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Old 06-22-2013, 10:14 PM
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Default Tonnopro clamp issues

I put the tonnopro loroll tonneau on my truck today. Everything was easy except 2 of the 6 clamps. It's like they were misthreaded or something because the bolts want to go in at an angle and when I force them straight no matter how tight I make them they can move. One one them is on the passenger side back corner where the latch is so when I push down as hard as I need to to latch the cover that clamp will fall off. I contacted auto anything already but am wondering if anyone else had this issue. Can I just buy 2 clamps so I do t have to send those back and wait for new ones? I have it on and working but those clamps aren't right and I want to either supplement them with an additional clamp or just replace them.
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I had problems getting the clamps on mine as well. The problem I was having was that the bolts weren't long enough to thread through the clamps because of the extra width of the bed rail caps. I purchased longer bolts and everything went on real easy.
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I had problems getting the clamps on mine as well. The problem I was having was that the bolts weren't long enough to thread through the clamps because of the extra width of the bed rail caps. I purchased longer bolts and everything went on real easy.
Maybe that's my issue also. I did have to unscrew them slmost all the way. I thought maybe the linex was thicker in some areas or something. Do you remember what size bolts you got?
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They are 3/8"-16 x 2.5" full thread hex head tap bolts
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The originals are only 2.5" long or the ones you bought are? 1/2" longer would prob be more than enough.

I'm going to buy 2 bolts tomorrow. The other 4 are fine and on tight so I'm scared to mess with them. Lol
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The new bolts I got are 2.5"
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I just replaced the screws to the 3/8"x2.5" and it worked perfectly!! They didn't have the fully threaded bolts in that size but the half thread worked just fine. Thanks for the tip. I think I'll replace all of the bolts now since it allows me to tighten them up better.
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They are 3/8"-16 x 2.5" full thread hex head tap bolts

Where did you find fully threaded bolts of that size? Both Home Depot and Lowes only had them with about 1.5" of thread maybe... I just got 4 replacement clamps in the mail from tonnopro thanks to Autoanything. I only asked for 2 new clamps because the threads were not right on 2 of mine and I think the fact that the bolts are just barley long enough made it that much harder to get them installed. I want to use all the clamps which would give me 5 on each side since I have them even though its probably overkill..
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I got mine at Lowe's. They were in plastic bags, 2 per pack. They were in a drawer.

Mine came with 8 clamps and I replaced all of the bolts. The new bolts definitely tighten the clamps better.
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Yours came with 8 clamps? Mine only came with 6..... I got 4 new ones in the mail today for free though so now I have 10 total.
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