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Soft Camper Shells

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by YodaMedic, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Nov 9, 2009 at 5:24 AM
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    YodaMedic

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    I am looking into soft camper shells, I have ruled out a hard camper shell for the most part but considering the soft top. Generally I like the look of my truck without a shell hence why I am looking into a soft top for a place to sleep when hunting/camping and to keep my gear somewhat dry but easy to remove. I like the idea that the soft shells take less than 2 minutes to take off by yourself and store in a garage, but I don't like the price I have been seeing on several online vendors. Looking at around $550 give or take for a soft top, is that a baseline price? Just seemed a little much for a piece of canvus and some alluminum. Oh and anyone that has a soft top how do you like it? Thanks dudes!
     
  2. Oct 21, 2010 at 10:31 PM
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    taco084gb

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    This is the same thing that I am looking for as well. Here is the one I found from Amazon.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846
     
  3. Jan 19, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    look at etrailer.com, they have some at the best prices ive found
     
  4. Jan 19, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    Go to streetsideauto.com find the bestop super top. Its $527 there is a promo code on TW that will save you $100 and they have free shipping. I have one and love It.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    island808

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    YeaKinda wish I went with a soft top.. but I got my truck cap for 150 bucks so I couldn't pass it up.
    But right now, I have it off, and what a pain it was to hoist it to the ceiling in my garage.
    Like to have that collapsable folder to have protection for some stuff when a need arises and its raining horribly.

    I've shopped the soft tops several times.. 4-600 dollars does seem to be the price you're looking at. You don't save much going with a soft top... But my truck definitely handles like its carrying a load with my ultra lite top on it. Fiberglass isn't expensive to make and they sell more of them. Economies of scale and straight parts and labor make em about the same price.. though I could swear the lady at the truck cap store told me something like 800-1300 for a cap depending on style, but I live in an expensive area.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2011 at 4:19 PM
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    Bought direct from the Soft Topper site. 600 shipped to Hawaii.

    Perfect for camping, fishing, keeping things dry and removes in minutes. No hassle on finding room to store it.
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  7. Jan 21, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    and the promo code is....?
     
  8. Jan 21, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    I forget, hopefully someone will throw it up in here for you guys. The bestop supertop is the best canvas one in my opinion.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2011 at 5:54 PM
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    i have been thinking about one of these also.

    anyone have pics of it folded down and are they easy to fold down and remove when not in use. i have a in the bed ( not on the bed rails) type tool box will that cause any problems.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    I have had my Bestop for over two years now and it has been great! I can say the rear window does scratch up easily after some use but its just the nature of a plastic window. It will handle snow on top, its almost completly waterproof( just a trickle or so) and it does come off easily. I like the way it looks on the truck as well. You wong regret the Bestop...
     
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    i tried searching, i must not be typing in the right stuff.

    if someone can find it, i'll probably buy one today lol
     
  12. Jan 22, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    Hold on it was brought up in the Live thread some time last week lemme go look.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    Here ya go.


     
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    fantastic!
     
  15. Jan 22, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    bah, that cabin one doesnt seem to work anymore.
     
  16. Jan 22, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    TRDKenE DAMN GOOD DEAL!!

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    how do you guys feel about security with these things? I want one for going to the grocery store in the rain and taking trips to the beach...i just worry about security...I know its no different then a jeep with a canvas top or a soft tonneau...I don't want to stop at a gas station and come back out to be robbed blind when on a trip
     
  17. Jan 22, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    I like the softtop but my only problem is security.you can't leave tools in there.I've been looking for a used cap with no luck. Are these tops the same fabric as a jeep wrangler? So assume all the windows zip out and can be replaced?
     
  18. Jan 22, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    That shit is dope,I mean the whole truck
     
  19. Jan 22, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    Damn you,you beat me to the "security" thing :D.
     
  20. Jan 22, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    Yes its made by bestop the same people who make jeep tops so all the windows but the on next to the cab sip out. I leave shit in there all the time and go do things. The windows are really dark. Even with a hard topper if they want it they will get it. I have tools, jumper cables, my tow strap and a sleeping bag in there all the time. I leave my $2500 bike in the back when we go eat after a ride I dont really worry about things in the back. I did when I first got it but I got use to it pretty fast.
     
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