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Old 07-18-2013, 10:42 AM   #18
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Ouch, the thought of those nasty metal hooks flapping around makes me cringe. You looks pretty calm in the video, I probably would have been swearing up a storm.

I have the tonneau with the bungees and I have never seen any real movement even at triple digit speeds and passing big trucks. I have heard of people having issues due to their convertible tops not dropping low enough into the body which makes the tonneau cover sit too high and not fit properly. You might want to look at your top in the down position compared to some other Camaros. If that isn't the problem I would get a new tonneau cover. Maybe it is a bit off and just doesn't fit right.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:29 PM   #19
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I was out on the interstate today and doing 73 and passed many semis and had a couple pass me and mine was rock solid. You are not missing the foam blocks that keep the sides taught up against the opening so air cannot get under it. I had one come off and it left a large gap on one side. I noticed it before I drove it like that and used some 3m headliner adhesive to put it back on and it hasn't come off again.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:36 PM   #20
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No, the foam blocks are there, and everything is (was) the way it was supposed to be. After watching more and more of the video clips (some that were not posted) it seems that the center of the cover where it folds and slides in behind the seat kept coming up and that is where the initial problem started if you look in the video. SO...... What I did was have a large piece of velcro sewn onto the little flap and attached it to the back of the seat where it slides in. This seems to make it were it doesn't move a bit. It's a PIA to get it loose when you want to take it off, but it should never come off again!
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:22 AM   #21
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Interesting idea. I was thinking of putting magnets inside the flap on mine. I haven't seen it lift even at high speeds, but sometimes the cover does sit a little high and the magnets would help pull it down so it sits flush with the hard plastic trim.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:50 AM   #22
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Don't drive with the tonneau cover on. Problem solved.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:18 AM   #23
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Don't drive with the tonneau cover on. Problem solved.
Or never drive the car at all, then you will never have any problems with anything...
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:48 AM   #24
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Or just take off the hood and trunk deck. It would look like chit, but wouldn' have to worry them coming off either!
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:08 PM   #25
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Wow, crazy! No problems at all with mine. Tonneau has been on since purchased with no issues (not my daily driver).
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:58 AM   #26
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the "bat"

i call the toneau cover the bat because when it flies off it looks like an old Dracula scene with the bat at the window.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:02 AM   #27
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i call the toneau cover the bat because when it flies off it looks like an old Dracula scene with the bat at the window.
Damn accurate description!!

Drove the interstate this weekend with the new "velcro fix" and it was very solid with NO lifting or movement. Think this simple fix will do it!
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:07 AM   #28
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Agree it shouldn't come off under any situation.

But the real answer would have been a hard cover that opened and closed with the roof. But that would have been a huge tear up and there wouldn't be much room to do it. It would have required a new decklid and rear structure. Look at the Corvette. A panel like the Corvette convertible would be the ideal solution. That just doesn't work with the Camaro design. And the size of the trunk opening would be smaller than today's trunk which is already too small.

So the current cover is a compromise to that ideal solution.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:18 AM   #29
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Agree it shouldn't come off under any situation.

But the real answer would have been a hard cover that opened and closed with the roof. But that would have been a huge tear up and there wouldn't be much room to do it. It would have required a new decklid and rear structure. Look at the Corvette. A panel like the Corvette convertible would be the ideal solution. That just doesn't work with the Camaro design. And the size of the trunk opening would be smaller than today's trunk which is already too small.

So the current cover is a compromise to that ideal solution.
I agree. In the very early days we were all speculating that the top would operate like the BMW vert with the back lifting up, top folding in and then the hard tonneau cover folding back down; But alaise, it was not to be. I think it couldv'e been done, but like you said, the top is just to damn big/long to get everything inside.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:41 PM   #30
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I have a 2013 with the bungee loops. Mine only came off the first time because I didn't have the loop completely on the hook. After that no real problem - it does rise up in the center but that didn't worry me until i added the windrestrictor. Now it lifts a great deal, to the point I was worried if it lifts high enough it could turn into a sail. The hook and loop solution IMO is probably the bestsince the bungee add allow some flexing and not tug directly on the cover fabric. Not being that fussy, I chose the velcro solution. I got the industrial strength heavy duty glu on 4" x 2" strips. I cut one down to 1" x 2" and stuck it on and let it sit overnight (directions say 24 hours cure for the adhesive). It was easy to put on, and works perfectly. Of course it adds a step to getting the cover on and off, and it adds some strain to the cover vinyl but I'm satisfied with it.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:15 PM   #31
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IMO, the key is having the top adjusted so it drops down further in the well.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:29 PM   #32
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Trust me. I know exactly how this is supposed to be installed/tucked, and all was good. I'm thinking about trying some velcro on the back edge to help secure it.
I have done the Velcro on mine both front and back, it works well I still see some movement but i think it is much moer secure. I only have the clips not the cords.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:03 PM   #33
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Coming back from a cruise this past weekend I watched this happen on my friends convertible in front of me. It started flying off but the bungee loops saved it (and me).
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:54 PM   #34
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Hey I have a 2012 vert with the bungee loops on each side and the owner's manual states to hook to post on rear seat housing........I looked and looked and stretched the loops to where the posts could possibly be. No luck locating.

Could it be my car was the in-between the two tonneau tops and the posts weren't added?
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