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WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA TACOMAS

Discussion in 'South East' started by Loffey_148, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Aug 17, 2019 at 6:30 AM
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    2Toyotas

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    My stock (flexible) bumper has 'bumped' my bed and it now requires a paint job on both back corners.
    Anyone have an 'Overland', or at least stronger, bumper for sale?
    Or I will take suggestions for makers/sellers.

    2013 AC.

    Ken in NC
     
  2. Aug 17, 2019 at 6:34 AM
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    Bannerman Can make minute rice in 58 seconds.

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  3. Aug 27, 2019 at 7:34 AM
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  5. Aug 27, 2019 at 7:56 AM
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    A great dude.
    I have taken 2 classes so far from him.

    Ken
     
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  6. Sep 8, 2019 at 4:38 AM
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    Hey everybody...haven't been on TW for a while but since I moved to the Asheville area and in need of some input I knew just the right place...I am selling my Softopper and looking for a hard shell for 2013 double cap. Anybody has experience with any dealers up here and also has some input about brands. I am either looking for the ARE MX or Leer 180 it is I believe. Love the extra head room and they actually look pretty good too.
    Thanks all and have a great day.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2019 at 9:02 AM
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    The LineX (ARE) dealer in Canton I dealt with, and bought through, is now owned by someone else. I called and they are in Asheville now. Unremarkable. They just were a middleman and did mediocre installation quality.
    Line-X of Asheville/Wheel City Tire & Alignment
    865 Beaverdam Road
    Canton, NC 28716


    Before I bought my ARE MX cap at the place above I stopped by Jim Campen.
    I stood there 20 minutes waiting for the guy to talk to to get off the phone with IT support. 5ft away, and he saw me, he not once asked me what I wanted or said he would be with me soon. I determined that I did not want to have to after-the-sale support from them. I walked out and never returned.
    Jim Campen Trailer Sales
    14 Airport Rd
    Arden, NC 28704


    I would definitely check out the 3rd before buying, if I had it to do over. I have heard 2 people happy with them.
    Boondocks Manufacturing
    6085 Brevard Rd.
    Etowah, NC 28729
     
  8. Sep 8, 2019 at 9:59 AM
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    I've used Boondocks a couple of times and I have always had great service from them. I have bought used shells and taken them to him and had him reseal with new foam and he's always had no problem doing it for me.
     
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  9. Sep 8, 2019 at 12:22 PM
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    I may call Boondocks about fixing my leaks, it leaks when it rains or when I wash it. Other than that it stays dry. :)
     
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  10. Sep 8, 2019 at 12:31 PM
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    Im near the bryson city (nantahala river) area half the time. Work in Alaska. Just upgraded from a 1995 2wd tacoma to a 2015 4x4. Super excited, havent even driven it myself yet

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  11. Sep 8, 2019 at 1:22 PM
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    Welcome to TW.
     
  12. Sep 8, 2019 at 1:46 PM
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    Very nice. Pyrite Mica color?
     
  13. Sep 8, 2019 at 2:14 PM
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    Thanks Ken and Dale for your input. I was reading their reviews and was also sceptical. Seems tough to find a good dealer and installer as well. I am off tomorrow and will check out Boondocks and Leonard for a Leer 180. I am still torn between Leer and ARE though...and ideas? And Ken, did you ever git the MX with the door entry? I saw your post before when I was browsing around.
     
  14. Sep 8, 2019 at 2:34 PM
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    Yes, I did. See my current signature.
    I like it. Sort of. It has drawbacks like everything.
    Hard to try to bring 8 ft long pieces of lumber home with it on the back.
    I made a platform, tried it, and took it out. We sleep on the bed, and move gear to the cab.
    The reason I took the platform out was it was too hard to get in and out through the walkin door with a platform.
    We downsized what we bring and had plenty of room and plenty of stuff. All good.
    I keep telling myself I would sell it if someone wanted it. I would get a pop up cab over camper.

    Both Leer and ARE do not deal directly with a customer. You need to go through an authorized dealer.
    I would get a few quotes if I was to do it again. And then show each dealer what the other dealer quoted. May be too rude, but, there is no set pricing, just what the dealer says it is. I got a settlement from VW and bought the cap.
     
  15. Sep 8, 2019 at 2:44 PM
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    Thanks Ken. Can't see your signature for some reason but saw lots online and for your reasons mentioned I decided against it. I already have a platform built which I might have to modify since I have a short bed and build like a 1 foot flip out to gain more leg room but for this I need to have the tailgate down...oh well..lol. I thought about the pop up as well..mmhhh. And sales people in those places are usually slick like lawyers a d I do not care what I tell them as long as it is legit information...
     
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  16. Sep 8, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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  17. Sep 8, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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  18. Sep 8, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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    Purty. I like the AC.
    Welcome.
     
  19. Sep 8, 2019 at 8:11 PM
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    Also check on the Century brand, it's made by Leer but it's a cheaper cousin to it. If price is your concern find a dealer who sells Ranch brand shells they are pretty good quality and are usually cheaper than all of the others. Warranties vary from manufacturer to manufacturer as well, you will pay more for lifetime warranties or you can get some with lesser warranties for a cheaper price. It will come down to your budget and how long you want to own your current truck. If you've ever sold a used camper shell you will likely only get between 25-50% of what you paid for a new one. Good luck with your search and if you have any more questions just ask, we will do our best to help you out.
     
  20. Sep 9, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    Thank you all so so much. Don't I love TW for all the great people on here.
    So drove to Leonard, Leer dealer, Jim Campen, ARE dealer, Rhinoliner, Rach dealer and lastly Boondocks, ARE and Century dealer. Omg what a difference of prize and more importantly for me, customer service.
    Leonard was ok for customer service but they quoted me the Leer 180 with all the oprions I wanted for $3035. Absolutely crazy expensive. Jom Campen was terrible overall and quoted ARE MX with almost same oprions for $2550. Rhinoliner was just ok with customer service but Ranch do not offer higher than truck cap shells. Boondock was amazing and I will certainly go with them and both, the ARE and Century quote, came within $30 difference from each other around $2200. Now I have to make my mind up which one it should be...
     
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