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Show me your shell!

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

  1. Feb 4, 2018 at 7:19 AM
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    MadRiverTaco

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    Oh I see. That’s a nice shell man. Super jelly of the vented windoors.
     
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  2. Feb 4, 2018 at 8:41 AM
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    Thanks, they are nice when you crash back there, its not a sauna with those open, depends on the mosquitoes, the smaller screened windows will let in some fresh air. I wished it color matched a little better, but its close enough for me, silver is a tough one to get perfect.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2018 at 9:03 AM
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    4 inch spindles front bastard pack leafs in rear
     
  4. Feb 4, 2018 at 9:05 AM
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    butchjr66

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    Yeah , I bought this one used and it was green , my first time spraying base coat clear coat and that silver is a pain to get even !
     
  5. Feb 4, 2018 at 8:52 PM
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    fuelhead

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    Looks good, nice looking truck, before the base coat clear coat option came along, silver paint sucked, always the first to fade, and usually fell off the vehicle soon after.
     
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  6. Feb 6, 2018 at 2:15 PM
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    Question with a RTT on a Topper, do you have to purchase rails from the topper factory installed or is there already factory built in mounting point like on the cab?

    Stuck on the Eastcoast so my choices seem limited to ARE or LEER for a OFFRD DC LB... Not sure about Concrete color matching yet..
     
  7. Feb 6, 2018 at 2:18 PM
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    275CEDE5-8D1A-45BC-AAA7-A7AB56735EAB.jpg
     
  8. Feb 6, 2018 at 2:20 PM
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    EatSleepTacos

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    You'll want the rails on there from the factory. That's really the only way on most of the shells
     
  9. Feb 6, 2018 at 2:26 PM
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    Copy, I have not started really researching RTT yet but generally do most of them mount to two pole factory installed setups or will they potentially require mods depending on manufacture and setup thx for the reply..
     
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  10. Feb 6, 2018 at 3:15 PM
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    Generally there’s the two dealer installed tracks to accept a rack. From there you pick what you like. It can be as simple as two cross bars, or you can do a full rack like a front runner or prinsu.
    Then your tent mounts to that.
     
  11. Feb 6, 2018 at 5:16 PM
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    QMEDJoe

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    Fox 2.0 Coilovers in the front and Fox 2.0’s in the rear, Total Chaos UCA’s, Allpro expo leafs, K&N cold air intake, TRD headers,Magnaflow catback exhaust,URD short throw shifter, switched out my 60/40 bench seat for some Tacoma Limited seats, Replaced the vinyl shift boot for a black leather one, completely soundproofed the cab w/ Frost King. Replaced stock radio with a Pioneer AVH series head unit. Focal component system w/a 10" sub powered by 2 Alpine amps.Weathertech floor mats. Line-X'd the bed. SCS Ray 10’s, Installed an A.R.E MX series camper shell.
    For those camping out in their shell, what mattresses do y'all use? I've been looking on Amazon and there some memory foams that are reasonably priced, I just don't want to run into mold problems...
     
  12. Feb 8, 2018 at 4:37 PM
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    Well... Buying a Prinsu for $550. It has never been mounted, so its like new, plus I don't have to wait. My shell doesn't have freaking Tracks! Install seems like a real pain, and the cheapest I can find a shop to do it for is $250. Everywhere else either doesn't want to or is closer to $500!!! I know if it is not done properly it can ruin things, so I am probably just going to pay them the $250. Just Sucks!
     
  13. Feb 8, 2018 at 5:19 PM
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    It kind of depends how much you need your truck bed, I resorted to a XL Nemo Nomad inflatable, so if I need to haul something, I just deflate and roll it up. Many don't like inflatables, so semi sleeper mattresses work pretty well, and you can spend what ever you want on one quality wise, not sure where you live, as far as humidity, but avoiding mold is always about drying out your equipment as often and thorough as possible. That can be easier said than done in some locales, I hang my stuff up to dry, at times while Im camping, and when I return home I unpack and make sure everything is dried out before I pack it back up.
     
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  14. Feb 8, 2018 at 5:46 PM
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    I’ve installed Yakima tracks on my last 2 ARE camper tops... Hauled 160 lbs of boats up there on Yakima pads, towers, and crossbars at 75 mph with no issues.

    Super easy to do... As long as you can measure and use a drill.


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zsOpf-zlIKQ
     
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  15. Feb 8, 2018 at 5:55 PM
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    Npizano

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    would it be Tule Tracks for Leer? is it really that simple? I know your measurements need to be exact.
     
  16. Feb 8, 2018 at 5:58 PM
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    Just edited and included a link to a YouTube video... It is really simple.

    Hardest part is making sure everything is even and squared up before you start drilling. Painters tape over where you plan to drill will help keep the fiberglass from chipping. Then just a dab of silicone in each hole, lay down the tracks, and install the bolts. It helps having someone outside to hold the Allen wrench from spinning, but not necessary. I ended up using the Yakima landing pads placed in the tracks to brace the Allen wrench from spinning and tightened the nuts from inside the camper.

    And I’ve been told all of the tracks are the same - Rhino, Yakima, Thule, etc. And it definitely doesn’t matter if you add Yakima to a Leer or Thule to an ARE.

    I’ve always had Yakima stuff, so that’s what I used... But honestly it doesn’t matter, they are both quality systems.
     
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  17. Feb 8, 2018 at 6:04 PM
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    tacjan212018 001.jpg Here is a photo of my 1999 prerunner with matching topper
     
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  18. Feb 8, 2018 at 6:09 PM
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    I'm considering a pretty comfortable cot I found at REI. I also have a Thermarest Neo air. Pretty comfortable for a blow up mattress. I also have the bag that I can use to fill it to avoid using my breath which can be a breeding ground for mold. Being that I'll be living out of it, a memory foam , though the most comfortable of all options may also be the worst as far as mold growth underneath.
     
  19. Feb 8, 2018 at 6:11 PM
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    Very nice looking truck! I just ordered an ARE MX series. Cant wait till its on the truck.

    Did that gas door come with a lock or did you install it yourself?
     
  20. Feb 8, 2018 at 6:14 PM
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    Npizano

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    Nice! Thanks! I will check this out and see if it is as easy as it looks.
     

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