CARGO BED COVER (CBC), TYPE IV, 5 T CARGO TRUCK, MTV, AND MTV TRAILER
Applying RTV sealant to the weatherstripping surface.
Do not stand inside or directly under the CBC while applying the RTV
sealant. Standing under a suspended CBC may result in injury should
the hoisting sling fail to support the CBC.
Sealant should be applied only when the CBC is to be immediately
mounted to the vehicle bed. The sealant has a working time of
approximately 20 minutes and will start to cure after that time. Installing
the CBC on the vehicle after the sealant begins to cure may adversely
affect the sealant's ability to properly bond with the vehicle bed.
Once all weather stripping has been applied as detailed in the previous section, a bead of RTV (silicone)
sealant must be applied where the weather stripping contacts the vehicle bed.
To apply the RTV sealant, raise the CBC to a comfortable working height using the hoisting sling.
Install the supplied cartridge of sealant into a standard caulking gun. Trim the tip of the cartridge so that a
bead approximately 3/16 to 1/4 inch in width can be applied.
Apply a continuous bead of sealant 3/16 to 1/4 inch in width on the surface of the weather stripping along
the outer edge. Start at one point on the underside of the CBC and move around the entire perimeter of
the CBC applying sealant to all weatherstripping surfaces.
Once sealant has properly applied to all weatherstripping surfaces, the CBC should be lowered into
position on the vehicle bed as described in the next section.