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camper shell, or no shell

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by redtacoma, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Oct 15, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    redtacoma

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  2. Oct 15, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    bfogelma

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    really hard decision
     
  3. Oct 15, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    ASH

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    I prefer the look of a camper shell on the DC short beds myself.

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  4. Oct 15, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    I'd say off but only if you arent using it. If you are using it, keep it on cause it doesnt look bad at all.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    Capita

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    I really love the look of them and can see them being very useful
     
  6. Oct 15, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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    skytower

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    Definetly useful, unless you haul tall stuff regularly. That's when a cap lifter in the garage is a must.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    MountainEarth

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    A cap lifter in the garage? Really?! Who manufactures it?
     
  9. Oct 15, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    whitebread

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    I couldn't imagine owning a truck without a shell. It keeps stuff dry and secure.
     
  10. Oct 15, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    JasonJump

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    I like them, BUT... can't haul stuff over 4ft tall like motorcycles and stuff, other than that I think they are great to have
     
  11. Oct 15, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    YeahBoyyy

    YeahBoyyy I <3 Taco's

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    It looks better off, and selling it could get you some cash.. But if you are using it then obviously keep it on, because it doesn't look bad.
     
  12. Oct 15, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    JAG

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    that sport cap looks awesome. put a roof basket on it to dress it up for a nice look!

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  13. Oct 15, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    Crom

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    I have tortured myself with whether or not to buy a cap. I wish I had one at certain times. But I have no place to store it when I have to move big bulky stuff. Also with a cap and carrying gas cans, you must have a place to store the gas cans outside the cap.
     
  14. Oct 15, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    Jefenator

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    Might be a nay or a judgment call for some, but for me, the shell is an absolute must.

    I can always pop it off when I need to go pick up a motorcycle!

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  15. Oct 16, 2010 at 12:42 AM
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    Taco4x4NC

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    Gotta have a topper or as some may say shell. They are an expensive add on, but I think worth it and a must for me too.


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  16. Oct 16, 2010 at 12:48 AM
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    rbeezy

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    to each their own, but personally i like the look of no shell
     
  17. Oct 16, 2010 at 1:12 AM
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    BrentPaucke

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    arb bumper blacked out tail lights camper shell hella 500 grill lights cb radio custom black dee zee tool book bhlm pioneer deck OME 3 inch dakar leafs URD stage 4 clutch aluminum fly wheel
    camper shells functional you can lock them get a blow up mattress and sleep under them when i bought my truck i was looking for the camper shell
     
  18. Oct 16, 2010 at 1:31 AM
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    JB3CK24

    JB3CK24 Return to the 36 Chambers

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    I'd have one if they were not so damn expensive..
     
  19. Oct 16, 2010 at 3:58 AM
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    Blackghost

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    I vote for the shell on the double cab... I've had them on all my trucks since 1977. Great for keeping stuff dry on camping/fishing/kayaking trips. The top is fantastic for keeping the dust off your gear in the bed while riding on logging roads to remote Maine trout ponds. Plus, with roof racks you can haul the canoes and kayaks! To gain more floor space in the bed, I made an additional level with some 2X6 and a sheet of plywood covered with indoor/outdoor carpet.

    kayaks.jpg
    Space saver bed.jpg
    Tacoma by Kennebec.jpg
    Time to wash the truck.jpg
     
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  20. Oct 16, 2010 at 4:32 AM
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    TNTaco

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    When I had a truck as a teenager, I didn't have one or want one. I thought my dad's truck looked goofy because he did have a shell on his. Now that I'm almost 40 and do all of the outdoor activities (camping, kayaking, canoeing,fishing, etc.) I really kinda want a shell on mine. I think they look good on a DC.
     
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