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A.R.E. Cap leaks?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hollow Road Rider, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Feb 11, 2013 at 4:06 PM
    Hollow Road Rider

    Hollow Road Rider [OP] Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    First Name:
    Driftless Area & Lake MIchigan
    '13 DBL CAB
    Should I expect a dry bed with an A.R.E. cap on?

    I understand that the tailgate does not seal... even with a tailgate seal, there are gaps. But I suspect the cap on my 2013 is leaking on the bed rug from the rear window on the cap.

    After the truck has been sitting in the rain, the bed rug is damp in the fold of the tailgate- - - just below the top of the window.

    Am I out of line to expect a dry rug?

    I'd like to hear from fellow A.R.E. owners.
  2. Feb 11, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

    Dec 15, 2009
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Toughest place to ensure a good seal on a 2nd gen is the front corners of the bed near the cab where the bedrail steps down along the cab

    I have had leaks there occasionally , but the water shows up near the tailgate as it travels unseen under my bed mat
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