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RSI Smart Cap

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by microsnook, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. Feb 22, 2021 at 2:37 PM
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    ghostface11

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    I pre-sealed my front corners with butyl tape and it worked like a charm on one corner, but I'm going to have to re-do the other. I also have ESI tailgate seal and rokblock to install on the tailgate side when it's a little warmer. One other intrusion point I noticed is there is a large gap between the underside of the body and the top of the bed on the driver side rear of the bed. Water that your tire kicks up (and gravel and mud) splashes into the bed from there. I'm going to be sealing that with waterproof expanding landscape foam.
     
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  2. Feb 22, 2021 at 3:00 PM
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  3. Feb 22, 2021 at 3:39 PM
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    Seems to me the bed is poorly designed... shouldn’t be so hard to keep water out! Fail.
     
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  4. Feb 22, 2021 at 3:45 PM
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    All truck beds, for YEARS have had the same issues. Where the canopy meets the rear of the cab/front of the box, they had leaking issues.
    It's not just Toyota.
     
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  5. Feb 22, 2021 at 3:56 PM
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    All truck beds leak water /dust with a canopy on them, it’s a matter of what’s acceptable. Just my opinion, Ford,GM,Toyota, they all leaked somewhat.
     
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  6. Feb 22, 2021 at 4:13 PM
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    Maybe RSI should make matching beds
     
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  7. Feb 22, 2021 at 4:27 PM
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    They do! Its called the tray and canopy. Most of the campers, that are more campers than shell just slide in and are their own seal. Alu-cab Khaya and Four-wheel campers etc. They usually replace the tailgaters well with a large swingout door or doors.

    Personally I'm leaning towards the camp of let the water in but give it an easy escape route. I don't sleep in mine but the 3 dogs do. If its wet out they are usually wet and muddy anyway. For me its mostly keeping mold and condensation which all windows do an excellent job of.
     
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  8. Feb 23, 2021 at 3:23 PM
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    I have seen LEER and A.R.E. toppers leak, it has nothing to do with the toppers but the design of the bed itself.
     
  9. Feb 23, 2021 at 3:26 PM
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    Great info. I actually just got through searching youtube and came up with the ESI seal and butyl tape, then I came back to the forum to see that you all had suggested it.
     
  10. Feb 23, 2021 at 4:02 PM
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    The Double Bulb type is good.
    I don't know about the ESI type, as some seals, are actually too thick to compress.
    I've tried numerous different seal tapes over the years.

    I scratched my head, the way canopies are attached.
    The sides get clamped/screwed, why not the front as well?
    Don't mind me, I'm thinking out loud is all.
     
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  11. Feb 23, 2021 at 4:19 PM
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    Since the cap is modular, it would be cool if they introduced a tailgate replacement ambulance door panel for the back.
     
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    They advertise a rear hatchback for some of the commercial models.
     
  13. Feb 23, 2021 at 5:12 PM
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    I haven’t seen anything that replaces a tailgate. They have the smart tray, entire bed replacement, but nothing for the EVO line of caps. That I’m aware of at least.
     
  14. Feb 23, 2021 at 7:24 PM
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    https://youtu.be/dGmQBOHZQoY
     
  15. Feb 23, 2021 at 7:33 PM
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    :eek:

    That’s pretty sweet, I’d seriously consider adding a door that if they offered it as an add on to just swap out the rear modular panel for something like that. One one hand, I’d like ambulance doors for clearance on the back, on the other hand that full lift hatch also serves as a canopy.
     
  16. Feb 25, 2021 at 1:19 PM
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    Got my cap installed today. I have the same 2 wire harness problem as others reported. Did anyone successfully get a 3 wire harness from RSI?

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  17. Feb 25, 2021 at 1:28 PM
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    I haven’t done anything, been pretty tied up with work. I just removed the harness for the time being so I don’t have the brake light in the cap, but my tail lights function normally.
     
  18. Feb 25, 2021 at 3:32 PM
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    its finally on!

    only issue I had was trying to fill the gap on the top of the bed rail, and my 3rd brake light doesn't work. need to get a tester and find out what's wrong.

    other than that love the look.

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  19. Feb 25, 2021 at 4:05 PM
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    You are also missing a tail light, driver side, lower. Check that Y harness they sent. Remove it and at least get your tail light back.
     
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  20. Feb 25, 2021 at 6:40 PM
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    yup, a buddy just noticed that as we were driving home. is that a known issue from RSI then?
     

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