I have a Leer 100XQ that came with my truck when I bought it. It looks like this
, but is the long bed version.
I've never noticed a leak or any water in my bed. I really like the way it looks even though I don't really need it. But it has come in very handy a few times. To answer your question about likes and dislikes....
- I can still see out when I check my blind spots because of the big windows on it.
- The look of it.
- It locks.
- The back window is tinted. At night I don't have to flip my rear view mirror up when a car with bright headlights is behind me.
- I've had more situations where an open bed would be better than a bed with a canopy. (and taking it off is just more annoying than just borrowing my dad's truck)
- Although I like the look of it, I still prefer trucks without canopies.
I just noticed you're in North Bend.... I'm in Portland. I'd be willing to sell it if you're interested. Its color matched to my Barcelona red double cab long bed. From your avatar picture I can't quite tell if that would work for your truck. I'm not sure about water getting into the bed with the back door flipped up. But I think its supposed to rain soon so I can check it. Wait, it's Portland. it will definitely rain soon.
Anyway, If it would work with your truck and you are interested, I would be willing to meet you in Eugene or somewhere around there. PM me if you are interested or want me to snap a few pictures of it. If you're not interested, then good luck with your project and be sure to post pictures of it!