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What is GPCA Jeep Wrangler trunk cargo cover designed for?

GPCA JKU cargo cover is designed for the 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (4-door).
GPCA JK cargo cover is designed for the 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler (2-door).
It’s a flexible cover to use under a soft top/ hardtop with multiple configurations (patent pending). The Pro version tonneau cover is designed for topless and top on.
Both of them are compatible with a GPCA organizer and Quick-Release Thumb Screw Kit to enhance the cargo area usage and provide all-around cargo area privacy.

 

What does GPCA stand for?

We are a California-based product firm building original gears (Patent pending) for all Jeep enthusiasts. GPCA stands for “General-Purpose California”. You may have known that “Jeep” is a phonetic pronunciation of the abbreviation GP, from “General-Purpose”, that was used as part of the official Army nomenclature in WWII.

 

What is the difference between the Cargo Cover LITE and the Cargo Cover PRO?

The GPCA Cargo Cover Pro is an upgrade to the Bestseller Cargo Cover LITE

  1. Designed for both top-on or topless
  2. Double-layer with Molle system to mount accessories
  3. Reversible for 2 different looks, plain or military look for top-on or topless
  4. Newly designed Tie-Down D-Plates as an upgrade allowing more accessories to mount to with an integrated look

 

Why do I need to install a GPCA Cargo Cover?

1. It provides full privacy to your JKU/ JK cargo & covers cargo to deter thieves.
2. It provides a clean appearance for your cargo area.
3. It helps prevent the cargo stuff from flying around during an accident of a certain level under a soft top or hardtop.
4. It significantly lowers the chance of your soft/ hardtop getting car burglar’s damage.
5. It rolls/folds and stores in a very compact roll/pack in seconds.
6. It transforms to fit your need in multiple configurations, especially accommodating 2DR’s back seat setup.
7. It is integrated with a rear seat strap that holds the JK 2DR rear seat up when it is folded.

 

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If my hardtop window is tinted, and I have a tarp, why do I still need a GPCA Cargo Cover?

A tinted window is similar to putting a nice pair of glasses on car burglars, they will still see what you had in there if they want. It’s not the best way to keep things out of sight. And you lost the 360 clear view that your Jeep brings you. We have a playlist of burglar stealing from Jeep here. A piece of tarp can cover, but it put on a messy look and it is easy to tell there is or there is no stuff underneath. GPCA is specifically designed to form fit your Jeep with a neat look and multiple configurations for fit the cargo space.

 

Will this work for soft top besides hardtop? Is there a recommended way to fasten/use the cover with the soft top folded down?

Yes. If you have a soft top, you will need this Compatible Jeep Wrangler Quick Release Screw Kit  (or M8-1.25X30 bolts and nuts from any local hardware store like ACE) to hold down the included Tie-down D-rings.  Hardtop comes with these 6 bolts. With the soft top folded down, you can either loose the fastener a bit keep it in place, or you can roll the cover and store it like this, or tuck it away.

 

How well does it hold up with the soft top or hardtop removed at HWY speeds?

For both topless and top on, the Cargo Cover PRO is your top choice.
The GPCA Cargo Cover LITE is built as a privacy cover to hide your valuables under a soft/hardtop. it’s not our design intent for off top. We have some users reported no problem driving topless driving around town. But we only recommend using under the top to hide your valuable as we designed and obviously you can use it topless when you park and it will still hide your stuff and protect them from light rain since it’s very nice water repelling nylon material. Other hard trunk covers/boxes, that secure your belongings when the top is off, serve the specific purpose, but it is pricey and not as flexible. Imagine you got a big tall item to transport under a soft/ hardtop, you can easily tuck away a GPCA cover on the side or convert it to a half trunk coverage in a minute. but for a hard cargo cover/lid/box, they are not going anywhere without significant effort.

 

What tools do I need to install a GPCA cargo cover?

A T40 Torx Screwdriver. * No tool is required if your hardtop has the Hardtop/ Cover Quick Removal Change Kit.
If you have a soft top, you will also need this compatible Jeep Wrangler Quick Release Screw Kit  (or M8-1.25X30 bolts and nuts from any local hardware store like ACE) to hold down the included Tie-down D-rings.

 

How to install the GPCA Cargo Cover?

Step 1: Remove the 6 Torx screws which are holding down the Jeep hard top.
Step 2: Insert the included 6 Tie-down D-rings between the washer and the bolt, fasten the screws. or use the GPCA Quick-Release to replace the factory screws.
Step 3: Snap the hooks on with the logo side up.
Step 4: Adjust the straps (similar to backpack straps) to your desired tightness with care.

Download GPCA Jeep Wrangler JKU/ JK Cargo Cover USER MANUAL (PDF): 4DR LITE  / 4DR PRO /   2DR

Watch the demo video for both LITE and PRO installations

 

How do I tighten and how tight can I adjust the cover traps? Do you need a tailgate bar for the GPCA cargo cover?

  1. Slide the adjuster close to the Cargo Cover LITE end
  2. Slide the adjuster towards the D-ring and pull the end of the strap at the same time with care. *pull it too hard to damage the cover/ clips
  3. Slide the adjuster back without pulling the end of the strap
  4. Slide the adjuster towards the D-ring and pull the end of the strap with care. Repeat step 3 if needed.

Tips: To loosen the strap, slide the adjuster back and forth without pulling the strap.

When the 6 straps are well balanced out with care, the cover will be flat, but it’s a flexible foldable soft cover, like a soft top is never going to be as flat and solid as hardtop, and people like them in different ways.

The installation of the GPCA cargo cover does NOT require a tailgate bar.

Download GPCA Jeep Wrangler JKU/ JK Cargo Cover USER MANUAL (PDF): 4DR LITE  / 4DR PRO /   2DR

 

What’s included in the package of GPCA cargo cover?

A Jeep Wrangler 4DR cargo full-coverage-sized cover + FREE 6 Tie-down D-rings (a $15 value) or Tie-Down D-Plates (PRO only)
Or a Jeep Wrangler 2DR cargo full-coverage-sized cover with integrated/separable rear seat holding strap + FREE 6 Tie-down D-rings (a $15 value). * you can slide the integrated Jeep JK 2DR rear seat holding strap from the cargo cover and use it independently. It is on the front seat end of the GPCA cargo cover.
The Freedom Pack will also include a GPCA Organizer.
*If you have a soft top, buying the compatible GPCA Quick-release tool is highly recommended for installation.

 

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What’s the size and coverage of the GPCA trunk cargo cover?

The JKU cargo cover is W62” X L30.5” (W158cm X L77.5cm) when fully opened, and folded is approximate L13.75” X W8.5” (L35cm X W21.5cm). The JK cargo cover is even longer to cover all the way to the back of the driver seat  W62″ X L41.25″(W158cm X L104 cm). It provides amazing multiple configurations with varies length depending on your setup. The dimensions and structure of the current design are a balance between giving a reasonable range for a reclined front seat and cargo area coverage while well-supporting the 3-configuration-usage scenarios. The rear window of JK is slightly curved. To avoid the cargo cover being stuck in between the rear window and the tailgate, the midpoint of the cargo cover edge to the midpoint of the window should have 1-2″ distance when it is installed properly.

 

How to get half cargo area coverage with the GPCA cargo cover?

Want to free up your half trunk for your taller items and still have some privacy for the rest?
Step 1: Unhook the two hooks near the tailgate.
Step 2: Fold the cover down to fully cover the inner half truck. Tuck the side panels to the back.
For JK 2DR cargo cover, you will have more configurations when your rear seat is up, down, folded or removed. Please read the user manual or watch the video here.

How to fold the GPCA trunk cargo cover for storage?

Fold the cover by the crease lines between stiffener panels or simply roll it with care. It can be easily tucked under your seats or anywhere else to stand by for its next duty.

How to smooth out the crease line of the cover?

Please be patient. It will take some time to flatten it naturally over time, similar to any large surface Polyester products, for example, flag.
And you can accelerate it by gently washing it in cold water to “relax” the crease line, and then hang dry them (unfolded) on (or over) a taut line.

How to tuck away the GPCA cargo cover?

To temporary free up space for your pet or taller items, you can easily roll the cover to one side like this.
Step 1: Unhook either side of the 3 hooks.
Step 2: flip both of the inside wings inward.
Step 3: fold the cover in the middle, and hook the 3 hooks on to the other side’s tie down rings.
Step 4: roll the cover towards the tie-down side, and secure with the velcros on the straps.

Satisfaction Guaranteed
If you are not completely satisfied with our product, you may return it anytime within 30 days from the date of delivery, for a hassle-free refund of the amount paid for the product. We only specify that the product not be used, damaged, missing components or manufacturer’s documentation. Refunds do not include shipping costs. On exchange of defective products, GPCA will pay for shipping on the outbound replacement product only. For fast processing of returns, please email us at hello@gpca.us for a Return Authorization Number. Place your name and order number on the package for efficient identification, and insure all returns for your protection. Please note that we do not pay the shipping charges involved in returning goods.

 

How soon can I get my GPCA Jeep trunk cargo cover? How about international order outside of USA?
Your order will be shipped out in 1-2 business days via USPS priority mail from San Francisco Bay Area, California. You will expect to get it in 1-5 days depending on your location.
For international order, you can visit our eBay store front and buy it from there, shipment will be out within 1-3 business days.


What is the shipping method?

Most of our orders are shipped by USPS priority mail. The package will be shipped out from our warehouse in California. The arriving time varies from state to state from 2-5 business days. For international order, please select the international rate during check out.

 

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What is the return policy?
If you are not completely satisfied with our product you may return it anytime within 30 days of the date of delivery for a hassle-free refund of the amount paid for the product. We only specify that the product not be used, damaged, missing components or manufacturer’s documentation. Refunds do not include shipping costs. On exchange of defective products, GPCA will pay for shipping on the outbound replacement product only. For fast processing of returns, please email us at hello@gpca.us for a Return Authorization Number. Place your name and order number on the package for efficient identification, and insure all returns for your protection. Please note that we do not pay the shipping charges involved in returning goods. Depends on the condition of the return item, we may charge a restocking fee of 10-25% of the purchase price to cover the basic labor hour since our product is reasonably priced.

 

*FREE Shipping Limited Time Offer
To qualify for FREE shipping, the parts on an individual order must meet a combined total value of $50 or more. Orders must be shipping standard ground to an address in the contiguous 48 U.S. states. For international order, you can visit our eBay store front and buy it from there, shipment will be out within 1-3 business days.

 

Methods of Payment
Payment can be made by PayPal, Amazon, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa.

 

Sales Tax
Orders shipped to a California address will be charged 8.75% Sales Tax.

 

Damaged Shipments
All shipments should be inspected at the time of delivery. Obviously-damaged packages should be refused. If your damaged shipment was delivered by USPS, file a claim with USPS. After contacting the carrier, please email GPCA Customer Service at hello@gpca.us for further assistance with the damaged shipment, and to make arrangements for a replacement.

 

What is GPCA’s privacy policy?
GPCA is committed to protecting our customers’ privacy. We recognize and respect your need for privacy and security as you visit our site. For each visitor that enters our website, our web server automatically recognizes and retains the visitor’s domain name. Information about page usage is gathered, which allows us to determine overall site usage patterns. While we do not collect identifying information about visitors to our site, we do use Industry Standard tracking software that allows us to collect some generic information to serve you better when viewing our website. The only information we normally collect is as follows:

The website or search engine that referred you to us (if applicable).
How many visitors are on the site at any given time.
The date and time the pages were accessed.
The page or pages you requested.
The Browser Version, screen resolution, etc…

Providing us with personal information.
There are instances where you may elect to provide us with personal information.
If you place an order with us, participate in our surveys, or fill out our customer feedback form, you are transmitting the information that appears to you in the form or the message. This will typically include information like your name, mailing address, email address, Make, Model and Year of your vehicle and any other information necessary to fulfill your request. You never transmit personally identifying information that you do not enter yourself. And this is always your option; this information cannot be collected unless you specifically elect to send it to us. This information is used internally only for the purpose of fulfilling the request or for contacting you directly and is not given or sold to any other organization. GPCA.us is not compatible with the “Do not track” feature available in some web browsers.

What do we do with this information?
The information is primarily used to improve our site for the purpose of better serving our valued customers. Occasionally, we will use the information to send our customers an e-mail announcement. This e-mail may contain new product introductions and/or exclusive offers.

Consumer Notice if Privacy Policy has changed:
If for any reason we change our Privacy Policy, all active GPCA customers will receive an email detailing the changes and date when these changes will take effect.

We have made every effort to ensure that information on our website is correct; however, any typographical or printing errors, Prices or Specifications (subject to change) will be corrected without prior notice.

We hope you find our website useful and informative, and we are always willing to answer questions and receive suggestions. If you have either, please e-mail us: hello@GPCA.us

 

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