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RSI Smart Cap

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

  1. Apr 15, 2021 at 3:17 PM
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    thebaker

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    Wish these worked on the EVOa....
     
  2. Apr 15, 2021 at 5:51 PM
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    Had my EVOa installed last week and love it! From what I'm reading here it was the best $300 spent to avoid the build and install hassles. I am having the wiring issues as well. I will just pop the wires out of the connector and swap them.
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  3. Apr 15, 2021 at 8:51 PM
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    I like the option of the security screen, but I don't want the commercial cap. Can you show more pictures on how that screen mounts.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2021 at 8:59 PM
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    I picked up my EVOa today and I’m excited. I like the look of that a lot.
     
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  5. Apr 15, 2021 at 10:29 PM
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    The build and install wasnt bad at all. The hardest part was getting some help lifting the canopy onto the truck.
     
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  6. Apr 16, 2021 at 10:23 PM
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    I am still on the fence about getting the Smartcap. I would like to get the EVO Sport but I am also open to the EVOa adventure. Can anyone who has had one for a while tell me how it is holding up? I live where it rains a lot, does it leak a lot? I’m just hesitant to spend that much money because I don’t want to be disappointed.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2021 at 8:17 AM
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    If you read through the thread you'll find there's a pretty good mix of complaints and complete satisfaction. I lean closer to completely satisfied, but also definitely recognize areas of improvement. Some area things I wish I knew before I put the cap on the bed, such as waterproofing the gaps in the bed rather than lazily leaving them be, others are things I recognize could be improved upon. It's by no means perfect, but for my purposes, which largely consist of additional lockable storage and a place for the pooch to ride on short commutes, it's been great.

    Water intrusion is a mixed bag it seems. The positive pressure vent on the roof does not leak in my experience unless you have extremely turbulent, directed water. Put it this way: We've had a few thunderstorms and I've gone through a few touchless car washes since it's been installed. It only leaks during the car washes.

    Others have had issues with the windows leaking. This has not been my experience. I am getting very little water intrusion, and it's coming from the bed, not the cap. Bed rails, and the gap between the bed side and front near the cab are the only sources of ingress for me.

    The biggest concern I have are with the window latches, which others have reported rusting freezing. I know RSI is working on this, but I believe @OffroadAlliance.com has indicated that we don't know if this solution will be a warrantied replacement, or if it will be an additional cost to replace with improved hardware.
     
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  8. Apr 17, 2021 at 8:35 AM
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    We have confirmed that RSI is working on new latches/locks and that they should be available end of this year or early next. How they will handle those (ie free replacement, out of pocket cost, etc) is unknown at this point. Haven't heard really that many people say rusting, more freezing during winter months due to water intrusion.
     
  9. Apr 17, 2021 at 8:47 AM
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    Ah, right you are. People have reported freezing, people (myself included) are concerned about rusting.
     
  10. Apr 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM
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    I did read through everything, I was just looking for more info and wanting to find out how it holds up long term. I appreciate your response. It seems that any canopy is not going to be perfect, I just have to decide which is worth spending money on.
     
  11. Apr 17, 2021 at 9:02 AM
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    I did see this about the locks, which solves one issue. Will the replacements also open and close from the inside?
     
  12. Apr 17, 2021 at 9:03 AM
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    From what we understand, yes.
     
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  13. Apr 17, 2021 at 2:32 PM
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    Anybody have an iKamper 2.0/2x on a DCSB? Any foreseeable issues with the RSI load bars?
     
  14. Apr 17, 2021 at 4:42 PM
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    Mine were definitely starting to rust in the locks after the first snowstorm of road salt. So quickly did they start to corrode in fact, that I thought I was going to break off a key trying to unlock them. I only had the cap through 1 snowstorm but the locks are definitely garbage. I’ve kept them oiled since which seemed to be a temporary fix through what was left of winter.
     
  15. Apr 18, 2021 at 11:21 AM
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    wanted to provide another update to the thread about how my cap is performing.

    It is now leaking through the third brake light and also another spot on the roof. The window gaskets seem to be working. But man is it frustrating getting leak after leak after leak. I plan to use my pulley system today and seal the truck bed and rest of the cap up over the next few days.
    I hope I can actually seal things up. I just got back from a camping trip and of course it snowed and rained on our trip to the desert....so my pillow got soaked and so did some bags and other things. Extremely frustrating to me. We had to get a hotel to let things dry out and not freeze inside of our tent at night.
     
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    Any way you can mount maxtrax or anything to the inside roof of the cap?
     
  17. Apr 19, 2021 at 5:00 AM
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    How far apart are the mounting holes for the max track?

    Running two pieces of 1/2" a 1" rectangle aluminum down the caps of the mounting holes. It would bolt to the underside of the cap, then you had two additional holes for the mounting pegs.

    https://maxtraxus.com/product/maxtrax-mkii-mounting-pins/
     
  18. Apr 19, 2021 at 10:38 AM
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    You would have to fab something up but could do it easily.
     
  19. Apr 19, 2021 at 12:22 PM
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    Do you still have the FR load bar kit in stock? I'd like to order one.
     
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