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Old 10-15-2008, 02:23 PM   #1
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Debating between a Tonneau Cover or Bed Cap

I have been wanting to add either a tonneau or a cap to my 06' short bed for a while now, but having a tough time makin' up my mind! Does anyone have any words of wisdom on this decision? Any opinions are appreciated as always.

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can you fit all of your stuff under a tonneau? If you can, then I'd get the tonneau.

Personally, I don't like the blind spot or look of a shell, but there are times when I would like to have that much covered storage. I've been looking at picking up a cheap used one, and installing it when I need it.
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can you fit all of your stuff under a tonneau? If you can, then I'd get the tonneau.

Personally, I don't like the blind spot or look of a shell, but there are times when I would like to have that much covered storage. I've been looking at picking up a cheap used one, and installing it when I need it.
+1 also how much $$$ do you have to spend??
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I got a low profile Leer, love it so far. It locks, so everything under it is secure, unbolts in 5 minutes. And with the low profile you dont loose much out the rear view.
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+1 also how much $$$ do you have to spend??
$200 would be ideal, but if I could get a nice one that matches the color and is made for the Tacoma, then I could go up to $600.
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$200 would be ideal, but if I could get a nice one that matches the color and is made for the Tacoma, then I could go up to $600.
I'm sure you can find them cheaper, but mine was $880
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:34 PM   #7
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I would go with a nice Leer tonneau cover too! JMHO you can still use the box for most things. Works out great for me.

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go with the A.R.E. LSII , ive had mine for a while and i never had problems with it , i love the look and every thing, and it also looks better then the LEER
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Right now I have a bed cover, but plan on getting a cap in the next few years.
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A.r.e. Lsii

This is the one I have. Very well made. I've had mine since I bought my truck in 05. I like the low profile better than the caps. But that is just my opinion. It came painted & installed for $800



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I use to always run a cap/shell on my trucks but opted this time to put a tonneau on my 06 Tacoma. Something is nice to have back there to keep the snow and rain out of the truck bed.
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If you're like me and move a lot of things that are taller than the cap or hard tonneau cover, a canvas tonneau cover would be your best bet. I've had trucks with caps and hard tonneau covers and I always ended up with things that didn't fit. I'm hoping that Santa is nice this year and wants to bring me a nice canvas tonneau cover but I'm highly doubting it.
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If you're like me and move a lot of things that are taller than the cap or hard tonneau cover, a canvas tonneau cover would be your best bet. I've had trucks with caps and hard tonneau covers and I always ended up with things that didn't fit. I'm hoping that Santa is nice this year and wants to bring me a nice canvas tonneau cover but I'm highly doubting it.
you could probably get one from http://www.truckalterations.com/ for under $200.
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I had a fiberglass cap on my 1st gen Tacoma for 12 years. I bought it in 96. I found it to be more of a pain than useful. Taking it off required 2 people and re-wiring the brake light. I had to take it off every couple of years to replace the rubber seals between the bed and cap. I had to limit of what I could carry because it couldn't fit underneath the cap.
I have a soft tonneau cover on my 2nd gen Tacoma now and I love it. I can just roll it up and carry whatever I want, especially my motorcycle.
I would never get a cap again.
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I had a fiberglass cap on my 1st gen Tacoma for 12 years. I bought it in 96. I found it to be more of a pain than useful. Taking it off required 2 people and re-wiring the brake light. I had to take it off every couple of years to replace the rubber seals between the bed and cap. I had to limit of what I could carry because it couldn't fit underneath the cap.
I have a soft tonneau cover on my 2nd gen Tacoma now and I love it. I can just roll it up and carry whatever I want, especially my motorcycle.
I would never get a cap again.
The only thing that concerns me about a soft cover is the fact that the stretch out over time then look like crap. Very convenient, just thought the hard cover painted to match the truck looks great.
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I had a fiberglass cap on my 1st gen Tacoma for 12 years. I bought it in 96. I found it to be more of a pain than useful. Taking it off required 2 people and re-wiring the brake light. I had to take it off every couple of years to replace the rubber seals between the bed and cap. I had to limit of what I could carry because it couldn't fit underneath the cap.
I have a soft tonneau cover on my 2nd gen Tacoma now and I love it. I can just roll it up and carry whatever I want, especially my motorcycle.
I would never get a cap again.
pics? Does it help with wind drag as the tonneau does?
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Lots of good advice here guys....I appreciate it. Does anyone know of a good tonneau cover that is hard/can carry weight on top of it if needed/can easily be removed/able to bend and fold toward the front or the back? Kind of like this one.....

http://www.bakfliptonneaucover.com/
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pics? Does it help with wind drag as the tonneau does?
Sorry, no pics. I never took a pic of my truck for the 12 years I had it. I wish I did. And yes it does help with the wind drag.
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I like the look of the hard cover. Have you considered a roll-n-lock cover? I have it on my truck and really like being able to lock it or open it to carry anything large.
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