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2017 Leer Cap Leak Fixes?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by lostcity1981, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Jan 24, 2018 at 6:45 PM
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    lostcity1981

    lostcity1981 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Last Summer I bought a new Leer Cap (canopy) and had it installed at the dealer. Well, now that it’s January, I find that it leaks. Specially, I find water on the left and right side of the bed behind the brake lights, like the water is coming from the back window. The installer wants $85 an hour to figure out where water is coming in, so I thought I’d ask here first. Any ideas or quick fixes?
     
  2. Jan 24, 2018 at 6:48 PM
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    Did you put a seal around your tailgate. That happened to me on my old 2001 Tundra and it stopped after I put the tailgate seal on.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2018 at 6:55 PM
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    No I didn’t- I’ll look into that.
     
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  4. Jan 25, 2018 at 4:30 AM
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    You're best bet is to climb in the back and have someone with a garden hose apply water to the top of the shell. Chances are you'll see it coming in.
     
  5. Jan 25, 2018 at 10:09 AM
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    Most installers will fix leaks for free when under warranty still. Yours is trying to rip you off. IMHO.
     
  6. Jan 27, 2018 at 4:37 AM
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    BrotherBudro

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    All 3 of the previous responses are correct.

    I added this tailgate seal and this tailgate gap cover which stopped a large amount of the leaks I had in the same area. I would say start there. Then, after all the glue on the seals is set, climb back there and have someone spray the hose all around. Plug up those holes with DAP.

    My installer has fixed any LEER issues under warranty, free of charge. They don't really ask any questions. But they won't fix any leaks that come from the truck bed or where the top and the bed meet. If your guy says he'll fix ANY holes for $85 and hour, he will probably just do what everyone here is suggesting.

    Good Luck
     
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