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Used camper shells

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by Iram, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Jul 12, 2010 at 4:30 AM
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    Iram

    Iram [OP] Active Member

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    I'm still trying to figure out what to do with the back of my truck...

    It looks like buying a camper shell used (craigslist.org, etc.) can save anywhere from $500-$900, making it really attractive after having taken a $19k hit to my savings to buy the base truck.

    In terms of compatibility, will all 2nd gen Tacoma long bed (6') caps be able to work on my 2010 standard cab?

    Are there any common failure points I should look for?

    How hard are camper shells to install? Is it just a matter of clamping it to the rails?

    Thanks.


    UPDATE: I bought a new cap. It works fine. This thread is 6 months old, and was just bumped by a guy who's trying to sell a cap outside of the Buy/Sell/Trade part of the forum.
     
  2. Jul 12, 2010 at 4:39 AM
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    dhurley

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    Yes, they just clamp to the bed. The third brake light taps into one of your tail light assemblies. I've been trying to sell the topper from my last truck for over a year now. Good luck with the search.
     
  3. Jul 13, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    joes06tacoma

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    I just bought a new one. It was expensive!

    The dealer that sold me the shell was trying to sell me one that he had in his inventory. He said the reason he had it was that he ordered it for an access cab, then his customer bought a regular cab instead. There is something different about the regular cabs. I think the access and double cab longbeds are the same.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2010 at 2:27 AM
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    Iram

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    Yeah, it's a 5 ft bed on the normal access cabs, and a 6' bed on the standard cabs and longbed access cabs.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    Just to clarify, I have an access cab (small "suicide" rear doors). This truck has a 6 foot bed. The camper dealer told me that the shell for my truck would not fit on a standard cab with 6 foot bed.

    On the older toyota trucks, the difference was in the angle of the rear cab window. Not sure on the tacomas.
     
  6. Jul 15, 2010 at 4:18 AM
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    Iram

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    Thanks for the info joes06tacoma.

    After a bit more looking and finally finding a local dealer that was open and knowledgeable, I think I'm going to go with new, probably either a Century Ultra or a black Century Standard Aluminum cap to save money.
     
  7. Mar 6, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    Caps for Standard cabs will not fit a xcab or dc.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    Look around a little bit, I found a used cap one state over and it saved me a lot of money over buying new. The guy bought a used truck and it came with the cap and he didn't want it. Keep your eyes open on here and craigslist unless you need one very quickly.
     
  10. Mar 6, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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    Iram..it helps to put your location.

    on other car forums, i've recieved emails from very similar questions stating, "i have one!!"
     
  11. Mar 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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    What he said x2

    The standard cab at the back is fairly vertical whereas the access cab and double cabs have an angle which will cause their canopy to hit the brake light on your truck.
    I got lucky and bought my canopy from a guy who thought they were all the same.
    good luck. Ken
     
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    What about compatibility between gen 1 and 2 tacos?
     
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