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  1. Had been searching for a hard folding tonneau cover and eventually decided on the Fold-A-Cover G4 Elite, purchased from their factory store. This will cover a couple of the criteria that I was looking for in a cover and why I chose the G4 Elite and my thoughts on the cover after installing it and having it for a grand total of 2 days so far. I will try and post an update in a couple weeks after I get some more time with it. When searching for a cover I was wanting a hard cover that allowed quick access to the entire bed and I had to be able to pull the cover/panels off anywhere as I often end up with impromptu purchases(dang craigslist) that are large enough to need the entire bed. After initial searching I had narrowed it down to likely either the BAK Fibermax or Roll-X, however after seeing several positive comments here on the Fold-A-Cover I took another look at it as I had intially ruled it out due to not being able to get full bed access as quickly as the BAK line or some others. After reading the manual and seeing that the Fold-A-Cover did come completely off by simply removing (4) easy to access bolts I took a deeper look at this cover. Main reasons I chose this cover as opposed to some of the other options: Front and rear opening-I like to keep a couple bags with tools/straps/trailer accessories and other truck stuff with me and this way I can keep those bags strapped toward the front of the bed for easy access Mounts on top of side rails-The stuff I find on craigslist generally tends to be large so getting the rails up on top of the bed means more room in the bed and less chance of damage to the rails This cover was roughly $175 more than the other one I was strongly considering and I'm sure that I would've been happy with it, but I felt that for me the features this cover had over some of the others were worth it to me.
  2. 02/26/15 update: It appears I had a front latch assembly that was moving around because one of the two nuts was not tightening all the way, the bolt it is on just spins with the nut. I spoke to Fold A Cover and they are sending me a new latch assembly under warranty! So far, I have to say they have top notch customer service! As for the striker bolts, I replaced the stripped T-nuts with 5/16-18 square nuts and I was back in business. I did note that with two washers and the extra thickness of the personal caddy the striker bolt didn't thread into the T-nut as much and I think that's how I stripped it, so I only re-installed with one washer and it threads all the way. ------------------------------------------------------- So I just spent the last 3 hours installing my G4 Elite .... and I'm still not done! I installed it and had to adjust every single rotary latch as they were not lined up, and the timing was way off (one would open as soon as you start lifting the handle and other side would open when handle almost all the way pulled, same thing in the front and back) I adjusted the striker bolts, the rear ones were super easy and lock pretty easily, the front ones were a pain because where it didn't take all my force to close the panel, the panel would not be flush with the rails, and if I made it flush with the rails, not only did I have to put all my weight into closing them (while standing on the step) but only one side would latch at a time so I'd have to go to the driver's side, open the rear door, get on the step and slam the thing shut, make sure it was locked, then go to the other side, open the rear door, get on the step and put all my weight in above the latch to get it to lock. I finally found a "happy medium" and with the panel sticking up about the thickness of 2 pennies stacked together it would close both sides at once. Then I installed the personal caddy, first marked the T-nuts and removed both front striker bolts, put the caddy in, tucked the seals, re-installed the striker bolts and once I closed the panel it was a lot harder to close (back to one side at a time) but also the passenger side would not lock all the way (if I pulled on it, it would go up). I removed the driver side striker bolt and it pretty much pulled right out ..... T-nut was striped out ..... so much for buying that new torque wrench that can do in.lb .... I'm guessing the soft aluminum just wore out from tightening/loosening the striker bolt so many times (and it's not like you make that thing tight, it's only 70 in.lb which is less than 6 ft.lb!) so now with the passenger side striker bolt in only, before I loosened it, I decided to try and see if it would lock, tried to close it but it took a lot of force, and I could still pull it up some, it was locked but had about 1-1.25" of play that it would go up if I pulled on the panel. I figured maybe it only latched halfway, so I loosened the striker bolt, raised it a little, and tried again. Now it would lock with no movement, but the panel would stick up way too much from the rails, so I decided to put the striker between the two and test it, after I moved the striker, closed it and pulled on the panel to see if it was locked and the whole thing just slammed open .... second T-nut also stripped out and pulled out when I pulled on it. Now I'm left with no front strikers and I have to drive the truck to work so I'm guessing I have to pull the whole panel piece off. For those of you that have installed their G4 Elite themselves, did you have any problems getting the front latches to latch properly with the panel flush with the rails?
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