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leaky camper shells?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by guy06, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Jan 20, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    looking into getting a new/used camper shell for 06 shortbed; I've read some posts of leaky LEER camper shells; any insight or fixies? Is Snugtop worth the extra $$?
     
  2. Jun 27, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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    I ended up purchasing a Leer camper shell shortly after the above post (back in 2009) and Have not had one single leak issue to date. I have driven through some ridiculous rain storms, some of which seemed to have lasted multiple eternities. Leer's design is solid and I would highly recommend, given their competitive price
     
  3. Jun 27, 2013 at 10:47 PM
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    I have a Leer, no problems to date.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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    ARE Z series. Snug fit, no leaks.
     
  5. Jun 28, 2013 at 6:28 PM
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    Gregman

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    I have had my Leer for a couple years and the only leak I experienced was at the holes where the Thule rack rails are mounted. The holes go all the way through and there are some threaded inserts that they put into the holes which sort of got rusty over time and started leaking. I pulled everything off, cleaned them up and used silicone and longer bolts with washers and nuts on the inside to seal everything up. Problem solved. Never any leaks around the side or front window. Sometimes water can get in around the back hatch where it meets the tailgate because there is a little gap, but it has to be a real downpour.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2013 at 6:30 PM
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    My Leer doesn't leak
     
  7. Jun 28, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    I heard him complaining about that again the other day.
     
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  8. Jun 28, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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    Tard 1 and Tard 2

    My Leer cap doesn't leak
     
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  9. Jun 28, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    I have a LEER R and have no problems with leaking, unless you spray it with a pressure washer, but its really not that much what gets through
     
  10. Jun 28, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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    :rolleyes:
     
  11. Mar 13, 2016 at 6:44 PM
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    Mine leaks so bad, I am not even sure why I keep it on.
     
  12. Mar 13, 2016 at 6:47 PM
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    The shells aren't what leak- it's installation and how you prep your bed rails.
     
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    Four things shouldn't leak. Your roof, your tent, your condom and your truck cap.
     
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  14. Mar 13, 2016 at 10:29 PM
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    Installation and prep. Plus, after it's been on the truck and moved around a bit, that tape they use to help seal it will leak a bit. So will the seals around the windows as the shell flexes over time.

    Make sure the j-hooks stay tight. Make sure the tape doesn't bunch. Look at the rear window from time to time and make sure it shuts tight. The tailgate is another place water can leak in-especially at the lower corners-if you want dry stuff, build a small platform or store your stuff in RubberMaid Action Packers as some water will eventually get in.
     
  15. Mar 14, 2016 at 7:07 AM
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    The last 3 ARE tops I have had leaked bad.
    Two went back several times and the last went back one time, when it returned they put it back on and washed the truck, they could see it dripping yet said it would be fine, it was just the way they washed it........
    Never again.
    Had good luck with Leer.
     
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