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Cap, Tonneau, or Naked

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by spaghettiedy, Jul 20, 2009.

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Cap, Tonneau, or Naked

  1. Cap (Hard)

    22.9%
  2. Cap (Soft)

    5.1%
  3. Tonneau (Hard)

    21.1%
  4. Tonneau (Soft)

    22.4%
  5. Naked

    31.3%
  6. Other: Please write in

    2.2%
  1. spaghettiedy

    spaghettiedy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to determine what I want to do with the bed of my truck. I had a roll-up style tonneau on my previous truck. Liked some features and disliked others. There's advantages of caps, tonneaus, and just plain "naked" or an open bed.

    So, let's hear what everyone has to think:
     
  2. PatHLC128

    PatHLC128 College.

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    i have a toolbox for weatherproof/securing things but otherwise i like it open so i can just throw things into the bed...it seems to be the best combo
     
  3. Rtrn2taco

    Rtrn2taco Go Vick ??? Go Birds !!!

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    Had a truck cap on my 99 reg. cab, and benefited with additional lockable cargo room.

    Now I have an roll up cover and find it practical to keep most items out of the weather and being able to quickly haul larger items if needed.
     
  4. jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Wondering what I'm going to do with mine too. I'm thinking I'll just leave it open for awhile. I know I don't want a cap, and if I do go with a tonneau it would have to be either roll up or one of those back flip kind because I want to be able to have easy access to the entire bed if I need the space.
     
  5. JACKEL142

    JACKEL142 Well-Known Member

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  6. CAMZTRD

    CAMZTRD Well-Known Member

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    undercover....i love mine...and very easy to remove.
     
  7. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight East Bound and Down

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    I frequently install and remove my Bestop Supertop
     
  8. ozmon420

    ozmon420 Well-Known Member

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  9. spaghettiedy

    spaghettiedy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Do you roll w/ a had cap as well, or just the Bestop?
     
  10. moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    all naked here!
     
  11. Odin

    Odin Carolina Alliance: USMC Detachment

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    K&N Air filter...yeah I know not much.
    I prefer naked since things i normally carry are too tall for either a cap or tonneau cover. Motorcycles mostly...
     
  12. ozmon420

    ozmon420 Well-Known Member

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    what kind of bike do u have
     
  13. Capita

    Capita Well-Known Member

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    Tri folding soft Tonneau. No regrets here
     
  14. hoosiertaco

    hoosiertaco clowns to the left-jokers to the right

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    Just ordered my cap with the vented side Windoors. Allows access to the front of the bed through the side windows and will vent the bed going down the road. I will start my critic on Thursday.:D
     
  15. bb609

    bb609 O.F.

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    I've always had cab high caps on my trucks and rigged a pulley system in my garage to remove and store it in the ceiling. This time I went with a Leer 550 hardcover. So far, I like it a lot. Everything inside stays completely dry. The cover secures the tailgate and of course locks so everything stays secure.
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    Take note the rag up top. It hits the door so it's not fully open.
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    Edit - You do lose the use of the track system with this cover.
     
  16. stevigee

    stevigee It's a MOD, MOD World

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    TRADED FOR 2010 FJ CRUISER TRAIL TEAM Kenwood KDC x792 deck and SW1 pwr sub,cruise,intermittent wipers,hidden hitch, tint, debadge,Nitto Grapplers 265/75-16,Black Powder Coated Toyota Steelies, black steel Toyota wheel center caps, Vent Visors, front guard, leather seat covers, black front badge, shortie antenna, tow hook, seat maglite mod, shock & leaf spring TSB, Extang Trifecta tonneau cover, custom black Fabwright rock sliders 1 3/4" DOM tubing w/ kickout, skid plate, Pop-A-Lock, Bilsten 5100 shocks, BLHM, Azela black tail lights, LEER topper w/rack, tent
    I have a Trifecta soft tonneau with a pop n lock and I like it a lot. I just got back from vacation and it came in handy for leaving my not to valuble items in the back over night. My thought is out of site out of mind. I wouldnt leave items in that I couldnt afford to lose. Plus I can easily take the cover off and load big loads.
     
  17. DdayIsNear

    DdayIsNear Well-Known Member

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    what do you use to get the bike in the back....is it a single person ramp or 2 or more?thanks.. i prefer naked as well...
     
  18. EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia Well-Known Member

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    IMHO it all depends on what you plan on carrying and how protected you want it to be. Without some description of the planned usage I don't see how one can make an argument one way or the other ...
     
  19. rme

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  20. dhurley

    dhurley Well-Known Member

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    This is my 5th truck & I've always had a topper. Never had anything tall to haul that I couldn't lay down.
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