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Ditching the camper shell need tonneau recommendations

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by trdracing5, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Nov 29, 2011 at 4:27 AM

    trdracing5 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2007
    Elizabeth City, NC
    1995 Tacoma 4X4
    ARE Impulse Shell, BFG AT KO's
    I have decided that I am going to ditch the camper shell on my Tacoma (my son said it looked “grandpa-ish”-I kind of liked the look).
    I used to carry a bunch of tools that were used mostly for construction.

    Since the major construction project I was working on is over, I don’t need to carry as many tools in my truck.

    I am looking for recommendations on either a folding or retractable tonneau.
    I would love something that is close to being water-tight (and affordable).

    I prefer the roll-up aluminum type versus the fold-up type but would consider either.
    I am not really looking for the fabric type of tonneau.

    Let me know if anyone has any recommendations on what I should get to replace the camper shell.
  2. Nov 29, 2011 at 5:58 AM

    magog45 Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2009
    Canada, just south of Santa
    98 tacoma 4x4 extended cab
    5100's all around, 2.75 inch lift, polyurethane body mounts, gibson exhaust, variation of the deckplate mod, intake resonators removed 285-75-16 goodyear AT
    It depends a lot on how much you are in and out of the back of your truck, I had the roll up type on my taco when I bought it but the box for the cover took up a lot of space so I got rid of it and bought a camper shell(topper up here in the north). I take the topper off in the summer but on my old 71 chev I built a tonneau from plywood, and it served the purpose quite well and was pretty cheap too, it just folded onto itself when I needed to haul something that didn't fit under it.

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