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2005 Tacoma Camper Top

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hotbrass, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Apr 2, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    hotbrass

    hotbrass [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Did you guys with camper tops remove the bed rail caps before putting the camper top on?

    Mine leaks from the air blowing water up under the rail cap.

    I am thinking about taking the top off and removing the rail cap but I dont know if it is solid metal on the bed rails or if it is full of gaps.

    Yes? No?

    What is under the bed rail cap?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 2, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    bajamoon

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    don't know what is under the rail, my snug top sits on top of the bed rail and clamps on the rails on the inside of the bed.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    LBtaco

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    take the cap off and dumb it up with silicon???
    I think your shell will sit lower and look funny if you take the caps off. Was a thread about something like that.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    Mine has 1/4" x 2" weather striping down both sides applied to the underside of the shell and a thick rubber seal along the front edge of the truck box. My shell does have a wide flat part that sits on the bed rails and the outside curves down to just below the plastic cap on the truck bed side. Most of them seem to be made that way. It's water tight.

    It rains a lot in Vancouver!!!!
     
  5. Apr 3, 2009 at 5:35 AM
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    Mine was the second camper top made at ARE for a second gen 2005 model. It does have weather stripping under the top where it meets the rail cap. But it sits on top of the rail cap and does not have any overlap on the sides. I can take a water hose and point it up toward the rail cap and it just flows into the bed. But the camper top is sealed on the rail cap.

    I guess I need to take the rail cap off and put a seal under it.

    It has never bothered me until now I need to put things back there that cant get wet.

    Anyone ever taken a rail cap off?
     
  6. Apr 3, 2009 at 5:48 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    i have no weather stripping and doesnt leak at all. go to the hardware store and get some single side foam tape. put it on the bed caps and reinstall the cap.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2009 at 5:54 AM
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    badguybuster

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    My top used to leak some too but I added weather stripping and a bead of all weather silicone on the inside and poof....no more leaks.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2009 at 7:53 AM
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    hotbrass

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    Does the rail cap just pop off or is it screwed down somewhere?
     
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