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Being a new owner ( 10 days ), I don't want to sound to stupid, but is it a good idea to travel at freeway speeds, for about 200 miles with the bed cover partially open, but secured, because of hauling something that is to tall to close. the lid would be open about 8". Also, saw an area in manual for removing cover, is this as easy as it sounds, and how long does it take to remove/replace.
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drtrcer and wife, '04 UV
 

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removal is easy but runnung with cover open is not a problem
 

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Yes it is that easy. 1 bolt on each side and 2 people to lift off.
 

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I would NOT run at freeway speeds with the cover open, or for that matter, even at city speeds where there are bumps in the road.

Because of the tremendous weight, leverage, and wind load of that big cover on the hinges, I suspect loading on those hinges can get VERY high. High enough to bend parts and destroy the sealing and fit permanently.

What you have is basically a 5 foot long, hig surface area "wrench" wtsiting on those hinges whenever subject to 60 to 70 mph wind loads OR the sharp loadings introduced by potholes or road seams.

I'd take the lid OFF to carry anything high.

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Mofo said:
When replacing the bed cover, does it line up as when new? Mofo
I haven't removed it, was hoping to get some information from someone who has in case I decide to remove it.
 

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easy

the way chev sets it up is almost fool proof. it has alignment pins for fitment, 2 bolts you remove and one plug for the light. then it just slides back about an inch and lifts off, it might stick in place at first so be ready...
you need a safe place to lean it, something soft to sit it on and someone competent to help carry it. have a plan on manouvers to and from the ssR and be careful! I have looked at many convertibles with dents from the hard top.
me and my son did it with ease!
enjoy! :flag
 

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Storage cover for top

I know I have seen someone on ebay selling a tonneau storage bag that hangs on the wall out of the way.The dealers probably sell this too.
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Thanks for the helpful information, I think I have figured out a very good way to haul this stuff. I'll just have to make 2 trips :yesnod , what better excuse for a short trip, after all, we've had it for almost 2 weeks and still have less than 1k miles.
thanks again, I do appreciate the replies.
 
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