1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Camper Shell/Bed Liner Combo and Securing Shell Question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by groink, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Apr 20, 2011 at 5:43 PM
    #1
    groink

    groink [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Member:
    #19904
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    Laramie, WY
    Vehicle:
    96 LX 4cyl 4x4 XCAB
    Hello all,

    My taco has the stock removable plastic bed-liner. I recently purchased a camper shell and decided to just leave the bed liner on. Obviously the lip of the liner hangs out a small amount between the bed and the shell. Besides aesthetics, is there any other reason that I should potentially be worried about this set up?

    Reasons I decided to keep bedliner:
    Standard bed liner protection.
    I also figured that the additional space between the actual bed and myself may add additional insulation when using the camper shell for its intended purpose. This is probably pointless as I will use a twin innerspring mattress when sleeping in it.

    Another question:
    I installed the shell using standard 'j-hooks', they just do not seem like they are going to stand the test of time especially with any off-roading... I have not been off-roading since installing the shell, should I be concerned if I make sure they are tight before I go out?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 20, 2011 at 7:24 PM
    #2
    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket just trying to help

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Member:
    #32389
    Messages:
    6,070
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Syracuse, Utah
    Vehicle:
    2003 TRD DoubleCab
    lift, tires, armor and stuff
    Should be able to run the bedliner no problem.

    As for the J hooks, I look at replacing them with some clamps used for camper shells. They have a larger surface area that holds the shell to the truck.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2011 at 7:45 PM
    #3
    groink

    groink [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Member:
    #19904
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    Laramie, WY
    Vehicle:
    96 LX 4cyl 4x4 XCAB
    okay cool, I imagine claps will require cutting into the bed liner? That's not an issue, just curious.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2011 at 12:37 PM
    #4
    mikracer

    mikracer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010
    Member:
    #45664
    Messages:
    272
    Gender:
    Male
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Vehicle:
    2004 Tacoma Double Cab PreRunner
    I have a factory bedliner along with a Leer camper shell. No issues.
     
To Top