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So I’m Buying A Truck Cap

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by CTFF, Jan 16, 2020 at 6:56 AM.

  1. Jan 16, 2020 at 6:56 AM
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    CTFF

    CTFF [OP] Member

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    As the title says today I am ordering a cap for my 2019 DCSB TRD Off Road. I am ordering a Leer 100R to make the bed a good place for my dogs when the family and I go camping. We tow a pop up camper with a GVW around 3300 pounds.

    So here’s my question with the added weight of the cap and towing the camper, is there anything I should do to my truck? Do I need bed stiffeners? Should I beef up the rear suspension?

    looking for some opinions and reasons. Thank you for any advice you all can give
     
  2. Jan 16, 2020 at 7:16 AM
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    fiftyxp

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    you dont really need to if you dont mind your truck squatting.
     
  3. Jan 16, 2020 at 8:35 AM
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    vicali

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    This is our Sport with a canopy, and 4800lb trailer (equilizer hitch);
    Plan is to add airbags, E loads, and maybe bed stiffeners. Doesn't need it but nice to have.
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  4. Jan 16, 2020 at 9:05 AM
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    I put an ARE and a small toolbox on my 2019. It dropped about an inch. I usually put Airlift bags on my trucks when I haul. My T@b Outback only drops it another inch or so. When I plan on loading heavier, I’ll bolt on some bags.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2020 at 9:16 AM
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    sdsurfer

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    If you plan on doing any off roading you should get bed stiffeners. You may also want to get after market leaf springs (recommended), or get some air bags or Sumo Springs
    https://www.supersprings.com/shop/ssr-611-40/
     
  6. Jan 17, 2020 at 11:29 AM
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    Ccrames2018 Jack of some trades.

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    I have bed stiffeners and Sumo Springs on mine because I like to wheel with the shell on. I also like to still be able to throw a load of wood in the bed.
     
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  8. Jan 17, 2020 at 11:38 AM
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    Gen3TacomaOBX

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    The cap alone won't require any other additions and you will witness little (if any) squat.

    If your 3,300 lb trailer has trailer brakes (I'd think it does at that weight) you'll need to add a brake controller to your truck.

    Do the above then go camping a time or two.

    If/when you decide the rear of the truck is squatting too much then add air-bags.

    My 2c, worth what you paid. :)
     
  9. Jan 17, 2020 at 11:40 AM
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    The trailer does not have brakes. I towed it several times last year and definitely had a little squat.
     
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  10. Jan 17, 2020 at 11:49 AM
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    Leer 100xr here, no mods (have duratracs now though) and everything is fine. No squatting that I have noticed.

    Make sure you get the special dog screens if you plan on keeping the pooches back there. I also went for the removeable window but its been 3 years and have not had to clean it yet. My biggest regret was not having a roof rack installed from the factory.
     
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  11. Jan 17, 2020 at 11:51 AM
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    Sumo springs are great. Unlike most folks on TW, my truck is a farm truck. I haul hay, feed, work, and sand. The Sumos keep me from looking at the sky when I pull a trailer or carry a loaded bed.
     
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  12. Jan 17, 2020 at 12:00 PM
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    How about running a cap , while towing 18-19ft aluminum boat? Would you think I would need anything to the rear suspension?
     
  13. Jan 17, 2020 at 12:05 PM
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    Yesterday I ended up ordering a Leer 100XR with removable front window, pet screens and roof rack rails. I can’t wait to see it in about four weeks, then I’ll know if I need any suspension mods.
     
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  14. Jan 17, 2020 at 12:16 PM
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    I added Sumo's to my truck when I got my cap. I sagged a bit after install.
     
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