Extang Solid Fold Hard Tonneau Cover Installation - 2016 Ford F-150

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How to Install the Extang Solid Fold Hard Tonneau Cover on a 2016 Ford F-150


Speaker 1: Today on the 2016 Ford F-150 Super Cab, we're going to be installing the Extang Solid Fold 2.0 Hard Tonneau Cover, part number EX83480. This durable, stylish hard tonneau cover, is also one of the easiest to install. This tonneau cover's specifically designed to fit your truck bed. There's no drilling required, and there not even any tools required. It doesn't use any side rails either. Instead, it uses an intuitive, spring-loaded clamp design build right into the tonneau cover.

The integrated clamp easily unscrews so you can take the tonneau cover off and on at your leisure.The individual panels are dent and weather resistant to help protect your cargo. The panels are in automotive grade, polypropylene, with a high-strength, thermoplastic skin. They won't fade or break down from exposure to UV rays or harsh weather, and unlike other tonneau covers, they remain cool to the touch on hot days. The panel's frames are of aircraft grade aluminum, with a powder coat for additional protection. The matte-like finish is going to complement most trucks.

The tri-fold design gives you two-thirds bed access when the tonneau cover is installed. Because it's easy to remove, full bed access is just a few latches away.If you need to travel with the tonneau open, the safety buckles make it easy to do so. Because your latches are on the inside, when your tailgate is closed, your bed is completely secure. Other hard tonneau covers fold up against the cab for full bed access, but they're not easily removed like the Solid Fold 2.0. Some tonneau covers, you still have stake pocket access, with this one, you lose those.

Compared to other tonneau covers with rails, it doesn't take up any space inside your truck bed. It does sit an inch and a half above your truck bed rails. The snap-on seals and the rubber corners help keep water out of the truck bed.To begin our installation, we'll grab an extra set of hands, and we'll set our tonneau cover assembly in place, just behind our cab. Now, let's unfold our cover. To do that, we'll undo our clips on each side.

Now, we can just unfold it to the rear of our truck bed. Now we can align it to our truck bed. We'll need to be sure that it's completely sealed here at the tailgate end, and the front is sitting right on top of our bulkhead. With the front and rear lined up, now, we can do side to side. It looks like it just needs to go a little to the passenger side. Let's give it a good push, and I think we've got it.Now, we can fold it back up, being careful that we keep it in alignment. Here, underneath the tonneau cover, we can fold down our clamps, and we want to move them towards our truck bed rail. The teeth here, need to make contact with our truck bed rail. We'll need to rotate it around, fold it back in, that way our clamp, when tightened down, will raise up around the inside of our rail. But what we need to do is we need to tighten up our clamp just a little bit more, and we can fold it back down, check our clamp, make sure it's going to be raised up as far as it can go, which it looks pretty good, now we can tighten it down.Once it's nice and secure, we can repeat the same process on the opposite side. With our front two clamps tightened down, now we can unfold it and secure the rear. These little lever's we're going to be using to open and close it. They're very simple to use. Fold it down, move it over, to where it makes contact with our truck bed rail, then we can pull it down, and latch it underneath. Please note if you have a plastic, drop-in bed liner, you may have to trim to accommodate the clamps. But with it installed, we've you covered. That's going to complete our installation of the Extang Solid Fold 2.0 Hard Tonneau Cover, Part number EX83480 on our 2016 Ford F-150 Super Cab.


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