1050 Honda Ridgeline

1050 Honda Ridgeline
#1050 - Honda Ridgeline
Installation Instructions
Owner’s Manual
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Important Warranty and Maintenance
information enclosed
Tailgate End
Driver Side Rail
(has white lock stop)
(2) 10-24 Black flathead Allen Screws
Passenger Side Rail
(has “inspected by” sticker under rail)
(4) 10-32 Screws
(stainless)
Exploded View
Cab End
Spiral Canister
Assembled View
Manufactured in the USA by
APPLIED PRODUCTS, INC.
An Employee Owned Company
917 South 46th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201
(701) 746-5596 FAX (701) 746-5598
www.rolltopcover.com
retrax@retrax.com
800-206-4070
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ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Thank you for your purchase of the RETRAX™ bed cover system. Please read and follow instructions
before un-boxing and assembling the bed cover. The RETRAX™ bed cover is shipped in two boxes. Check for
shipping damage and keep boxes and packing until installation is complete.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Customer Service@
Voice: 1-800-206-4070 Fax: 1-701-746-5598 or E-mail: retrax@retrax.com
Remove foam wrapping carefully from parts to prevent scratching. Leave clear plastic protective film on the rolling
cover and aluminum canister until installation is complete. Remove protective film before exposing to sunlight.
Parts checklist for large box
 Owner’s packet with keys ----Cover rolled into canister-spiral assembly -- Front cover for canister ---Drain Tube Kit
Parts checklist for rail box
 Driver’s side rail---Passenger side rail---Mounting hardware box
Drain tube kit (not shown)
(2) Clear tubes w/ drain fittings
(2) Foam washers
DO NOT USE LOCTITE!
USE OF LOCTITE
VOIDS WARRANTY
Newer models may need
rubber spacer at passenger
rear mount
4 mm Allen wrench
(4) M6 x 40mm (metric)
Allen head mounting bolts
#40 Torx insert bit
(2) ¼” flat washers
(2) ¼” lock washers
(2) Foam gaskets
for front tie-downs
(2) Nylon spacers used in
rear recessed mount holes
(2) Plugs for middle holes. Step #8
(2) 10-24 x 1”
Stainless screws with black
caps used to mount front
cover to front mounting
plates
Measuring tool NOT NEEDED!
(2) Front mounting
brackets
(2) 10-24 x 3/4"
Black Allen head screws
Front cover to rail mounting
screws (includes1/8” wrench)
(4) 10-32 x 7/16”
Rail to canister mounting
screws
Pre-assembly guidelines
 Two people are recommended for installation and you should allow 1 to 1 ½ hours to complete.
 Floor space about the size of pickup box is needed for assembly of the bed cover and rails.
 (2) 1/2" drain tubes connect to the bottom of canister and can exit out the floor or front of the pickup bed. The front floor of the Honda
Ridgeline has two plugs covering the bed mounting bolts. Drill a loose 1/2” or a 9/16” hole through these plugs for the drain tubes. See
Step 15 (Water will drain around those bolts.)
ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Shipping tube
STEP 1 Remove the shipping bracket and yellow wire.
Completely remove white shipping tubes.
Shipping bracket
Remove these items only!
The shipping brackets can be disassembled
simply by removal of the 10-32 screws
fastened to each side of the canister
(Remove these items only). The tailgate can then be lifted away from the canister allowing for the removal of the shipping
bracket by sliding the T-channel out from
the wire ties. The wire ties can then be
removed from the bearings without the
need for cutting the wire. Pull white shipping tubes completely out of the
canister.
DO NOT ALLOW THE COVER TO ROLL
INTO THE SPIRAL BECAUSE THE
BOTTOM OF THE LOCK CAN DAMAGE
THE COVER!
Driver side view of assembly
The rails will be attached to the cover assembly next. The front (cab) ends of the rails have the
RETRAX decal attached. The passenger rail is the first to be installed, it has an “inspected by” decal under the front. The driver’s rail has a white nylon lock stop attached to the bracket at the
rear (tailgate) end of the rail.
STEP 2 Install the passenger rail to the spiral.
Passenger rail has “inspected by” sticker under the front of the rail
Front attachment hole
Bearings enter
channel of rail
here.
Rear attachment hole
Start sliding the cover and bearings
into the channel of the rail.
View from drivers side
View from passenger side
ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 2 continued.
Slide the rail over the
cover until the two
threaded holes in the
rail are lined up behind
the two holes in the
spiral. Attach using two
of the 10-32 by 7/16"
screws. Tighten using
a manual #2 Phillips
screwdriver.
DO NOT USE LOCTITE!
USE OF LOCTITE VOIDS WARRANTY
STEP 3 Install the drivers rail. Lift up the lock cover and open lock by pressing release button.
Pull the cover out of the canister 6”-8” (See PowertraxONE Installation Supplement on how to
move electric cover). Caution: Be careful- the locking pin is sharp. DO NOT allow cover to roll
back into canister until rail is installed. Repeat to install the driver's rail.
SIDE VIEW OF FRONT COVER
STEP 4 Install the front
cover. The front cover is
attached below the rails. Hold
the front cover level and push
both ends in evenly to help slide
it into place. When the holes
are lined up, start threading the
(2) 10-24 x 3/4” Allen head
screws. Tighten the 2 screws
securely using the 1/8” Allen
wrench. (included)
A latch is found on a
Manual cover only. See
PowertraxONE Installation Supplement on
how to move electric
cover.
This end towards tailgate
Weather-strip towards cab
ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 5 Attach front seal to rail. After the front cover is installed, remove the adhesive backing paper from under the front
of both rails. (Fig. 5a) Push the front seal firmly into place over
the adhesive keeping the seal even. (Fig. 5b)
Drivers’ front corner
Fig. 5a Bottom view passenger side
Fig. 5b Bottom view of rail and
front cover with front seal installed
Drivers’ rear corner
STEP 7 Remove factory screws and spacers
from both rear posts using #40 Torx bit.
Drivers’ rear corner is shown.
STEP 6 Remove the factory bolts from
both corners of the front wall of the bed.
Use #40 Torx bit. (included)
Passenger front corner
STEP 8 Remove the adhesive backing
paper from the foam fillers for the tiedowns. Push into place over the tie-down
bolts. Repeat on drivers side.
Drivers’ front corner
STEP 9 Install front mount brackets as shown. Slide lock
washer onto M6 x 40mm bolt, push bolt through hole in
mount bracket and start threading into front holes in the
bed. Hold mount bracket level and tighten using the 4
mm Allen wrench. (included) Repeat on passenger side.
STEP 10 Insert black plastic plugs
into middle holes. Push the 2 supplied plugs into the 2 middle factory
holes on both sides of the bed.
ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 11 Lift bed cover into place Using two people lift the bed cover at the front and 2 ft back and position
into bed above the RETRAX front mount brackets. The bed cover goes below the factory tie-downs. Slide the
cover against the front wall. Fig. 11a
STEP 11b The weather-strip on the front cover may need to be repositioned. Fig. 11b
STEP 12 The holes in the front cover should line up over the threaded holes in the front mount brackets. If
needed, lift up slightly on the canister and push the bed cover firmly against the front wall of the bed. Start the
(2) 10/24 x 1” front mounting screws with black caps into the brackets but do not tighten yet. Fig. 12
Drivers’ front corner
Fig. 11a Lift cover into place over front mount brackets.
Fig. 11b Position front covers weather-strip.
Passenger front corner
Passenger front corner
Fig. 12 Start threading the 2 front mounting screws w/black caps
through the front cover into the front mount brackets. Do not tighten
yet. When all 4 mounting screws are started then tighten front screws
using a #2 Phillips screwdriver. Fasten screw cover when finished.
ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Step 13 Start rear mounting screws
Slide a flat washer onto the (2) M6 x
40mm (metric) rear mount bolts, insert
bolts through holes in rear rail brackets,
then insert nylon spacer and start threading into factory holes at rear. Use 4mm
Allen wrench. See Step 13a and 13b for
passenger rear mount. Tighten all 4
mounting screws securely after all 4
screws have been started.
Drivers’ rear mount
Step 13a Select proper mounting hole
location on passenger rear mount plate.
The hole used depends on if the rubber
spacer is needed (see below). Most 2008
and older beds use the upper holes without the spacer. During the 2008 model
year the passenger side of the Honda tailgate was raised slightly. The late 2008
and newer models use the lower hole and
the rubber spacer. This is needed for
clearance over the tailgate.
Peel off adhesive strip
from rubber spacer
and attach spacer
underneath mount
bracket as shown.
Passenger
rear mount
holes
Passenger rear mount
Step 13a The rubber spacer provided can be added
underneath passenger rear mount bracket for proper
clearance over factory tailgate protector.
ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 14 Drain Tube
Assembly Remove
plastic film from the canister. Place the rubber
washers over the drain
tube fittings. Push the
assembled tubes into the
2 holes on the bottom of
the canister. The fitting
should lock into place;
test by pulling down on
the fitting, it should not
pull out of canister.
Rubber washer
Drain tube fitting
Drain tube
STEP 15 Install
drain tubes and cut
to fit. You can pass
the tubes through the
2 factory plastic bed
bolt covers. Fig.15a
Remove the covers
and drill a loose ½”
hole or a 9/16’ hole for
the tubes. Offset the
holes as shown.
Fig.15b
Water will drain
around the factory
bolts.
Optional Rail Weather
Strip Adjustment The
inside walls of the Ridgeline bed have a slight bow
outward from front to
back. This can cause a
slight gap (Fig. a) between
the rail weather strip and
the side wall of the bed.
The rail weather strip can
be moved towards the bed
wall if needed. Push
(slide) the weather strip
firmly against the wall to
close the gap. (Fig. b)
Fig. 15a Drivers’ front corner – drain tube
installed through plastic bed bolt covers.
Rail
Fig. 15b
Plastic bed bolt covers (Drilled)
Rail
Wall
Rearview passenger side rail
Fig. a
Wall
Rearview passenger side rail
Fig. b
Please call RETRAX Tech help at 800-206-4070 with any questions or comments. We
appreciate your business and any input you may have. Thank you.
Maintenance and Use Instructions
USE
The Retrax cover has superior quality, rail weather-strip seals. These seals help minimize water intrusion into the pickup
bed. The initial break-in period for the rail weather-strip is about 48 hours in the fully closed position. Your cover may be
slightly harder to open and close during the break-in period.
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Opening and Using the Cover
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Using your RETRAX ™ cover is as simple as opening the
lock cover and pressing the button at the center of the
latch to pop open the handle (1). If properly installed, the
cover should be able to roll open and closed easily with
one hand (2). During the break-in period more effort may
be needed, but you still should be able to roll the cover
open and closed with one hand.
Closing and Locking the Cover
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To latch your RETRAX ™ cover anywhere
along the rail, push down firmly on the
end of the lock handle using both thumbs
(3). It takes this amount of force because
it is a friction lock in any open position.
The RETRAX ™ cover is easier to latch in
the fully closed position due to a recess
in the rail.
The teeth of the RETRAX ™
keys always face out
Securing Loose Cargo
RETRAX ™ covers make transporting
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loose and large pieces of cargo safe
and secure; a unique feature that
most tonneau covers cannot claim.
To help secure any item too big to fit
under the cover, latch the lock handle
shut against the item to help keep it
in place (4).
CAUTION! All large and heavy cargo
must be secured by straps etc.
Applied Products not responsible for
shifting cargo.
Locked
Position
MAINTENANCE & CARE
Cleaning and Caring for Your Cover
Treat your RETRAX ™ cover like you would treat the hood of your truck.
You can wash and wax your cover like you would your pickup, but we
don’t recommend using any plastic cleaners or protectants (Carnauba
wax is fine on your RETRAX ™ cover). To restore the luster to aluminum
parts periodically use a polishing compound followed by a non-abrasive
carnuba wax. The weatherstripping on your cover may absorb soapy
residue from a car wash, so we recommend wiping down the inside of
your rails from time to time (5).
Important:
NEVER spray any lubricant or cleaner in the rails. This will void your warranty. The ball bearings are sealed and will not need any sort of lubricant
or spray. If the rails do feel a little “sticky”, you may rub some paraffin
(candle) wax along them until they wear in (6).
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Unlocked
Position
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Inc.
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917 S. 46 Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201
www.retrax.com ▪ retrax@retrax.com ▪ 800-206-4070
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RetraxONE ™ and PowertraxONE Warranty Information
Never allow any person or animal to be transported in the pickup bed. Under no circumstances should anyone stand, sit or lay on the
cover.
The Retrax bed cover is not waterproof. Applied Products, Inc. will not be held liable for damage sustained to any cargo being transported in a pickup bed equipped with a Retrax bed cover.
The security features on the Retrax bed cover are intended to act only as a deterrent to theft or damage to your cargo. No guarantee is
made to the ability of the Retrax to protect valuables.
RetraxONE ™ and PowertraxONE Limited Lifetime Warranty
Applied Products, Inc. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high quality and durability standards and warrants to the original retail consumer/purchaser of our products that each product be free from defects in materials and
workmanship as follows:
1 year limited warranty for a RetraxONE, and a 3 year warranty to a PowertraxONE or limited life time warranty at a
pro-rated price on all Applied Products, Inc. products unless specified otherwise.
This warranty is to the original owner and is non-transferable
Warranty does not apply to defects due directly or indirectly to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents, acts of god, neglect
or failure to operate products in accordance with instructions provided in the owner’s information supplied with the product, repairs or alterations outside our facilities or to a lack of maintenance. APPLIED PRODUCTS, INC. LIMITS ALL
IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO THE PERIOD SPECIFIED ABOVE FROM THE DATE THE PRODUCT WAS PURCHASED AT RETAIL. EXCEPT AS STATED HEREIN, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS ARE EXCLUDED. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG THE IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. APPLIED PRODUCTS,
INC. SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR DEATH, INJURIES TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY OR FOR INCIDENTAL, CONTINGENT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS, DAMAGE, OR EXPENSE THAT
MAY RESULT FROM ANY DEFECT, FAILURE, MALFUNCTION, OR USE OF OUR PRODUCTS. SOME STATES
DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO
THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must
be returned for examination, postage prepaid, to Applied Products, Inc. Proof of purchase date and an explanation of the
complaint must accompany the merchandise. If our inspection discloses a defect, Applied Products, Inc. will either repair
or replace the product. Repair or replacement will be scheduled and serviced according to the normal workflow at Applied Products, Inc. and depending on the availability of replacement parts. Applied Products, Inc. will return repaired
product or replacement at Applied Products, Inc. expense, but if it is determined there is no defect or that the defect resulted from causes not within the scope of Applied Products, Inc. warranty, then the user may bear the cost of storing and
returning the product. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights, which
vary from state to state.
Important Owner Information
Please read the instructions and owner information carefully before attempting to assemble, install, operate or maintain
your Retrax bed cover. Here are some helpful hints for keeping your cover looking and working like new.
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Automotive (non-abrasive) wax can be applied to the cover and rails for extra protection against the elements and scratches.
Secure cargo in your box to prevent shifting of the load and possible damage to the front canister.
The Retrax bed cover should slide open and closed easily. Do not force the cover open or closed. Please call the
RETRAX ™ Consumer Hotline (1-800-206-4070) before attempting any maintenance or repairs.
Care should be taken when setting any items on the cover. If the cover is dusty or an item is dragged across the cover, scratching or
hazing may occur. Treat your Retrax bed cover like the hood of your pickup. Do not wipe dust off the cover; it should be washed off.
With proper care, the polycarbonate cover on your Retrax will last for many years. It should be cleaned with mild soap and water. Do
not use any strong chemicals or cleaners of any kind. Do not allow gasoline to come in contact with the cover.
The ball-bearing rollers installed on your Retrax are sealed-for-life and no maintenance or lubrication is required.
(Do Not use a lubricant)
The channel of the rail can be wiped clean, if needed, to remove dust or dirt.
Every effort has been made to make the Retrax weather-tight, however, the Retrax is not waterproof. Use extra care to prevent damage
to items during severe weather conditions or while entering a car wash. Water may collect on the cover, remove water before opening.
Do not force your Retrax open if ice forms on your bed cover after an ice storm or car wash. You should use your hand to tap around
the perimeter of the cover, which should free up the weather-stripping that seals the bed cover along the edges.
Lock de-icer can be used to free up the key lock. Do not allow de-icer to make contact with the bed cover. Dry graphite can be applied to the lock assembly to help prevent freezing.
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