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Let's see those Alu-cab setups

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by turbosmitty, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Jul 18, 2022 at 2:19 PM
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    TacoTRDTom

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    Without digging through your history here to know the answer (which I probably can deduce, but don't feel like I should have to), do you have a CANOPY or a CANOPY CAMPER. I would have to look at my CANOPY CAMPER to see, but I can imagine it would be difficult given the clearance between the roof of the truck and the overhang where the table is mounted. If you have a CANOPY, it seems much more reasonable to do it while it's on the truck (depending on the interior build out).
     
  2. Jul 18, 2022 at 4:24 PM
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    I would say it’s possible but definitely need someone skinny and with the proper low profile right angle tools. And patience. Lots of patience
     
  3. Jul 19, 2022 at 6:27 AM
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    I do remember our local dealer saying I had order it with the camper due to the way it is installed, but that has been awhile. We didn't go with it, and based on the rattling issues some have said they had, I am glad we didn't as I have enough general truck rattling noises already....lol.

    Another option (to avoid the labor of taking off the camper) might be the roof tray one. I think you can do it using the tallest load bar feet but you would probably have to be sure of that.

    https://www.alu-cab.com/wp-content/...Load-Bar-Table-Slide-Fitment-Instructions.pdf
     
  4. Jul 19, 2022 at 6:58 AM
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    Good info on the table install. I want to add it to my CC, but there is no way I am lifting the camper up and off of my truck now.

    I'll look into the roof top mounting variation.

    The truck has been out and about getting used every weekend for a while now.

    This thing is simply amazing. Still very content with my purchase.

    [​IMG]Horsetank Wash Canyon by Michael Rickerd, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Horsetank Wash Canyon by Michael Rickerd, on Flickr

    [​IMG]7-16 Weekend by Michael Rickerd, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Mogollon Rim - Again by Michael Rickerd, on Flickr
     
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  5. Jul 19, 2022 at 9:03 AM
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    Thanks for the reply’s! I think I’m going to attach the tray mount to the underside of the load bars. I think it should work with a little improvisement on attaching it.
     
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  6. Jul 19, 2022 at 5:09 PM
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    Very sweet looking rig!!
     
  7. Jul 21, 2022 at 4:54 AM
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    Alu-Cab canopy Camper, Dobinson's Suspension
    Charging the Jackery at work after an adventurous weekend.
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  8. Jul 21, 2022 at 10:39 AM
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    Because mountains and beautiful sunsets.
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  9. Jul 24, 2022 at 5:19 PM
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    Some Long Island goodness

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  10. Jul 31, 2022 at 5:20 PM
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    Don’t think it came out too bad for a few hundred bucks

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  11. Aug 1, 2022 at 4:44 AM
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    Great weekend in the Mountains

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    Nice! Looks great!
     
  13. Aug 1, 2022 at 8:07 AM
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    Weekend number 7 in a row out in the Tacoma. Simple night in the forest on our own.

    [​IMG]7-30-22 Weekend by Michael Rickerd, on Flickr

    My custom sewn set of pouches has been pretty handy thus far. I should have made the pouches 'looser' to hold more stuff, but this was my first time ever sewing something like this. It holds a good amount of stuff, and it's nice and out of the way!

    [​IMG]Ceiling Storage by Michael Rickerd, on Flickr

    To wrap up the suspension on the Tacoma, making all of this added weight 'disappear', the final component came off of my buddies Tacoma this past weekend.

    These fit in the Archive Garage Relocate Towers. They are 12" travel, 2.5" body, 7/8" shaft monsters with 2.5" resi's with clickers.

    Beefy, but they won't (shouldn't) ever get used to their maximum capacity.

    That's a 37" tire they're leaning against btw.

    [​IMG]Rear Radflos - 12” Travel, 2.5” body, 7/8” shaft, res with clickers by Michael Rickerd, on Flickr
     
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  14. Aug 4, 2022 at 7:32 AM
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    So I want to go with the canopy on my 3rd gen. No need for the whole camper setup.

    I'd like the matching Shadow Awning as well, but someone mentioned roof rails. I don't mind adding more rails to the canopy. Does anyone have pics of a shadow awning on just the standard canopy? Or what awnings are others running on just the canopy shell?
     
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    I think the roof rails themselves are integrated into the canopies, then you just need load bars and bracket kit to make the shadow awning work.

    https://www.alu-cab.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Load-Bar-Awning-Mount-Bracket-1.pdf
     
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    NP- I have spent a lot of time in those different fitment manuals looking at ways to do what I need to do to my camper. I probably know more than I should.ha ha
     
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    What's everyone getting with their canopy camper for mgp? I'm running nitro 5:29s and 285s and seems like I'm way off. Haven't got the tune yet. I know right after I got the gears I was getting around 20 mpg hwy. 2019 trd off road long bed.

    After the camper I'm seeing 11 in town, and 14 hwy average. At 65mph
     
  19. Aug 5, 2022 at 7:59 PM
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    Built my own out of 8020 I found on Craigslist. Left over from my home build wedge. Super easy and simple

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  20. Aug 7, 2022 at 5:52 PM
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    I’m getting 17 highway. Don’t really do any in town driving. Stock gears
     
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