Air and water seal for tonneau cover

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Air and water seal for tonneau cover

Post by Kaliram » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:45 pm

My wife has been letting me know in no uncertain terms about the cold draft that comes under the front of the tonneau cover. Wrapping her up in blankets hasn’t helped, and besides, I’ve never had much success keeping her under wraps anyway. 8)

Soooo.... this is what I did:

I got out the leftover roll of rubber door sealing tape that I had laying around and put a strip of it just aft of the grommets on my 2016 GU that secure the tonneau cover to the tub. I ran it on each side of the tub, as well as the top, in one continuous piece.

The result looks like OEM, and it works! My wife reports that it has completely eliminated the cold drafts, and I suspect that the water leaks during wet weather are also eliminated.
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Re: Air and water seal for tonneau cover

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:22 pm

Nice mod. I've looked online for this particular type of weatherseal, unsuccessfully. Do you have a hyperlink to your supplier?
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Re: Air and water seal for tonneau cover

Post by Kaliram » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:06 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:Nice mod. I've looked online for this particular type of weatherseal, unsuccessfully. Do you have a hyperlink to your supplier?
The seal I used was left over from what I bought to seal the tailgate of my truck from all the dust that was leaking into my camper shell. Unfortunately, however, I can’t remember where I got it, as it was several years ago.

A search on Amazon.com comes up with several viable alternatives, IMHO: try searching “rubber truck tailgate seal”, “rubber car door seal”, or “rubber car door gasket.”
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Re: Air and water seal for tonneau cover

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:14 pm

"rubber truck tailgate seal" did the trick. Thanks!
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Re: Air and water seal for tonneau cover

Post by Snakeoil » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:20 pm

Not sure if it is practical, but gluing or stitching the seal to the boot would then keep the hack body "clean" for when you run with the windshield down and the boot removed.

I do like that weather strip design you used. Never saw one quite like that before. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Air and water seal for tonneau cover

Post by Mr Wazzock » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:27 pm

I did this with mine, same sort of idea - in this case to keep rain and insects out:

It's like a plastic packing foam, maybe 1/8" thick.
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NB: the tonneau cover is a double thickness vynil, not canvas.


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Re: Air and water seal for tonneau cover

Post by Sammybikes » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:02 pm

This is perfect! I need to go find some. Anything to increase likelihood that the wife all actually take a long ride......

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Re: Air and water seal for tonneau cover

Post by rivers » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:46 pm

Sammybikes wrote:This is perfect! I need to go find some. Anything to increase likelihood that the wife all actually take a long ride......

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You keep her under the tonneau cover??? Me thinks you'll have better luck with warm clothing and lose the tonneau. ;)
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Re: Air and water seal for tonneau cover

Post by LRP » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:08 pm

Buy her a 12 volt heated car blanket--plugs in to sidecar receptacle. We have used one for years.

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Re: Air and water seal for tonneau cover

Post by siberman1 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:59 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:"rubber truck tailgate seal" did the trick. Thanks!
I did not know "they" made rubber trucks.... :D

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Re: Air and water seal for tonneau cover

Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:14 pm

I did not know "they" made rubber trucks.... :D
Rubber... plastic... whatever.
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2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
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Re: Air and water seal for tonneau cover

Post by Kaliram » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:12 pm

[quote="LRP"]Buy her a 12 volt heated car blanket--plugs in to sidecar receptacle. We have used one for years.

My wife always wondered why I have never gotten cold while riding. I said two words, “heated vest”, and explained to her that if the body’s core is warm, then most every other part of the body is warmed. She tried my heated vest once, and that was it: 3 days later she had her own, and loves it. With the heated vest worn under her motorcycle jacket , coupled with the seal under the front of the tonneau cover, to keep out the drafts, she now actually looks forward to riding in cold weather!

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-kane ... -vest.html

How does it get better than this? :cheers:
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Re: Air and water seal for tonneau cover

Post by GillaFunk » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:02 am

I had a custom slightly oversized cover made out of water resistant boat sail material. It fit over the grip handle and keept the tub totally dry. Worked like a charm

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Re: Air and water seal for tonneau cover

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:52 am

I had a custom slightly oversized cover made out of water resistant boat sail material.
In the image above, is there an object (like a broomstick) under the tonneau that forms the "linear radiused curve" on the upper right portion of the cover, or is that just caused by tension?

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2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
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Re: Air and water seal for tonneau cover

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:02 am

rivers wrote:You keep her under the tonneau cover??? Me thinks you'll have better luck with warm clothing and lose the tonneau. ;)
Many monkeys like to leave the front and sides of the tonneau fastened and use it to keep air out of the tub. Especially useful with a nice thick wool blanket over the legs and in rain or spray conditions.
My wife doesn't ride much in the cold now, but at one time we had laid out a pattern for a tonneau that was like the shirt of a kayak. It would have allowed her entire lower half from her ribs down to be covered and the tonneau to be fastened all the way around. This was in response to her getting drenched on a few off-road rides.

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