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Camper Shell?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by AZtacoma07, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. Dec 8, 2007 at 10:02 AM
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    AZtacoma07

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    K&N, Coverking seat covers, Magnaflow, pop n lock,AT tires, Suspension TSB,Undercover tonneau cover,
    Anyone had any good/bad experience with a particular brand of camper shell? I am looking for a cab height, white and 6 foot length. Just curious to see if anyone out there has any good advice. Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 8, 2007 at 5:39 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    Have you thought about a folding one? It'll be black or tan rather than white, but it'll be a fraction of the price and fold down if you want to haul, say, a refrigerator. Or dirt bike/atv/etc.
     
  3. Dec 8, 2007 at 6:23 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    I am trying to find the paperwork for the one I had, I have only owned one, but it worked great and held up and looked good til the day I sold the truck, I'll try to get back to you.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2007 at 6:41 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    I would have been like Phantom: it was on, I needed it off, it was off, I needed it on. :rolleyes: I didn't want to mess with that so I got a folding hard cover. Was the best of both worlds except the build quality SUCKED and it started falling apart waaaaay to soon (less than a yr ownership), and it always leaked. Nothing I did to fix it stopped the leaks. And some of my tools didn't fit. Like my air compressor had to be laid on it's side with a wheel removed or it pushed the cover up.

    I love my Bestop and wished I bought it first instead of the BakFlip (especially since they cost about the same). Now I just put whatever I want in there without messing around, and can still open the bed up completely if needed. My father in law is thinking about one for his neighbor's truck if he buys it. Only problem is no ladder rack.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2007 at 8:59 AM
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    Snug top is the best one I've seen and owned.
    Currently have an ARE that lacks some of the quality of my previous Snug Top.
     
  6. Dec 10, 2007 at 4:29 PM
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    mvega1969

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    PIERCEDTIGER, I noticed that you own a HI-LIFT. I have found it of great use in my Cousin's 84 Chevy pickup, but on our Tacomas I saw it is worthless at least for the front bumper and for the rear one in order to avoid any bumper damage and for security sake you have to use the round bumber attachment. This lifts are well constructed and have a lot of uses but my question after all these, Do you use your HI-LIFT to lift your Tacoma's front bumper? Any other specific attachment? or any specific lift point at the Tacoma's front end.

    Thanks,
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  7. Dec 10, 2007 at 4:39 PM
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    I've only used it under the ball mount in my hitch. Used it to jack the truck up and move the rear end over 6ft to solid ground when I buried it to the frame in snow once. Other than that it gets used around the house more. :laugh: I plan on getting sliders and a winch bumper at some point, but the money tree wilted a few months back. :( I've thought about getting a winch kit for it to make it more useful, but haven't been off roading in months so I haven't gotten around to it.
     
  8. Dec 11, 2007 at 6:20 AM
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    I understand, I'm very interested on all features that a HI-LIFT can do, even use it as a "manual" winch, but I think I will go first for a solid bumper (if money permits) like the ARB without the electrical winch or probably a ranch kind bumper, my requests for Santa (2009), this year he has depleted all money.

    Regards.
     
  9. Dec 12, 2007 at 7:12 AM
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    Rich Swanner

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    Leer, Snugtop, and ARE. all good.Punch up those names on Google for their sites...Rich
     
  10. Dec 14, 2007 at 7:41 AM
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    I got my new LEER Browning Special Edition yesterday, soon I will post some photos of it. Add to this Cap a bedrug and you do not need to rent cabins at state parks anymore.

    Dry and safe since it locks automatically with the truck door locks, same remote.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2007 at 8:24 AM
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    wat?
    i got into looking for one and 4x4replacementparts.com has them for $483 w/ free shipping....i might be looking into one of these in the spring.
     
  12. Dec 14, 2007 at 8:08 PM
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    I've always used Leer on my trucks. I just got my new one installed on Wednesday - right before the snow!!

    with cap.jpg
     
  13. Dec 15, 2007 at 4:06 AM
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    This is on topic with a twist. But let me ask you guys...I know there is a true functionality with a camper shell. But I just cannot deal with the looks of them. Do you guys like the looks of your shells truly?

    To me they look like a strange SUV when they are on...I like the idea of them in some ways but they just look so f*&%^d up to me.

    By the way, truly no offense intended.
     
  14. Dec 15, 2007 at 6:03 AM
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    I like how mine looks! Wasn't too sure about it before I got it, but I had a couple guys on TN photochop it so I'd have an idea. I almost think the truck would look weird without it now! :laugh:
     
  15. Dec 17, 2007 at 10:23 AM
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    Well, if you got your opinion based on how they look, I can tell you that everyone that have installed it on a TACOMA and this fits correctly and follow Tacoma's line of design looks GREAT, for me it also work even better because I can secure all my cargo for as small as this can be (proper lock for CAP and TAILGATE) and it release precious space from my cab.

    Regards.
     
  16. Dec 17, 2007 at 4:20 PM
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    Well those differences make the world go round.

    I don't like Ridgelines or powder puff pink cars either...but someone is buying them.

    God bless our differences! :)
     
  17. Dec 19, 2007 at 12:17 AM
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    This is my Leer 100R on my Double Cab...Rich... [​IMG]
     
  18. Jan 3, 2008 at 10:58 AM
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    Now I have included some pictures of my LEER Cap, see them all at my Profile's link.

    I hope these can help.

    Regards.
     
  19. Jan 6, 2008 at 10:35 PM
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    I love my Camper. Worth every penny and usefull to the world's end.
    ( "SNUGTOP" OR "ARE" ALL THE WAY)

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  20. Jan 7, 2008 at 5:37 AM
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    Great...I have not even taken delivery of my new truck, nor have I made the first payment and you guys have me thinking about dropping another $1500....they do look mighty sharp however and you do get what you pay for!
     
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