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Show me your shell!

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by Oscar 319, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Jul 16, 2015 at 9:57 AM
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    Try a wet dog... That dog could find a puddle in the middle of the desert.
     
  2. Jul 16, 2015 at 10:02 AM
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    ^ i just don't use it with the cap on. One of the work trucks I drive is a dumper and it doesn't even have one. You get used to it I guess. Camera for hitch and sides for everything else.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2015 at 10:03 AM
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    Not enough...
    I do, but I also have BedRug carpet liner and sometime I have to run errands after the beach, so by the time I get home it already stinks. I would place them in a plastic bin or something, but I can't use a brand new towel every single day, so I need this one to dry.... Maybe I should just find some way to hang the towel high and drive around with the back window open...
     
  4. Jul 16, 2015 at 10:06 AM
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    Tight bungees may work as a close line to throw the towel over. Hang some air fresheners on it as well?
     
  5. Jul 16, 2015 at 11:41 AM
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    THIS
     
  6. Jul 16, 2015 at 11:54 AM
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    scocar Treat the cause, not the symptom

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    Crazy talk.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2015 at 11:56 AM
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    Mine smells a little mildewish on hot days.

    I don't keep mildew towels inside of it regularly.

    Is there a product I can spray into the carpet that will neutralize the mildew itself? i.e. no Febreeze.
     
  8. Jul 16, 2015 at 11:57 AM
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    Not enough...
  9. Jul 16, 2015 at 11:58 AM
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    scocar Treat the cause, not the symptom

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    Detailers have soem secret shit. Check the Detailers Secret Shit thread.

    Also, maybe a bucket of vinegar over night. Sounds weird, but apparently vinegar is the shit.
     
  10. Jul 16, 2015 at 12:06 PM
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    Im gonna be installing a fan in the back of my XQ to get airflow.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2015 at 12:20 PM
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    I like the XQ but this concerns me. Would feintlrey want a front fold-down with slider, and a screen, and a small, quiet fan of some sort.

    WTF is a "feintlrey"?

    Definitely want...
     
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  12. Jul 16, 2015 at 2:51 PM
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    Do you have side windows?

    I open my side windows every time my wet and stinky dogs are in the back just to give them some air

    They usually stay open overnight unless it's supposed to rain to air things out

    Can you put a hook on the bed rail to hang the towel? If the towel is a heap on the floor or folded nothing you do will help
     
  13. Jul 17, 2015 at 10:20 AM
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    Trying to decide between a Leer XR or XQ and airflow is the only reason I'm leaning away from the XQ. Another product to check or try for your mildew smell is www.odorxit.com
     
  14. Jul 17, 2015 at 10:30 AM
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  15. Jul 17, 2015 at 11:03 AM
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    I've posted about this previously in this thread, but I used to have the XR and now have the XQ. I think the XQ looks better, but I miss the air flow of the XR. I have a sleeping platform in my truck, and do sleep in there throughout the summer. For my uses, I'd pick the XR over the XQ.
     
  16. Jul 17, 2015 at 11:17 AM
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    thank you for the feedback! I've read a whole lot of this thread but not all, it's way long! but very helpful. I'm leaning towards the XR for that reason.
     
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    The XQ does lack airflow. I'll post pictures of my fan install when I'm done with it. I'm debating hardwiring it with a switch, or leaving it as a plugin for the 12v socket I'll be installing.
     
  18. Jul 18, 2015 at 6:42 AM
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    String a cord/rope/bungie across the ceiling, and hang the towels up. Keep a window open (either a side slider or the front slider, if you have one.)

    Hanging the towels really helps them not smell...
     
  19. Jul 18, 2015 at 12:26 PM
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    Yes.
    This would work perfectly well for that.
     
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  20. Jul 18, 2015 at 2:06 PM
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    Not enough...
    Hm.. That looks interesting. Whats on the other side? Roof rack rails?
     

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