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: How do sliding windows work?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by JHNguyen89, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Dec 24, 2011 at 6:28 PM
    #1
    JHNguyen89

    JHNguyen89 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009
    Member:
    #27820
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    Been trying to find a video on youtube to see how the side sliding windows work, but I cannot find any.

    I'm looking specifically at the ARE CX shell, but I figure all side sliding doors are similar. How do you slide them around? Is it only from the inside? How do you go about locking them?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 24, 2011 at 7:34 PM
    #2
    shawnd2

    shawnd2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Member:
    #8497
    Messages:
    531
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Shawn
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Vehicle:
    08 Tacoma Access Cab 4x4 TRD Offroad
    I have a ARE MX cap. The sliders open and unlock from the inside.
    I got the windoors which I think are fantastic. They make loading things and grabbing things that have rolled to the front easy.

    Shawn
     
  3. Dec 24, 2011 at 8:33 PM
    #3
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,618
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    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
    Same for my Leer 100RCC
     
  4. Dec 24, 2011 at 8:50 PM
    #4
    afd23a

    afd23a Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Member:
    #9483
    Messages:
    1,838
    Gender:
    Male
    The Dynamo of Dixie
    Vehicle:
    05 Access Cab 5 Lugger
    Factory Fog Lights, Removed Secondary Air Filter, Metra Ipod Adapter, Int Wiper Stalk, Wet Okole's, URD Short Shifter, Scanguage II w/Blendmount, Fat Bob's 2.75" spacer lift, ARE topper, SP Performance Pads & Slotted Rotors, 4.10 gears
    Like they've said open/unlock from the inside at the middle of the window where the two pieces of glass meet. I've got a CX, pretty sure the sliders are the same on most brands.
     
  5. Dec 25, 2011 at 6:11 AM
    #5
    PSJ

    PSJ Prerunners Work

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Member:
    #10620
    Messages:
    1,348
    Gender:
    Male
    Sebastian Inlet
    Vehicle:
    09 Access Cab Prerunner
    Rear Leaf spring TSB, Bilstein 5100's all around w/ front set at 1.75", 265/75R/16 Mickey Thompson Baja STZ's, Trailer hitch w/custom wiring, AFE drop in dry filter, Rear Diff breather mod, Debadged truck, customized stock TRD wheel center caps, added factory fog lights, bed mat, door sills, tinted windows
    For security, I like a solid window in the shell. Its easier to break into a shell, then from there they can break into the cab thru your truck slider without being noticed as much...
    For cleaning, I have had all variations of the back window, and sure the fold down window will make things easier to clean, but I never had a problem cleaning the glass with any set up. Many manufactures use slider windows that do not line up with the cab window slider, so that may be an issue to think about as well.
     
  6. Dec 25, 2011 at 6:20 AM
    #6
    afd23a

    afd23a Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Member:
    #9483
    Messages:
    1,838
    Gender:
    Male
    The Dynamo of Dixie
    Vehicle:
    05 Access Cab 5 Lugger
    Factory Fog Lights, Removed Secondary Air Filter, Metra Ipod Adapter, Int Wiper Stalk, Wet Okole's, URD Short Shifter, Scanguage II w/Blendmount, Fat Bob's 2.75" spacer lift, ARE topper, SP Performance Pads & Slotted Rotors, 4.10 gears
    For clarification I was referring to the side windows of the topper, not the window that meets the cab. Mine has a solid window there.
     
  7. Dec 25, 2011 at 8:07 AM
    #7
    PSJ

    PSJ Prerunners Work

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Member:
    #10620
    Messages:
    1,348
    Gender:
    Male
    Sebastian Inlet
    Vehicle:
    09 Access Cab Prerunner
    Rear Leaf spring TSB, Bilstein 5100's all around w/ front set at 1.75", 265/75R/16 Mickey Thompson Baja STZ's, Trailer hitch w/custom wiring, AFE drop in dry filter, Rear Diff breather mod, Debadged truck, customized stock TRD wheel center caps, added factory fog lights, bed mat, door sills, tinted windows
    My bad... must have been half asleep this morning...so was the OP! :eek:
     
  8. Dec 25, 2011 at 9:29 AM
    #8
    macgyver

    macgyver Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Member:
    #21173
    Messages:
    3,590
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brad
    Canton, GA
    Vehicle:
    '13 Tundra double cab SR5 4x4
    I agree, mine doesn't get that dirty anyways. Every few months I will just loosen up the bolts, slide the cap back about 6 inches. Clean the glass. Then slide it back into place and re-tighten the bolts. Takes 5-10 minutes.

    As for the sliding side windows. My leer has them and like others said, the latch is in the middle. Mine are a little difficult to open since I don't open them much.
     
To Top