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Campershell yes or no?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by blackwatertaco, Mar 17, 2010.

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Campershell

Poll closed Apr 16, 2010.
  1. Yes

    114 vote(s)
    60.3%
  2. No

    28 vote(s)
    14.8%
  3. Ha only if your an old man with saggy balls but seriously no.

    47 vote(s)
    24.9%
  1. Mar 17, 2010 at 5:48 AM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco [OP] If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    I'd like to see what ya'll think about a campershell on my truck. I'd like to put a utility rack on top of it, gas cans, hi lift jack, you know the regular recovery equipment.

    here is a current pic.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Mar 17, 2010 at 7:11 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Camper shell would look good

    Off topic: Did you have the those gulfstates wheels powdercoated on did you rattle can them?

    I thought about doing that to mine before I sold them but was worried nothing would stick to the chrome.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2010 at 7:11 AM
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    luk8272

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    I actually just got a shell for my truck with the intentions to take it off when I got home (bought used). But I actually like the way it looks and will be keeping it on.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2010 at 7:13 AM
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    DGXR

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    If a shell somehow suits your needs then go for it. But I think the truck looks better without one, plus better rearward visibility without.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2010 at 7:15 AM
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    luk8272

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    ^ Not disagreeing with you, much. I expected to have greatly reduced visibility but in all honesty its fine. Really its like driving an SUV, Tahoe, Suburban. You get the point. Not to mention I drive with my mirrors so I'm not missing much.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    blackwatertaco

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    I rattle canned them...Long process, But it looks killer. BTW they scratch really easily. But all it takes is about 2 short sprays and they go away.

    Everybody else...Thanks, Keep em' coming.
     
  7. Mar 17, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    ILove2Drive

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    Just my opinion, but i do not like camper shells at all, i think it screams old man lol, I wouldn't ever put one on my truck unless I absolutely had no choice and would have it off as often as I could. I think you have a great lookin truck without it :)
     
  8. Mar 17, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco [OP] If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    LOL im sorry, No offence.:cool:
     
  9. Mar 17, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    BlueT

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    That depends what do you use your truck for. If you outdoor person Camper shell on Long bed is awesome. You can sleep inside have TV mounted small bar etc... :D
    Trust me when you get to camp site and it is raining you will love to have dry place to sleep comfortable in it.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    dgr540

    dgr540 I've got the FUNK

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    I so want one. One guy in Amarillo was selling a silver one with roof rack for like 500 or 600 which is not bad at all. I think it was silver too. i was lights from him, and he was really kool.
    I am not old and I have saggy ball, but I am married.
     
  11. Mar 17, 2010 at 8:44 AM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco [OP] If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    Ya I saw that one...Looked nice. BUt Amarillo is wayyy to far.
     
  12. Mar 17, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    dgr540 I've got the FUNK

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    I read at one point he had a buddy that would take it to dallas or something. That would have been way worth it. I priced one and the cheapest new was like $1200, and that was basic.
     
  13. Mar 17, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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  14. Mar 17, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    Kawasaki

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    I have a camper and I love it. I can stick all my gear in the back and lock it down. Couple things, I ride motorcycles and it sucks that I lost my bed especially when it's must me going riding. Whereas before I could just throw it in the bed, now I gotta break out a trailer. Secondly, and I posted about this in another thread earlier today, but you'll probably need to reinforce your springs. I used Hellwig helper springs and they worked great.

    Not suggesting you do or do not buy a camper. But if you do, your load is going to increase and gas mileage will decrease. Oh and by the way, it's a lot more to wash and wax.
     
  15. Mar 17, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco [OP] If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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  16. Mar 17, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    I drove 8 hrs 1 way to get mine and i'm very happy with it. If the prices right.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Mar 17, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    Tacoma831

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    I have a shell and its perfect for winter and going camping. I go topless in the summer though!
     
  18. Mar 17, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    I like the security my camper offers when I'm hauling stuff. The only things i couldn't fit were like mattresses, but i just tied them to the roof. The things i don't like about the camper is the lack of visibility, especially at night. Also when those back windows get all dusty and dirty driving at night is a bitch cause you can't see shit backing up
     
  19. Mar 17, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    Trigger

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    Would look great with a topper. It's not like you couldnt take it off whenever.
     
  20. Mar 17, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    ASH

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    I voted yes. Here's mine:

    [​IMG]
     
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