun
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 now 2012 Toyota Sequoia V8
Escape 19' 2010 now 2014 Escape 21'