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Old 06-05-2011, 05:35 PM   #1
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Automatic car wash compatible with camper and rack?

Hey y'all. New Taco owner here. Love my truck!! What do y'all think about running my truck through an automated carwash? It's got a Leer camper and a Thule rack. Just didn't want the brushes to rip off my camper top. Thanks for all the great info. already.
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:36 PM   #2
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just to be safe i'd run it through one of those fancy laser ones if you can. otherwise, your tacoma would basically just be a big suburban/excursion so you'd be fine either way.

p.s...wash it yourself
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I always do the hand car wash to be safe
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:09 PM   #4
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Thanks. Handwashed it today. Just curious. I always took my inferior Dakota through a local one but it didn't have the camper shell or rack.
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:31 PM   #5
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:11 PM   #6
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Did I misplace my post? My bad. I'm new to the forum.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:23 PM   #7
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Did I misplace my post? My bad. I'm new to the forum.
oh no your fine, this is kind of an odd question and pretty difficult choice where to put it. I would have put it in the offroad section because alot of thoes guys have shells and racks, but that would not be an obvious observation for somone new to TW.

The street truck section is for lowered trucks, just fyi

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I just went through one with my rack on. I just made the manager kid hold the top brush up so it wouldn't touch it.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:27 PM   #9
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I'd look for a "brushless" automated wash.
It would probably be fine but better safe than sorry.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:32 PM   #10
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first non self wash today, and i have a soft topper, no rack tho.. all was well with my Bestop Supertop. your set up, i would think, would be sturdier than mine so you should be in the clear
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Hey OP, how about a pic? Better advice could be given.
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Is the Leer new? Leer manual say's not to wash at all for first 90 days, let's the clear coat cure. Leer dealer told me to never take it though a car wash with brushes and never use a pressure wand. Hand wash only. But, each to his own. I guess if you live in an apt. you wouldn't have access to a garden hose so your options would be limited.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:55 AM   #13
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Thanks everyone. I bought the truck with 17,00 miles on it. The camper shell is about a year old. I think I'll go with the hand washing for a while. It's giving me a chance to familiarize myself with my new truck. In channel ventshades are next. Then a lift? Hmmm...My Ducati is feeling neglected.
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The automatic car wash is fine with the shell, I've taken mine through one of those several times. I wouldn't leave the rack on with the brushes though.
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I take my thule rack off when going through an automatic carwash. Typically I avoid them because they don't do that good of a job, however when it's 40 degrees outside in the winter and my truck is dirty I will usually run through the carwash.
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