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I finally bought an American Soft Tri-fold tonneau cover from RealTruck.

It went on fine and looks fine.

QUESTION: Can I use one of those pull-through robo car washes or will it tear up my new cover?

The local robo car wash has a VERY strong downward blasting stream of water during the wash and rinse cycle.

I did not see any mention about that in the literature.

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I have a soft cover as well, but I wouldn't risk it. For the amount of time it takes to remove (less than 5 minutes) it's not worth having to buy a new one.
 
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I have a soft cover as well, but I wouldn't risk it. For the amount of time it takes to remove (less than 5 minutes) it's not worth having to buy a new one.
Yeah, I just hate to take it off and don't really have anywhere to store it while I go through the wash. I guess I can put it inside the truck cab.

I would also like for the cover to get a bath.

I did not realize this was an issue when I ordered it.

The sellers and reviewers and manufacturers did not mention it in all of the stuff I read.

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I never had any issue's with mine.
 
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I have a Trifecta Tri Fold and have never had a problem either.
 
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Feedback from the vendor says (excerpts):

Going through a car wash is not going to void the warranty. We do not recommend going through a car wash with the cover on the truck. The high pressure the jets go can damage the cover or if it has the spin brushes that can damage the cover as well. If it is damaged in a car wash it is not going to be covered under the warranty. I would recommend taking the cover off before taking it through a car wash. The cover can be washed by hand with soap and water.

This is not something that is special to just this cover. 80% of the covers we offer are the same way. The only ones that we do not have to worry about are retractable covers and the one piece covers.
 

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Yeah, I just hate to take it off and don't really have anywhere to store it while I go through the wash. I guess I can put it inside the truck cab.

I would also like for the cover to get a bath.

I did not realize this was an issue when I ordered it.

The sellers and reviewers and manufacturers did not mention it in all of the stuff I read.

Thanks.
Yeah, I just hate to take it off and don't really have anywhere to store it while I go through the wash. I guess I can put it inside the truck cab.

I would also like for the cover to get a bath.

I did not realize this was an issue when I ordered it.

The sellers and reviewers and manufacturers did not mention it in all of the stuff I read.

Thanks.
My gosh, take it off at home and then go to the carwash!
Why would you take it off at the carwash?
 

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I had a soft tri-fold cover on my F150 for over 8 years. It weathered weekly automatic car washes with no issue.
 

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I have the Trifecta and Extang says on their site that is fine for car washes. Have been taking mine through every week or two in the winter for a couple of years with no issues. Occasionally get a tiny bit of spray through past the seals, but considering how hard the water pressure is I'm not surprised.
 
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