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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tntacoma, May 2, 2010.

  1. May 2, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    I have an 2007 DC and A guy here in town has a hard bed cover the same color as my truck. He has it for sale for 700.00 it appears to be in great condition. Is this a good deal? what are some of your opinions on these? I think they look good and would be pratical, but I also have concerns about hauling things, which is not very often. so any input would be welcomed. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. May 2, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    What kind is it?
     
  3. May 2, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    that I am not sure about, I didnt see any manufacture labels on it? Are they alot of different manufactures? I am new to any kind of caps on trucks, never really liked the "camper" style so I have never really payed much attention to any type of covers. this one is the flat cover style.
     
  4. May 2, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    the fiberglass style?
     
  5. May 2, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    Can't you just ask him what kind it is? Then research how much new ones cost online?
     
  6. May 2, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    Yes, my bad. it is the fiberglass hard painted type.
     
  7. May 2, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    $700 sounds like a decent price for one, its not a screamin deal though. But then again it depends on the brand. Is it fiberglass that has been painted? Or is it just black plastic?
     
  8. May 2, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    I just called the guy back and asked him the manuf. name. He didn't know. He told me he purchased it at the local Truck-n-Trailer dealer, I will run by there tomorrow and see what they have.
     
  9. May 2, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    Those are called 'Toneau (spelling?) covers'. $700 sounds like too much for a used one. We just had a hard time selling one off our new work truck for $300 in great condition. I don't know what they go for new but I'd offer the seller less most likely.

    Find out what year, make, model it is and look it up online to find out how much a new one is, then go from there.
     
  10. May 3, 2010 at 12:58 AM
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    Ok, I got alot of good answers, but I need some opinions on these covers. Pros and cons.
     
  11. May 3, 2010 at 4:15 AM
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    I have a Leer 550 that was $750 painted and installed. $500 in good condition would be a decent price IMO. No issues with mine after a year.
     
  12. May 3, 2010 at 4:36 AM
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    If you're not hauling things too often, maybe. IMHO unless you store things back there, it's for asthetics and it weighs down the truck some, thus reducing your gas mileage. Don't worry about having an open bed either with your gas mileage, the flow of air creates a "horizontal cyclone" (not too sure what you would call it). Basically the air bounces off that then over your tailgate so you need not be concerned with aerodynamics.

    IMHO I would say skip it unless you're using it all the time. I wanted one too at one point in time but then I realized my bed is mostly empty. Then if I have to haul something it's usually rather large and you don't have much options with a cover that only goes up so high. Why not look into a Supertop by Bestop. They look pretty damn sexy
     
  13. May 3, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    ok, I called the place the guy got this bed cover from. Its made by A.R.E. they sale it paint matched installed for $1009.00+tax. so for $700.00 and a year old, not so good of a deal. I have never really looked at these before. I never really was interested. thanks for all the answered questions. I don't think I will be buying this.
     
  14. May 3, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    Not too bad of a deal though. For $700 and great brand in ARE, if it is in fantastic shape, that would not be to bad of a deal considering it is over 1K for a brand new one. Maybe you could offer 600?
     
  15. May 3, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    IMHO, Tonneaus are absolutely awesome. They protect and hide what you're hauling, and if you need to drag something thats too tall you just slide it off. I wouldn't own a truck without one.
     
  16. May 3, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    I have one on my 07, paid $800.00 new. Only thing I don't like is that it still leaks water in the bed. I keep my golf clubs back there, and I hate it when they come out moldy. Other than that, I like the lines. Make sure it locks, and is east to install/de-install should you need to remove it.

    james
     
  17. May 3, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    I paid about $800 local for an Undercover... which I'd get over the LEER any day... and that was new. I can walk around and stand on my cover... that fiberglass would crack if not more. Plus mine comes off in about 30 seconds, goes back on in about the same. The LEER would take you about 30 minutes at best to get on and off.... So essentially, I get to lock stuff up while out and not worry about it, it keeps my tailgate locked in so it cant' get stolen, and it's off in a heartbeat if I need a "truck."

    Note, of course they can get in there but... not without more work than your average thief wants to put into it.

    So, just my $0.02 take it for what it's worth.
     
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