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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-05-2016, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Truck Cap Question?

I have to haul something in my pick-up with the tailgate down due length of what I am hauling. If I leave the cap rear door open will it flop around or stay open? If it will flop, how can I keep it open such not to break the glass?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-07-2016, 11:42 AM
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Re: Truck Cap Question?

I doubt it would flop around unless you were basically jumping the truck. The hydraulic shocks on mine take a considerable amount of force to bring the back window down.

That being said, I'd just take the bumps slowly if it's a rough road. I would think highway or blacktop would be just fine.
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Re: Truck Cap Question?

I've used bungees for that dozens of times. Hauling carpet, flooring rolls, etc. Pull the lid down against the item and bungee it.
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Re: Truck Cap Question?

From my experience, if it's put down it will stay down.
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Re: Truck Cap Question?

leave it all the way open and clamp a Vise-grip to the rod so it won't close or flop.
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Re: Truck Cap Question?

If what you are hauling is low enough just put it down. If not, I just leave mine up and the hydraulics keep it stationary.

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