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RSi SmartCap (Photo Heavy)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Aaronparker001, Sep 3, 2020.

  1. Jul 9, 2021 at 3:41 AM
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    Sickoreo

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    If you reference RSIs assembly video I think they suggest a solution to help address the car wash issue. But I don't recall what it was.
     
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  2. Jul 9, 2021 at 6:05 AM
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    They suggest lining part of the vent with butyl tape iirc. I think the corners,
     
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  3. Jul 9, 2021 at 7:03 AM
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    Thanks guys, I found it! I'm wondering if I could 3d print a catch and run a line down for drainage. Kind of like the bakflip if you've seen those.
    https://youtu.be/KijSedxopsQ
     
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  4. Jul 9, 2021 at 7:07 AM
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    I'd be interested to see that solution if you do decide to make one, please post it up.
     
  5. Jul 9, 2021 at 7:41 AM
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    that sucks but lol
     
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  6. Jul 9, 2021 at 8:42 AM
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    Just got an email with my tracking information. It looks like my EVOa should be arriving on Monday. Hopefully I can get it together by next weekend.
     
  7. Jul 9, 2021 at 10:32 AM
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    I tried this and I still get a bit of water intrusion. Not a ton, but I do need to open up the cap and wipe it out after a wash. I don't mind the trade off for less dust.
     
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  8. Jul 9, 2021 at 10:40 AM
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    Building it is easy but flipping it over and get it on your truck make sure you have help.
     
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  9. Jul 9, 2021 at 11:26 AM
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    Update: It seems a container has landed! - I received mine yesterday. It is not working. It is just sitting there in the box... :D

    Hopefully I'll get the assembly started this weekend.

    I'll be happy to post my process of prep, sealing and install. Any big tips from those of you who have come before??

    - I recall someone saying it was best to leave the rear panel (the one with the access door) off until the cap is on the truck, for example...

    Did anyone use silicone on the joints?

    Thanks!
     
  10. Jul 9, 2021 at 12:57 PM
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    Didn't you just start a thread asking the same question?
    Follow the instructions and the videos to the letter and make sure you have help.
     
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  11. Jul 14, 2021 at 9:31 AM
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    Yeah, car washes will cause it to leak through the vent.

    I just went through several rain storms with mine and no issues from those.
     
  12. Jul 17, 2021 at 10:37 AM
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    So I got my smartcap earlier in the week. But didn't have the time to assemble until today. A few weeks back I went ahead and seal off holes around the truck with butyl tape to prep for the cap arriving. I also bought some silicone to put under the bed rails and at the front of the bed under the support rail.
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    I cleaned the body and bed rails with rubbing alcohol before putting down the silicone. This stuff started to dry quick so work quickly. Once I placed the bead I put the rail back on the body.
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    Once they were back on the truck I started shoving butly tape in the corners of the bed where I could see light.
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    I started to put the cap together this morning. Fairly straight forward, I didn't take any assembly photos as the RSI video pretty much covers it. I'll add that the instructions need to be updated. They call for a 10 & 13mm socket/wrench but I never used a 13mm but did need a 17mm for the bolts holding the cap in place.

    I would also suggest having a rubber mallet near by to love tap the side panels into place. I am also not a fan of the solution to attached the front and rear panel to the roof/sides. You will most definitely need a wrench to pull the caps out as almost none of the were finder tight. I would prefer if they didn't come pre-installed and just came in a bag. It would easily save 20min during assembly

    Once i got the cap installed I put a bead on silicone on the outside seams.
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    Overall a fairly straight forward process. Should have at least two people. To assemble and install. The locks seem fairly cheap so I keep a lookout for RSIs solution in the future.

    I can't seem to find a official solution anywhere, but the instructions for the third brake light want you to put the wiring harness through the bed light hole. But I am unable to do that because I have the bed lights installed. Does anyone have an idea, something that would ideally keep a nice appearance?
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    And lastly my handle and third brake light came a little scuffed up. Going to find out if I can get replacements. It doesn't exactly bother me but on a nearly $3500 product I would expect better.
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    I will also be buying some edge trim for the lip on the rear panel. I can see how that will get annoying or hurt.

    Thanks to @OffroadAlliance.com for the great customer service during these shipping issues.

    I am supposed to be getting rain most of tomorrow so I should be able to update on how watertight it is.

    EDIT: Had some heavy rain last night, woke up this morning and the bed was mostly dry except for a couple drips in the corners near the front of the bed. I drove to work and checked again and now there is a good bit of water. I am having trouble finding the source. I know that its coming from the corners but I can't seem to figure out exactly where.

    Did anyone else encounter a similar issue?
     
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  13. Jul 17, 2021 at 1:03 PM
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    See my post here for a solution to not having to drill a hole:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/rsi-smart-cap.679267/page-47#post-25419804

    Also, get yourself some Gecko LEDs:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/rsi-smart-cap.679267/page-52#post-25510497
     
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  14. Jul 17, 2021 at 1:20 PM
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    My cap is arriving soon and this has been very helpful. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  15. Jul 17, 2021 at 3:08 PM
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  16. Jul 20, 2021 at 12:26 PM
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    It’s finally here!!! Big thanks to @OffroadAlliance.com for the great customer service during the entire process.

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    Thats awesome! When did you order? I'm hoping i get my notification soon that its on its way.
     
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    Same here - I ordered mine in April from Main Line Overland - they've received a small batch and told me that mine is included - eagerly awaiting the ship notification...:playball:
     
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    I put in my order early April.
     
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    Been on for a bit, haven't gotten a great picture but here it is. Overpriced Toyota tonneau seals are not working great, and it doesn't like auto washes, but overall it's great and I'm happy!
     
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