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Show me your shell!

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

  1. Aug 23, 2015 at 6:19 PM
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    yesmar

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    what are you guys tapping into to get power to the interior cab light all the time without needing to put the key in
     
  2. Aug 23, 2015 at 6:41 PM
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    It's a 2012 ARE with tool box on passenger side only. Security and privacy were selling points. It's for function, not form.....don't want the bears looking at my picnic basket
     
  3. Aug 25, 2015 at 7:18 AM
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    ran a wire to the battery.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2015 at 7:12 PM
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    TxStVanWilder

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    Did you wire yours up personally or have the installer do it when it was installed? I bartered for mine last week and the dealer set it on the truck and tightened it all down, but didnt wire anything up... trying to figure out how to get the lights and locks to function

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  5. Aug 25, 2015 at 7:36 PM
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    Dealer wired my 3rd brake light and led interior lights, but wouldn't wire the keyless entry for me.

    I installed a pop and lock at the same time and used the same wiring instructions for that to do my keyless entry for the shell. Actually I just ran one wire to the passenger side unlock for both the pop n lock and the shell lock. It seemed pointless to me to have a locked camper shell without a locking tailgate. Here is the thread I followed for the wiring of these:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/index.php?threads/348117/

    On my interior shell lights the dealer ran a wire with inline fuse straight to the battery. Just ran it up and zip ties to the frame in black plastic wire loom. There is a switch inside the back top of my shell that I can turn the lights on all the time, off all the time, or on when the camper door is up/open. It is wired into a switch activated by the right lift arm for that part.

    For my 3rd brake light I think the dealer just tapped into my left tail light/brake light. I think they did drill a small hole on the left back part of my bed to run those wires in, and put a rubber grommet on it.
     
  6. Aug 25, 2015 at 7:38 PM
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    azhiaziam

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    I need to find someone to install that rack for me on my camper :/
     
  7. Aug 25, 2015 at 7:45 PM
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    tkill

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    Is yours an ARE Z series? We appear to have the exact same camper setup. I have the Z series with keyless entry, Yakima rack, and a DCLB as well. Mine is silver though.

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  8. Aug 26, 2015 at 9:17 AM
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    BHLM 6000K HID Kit 6" BDS Lift Kit 18x9 Method NV Wheels 305/60/18 BFG KM2 Bakflip G2 Tonneau Century Hi C Canopy Weathertech Floor Liners
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    Just got mine: Century Hi C. Carpeted interior, front and side sliders, LED dome light, and LED brake light :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Aug 26, 2015 at 9:24 AM
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    Congrats it looks great. I just got the same shell and options a couple of weeks ago. The extra head space is great when reaching in to grab things.
     
  10. Aug 26, 2015 at 12:59 PM
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    Thanks, for sure the extra head room is nice.
     
  11. Aug 26, 2015 at 1:22 PM
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    I'm getting a tacoma, and i want to get a shell for it, but I noticed there is no key hole in the tailgate. How do you lock everything up?
     
  12. Aug 26, 2015 at 1:43 PM
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    Unfortunately they don't come with a lockable tailgate. You have to buy a locking handle. Try Amazon, they have quite a few to chose from (automatic lock or manual). Good luck
     
  13. Aug 26, 2015 at 3:14 PM
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    Looks great! :thumbsup:
     
  14. Aug 26, 2015 at 3:15 PM
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    Pop and Lock
     
  15. Aug 26, 2015 at 5:50 PM
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  16. Aug 26, 2015 at 8:32 PM
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    I was lucky, it came pre-installed.

    Yep!! I got mine on trade last week for an AR I had laying around the house I didn't shoot + a little bit of ammo.. Came across it on Craigslist and the gentleman accepted a trade. Got lucky.
     
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  17. Aug 26, 2015 at 8:34 PM
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    Guns for shells :jerkoff:
     
  18. Aug 26, 2015 at 9:00 PM
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    :notsure:I'm happy with the trade :quickdraw:
     
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  19. Aug 26, 2015 at 9:21 PM
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    SEE BUILD
    My free wildernest canopy from the inlaws...They wanted to take it to the dump. It was in flawless condition besides the paint. I just painted it with rustoleum bedliner spray. Bam good as new ;)
     
  20. Aug 26, 2015 at 9:22 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.

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