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Question for Camper Shell owners.

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by jpowers, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Jun 20, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    jpowers

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    I've spent the last 2 hours searching so if this has already been answered I apologize in adv.

    I'm trying to make up my mind between a Camper Shell (Leer 100 XR) and the Leer 700 tonneau cover.

    What my question is, I'm coming from a 4Runner and when cross winds picked up driving down the road I got pushed around really bad. So my question is if I put a Camper Shell on it, how bad are they in cross winds?
     
  2. Jun 20, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    whizkidder

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    I've got an ARE cap, and haven't noticed much of an increase in crosswinds over the DC before I put on the cap.
     
  3. Jun 20, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    luk8272

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    I also have an ARE and haven't noticed much of a difference.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    I have a Leer 100RCC , haven't noticed any difference
     
  5. Jun 20, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    Thanks for the reply's.

    Thought of another question, with the glass locked and closed can the tailgate still be opened, or would I need to have one of the pop-lock things installed?
     
  6. Jun 20, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    With my ARE topper the tailgate cannot be opened. Better yet should not be opened, if you do it will break a plastic lip that covers the tailgate. Not impossible to do for a crook but not an easy mistake to make in daily activities.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    no real difference. I came from a 4runner as well. if anything, the truck is more planted.
     
  8. Jun 20, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    I have a Leer 100XL and I notice the wind only slightly more. It's a negligible factor in deciding between a shell and a tonneau cover.

    As for the tailgate. Yes it can be opened with sufficient force. But think of it this way:
    "A lock will only stop an honest thief.|
     
  9. Jun 20, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    Yeah I noticed my shell caught more wind, but with a DC it's got a big profile anyway. As for getting into one, it's not hard to break into one and if a thief really wants in, he'll figure out a way almost no matter what you do.
     
  10. Jun 21, 2011 at 2:22 AM
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    Before I had an 86 4Runner, and in a stiff crosswind, I got blown all over the place. Now I have a Leer 100XR on the Taco, and in even the heaviest winds, she's rock solid. Honestly getting blown all around by wind has a lot more to do with suspension & body roll than anything. Drop the Leer on that truck .. you'll love it. If you ever think you might add a rack in the future, get the Thule rack rails installed too. That way it's covered by the factory lifetime warranty against leaks & then you can add the actual rack at your convenience.
     
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