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BAK Revolver X2 Hard Tonneau Cover Installation - 2010 Ram 1500

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How to Install the BAK Revolver X2 Hard Tonneau Cover on a 2010 Ram 1500

Today, on our 2010 Ram 1500, we'll be taking a look at, and showing you how to install, the BAK Revolver X2 Hard Tonneau Cover, part number BAK39213. You can add a stylish look to your rim, while improving aerodynamics and keeping your gear dry, with the BAK Revolver X2 Roll-up Tonneau Cover. It's an ultra plush, low profile, hard tonneau cover, with no visible hinges. The rust proof aluminum slats offer more flexibility than other hard tonneau covers, allowing you to roll it up. Once it's rolled up, the safety straps keep it in place, so that it's safe to drive. It's a simple clamp-on installation, there's no drilling involved, and the rails only sit inside of our truck bed about 2 and a half inches. The slat latches make it easy to close, and when used with a locking tailgate, it's completely secure.

When you're ready to open it, the cable release on each side makes it easy to open. The UV resistant vinyl's going to give you that sleek, soft tonneau cover look. It's an easy installation, we'll go ahead and show you that now. Now that we've gone over some features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. First thing we need to do is put a seal on our bulkhead, here, all the way across. Now, since our truck does have a drop-in plastic bed liner, we're going to be using the 1/4 inch seal.

It does come with a 3/4 inch seal, if you don't. First thing we can do is go ahead and take that rubber band off. It's not a bad idea to go ahead and wipe that down with some alcohol, or any cleaning solution, just so we can get it nice and clean. That's just what we'll do, we'll just go ahead and give that a nice wiping down, just to be sure we get all that dirt and debris off. Wait for that to dry for one second, we'll take our seal, go ahead and pull back that paper, and then we're going to set it right in this area, here, right before it begins to roll to the inside.

Once we get to the very end, we can just cut it off. Now we can grab our X2 rail, we're going to start with the passenger side, and since we have a drop-in bed liner, we're going to go ahead and remove the seal up front, here. Just peel that off. Then we'll come over and set it in place. We want to be sure we're up as far as we can go. Now we're ready to put our clamps in position.

The first clamp is going to go all the way, as far forward as we can. For us, it's actually going to be right here. If we need to push back on that plastic liner, just to get our clamp to be straight, we can do so. Once we've got it where we want it, we're just going to go ahead and hand tighten that down. We need to make sure that the teeth line up with the grooves on the other side of the rail, here, and that it's up as far as it will go. That looks pretty good. I'm going to bring in my 9/16 wrench, and tighten that down. At the same time, I'm going to put down pressure on top of my rail. Just like that. For our next clamp, we're going to place it near the center. Once again, once we have it in place, we just need to put down pressure on top of the rail. For our rear clamp, we need to place it as close to the tailgate as we can. For us, it's going to be right here. Now we can repeat this same process for our driver side. Now we're going to grab a second set of hands, and we're going to set our assembly in place, right here, at the end of our truck bed. With our assembly set in place, we can now unroll it towards our bulkhead. Once we've got it all unrolled, we can remove all that packing. Once we get to the very front, here, we're going to grab 2 bolts, and we're going to insert them into the channels, here. We'll repeat that same process on the other side. Once we've got our bolts in place on both sides, we want to make sure that it lines up with the bracket, here, on the inside. Looks good. Then we can roll our tonneau cover up from the rear, up towards the cab. Now we can loosely install our hardware. The order will be: 2 rubber washers will go on each of the bolts, followed by the metal flat washers, and then 2 lock nuts. Now, we just want to loosely install these for now. Now we'll repeat the same process on the other side. Now, with our hardware loosely installed, let's go ahead and unroll our cover, and verify that it fits properly within the slots. Now, here, at the rear, we need to make sure that the slam latch, here, sits squarely into the bracket, here. We can bring it down. It looks like we need to fill the gap, here, so we can actually bring the whole cover back towards us. We need to make sure it's the same on both sides. You can see how, on this end, it's overlapping a little bit, so we can push the cover a little bit forward. Now it's just a matter of making sure that it locks, so we can just firmly push down and make sure that it locks in on both sides. Now that we've made sure that the cover fits properly, we can go ahead and unlock it by pulling the cable underneath, and we're going to roll it back up towards the cab, and we want to be careful that we do not miss a line, the cover, and we can tighten up the lock nuts. Now, our lock nut, here, is just going to be 1/2 inch, so I'm going to take my 1/2 inch socket, and then tighten it down. Now that we have this side done, we can go over and repeat the same process for the other side. With all of our hardware tightened up, it's a good idea to unroll it one more time, just to check and make sure it's still aligned properly. Looks pretty good, locks up good, and our tailgate closes good. Now let's roll it back up towards the cab. Now let's install our clamps with the straps attached. These are going to install exactly like the other clamps, just want to be sure they're loosened up, and we're going to install them right behind our front clamp. Once we have it in place, go ahead and hand tighten that down. We want to be sure that our strap is going to come out on top. Once we have it hand tightened, I'm going to grab my wrench and tighten it the rest of the way down. Good. Now we can just repeat the same process on the driver side. Now, what we want to do is grab the D-shaped bumpers, you should get 4, and we want to push our tonneau cover towards our cab, and find out where it may come in contact. Once we've located that spot, we can roll it back slightly, and then place our bumper. I'm going to peel mine back, make sure I've got the right spot, and set it in place. Then we can do one above that, and then repeat it for the other side. Perfect. Now, with our bumpers in place, we can go ahead and run our strap. I'm just going to slightly unroll the cover, bring the strap over, and then connect it to the buckle, here. Now, you want to make sure it's loosened up enough, that way you can clip it in place, then once we've got it clipped we can open it back up, and then tighten it up. We'll just close it up, as you can see it's not going anywhere. We can go ahead and repeat the same process on the other side. Now we can just roll it back out one more time, and that's going to complete our installation. That's going to complete our installation on the BAK Revolver X2 Hard Tonneau Cover, part number BAK 39213, on our 2010 Ram 1500.

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