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post #1 of 23 Old 05-19-2014, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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I have the 2012 2LT Convertible with a cloth top. If I'm driving around town with the top down I usually don't put the Tonneau Cover on. Because of anything above 45 or more I see air that blows the cloth up some what and if I'm doing 55 + the Tonneau Cover goes on which I know is held down by two bungee cords. And yes I tuck in the front and rear on the cover.
Anything above 65mph the wind gets under it & it is NO longer tucked in. It starts to come up like in a V. Last weekend I stopped & found some Velcro strips & it worked for awhile.
Surely I'm not the only person having this problem? I thought about perhaps a couple snaps. WHAT WOULD YOU DO OR ????
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I've asked the same thing.. not publicly Take your cover down to a fab.. shop & have them sow Velcro at the front.. or maybe have them do a bungee cord in the center...
Pony.. did a strip across, the entire peace I think, witch I'm sure he hasn't had any problems sense..
I bought a strip to do mine, tho each day I go back & forth down the freeway, to & from work, mine does pretty good, tho.. I don't feel like loosing mine & have to get a new one ether



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I just had a shop sew a 2x4 strip of Velcro in the center of the smaller flap that tucks down behind the seat. Attached the other half to the appropriate area of the seat and round the edges.

After having the cover come loose at interstate speeds and haven't had any problems since after this fix. It's a little harder to get the cover back off, but by sliding your fingers between the Velcro to separate it first, it's not too bad and worth the piece of mind.

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I just had a shop sew a 2x4 strip of Velcro in the center of the smaller flap that tucks down behind the seat. Attached the other half to the appropriate area of the seat and round the edges.

After having the cover come loose at interstate speeds and haven't had any problems since after this fix. It's a little harder to get the cover back off, but by sliding your fingers between the Velcro to separate it first, it's not too bad and worth the piece of mind.
Could you send me a couple pictures so I can get a better understanding of this. Either on this post or on my flip up phone. I'm still old school since the big 70 is coming up next. Thanks Michael (434) 579-2221

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Could you send me a couple pictures so I can get a better understanding of this. Either on this post or on my flip up phone. I'm still old school since the big 70 is coming up next. Thanks Michael (434) 579-2221
I'll post up pics/video tonight for all.

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Simple salution just dont drive above 45 J/K

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Tonneau cover coming loose and my fix

As requested, I'll post the video of "why" I had to fix the tonneau cover raising up issue and a couple simple pics of how to easily fix it. First the Video;



First you will need to attach one half of a velcro strip to the tonneau cover. I highly recommend having this sewn on. You will want to do this on the smaller flap of the tonneau cove; close to the seam as shown below.



Next place the tonneau cover in place on your convertible and mark with tape where the second half of the velcro will need to be placed.c



Next throughly clean the area where the velcro will be placed with alcohol or other cleaner. If using 2" velcro, you'll need to cut it down to 1 3/4" as this is the size of the plastic molding where you will mount the velcro. It is also advisable to "round" the corners of the velcro piece to help keep it from coming loose.



After the velcro has set for awhile (overnight if possible), you can place the tonneau cover back on as normal. You can use your fingers to separate the velcro to either push it down further OR to remove the cover.

This "fix" has kept the cover in place for me, and have had NO lift like occurred in the video above. Hope this helps and gets me some extra brownie points from the vert owners.
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Hi Pony, Thank you so much for the video & the pictures. That should solve the problem for those higher speeds when we are on a interstate. I looked on both sites and did not see any post on this subject. So very glad I posted my problem. Now to find a shop that can do it.

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ThX, Pony.. for sharing this.. your the Man !!

One question, why did you go with the soft part of the Velcro on the cover, to keep from getting dirty when your not using it or does it matter ?



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I wonder tho.. why not just do another bungee in the center, it might be harder to hook but if you did it first then the others, it would look factory done ??



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ThX, Pony.. for sharing this.. your the Man !!

One question, why did you go with the soft part of the Velcro on the cover, to keep from getting dirty when your not using it or does it matter ?



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I wonder tho.. why not just do another bungee in the center, it might be harder to hook but if you did it first then the others, it would look factory done ??
It probably doesn't matter what side you put the hook or the loop; personal preference. And it you were going to use a bungee; how would you hook it to the cover? Where would you hook it to?

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