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Show me your shell!

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

  1. Aug 31, 2008 at 11:35 PM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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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#####).
     
  2. Aug 31, 2008 at 11:55 PM
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    Rich Swanner

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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
     
  3. Sep 1, 2008 at 9:11 AM
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    mvega1969

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  4. Sep 1, 2008 at 12:18 PM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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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.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2008 at 12:24 PM
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    ERdept

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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.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2008 at 12:25 PM
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    VIPER131

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    I bought the Leer M180 -- with the Sportsman package. It is nice as well. Good Luck!!![​IMG]
     
  7. Sep 1, 2008 at 1:08 PM
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    mvega1969

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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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  8. 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?
     
  9. Sep 1, 2008 at 1:21 PM
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    Rtrn2taco

    Rtrn2taco Nostalgia...

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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.
     
  10. 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
     
  11. 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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  12. Jan 18, 2009 at 8:09 AM
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    So, how do you like the 100XR? Do you have any pics you can post?
     
  13. Jan 18, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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    piercedtiger Devout Atheist

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    x2!!! After yesterday I realized my Bestop doesn't like cold weather (back window shattered while opening in -3 temp) so now I'm thinking about a Leer or Snugtop.
     
  14. Jan 18, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    Works great

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  15. Jan 18, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    you guys with the leer tops, any problems? My dad has a leer top on his 02 and it leaks like a mofo. its been back once and "repaired", but now another leak has sprung somewhere. The dealer wants to send it back to leer, for $600 to "fix" the problem. Sounds like something I wouldnt wanna get involved in
     
  16. Jan 18, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    gavonder She's Kickass!

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    I've had Leers on my last 3 trucks and never had a problem.

    GA
     
  17. Jan 18, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    ERdept

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    I never came out of my shell.


    But really, I have the ARE Z series. It's my avitar.
     
  18. Jan 19, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    I have a ARE. It nice, the quality isn't as good as most reveiws I've read. I like the windoors, makes wonder what I did without them.

    SHawn

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  19. Jan 19, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    carlsv650

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    Had the ARE MX series with rear door installed last week. My bikes fit after modifying my cleats. How the hell do you attach pics? I guess I can't using an I-touch. Pics are on my home page.
     
  20. Jan 20, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    ARE MX, Windoors are sweet.

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