Extang Trifecta Installation Instructions
The Extang Trifecta 2.0 is a high-quality soft trifold truck bed cover renowned for its robust features. Crafted with a leather grain vinyl exterior and supported by an aircraft-grade aluminum frame.
It offers protection, durability, and a sleek appearance to your truck. If you want to add this feature to your vehicle, this step-by-step guide will quickly lead you through the installation process.
Unboxing & Placement
Start by gently removing the Extang Trifecta 2.0 from its packaging. The unit comes fully assembled, easing the installation process. Begin by placing the cover at the front of the truck bed and ensure.
It’s in the correct position before you unfold it. Ensure to unbuckle the straps and unfold the cover, adjusting its position to be evenly spaced from side to side.
Checking Positioning and Seals
Ensure you achieve an optimal seal at the tailgate by adjusting the cover’s position at both the bulkhead and the tailgate. Lift the cover slightly to ensure the fin seals remain in contact with the top of the tailgate.
At the bulkhead, ensure that the bulb seal remains in contact with the truck, making adjustments as necessary.
Securing the Clamps
Upon determining the correct position, carefully refold the cover to the front of the truck without shifting its position. Rotate the clamps down from the front bow and slide them towards the perimeter of the truck bed.
Tighten the clamps by hand initially and then an additional two turns after making contact. Repeat this process on the other side of the truck bed.
Addressing Plastic Bed Rail Caps
For trucks equipped with plastic bed rail caps, ensure the front clamp makes solid contact with a metal flange. You might need to trim a portion of the plastic, even with the bottom of the metal flange, ensuring a firm grip and preventing it from coming loose.
Securing Rear Clamps
The rear clamps, stowed in the rear view, are rotated down and slid at an angle to the perimeter of the truck bed. Engage the clamps by pulling them down, hooking them underneath the bottom of the bed rail, and then releasing them.
Preparation for Driving
To prepare the Trifecta 2.0 for driving in the open position, release the rear clamps and stow them in the bow by rotating them up to the cover, which prevents damage to the vinyl cover.
Begin folding the cover forward and fastening both straps to their buckles, ensuring tightness to prevent damage during driving.
The Extang Trifecta 2.0 stands out not only for its sturdy build and premium material but also for the ease with which it can be installed, requiring no specialized tools or professional help.
By following this simple step-by-step guide, you can ensure a swift and successful installation of your new truck bed cover. If you have further queries or need additional assistance, the customer service team at Extang is always ready to assist. Visit their website or contact them directly for further support.
Note: Always refer to the manufacturer’s manual or website for the most accurate and up-to-date information. Installation steps may vary slightly depending on the truck model and year.
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