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Show me your shell!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Oscar 319, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Aug 29, 2008 at 10:17 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    So who do you think would still camp there, a Tacoma driver or a Frontier driver?

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  2. Aug 29, 2008 at 10:51 PM
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    Thanks for the link. I think Cabelas is selling for the same price, and I have one a stones throw away from my house (I know, that sucks). Hell, if the Leer dealer will through one in for around $400, I let them do it and save me the work.....but not now....the shell put me in the hole for a while. But they are damn sweet though.
     
  3. Aug 29, 2008 at 11:15 PM
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  4. Aug 31, 2008 at 3:49 PM
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    [​IMG]

    Here's a picture of the slider on a LEER 100R. I wish the window lined up with the trucks window better (the previous 100R's I've owned on other trucks did). Other than that, it's great.

    Mike
     
  5. Aug 31, 2008 at 6:33 PM
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    that looks great !!
     
  6. Aug 31, 2008 at 6:59 PM
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    If you live in the people's republic of Kalifornia, it'll get you a discount on your registration. Pickup trucks get charged commercial rates out here. The politicians say they won't repeal it because trucks carry things and it's hard on the road. Of course, a Ford Expedition is not hard on the road because it's an SUV and not a pickup. The exception is if you have a shell on your truck (it's written in the law). You can then register it as a standard non-commercial vehicle. Apparently, your truck doesn't harm the roads if you put a shell on the back.:confused: Tonneau covers don't count.
     
  7. Aug 31, 2008 at 7:00 PM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    Those are great looking covers. I didn't realize they were that inexpensive ($1000). Seems like a good deal.
     
  8. Aug 31, 2008 at 9:52 PM
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    The Leer 100R is a great shell . Holds up really well............Rich [​IMG]
     
  9. Aug 31, 2008 at 9:56 PM
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    Rich Swanner

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    Rob where do I find on the DMV page the less expensive truck registration? I have a shell, that I keep on and I just registered my Tacoma , and have my Ranger up for it in two months.....Rich
     
  10. Aug 31, 2008 at 11:35 PM
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    http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/reg_hdbk_pdf/ch09.pdf

    Here's the info. The part concerning a shell is in section 9.065. Take the truck into the DMV and tell them your truck has a camper shell permanently attatched (they may want to look at it). I think to be considered permanently attached it has to be bolted on (not just clamps but I'm not certain of that). Note that if you run the truck without the shell it'd be a moving violation if someone noticed. When you sell the vehicle, you have to include the shell. It drops the weight fees of commercial vehicles so the heavier the truck, the more you'll save on your registration. You'll also get issued new plates (residential plates have #AAA### whereas trucks are #A#####).
     
  11. Aug 31, 2008 at 11:55 PM
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    I always keep the shell on. I did sell my other Ranger with it's shell so this would be Cool, because I have a Ranger and a PreRunner. That should be $160-200 between them thanks.:D:D:D:D
     
  12. Sep 1, 2008 at 9:11 AM
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  13. Sep 1, 2008 at 12:18 PM
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    I see a lot of trucks with shells on that have commercial plates (you can tell from the number format I posted above), so pass it around. I've thought about getting some business cards with a web address to that information and placing it on windshields as I notice them. California gets enough of our tax money. :D When you get it done, let us know how much you saved.
     
  14. Sep 1, 2008 at 12:24 PM
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    Your cap looks nice. I like how most of the makers of caps have a line that has the most modern and rounded and flush windows. Like the fact that they're evolving too.

    Not like your daddy's truck cap of old with paneling, corrugated aluminum on the outside and a vent at the top. ha ha ha Remember those. Very quaint.
     
  15. Sep 1, 2008 at 12:25 PM
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    I bought the Leer M180 -- with the Sportsman package. It is nice as well. Good Luck!!![​IMG]
     
  16. Sep 1, 2008 at 1:08 PM
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    I still have seen those on our "paisanos" or on old F150's, even the cap is longer than the bed... but it is finally to cover all bed... and beyond.


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  17. Sep 1, 2008 at 1:15 PM
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    I like a lot the look of your setup... and do you kayak, fish, hunt, bike or anything in between?
     
  18. Sep 1, 2008 at 1:21 PM
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    Is your slider single pane or double? They may have installed the wrong slider on your cap. Someone may have goofed at the plant, the 1st gen tacos get a double pane slider, you need the single pane slider.
     
  19. Sep 1, 2008 at 2:11 PM
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    The cap does have a double pane slider. Hmmm.... Guess I'll have to decide`if it's worth the hassle.

    Mike
     
  20. Sep 2, 2008 at 6:22 AM
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    I have the 100R with side doors and the front pass through window rack on top . cost 1700 or so for my 2006 .

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