Are bakkie canopies easy to remove?

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Whether it be fibreglass or aluminium, bakkie canopies are deigned toe be relatively easy to install and remove. While there are many canopies that have been designed in a way that allows you to remove them by yourself, the majority o require you to get a few extra hands to help lift and lower your canopy safely without damaging anything.

If you don’t already know how to safely remove a bakkie canopy, keep on reading. If you already know how to uninstall your canopy though, don’t leave without checking out the canopies we have in stock, all ready and waiting to add a bit more life to your bakkie.

 

Step-by-step process to safely remove your bakkie canopy 

Step 1:

Open the back-cap window along with the bakkie’s tailgate.

Step 2:

Hop into the bakkie bed and detach any cables that connect to the third brake light, as well as the interior decoration lights if you have any. Most pigtail electrical connections, when installed properly, feature basic connection types that you can remove; regardless, you might still need a pair of wire cutters.

Step 3:

If you intend on replacing your canopy, simply mark the inside of the bakkie bed rail to the canopy’s joints in all locations with a grease pencil or marker. This can allow you to realign the cap through reinstallation.

Step 4:

Remove the four canopy straps at each corner of the bed. If the straps are utilized to hold the canopy into the bed railings, a ratchet and socket will be required. Some bakkie owners use routine C-clamps to hold their canopies to the bed railings.

 

Pro-tip:

Get two or three other people who can assist you when lifting the canopy off the bed railings. Once uninstalled, make sure you store your canopy somewhere safe and away from bad weather. 

 

And there you have it, removing a bakkie canopy doesn’t have to be a hassle anymore! If you’re looking to replace your current canopy, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today!

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