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Leer 100XQ owners, feedback?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rob_s, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Nov 30, 2010 at 3:08 AM
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    rob_s

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    I'm considering one, but would like to hear some comments from actual owners. I have found some threads here with the search that seem to indicate that there are leak issues at the front corners, and a few people I know personally that have owned both Leer and A.R.E. shells have all preferred the A.R.E. so I have some reservations.

    If you have a Leer 100XQ and can share some of your thoughts on your purchase I'd appreciate hearing them. Especially if you have owned other toppers from other makers and can compare them.
     
  2. Nov 30, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    I have a leer 100r. I know it's not the same model, but I can tell you the front corners don't leak. The leer dealer used some extra mastic material at the front of the bed where the rail caps meet with the rest of the bed.

    The only leak I have is at one of the side "windoors". There is a seam in the aluminum window frame that is siliconed on one side of the shell but not on the other. The side without the silicone leaks. I plan to add some silicone to the seam and don't expect further issues. The rest of the shell is darn close to perfect. I think I found one spot on the roof where there is dirt in the paint, but that's it.

    I have not owned an ARE, but did look at them side by side with the LEER. I actually thought the LEER looked more solid. I think they are close in quality. I went with the Leer because I did not like ARE's locking mechanism (base model shell).

    Good luck
     
  3. Dec 4, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    Rocketball

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    I have a Leer 100 XQ and love it.

    Had it now for 2 years and no issues with the quality of the product.

    The dealer I bought mine from told me about the leak problems before I bought it, but in their opinion it's got nothing to do with the cap itself.

    They told me the leaks come from the seam where the composite bed meets the sheetmetal at the front corners of the bed.

    Their "fix" for this was to put a small bead of clear silicone caulk in the seam before they installed the cap. Every once in a while I get a very small amount of water in the bed during a heavy rain storm, but IMO it's not a problem. I also have a bed mat, so the water stays under the mat, drains out of the drainage holes, and my stuff stays dry.

    If I had to make the purchase again I'd do it without hesitation.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    I have the Leer 100XQ on a 2011 DCSB for about 3 weeks now and so far no leaks (that's visible that is) or any sort of problems. It's gone through 4 to 5 days of rain but no sign of water entering the bed. The installer applied black silicone on the front corners before dropping the shell to the bed, but did it in a way that is barely visible when looking at the seam between the shell and the bed edge.
     
  5. Dec 4, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    A5_GUY

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    100XQ on my DCLB no leaks so far. Love the top.
     
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