A tonneau cover is the perfect addition to your pick-up truck. These covers will protect the bed of your truck and can be placed over cargo to protect it as well. If you want to upgrade your truck with a tonneau cover, there are a few things you should know, including how to set the tension on your cover. We have had a lot of success with the G2.
There are different types of tonneau covers and you should choose a product that is adapted to your needs. You can purchase a roll-up cover, a retractable one, a folding cover or a tonneau cover with hinges.
Your tonneau cover will protect the bed of your truck and your cargo in any weather as long as the tension is properly adjusted. It is important for the front header of the cover to be kept tight so that snow or rainwater does not get under the cover. You can purchase tonneau cover that come with an automatic tension control feature to make this task easier.
You need to adjust the tension in your tonneau cover when you first install it. You might want to check the tension once a month or more often if you often load and unload your truck. If you notice that snow or rainwater is getting under the tonneau cover, you need to re-adjust the tension again.
Look for the steel plungers that can be found towards the front of the truck bed. These plungers are what maintains the tension on the front of the tonneau cover. Place the cover over the bed but do not use the fasteners. If you are adjusting the tension on a cover that is already install, you will need to undo the fasteners.
You can then test the tension on the two plungers by pushing on the cover with your hand. If there is not enough tension, lift the front of the cover and adjust the two plungers. Close the cover so you can test the tension again and adjust the plungers if needed.
All you have to do is close the cover and attach the fasteners when you are done. This shouldn’t take more than a few minutes and is an easy way to make sure the tonneau cover will protect your cargo from bad weather.
Your tonneau cover should be tight enough to catch snow and rainwater. The cover should be tight enough so that potential burglars cannot lift it to access your cargo.
Adjusting the tension in your tonneau cover is easy and only takes a few minutes. This is something you should do regularly, especially if you drive a lot and often use your truck to transport cargo. You should check the tension in the cover if you are expecting heavy precipitation and will have to leave your truck outside. Make sure that the cover is always tight enough not to let anything in the bed of the truck and make sure that the tension would also prevent someone from being able to remove the cover to gain access to your cargo.