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60 pounds of force to open means 60 pounds of force to close. If you use something like this on a door, you have the inertia to help you close. The rear bed cover has no inertial help on closing.
 

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Leverage

have to find the sweet spot towards the seat side that will still lift the lid and leave enough leverage on the tailgate side to close. an actuator or convertable hydrolics would be to bulky.
 

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What we need...

... is for GM to redesign the latches so they have an additional 1/2 inch or so of upward push. Just enough to disengage the weather seal against the tailgate.
 

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beer100 said:
... is for GM to redesign the latches so they have an additional 1/2 inch or so of upward push. Just enough to disengage the weather seal against the tailgate.
Now that makes sense.
 
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