My install is coming up (6/7) so I am trying to decide if I should do anything to seal the bed rails on my 3g Tacoma. I currently have a trifold tonneau cover on my truck and haven’t had issues with much dust or water intrusion. Actually, I had expected more dust and water given that the seals don’t lay down very good over the area where the tonneau cover folds.
Here’s what I have done or am planning to do for sealing up the bed:
- Installed foam plugs to fill the gaps on either side of the bulkhead (these were included with the tonneau cover);
- Installed Bedrug XLT, which has an extra piece of the bedrug material (without foam backing) covering the tailgate gap;
- Planning to install the tailgate seal recommended by @d.shaw for the tailgate sides.
I’m leaning against sealing the bed rails since I haven’t been having issues, what do you guys think?