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Old 08-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #21
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My shell was $2,200.
Did you have either a sliding front window or one that could be removed?

Carpeted headliner? I see you got one without a roof rack...I'd probably want that option
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:28 PM   #22
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Is yours a longbed?
Nope, it's a DC shortbed
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:31 PM   #23
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take a look at the SnugTop Rebel it is a nice looking shell that comes standard with screened sliding windows


Nice. I have an indigo blue and I've been looking for a shell. I think I've made up my mind.

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Did you have either a sliding front window or one that could be removed?

Carpeted headliner? I see you got one without a roof rack...I'd probably want that option
my rebel has a sliding front window, sliding side windows with screens, added carpeting, and added the rails for the roof rack and it was about $2250.. the thing i like most about Snugtop that i could not find on any other shell is the rain gutter when you have the rear window open..
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I got the Snugtop Xtra Vision and think it looks good! Has screened sliding glass and out the door was $2280
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Did you have either a sliding front window or one that could be removed?

Carpeted headliner? I see you got one without a roof rack...I'd probably want that option
Mine has carpeted headliner, and sliding front. I wish I would have got the reinforced roof, thats the one thing I regret not getting.

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Nope, it's a DC shortbed
Ah, if you dont have to have vented side windows, Leer also makes a shell that the windows open. But they are solid glass.
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my rebel has a sliding front window, sliding side windows with screens, added carpeting, and added the rails for the roof rack and it was about $2250.. the thing i like most about Snugtop that i could not find on any other shell is the rain gutter when you have the rear window open..
Tempting...I'm guessing it would probably add another $300 or so if I got opening windoors instead of sliding windows on the sides...

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Mine has carpeted headliner, and sliding front. I wish I would have got the reinforced roof, thats the one thing I regret not getting.



Ah, if you dont have to have vented side windows, Leer also makes a shell that the windows open. But they are solid glass.
There's so many decisions to make, I'm having a hard time deciding. I think I'll try to compile a bunch of pictures of the ones I'm debating between into one document to try and narrow it down. But it's also price that factors in, too...

I would prefer vented side windoors as we have a pup and i would probably make a bed and secure harness in there for her.
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Nice. I have an indigo blue and I've been looking for a shell. I think I've made up my mind.

Thanks!
they did a really good job of matching the nautical blue mettalic.. most people dont even realize its a truck
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Tempting...I'm guessing it would probably add another $300 or so if I got opening windoors instead of sliding windows on the sides...



There's so many decisions to make, I'm having a hard time deciding. I think I'll try to compile a bunch of pictures of the ones I'm debating between into one document to try and narrow it down. But it's also price that factors in, too...

I would prefer vented side windoors as we have a pup and i would probably make a bed and secure harness in there for her.
Thats why mine are vented right there!
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I don't like how the tops of the bedrail show under the camper shell, I wonder if ARE has a version that can cover the bedrail but still has the windoors (that would be the only reason I would get an ARE vs. snugtop)

I haven't considered a soft top as I want this for security as well as for dry storage purposes during camping, etc. Also, I like the looks of a hardtop more
My ARE covers the bed rails. It has a roof rack, windoors with sliding panel in the middle that is screened, fold down and opening front window and interior is carpeted. I got it used and just had it cleaned up and repainted to go on my new truck, making it the third truck it has been on! I think the original owner paid about $2,500 for it. I will go grab a pic!
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My ARE covers the bed rails. It has a roof rack, windoors with sliding panel in the middle that is screened, fold down and opening front window and interior is carpeted. I got it used and just had it cleaned up and repainted to go on my new truck, making it the third truck it has been on! I think the original owner paid about $2,500 for it. I will go grab a pic!
Unfortunately for us short bed guys, they dont offer that one for us... I still want to see pics though!
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Unfortunately for us short bed guys, they dont offer that one for us... I still want to see pics though!
I guess that is just another reason not to get a shortbed.

That is the best advice I can offer. Happy hunting!
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Mind me asking how much you paid for it?
$2,000 after taxes installed. It has the carpeted interior (I think they all do now ), screens, sliding window and it also folds down so I can clean the backside and the truck window.
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I like my leer shell. Got it on here used. Still looks great.
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Yeah, form vs function. I don't give a damn about form, all I care about is function. I would have bought the awesome Leer 122 again except with this new truck it wouldn't clear my garage door after I put a little lift on it and larger diameter tires. Had to settle for the Leer 180 with a 5" rise over cab height. Would have liked to have the 10" rise on the Leer 122, but I like to keep the truck garaged with all the hail, snow, below zero temps we get here.

I might have been able to sneak the 122 in the way the truck sits now, but it was too much of a gamble. Maybe in the future if I keep the truck the same way it is I'll try to swap to a 122.
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