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RSI Smart Cap

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

  1. May 13, 2021 at 4:53 PM
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    bergj

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    Duh! Should have looked there, Guess I'll have to drill out the feet to accept an m8 since the m6 isn't as wide.
     
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  2. May 13, 2021 at 5:08 PM
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    Also forgot to Thank you for the help, and for anyone who cares the uptop ex Bravo feet holes are big enough for m8 hardware so no drilling required.
     
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  3. May 13, 2021 at 5:34 PM
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    In the bed of my truck I keep finding some 1.3" square pieces of rubber, about 1/16" thick and with adhesive on one side. Usually near the tailgate. I had the truck for over a month before the cap was installed, so these must be coming from inside the cap. I've found 3 of these so far. I used a flashlight and could not see any others, nor where they may have come from. Anyone have a clue what these are, and what they're for?
     
  4. May 13, 2021 at 5:41 PM
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    Do you have a picture of the square rubber piece?

    Sounds like the ones that are 4 per side and go under the cap but on top of the bed rail. They should be there to prevent the long rubber seal from getting crushed.
     
  5. May 13, 2021 at 5:41 PM
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    Glad you didnt have to drill. For anyone wondering, i had to drill my prinsu feet to fit the m8.
     
  6. May 14, 2021 at 5:11 AM
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    No photo, but you're right, that's where they came from. Apparently RSi decided they needed to be thicker, so these thin pieces were/are stuck to the bottom of the thicker ones, and some of my thin ones came out somehow. All at the rear of the cap/bed. Time to visit the dealer who installed the cap....
     
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  7. May 17, 2021 at 5:23 AM
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    Has anyone worked out a swap of one adventure side panel and one sport side panel?

    I have an adventure topper and after using it for a couple months and especially with the dog in her crate back there I’d really like to have one side that opens.
     
  8. May 17, 2021 at 7:10 AM
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    Yep, this is is my biggest fear. We picked up our GSD Pup 3 weeks ago now and we definitely want to do everything we can to keep both of em safe. I flip flop back and forth between kennels in the bed and harnesses in the back seat, just because I know that the cab is designed around keeping people - even infants - safe. My gut instinct is that a harness in the back seat is safer than even the best kennel in the bed, but also a lot messier, prone to coating the cab in fur, and smellier. The sacrifices we make. :rofl:
     
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  9. May 17, 2021 at 6:53 PM
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    What are people using to take the smartcap stickers off of the canopy?

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    got my cap now for 2 weeks, a few rain storms and I am getting some water front of the bedDSC00475.jpg IMG_4473.HEIC.jpg IMG_4474.HEIC.jpg
     
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  11. May 17, 2021 at 7:10 PM
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    Why didn't you seal it?
     
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    I used my finger nail. The sticker came off super easy and then I just used some goo gone for any residue.
     
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    Is the cap itself leaking? The pictures you posted appear to show light or a least an open area between the cap itself and your bed rails.
     
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    Didn’t fully understand what needed to be done until getting the cap on.


    No the cap itself isn’t leaking. There are gaps in the front where the foam is at that I didn’t know existed. Apparently there are plugs you can get from Toyota but exploring other options.
     
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  15. May 18, 2021 at 6:02 AM
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    You could put some butyl tape in there. But it also appears that you have some leaking from under the rail at the front of the bed.
     
  16. May 18, 2021 at 6:24 AM
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    butyl tape works wonders. need some gorilla tape to fix all
     
  17. May 18, 2021 at 6:32 AM
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    Yep, this is what I did as well. The stickers were extremely easy to remove as soon as I got it assembled. Goo gone on a shop towel to clean up any sticky left behind.
     
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  18. May 18, 2021 at 9:57 AM
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    Ideally, before putting on the cap, you'd want to seal as much as possible:
    1. Lift up the plastic bed caps and the bar at the front of the bed, clean it all up and put a bead of sealant caulk down to prevent water from creeping under them into the bed.
    2. I filled the gaps at the front corners of the bed with more sealant (a lot of sealant so I couldn't see light anymore. That opening is irregular and not easy to seal.)
    3. I even put butyl tape over the rectangular holes along the metal edge that is exposed when you remove the bed caps. (the holes on the vertical sides of the bed, not the ones the bed caps snap into.)
    4. Put the bed caps and the front bar back on and make sure there is no visible light at those front corners.
    5. Put the Smartcap on.
    6. Enjoy.

    Tacoma beds have a lot of entry points for water under all the plastic cladding. I haven't had any leaks since doing all this. My Smartcap is pretty water-tight though I haven't driven in a rainstorm yet. Here it's been just the typical PNW drizzle.

    I wonder if some of the leaks folks are reporting from the Smartcap itself may be because the panels were not as tightly fitted and sealed as others. I made sure my panels had less than a 1/16th gap before bolting it all together. Those metal tabs and slots are hard to get positioned tightly without using a rubber mallet and a 2X4 to smack them into a tight fit before bolting it all up.
     
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    Hard to swallow the price tag on these. Look good tho
     
  20. May 18, 2021 at 12:11 PM
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    I would really like to switch out my Leer 100XR for one of these........Being in Northern Canada concerns me that this product isn't built for these conditions, cold , wet , road salt. Having a Leer I'm fully versed in leaks :)
     
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