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Camper shell

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by Mr. T, Sep 1, 2009.

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Get a camper shell or not

Poll closed Oct 1, 2009.
  1. Go for it! You'll never regret it!

    73 vote(s)
    79.3%
  2. Don't waste your time!

    19 vote(s)
    20.7%
  1. Sep 1, 2009 at 7:11 PM
    #1
    Mr. T

    Mr. T [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looking to get a camper shell for my 06' Black long bed. Looking to see if anyone else has one with pictures. And a list of any pros and cons you can think of.
     
  2. Sep 1, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    ktmrider

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    Personally i think if you need a camper shell you might as well have gotten a surburban,
    but i know people that swear by them
     
  3. Sep 1, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    Tacoyota

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    pro : dry storage/ sleep area / some security / extra winter traction/ roof rack!
    con: 200 lb/only really use 3 out of 12 months(when i had one)/ removing for lrg. loads
     
  4. Sep 1, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    Terrier

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    Don't have one. The pros and cons are all dependent upon how you use your truck.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2009 at 8:37 PM
    #5
    EnolaGaia

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    If it suits your needs - get it! ...
     
  6. Sep 1, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    carmellocafe

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    I had one for a couple of years, but got tired of it. I like the way the Tacomas look w/out it better. It was kinda nice to crawl up and sleep in it though.:)
     
  7. Sep 1, 2009 at 8:47 PM
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    "OldManTan"

    "OldManTan" Now my Taco is bloody Red, ewww

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    I have never had one or wanted one til now. I absolutely love it!! But I also have a snowmobile trailer to use for larger loads. And if need be, I can always take it off, unlike a suv.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    floorguy_724

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    I work in construction and love the security, keep dry, and storage of the camper shell. I have always been a "Ranger guy" and have always had camper shells, like posted above....I can always take it off if I need to (never had to though:D) IMO, I think the Tacoma's look awesome with camper shells!

    [​IMG]

    Sorry for the crappy pic (cell phone)!
     
  9. Sep 2, 2009 at 9:09 AM
    #9
    TroutBum

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    I like having a shell on the truck. I use it to haul the dogs and my camping / fishing gear. Keeps everything dry and secure - let's face it people suck. Stuff left in the bed of a truck ends up missing in a hurry.

    Mike
     
  10. Sep 2, 2009 at 9:30 AM
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    dw77x

    dw77x Those are not my pants

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    I love mine but I also have a trailer for those large items. If you get one do your own electrical hookups! The kid that did mine butchered the wire harness to my left tail light.

    Also if you can get them I highly recomend the "windoors"? I think that is what Lund calles them. It is where the side windows open up just like the back one. I kick myself all the time for not getting them!

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Sep 2, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    geolink

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  12. Sep 2, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    ozmon420

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    i love it extra dry storage
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Sep 2, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    28ØØ3

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    is that the leer 100xr?
     
  14. Sep 2, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    THXEY

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    [​IMG]
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    i say yes!!

    its my favorite thing ive done to my truckkk
     
  15. Sep 2, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    ozmon420

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    x2 panda jerk
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Sep 2, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    dw77x

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    Funny story. . .when I ordered it I pointed to the blue Tacoma in the brochure and said "I'll take this one" (100XL). I had a coupon from Leer for $70 off any XL cap. When it came and I went to use my coupon they said no it's and XR? I argued my point for a bit and eventually gave up. When I got home and was looking it over I noticed the tag on the inside that read 100XL??

    I guess my answer to your question is. . .I don't know :confused: It is one of the two?
     
  17. Sep 2, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    THXEY

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    its so nice just to throw stuff in there and not have to worry about it...

    and the nicer leer and snugtop ones like the leer 100xq (ozmon420's cap) or snugtop supersport (my cap) lock automatically and they look good too. :)
     
  18. Sep 2, 2009 at 10:10 AM
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    ozmon420

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  19. Sep 2, 2009 at 10:11 AM
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    TACO 1

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    I love mine, have always had one.
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Sep 2, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    28ØØ3

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    it has to be an XR. the XLs have kickout windows, as opposed to sliders
    it looks good man, that's the cap i want to get
     
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