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soft topper

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bs 02 Taco, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Jun 25, 2008 at 7:10 AM
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    Bs 02 Taco

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    I need a recomendation for a soft topper...
    I have an 02 taco and want to keep my gear dry inexpensively
    Oh and any suggestions on how to keep groceries from rolling around and falling out of my bed? Its a regular cab and they wont all fit
     
  2. Jun 25, 2008 at 7:23 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    try getting a bunch of rubbermaid containers.
     
  3. Jun 25, 2008 at 7:33 AM
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    Thanks a lot, sometimes it gets frustrating...
    I guess good ol bungee cords to hold them in?
     
  4. Jun 25, 2008 at 7:57 AM
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    Do some searching on 'tonneau covers' - lots of types hard & soft.
    I have an Advantage Torza top tri-fold. Keeps everything dry inside.

    There are lots of different things you can do to keep the groceries in your bed. A cheaper method...wedge a 2x4 across the bed up near the tailgate.

    There are various cargo bars available at most truck accessory places. For example...ratcheting, adjustable bars...very inexpensive
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    You can also look for truck bed extenders...more expensive but does the same thing. They flip around to offer a small storage area behind the tailgate.
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    And...bungee chords to hold stuff in place....

    Do you have a BED MAT?
    I have an 07 truck and the bed is very slippery. Adding a bed mat has done wonders in keeping the stuff up near the tail gate.
     
  5. Jun 25, 2008 at 8:16 AM
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    bungee cords would work, or if you get the right size, they'll fit just perfectly.

    as Janster said, tonneau covers are the official way to keep stuff dry.

    Bed mats are also great to make stuff stay put.
     
  6. Jun 25, 2008 at 9:00 AM
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  7. Jun 25, 2008 at 9:49 AM
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    Thanks a lot guys, Im kinda new to these tacos, I had a 97 4 runner for a long time and its taking me a while to adjust...
    Best thing I ever did though, in buying my taco
     
  8. Jul 21, 2008 at 9:41 AM
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    another canvas camper shell is the softopper. www.softopper.com

    its much like the bestop, though it looks a lot easier to install and remove. it runs for about 500 bucks and i haven't really looked at other tops or tonneau covers, so i can't compare prices. i have an aluminum tool box and i want a shell that i can modify to fit with the box. i'll tell you the box has been the best investment i've made to the truck. all of my junk goes in there so its not cluttering up the back seat or sliding around in the bed. its really up to you on what you like for your truck or what you want it to do. shop around, theres plenty of stuff out there
     
  9. Jul 21, 2008 at 10:35 AM
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    Thanks for the response.
    I was thinking about the tool box as well due to the fact that all I have in the bed now is a rubbermaid container strapped in place with a tie down :)
    But I play a lot of golf and landscape on the side... After either event I tend to go to a bar to unwind and have a problem with my clubs or my tools being exposed to the elements and the parking lot.
    I was thinking about a tri-fold tonneau cover with a lock
     
  10. Jul 21, 2008 at 11:55 AM
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    I own a Bestop and a Extang solid fold. You cant go wrong with either of the two. If you get a pop-n-lock for your tailgait the the Extang Tonneau is a very solid top and everything is locked up nice. The Bestop in my opinion is better then the softopper because the bestop has tinted windows on the sides and back. It is real easy to remove and you get the Bestop quality.
     
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