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Old 08-29-2008, 10:17 PM   #41
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Lets me camp in it, in bear country (there are specific signs that say you need a hard shell to camp, and not a tent in certain areas).
So who do you think would still camp there, a Tacoma driver or a Frontier driver?

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Old 08-29-2008, 10:51 PM   #42
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Thanks for the link. I think Cabelas is selling for the same price, and I have one a stones throw away from my house (I know, that sucks). Hell, if the Leer dealer will through one in for around $400, I let them do it and save me the work.....but not now....the shell put me in the hole for a while. But they are damn sweet though.
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:15 PM   #43
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So who do you think would still camp there, a Tacoma driver or a Frontier driver?


Timothy Treadwell, star of his own bear movie and now bear food.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg5jD...eature=related
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:49 PM   #44
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Here's a picture of the slider on a LEER 100R. I wish the window lined up with the trucks window better (the previous 100R's I've owned on other trucks did). Other than that, it's great.

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Old 08-31-2008, 06:33 PM   #45
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that looks great !!
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:59 PM   #46
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i hate to spoil this but what exactly is the purpose of a shell cover??
If you live in the people's republic of Kalifornia, it'll get you a discount on your registration. Pickup trucks get charged commercial rates out here. The politicians say they won't repeal it because trucks carry things and it's hard on the road. Of course, a Ford Expedition is not hard on the road because it's an SUV and not a pickup. The exception is if you have a shell on your truck (it's written in the law). You can then register it as a standard non-commercial vehicle. Apparently, your truck doesn't harm the roads if you put a shell on the back. Tonneau covers don't count.
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:00 PM   #47
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Those are great looking covers. I didn't realize they were that inexpensive ($1000). Seems like a good deal.
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The Leer 100R is a great shell . Holds up really well............Rich
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Rob where do I find on the DMV page the less expensive truck registration? I have a shell, that I keep on and I just registered my Tacoma , and have my Ranger up for it in two months.....Rich
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:35 PM   #50
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Rob where do I find on the DMV page the less expensive truck registration? I have a shell, that I keep on and I just registered my Tacoma , and have my Ranger up for it in two months.....Rich
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/reg_hdbk_pdf/ch09.pdf

Here's the info. The part concerning a shell is in section 9.065. Take the truck into the DMV and tell them your truck has a camper shell permanently attatched (they may want to look at it). I think to be considered permanently attached it has to be bolted on (not just clamps but I'm not certain of that). Note that if you run the truck without the shell it'd be a moving violation if someone noticed. When you sell the vehicle, you have to include the shell. It drops the weight fees of commercial vehicles so the heavier the truck, the more you'll save on your registration. You'll also get issued new plates (residential plates have #AAA### whereas trucks are #A#####).
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I always keep the shell on. I did sell my other Ranger with it's shell so this would be Cool, because I have a Ranger and a PreRunner. That should be $160-200 between them thanks.
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Old 09-01-2008, 12:18 PM   #53
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I always keep the shell on. I did sell my other Ranger with it's shell so this would be Cool, because I have a Ranger and a PreRunner. That should be $160-200 between them thanks.
I see a lot of trucks with shells on that have commercial plates (you can tell from the number format I posted above), so pass it around. I've thought about getting some business cards with a web address to that information and placing it on windshields as I notice them. California gets enough of our tax money. When you get it done, let us know how much you saved.
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MVEGA:

Your cap looks nice. I like how most of the makers of caps have a line that has the most modern and rounded and flush windows. Like the fact that they're evolving too.

Not like your daddy's truck cap of old with paneling, corrugated aluminum on the outside and a vent at the top. ha ha ha Remember those. Very quaint.
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Cool The Leer M180 is a great shell as well!!!




I bought the Leer M180 -- with the Sportsman package. It is nice as well. Good Luck!!!
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Your cap looks nice. I like how most of the makers of caps have a line that has the most modern and rounded and flush windows. Like the fact that they're evolving too.

Not like your daddy's truck cap of old with paneling, corrugated aluminum on the outside and a vent at the top. ha ha ha Remember those. Very quaint.

I still have seen those on our "paisanos" or on old F150's, even the cap is longer than the bed... but it is finally to cover all bed... and beyond.








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I bought the Leer M180 -- with the Sportsman package. It is nice as well. Good Luck!!!

I like a lot the look of your setup... and do you kayak, fish, hunt, bike or anything in between?
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Just bought a LEER 100R for my 06 access cab. Had 100R's on two previous trucks, never had a complaint. Ordered this one with the headliner (it's nice for "truck camping" and reduces road noise for the dog) and a sliding front window. My only (minor) complaint is that the slider on the topper doesn't match the slider on the truck - I'll take a picture tomorrow to show you what I mean. Other than that, it's great.

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Is your slider single pane or double? They may have installed the wrong slider on your cap. Someone may have goofed at the plant, the 1st gen tacos get a double pane slider, you need the single pane slider.
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Is your slider single pane or double? They may have installed the wrong slider on your cap. Someone may have goofed at the plant, the 1st gen tacos get a double pane slider, you need the single pane slider.
The cap does have a double pane slider. Hmmm.... Guess I'll have to decide`if it's worth the hassle.

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I have the 100R with side doors and the front pass through window rack on top . cost 1700 or so for my 2006 .
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