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Old 05-08-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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Convertible Cover

This is my first Vert so I've got a question and I searched and didn't see this posted.

I've got a '13, less than 2K miles. I've noticed when its windy and the top is down the cover has lifted some in the back while driving. I've stopped and had to tuck it back in. It doesn't happen all the time but so far it's happened 3 times.

Has anyone else experienced this? If so how did you fix it? I'm very good about making sure everything is snug into place before I drive off.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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Do you mean the tonneau cover is moving around?
The 2013 should have the new design with the bungee cords attached.
Make sure you read the Tonneau cover instructions in the 2013 manual,
that should help with the moving around.
I have the old style 2011 tonneau cover and the clips that came with it would detach at around 35 mph and I almost lost the cover, but a forum member Bodih designed these great clips that work unbelievable at any speed.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:42 PM   #3
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yes the top will flap in the wind if you don't have the Tonneau cover over it..


why?


air gets trapped underneath and from the sides so it parachutes up..

if you are talking about the Tonneau cover lifting.. I don't have the issue, so I suspect you might not have it tucked correctly, did you tuck the front lip in?
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:59 PM   #4
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Thanks for letting me know the correct name. :-).

Yes I have the bungees attached in the front, it's the back the lifts up some.

I actually triple check everything before I leave to make sure everything is tucked in, tight and not moveable. It was pretty windy today.

I'll go get the book and double check everything - plus I am doing what the dealer showed me.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:13 PM   #5
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Thanks for letting me know the correct name. :-).

Yes I have the bungees attached in the front, it's the back the lifts up some.

I actually triple check everything before I leave to make sure everything is tucked in, tight and not moveable. It was pretty windy today.

I'll go get the book and double check everything - plus I am doing what the dealer showed me.
Don't forget to tuck the back edge in under the lip of the trunk as well as tuck the front flap behind the rear seat.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:17 PM   #6
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Don't forget to tuck the back edge in under the lip of the trunk as well as tuck the front flap behind the rear seat.
Yeah I tuck it all under. I make sure nothing is sticking out and everything is smooth. I tell ya I'm not lying when I check it 3 times before getting in car. My fear is driving and looking back to see it flapping in the wind.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:23 PM   #7
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I'll go get the book and double check everything - plus I am doing what the dealer showed me.
Tuck it in all around, especially under the trunk lid.
It's not in the Owner's Guide, but the tonneau boot is only rated for legal speed limits.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:28 PM   #8
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Tuck it in all around, especially under the trunk lid.
It's not in the Owner's Guide, but the tonneau boot is only rated for legal speed limits.
There's such a thing as legal speed limits? Crap.

Ok, under the trunk lid??? That little back flap only goes down so far and this girl here is very very sure that it is tucked in straight down that back slot.

If it doesn't rain tomorrow I'll try it again and see what happens.

I do appreciate all the information y'all have provided. Oh, and I did look in the book and I'm doing it as it says!!!
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:53 PM   #9
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Yeah I tuck it all under. I make sure nothing is sticking out and everything is smooth. I tell ya I'm not lying when I check it 3 times before getting in car. My fear is driving and looking back to see it flapping in the wind.
Try adding a beach towel on top of your top before putting tonneau cover on. It makes it a little more taut and should cut down on the flapping
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:04 PM   #10
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Try adding a beach towel on top of your top before putting tonneau cover on. It makes it a little more taut and should cut down on the flapping
Cool I will try that. Thanks for that tip.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:22 PM   #11
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or don't bother with it at all.. I never do unless I am going for a long drive..


personally I think it is pointless to have to get out of my car to put the damn thing on if I have a power top.. WTH is the point of a power top if I still have to get out to assemble a cover?

bad design.. I stopped using it after a week or so..
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:50 AM   #12
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Mine works great. No problems at all. Speeds up to 90 mph (90 in an 85 zone, for those who are counting...).

No quarrels with the design.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:23 PM   #13
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I've always thought that the cover could use some extra securing. Time for some improvisation from one of our esteemed peers maybe. They could have engineered some flexible bands under the cloth bottom for stiffness.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:35 PM   #14
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or don't bother with it at all.. I never do unless I am going for a long drive..


personally I think it is pointless to have to get out of my car to put the damn thing on if I have a power top.. WTH is the point of a power top if I still have to get out to assemble a cover?

bad design.. I stopped using it after a week or so..
Well I drove to the store and back without the cover - but all I can think about is dirt and stuff flying into the open areas and have a super dirty trunk.

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Mine works great. No problems at all. Speeds up to 90 mph (90 in an 85 zone, for those who are counting...).

No quarrels with the design.
Is that on a normal non windy day? I can say on this particular day it was pretty windy - more than a normal day.

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I've always thought that the cover could use some extra securing. Time for some improvisation from one of our esteemed peers maybe. They could have engineered some flexible bands under the cloth bottom for stiffness.
I didn't understand why the front would be secured but not the back area, but what do I know?
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:41 PM   #15
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Not particularly high winds. Breezes around 15 - 20 mph, I would estimate.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:59 AM   #16
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Not particularly high winds. Breezes around 15 - 20 mph, I would estimate.
Thanks.
On this day it happene the winds were stronger. I did see a guy yesterday with his top down and no tonneau.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:06 PM   #17
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I lost my f'ing Tonneau Cover...

Has anyone lost their Tonneau Cover while driving their 2010-2013 Camaro Convertible? I have and I am trying to get it covered as a warranty item... I had installed as instructed, as always and about the 20th time putting it on It apparently flew off at some point while I was on the highway. Really dont feel like paying for something that was not my fault. Please let me know if you too have lost one of these covers. Thanks
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:24 PM   #18
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Has anyone lost their Tonneau Cover while driving their 2010-2013 Camaro Convertible? I have and I am trying to get it covered as a warranty item... I had installed as instructed, as always and about the 20th time putting it on It apparently flew off at some point while I was on the highway. Really dont feel like paying for something that was not my fault. Please let me know if you too have lost one of these covers. Thanks
Out of curiosity what year is yours?
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:34 PM   #19
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Mine has never come loose, even when hauling ass over 70 MPH. I am sure to tuck it in all around, but have yet to see an issue.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:55 PM   #20
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Out of curiosity what year is yours?
Never mind I finally saw your avatar with year. I was reading from phone earlier.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:16 PM   #21
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Has anyone lost their Tonneau Cover while driving their 2010-2013 Camaro Convertible? I have and I am trying to get it covered as a warranty item... I had installed as instructed, as always and about the 20th time putting it on It apparently flew off at some point while I was on the highway. Really dont feel like paying for something that was not my fault. Please let me know if you too have lost one of these covers. Thanks

convertibles came out in 2011 just FYI..

as far as getting it covered, if yours has the little bungie things it shouldn't come off it they were attached correctly.

chances are it won't be covered by warranty, might by insurance but if your deductible is more than the replacement cost good luck with that one too.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:17 PM   #22
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Try adding a beach towel on top of your top before putting tonneau cover on. It makes it a little more taut and should cut down on the flapping
It has to be a black and gray pinstriped terry cloth velour beach towel from Bed Bath and Beyond.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:49 AM   #23
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It has to be a black and gray pinstriped terry cloth velour beach towel from Bed Bath and Beyond.
A pink bath towel works equally as well.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:52 PM   #24
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2012 - however it was an early model year unit meaning that it had a 2011 model cover. the 11's have clips and not bungee. the 12's and up are now coming with bungees. FYI i got mine replaced under a warranty claim.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:01 PM   #25
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PROBLEM RESOLVED!!!

After having my car side by side with another vert at the dealership and the tonneau cover off I noticed that their verts top was lower than mine in the compartment. I had mentioned to them that my top with the cover on it did not lay flat or flush and that even when I pushed it down it still popped up some. So they looked at it and said I was right. So we raised and lowered my top a few times and noticed that the drivers side touched down before the passengers. So my dad took my car in today and they adjusted the top (at the Ok of GM) and now my top is sitting low in the compartment, and my tonneau is flush with my car. WOOT WOOT. Took the car for a drive tonight and maybe went a little over the avg speed and the top just sat there. PERFECT!!!!!
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