Tip #1 – The front corners of the tent have split seams that go over the front corners of the bed. Make sure that the front corners of the tent stay in the position shown below during set up.
Tip #2 – As you follow the Truck Tent Set Up Guide, make sure that you keep the inner flap seam even with the top of your truck bed as shown below. There are two seams along each side; the inner flap seam is the lower of the two. Customers sometimes over tighten the straps on the outside of the bed, causing the inner flap seam to be pulled down below the top of the bed. Over tightening these straps will not allow the truck tent to fit properly. If the outside straps at the front corner of the tent are extremely over-tightened, the front corner of the tent can also be damaged.
Depending on the model truck, the inner side flap seam will rest an inch or two inside the top outer edge of the truck bed as shown in the photo below. This positioning is not a problem. If your tent sets up with the inner side flap seam as shown, do not over-tighten the straps in an effort to get it to come to the top outer edge of the truck bed.
Tip #3 – The dark gray fabric on the sides of the tent does not extend all the way to the back end of the truck bed. The end of the truck bed and most of the taillights will be covered by the lighter gray fabric as shown below. If you try to match up the end of the dark gray fabric with the end of the truck bed, you will not be able to keep the front corner of the tent as shown in Tip #1.
We hope these tips will help you during set up. Please feel free to call us with any additional questions you may have.