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Show me your shell!

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

  1. Jun 9, 2021 at 12:20 PM
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    neatoneto

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    Can I see more of this RockyMounts bike rack in action? My MonoRail is great but it's always in the way when using the bed.
     
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  2. Jun 9, 2021 at 1:58 PM
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    Maybe so. I like the ideas of the windoors because I'm used to reaching into the side of my softopper for stuff, etc. The sliding option seemed like a good idea if I have the dogs back there, but that may never come to pass anyway. I'll figure something out.
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2021 at 6:50 PM
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    You know you want them... don't give up!!
     
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  4. Jun 9, 2021 at 7:10 PM
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    Chukwithak

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  5. Jun 10, 2021 at 5:33 AM
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    baileybrandon

    baileybrandon 2016 DCSB OR - MGM -

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    Call a different dealer. Went through the same issue and just had to find someone else
     
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  6. Jun 10, 2021 at 6:13 AM
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    Fast1

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    Try calling ARE direct

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  7. Jun 10, 2021 at 7:55 AM
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    captain_beefheart14

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    Called one in HTX and they said the same thing yesterday.
     
  8. Jun 10, 2021 at 9:46 AM
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    captain_beefheart14

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    Just called them directly, they informed me that that size bed does not support the sliding Windoor. I'll get by without it.
     
  9. Jun 10, 2021 at 9:50 AM
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    gsubioguy

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    Current '17 SR5 4wd:

    Met my doppelganger while stopping for post skiing beverage couple years back:
     
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  10. Jun 10, 2021 at 10:54 AM
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    The sliding windoors so far are my favorite part of the shell. Haven’t got the rack on yet, waiting for some parts, or the sleeping/work platform but I think those will compete. I went from having the tonneau cover which was nice but it was a pain to get stuff from the front 1/3 of the bed. Being able to open the windoor makes my life so much more convenient. I often work off the tailgate and use my truck for work heavily. It’s a massive help and allows me to store my tools along the bed rails and access them while working off the tailgate.

    If ARE didn’t have them for the LB I would go somewhere that does.
     
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  11. Jun 10, 2021 at 11:53 AM
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    If I'd not found a good deal on my cap 2nd hand I'd have ordered w/ sliding windoors. Admittedly haven't looked into it, but suspect they're essentially a plug-n-play replacement that I'll likely do down the road. But even solid windoors are a game changer/near must have.
     
  12. Jun 10, 2021 at 7:37 PM
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    Yeah man...it's all so expensive!!! But I wanted a swing away, tilt, and fold up bike rack. This isn't exactly what I wanted, but it does meet those needs. I'll post some photos of it in action.
     
  13. Jun 10, 2021 at 8:05 PM
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCoSu2Ytgt0

    Hey, I didn't want to post a dozen photos so here is a quick YouTube clip with multiple photos of the rack in action. Something to consider, it what is it like to deal with the rack when there isn't a bike on it (sometimes it's on the truck for days after I come back from a trip...and it's a pain). I HATE spinning the blue handle to use the swing away. Other models have a simple giant cotter pin that makes so much more sense. Also, I wish the front "grab" encompassed the whole wheel vs. the "hook" method. I use re-usable zipties and always cinch it down to the hook. I have a unique front fork configuration, so that is likely a factor. Lastly, I'd like to see something more modular. I don't always bring a second bike. Wouldn't it be cool to be able to add maxtrax or gas/water storage??? Oh..and WTF?!?!?! Why don't the manufacturers add LED lights for and the ability to hook it up to our tailgate power so we could have break/signal lights. LEDs are so cheap these days, and most hitches come with traditional trailer power supply.
     
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  14. Jun 10, 2021 at 8:08 PM
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  15. Jun 10, 2021 at 8:15 PM
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  16. Jun 10, 2021 at 8:24 PM
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    I need to find something similar that will also work for a moto carrier so I can haul my Husky FE501 and then switch off with a bike rack for my mtb... With a topper I have to yank around an Aluma moto trailer which doesn't perform that will on fire roads..
     
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  17. Jun 11, 2021 at 5:46 AM
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    neatoneto

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    Thanks for taking the time to do that! I really like the idea of a swing away as I would be able to use my bed area properly. That RakAttach option might be the way to go for me. Love your setup. Thanks again!
     
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  18. Jun 25, 2021 at 8:08 PM
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    Quality Taco

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    Hi can someone help identify my camper shell?

    I bought it off of someone with a Tacoma crew cab. 02.

    Is there a product I can use to patch a hole and screw back into?

    Pictures are a thousand words. Please help me find out if my camper shell is correct.

    Many thanks in advance.

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  19. Jun 25, 2021 at 8:59 PM
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    gsubioguy

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    Is it correct for what? Your '03? Are you trying to patch a hole in the fiberglass?
     
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  20. Jun 26, 2021 at 8:10 AM
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    Quality Taco

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    Yea sorry, I bought the topper from a guy that had a black 02 Tacoma crew cab.

    I see that one if the screws on the left is not biting into fiberglass. So I was thinking of patching it and having the screw go back into it.

    I wanna say this topper is for my truck but the part where the front of the topper and the back door meet it's not moulded to the curves. Overall I paid $600. Can't complain since most toppers were 4hrs plus for a color matching one and they wanted 800. Plus the drive and gas.


    I'm just trying to figure out the brand and model number so I can wire the dome and brake light correctly.
     

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