CARGO BED COVER (CBC), TYPE IV, 5 T CARGO TRUCK, MTV, AND MTV TRAILER
Identifying gaps between the CBC and the vehicle bed. Once the CBC is in its correct mounting
position on the vehicle bed, the area between the bottom edge of the CBC and the vehicle bed must be
inspected in order to detect any gaps that are greater than 1/4 inch. These gaps are typically caused by
dents and other irregularities in the surface of the vehicle bed. Weather stripping will be applied in a later
step and additional layers will be required in the areas where gaps are identified.
To inspect for gaps greater than 1/4 inch between the CBC and the vehicle bed, use a flashlight and walk
around the outside of the CBC at vehicle bed level. Shine the light where the lower edge of the CBC and
the vehicle bed meet.
Using chalk, masking tape, or other temporary marking instrument, mark those areas on the CBC where
gaps greater than 1/4 inch are present. To inspect for gaps at the front of the CBC, it may be necessary
to enter the CBC and conduct the inspection from the inside.
Estimate the width of each gap area in order to determine whether additional 3/16 inch or 1/8 inch
weatherstripping will required to properly fill the gap. Make a note of the thickness of additional
weatherstripping required with chalk or on a piece of masking tape placed in the area of the gap. In some
cases in may be necessary to use some combination of both sizes of weatherstripping in order to properly
close the gap.
gap between CBC and vehicle bed
should not be greater than 1/4 inch