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Any caps open-able from the inside of the bed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by zero_B, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Mar 6, 2012 at 7:26 AM
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    zero_B

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    Well, just as the title states...

    I've been looking for a cap for my Prerunner and am curious as to whether caps in general open up from the inside of the bed.

    Reason being, I camp quite a bit and if I had a cap, I could just sleep in the bed, but obviously I don't want to be locked in like a dog cause that would just be goofy screaming for help at all at a campsite...
     
  2. Mar 6, 2012 at 7:30 AM
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    Leave the handles un-turned

    Push the back door open
     
  3. Mar 6, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    I know the ARE for the Tundra has a knob to open it from the inside if it's latched shut.

    Isn't that kind of a safety thing? I thought they'd all be designed not to lock you in.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    Mine has a pull tab on the inside... I think they are required now.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    My old Snugtop had an inside handle.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    Don't mean to thread jack. But Oz, you're name is Peter North? As in porn star Peter North?
     
  7. Mar 6, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    my ARE Z has one as well. pretty sure they all do
     
  8. Mar 6, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    Modern SnugTop as well, I have one on order right now.
    "Anti-Mobster" button as the salesman called it... press the red button and it bypasses the lock and allows the latch to be operated from inside.

    I am curious if it can also be used to latch the door... Would be really nice to be able to "lock myself in" for those quick rest-stop snoozes.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    I use my LEER for camping all the time. There are no handles on the inside, but all three windows have the standard "T" handles on them and I have no issues turning them from inside if needed. Usually I just leave the handles unturned. The only way I could get locked in is if someone else had the keys and locked me in on purpose from the outside.
     
  10. Mar 6, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    My old Innovation was that way... but the new Snug I have on order allows you to exit if you are locked in.
    Like I said... it would be nice to be able to lock myself in for security. I was never comfortable snoozing in the back of that '94 HiLux with the door unlocked.
     
  11. Mar 6, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    You heard of me ?
     
  12. Mar 6, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    Yeah, not that a cap is high security, but if you could lock yourself in, they'd have to make noise before they got to you. It's not an issue where I camp, and I never camp alone. There's usually several people in my group sleeping in tents or in other vehicles close by.

    Rest stop sleeping is a no go for me. The only way I'd ever feel comfortable with that is if I had a van.
     
  13. Mar 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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    Pretty sure I've seen movies but this conversation could go south so I'll just stop here.
     
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    Also adding that new Leers have the safety handle inside.
     
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    I hear ya... it's not the best way to snooze, but in states that allow travelers to carry a gun, all I need is a little noise.
    I'm a light sleeper on the road anyways and the slightest touch on the truck would wake me.
     
  17. Mar 6, 2012 at 10:57 PM
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    Whatever works for you. I'd either not be able to sleep, which would kind of defeat the purpose, or else I'd need breaking glass sound to get to wake up in time to grab the gun.

    Vans are nice for that sort of thing because you have the option of just jumping up front and driving off if something's not quite right.
     
  18. Mar 6, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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    My Snugtop has a pushbutton lock, so you essentially lock it, lock yourself in, then use the red button to open it from the inside. it will still be locked, until its opened with the key. they have moved away from the recessed 'T' handle lock this last year, but prolly have a a newer version of the same feature.

    IMO-Snugtops have the best features and value for your $$$. good shit.Not that its cheap, but it aint cheap. if you know what i mean.
    Snugtop FTmfW.

    Leer is the goods too, just a bit pricier, and different packages.
    pretty sure old 'Pedro del Norte' has a Leer- someone could ask him about his package....:facepalm::facepalm::bananadead:
     
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