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Cap Opinions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pugga, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Oct 4, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga [OP] Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    I've got a double cab with the 5' bed and have recently been toying with the idea of getting a cap. I've got a few questions for those of you who already made the decision:
    1) I have a sport bike, have any of you hauled a motorcycle with the cap on? Does it have enough clearance? I know the cab-high ones aren't high enough but wasn't sure about the models that stick up above the cab, how much more clearance do you really gain?
    2) Are they water tight? I currently have a roll-up tonneau and it does ok keeping things dry in the rain, but I wouldn't put a sleeping bag back there unless it was in a garbage bag.
    3) I got a quote from a local place. It seems like the basic cab-high ones start around $1,000 and go up from there depending on the model and options you chose. (This includes painting to match). Does this sound like a reasonable price range, I've never priced one out before. I've found used ones in the 7-800 range but I'd end up spending a couple hundred at least for paint so I figure I might as well just go new.

    Any other input, advice, opinions would be appreciated if you've noticed something with your cap vs a soft tonneau. A hard tonneau isn't an option for me as they limit the usage of the bed too much. Thanks
     
  2. Oct 4, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    luk8272

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    I love mine. Around here $1000 is the price not painted or installed. I wouldn't call it water tight but the little bit that leaks in is negligible. I doubt it would wet your sleeping bag through and through. I would get the one with that fold down window (near the cab) to make it easier to clean.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    I had a cap on previous truck, ( cab high), everytime I needed to haul something it would never fit. I would just get a nice roll up bed cover so you can actually use the truck.

    They're nice if you camp a lot, but a pain if you haul a lot.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    I've got a SnugTop SuperSport. It doesn't have enough height for a bike to stand up but it's water tight and fits my needs. If you do decide to get one get the fold down front window...makes cleaning the windows easy and theirs nothing between the cab and shell to ruin your paint.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    Pugga

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    Great info with the fold down window. I wouldn't even consider the boot, seems like its begging for paint damage.

    I currently have a vinyl roll-up and have always had them on my pick-ups. The problem is the short bed doesn't leave much room for storage under the cover. My main concern with the cap is hauling the motorcycle. Thankfully I only haul it twice a year, once to put it away for the winter and again when it comes out in the spring. Otherwise, I do camp a lot and having to bring all the gear along with the dog, I usually end up rolling up the tonneau cover and using a tarp for more capacity. The problem is, zero security with the current set-up.

    Good info! The quote I got was for the 100R which is cab-high. It's nice to know I'm not getting screwed on price though. Which model do you have?
     
  6. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    I have the ARE V series I think. I bought it used from a member on here, its an 06 model, cab high.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    PS... My sons Honda CRF 100 didnt fit. The truck was a dakota.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    for water tight nice a pickup bed will always let water in. There is front drain holes that will let water in when driving and the tail gate does not seal so that can also let water in.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    Pugga

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    I know, I'm speaking in reletive terms. I've got the tailgate seals so it latches up fairly well and 2 out of 3 of the front drain holes are plugged with D-rings (I drilled them out a little larger and put d-rings for a motorcycle tie down point). The only place the soft tonneau lets water in is at the front because the front of the bed is lower than the rails and the front rail is essentially floating. I've got a piece of foam stuffed in there for now and it helps. Otherwise the back is pretty tight with the tail gate seal and the tonneau dust seal.
     
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