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Wheeling with camper shell

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Reeves, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Reeves

    Reeves [OP] Well-Known Member

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    How do you guys feel about fiberglass shell and wheeling say...Moab? I'm debating removing mine for the late May trip.
     
  2. Dondy52

    Dondy52 US Patriot

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    I would assume it would be just fine. Just make sure the clamps are on tight.
     
  3. bozotaco

    bozotaco Well-Known Member

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    My fiberglass is solid, and I've never had a real issue. However driving down a real rough dirt road(waffle board) I'll often look back at my topper and bed and looks like it is flexing and moving an incredible amount.
     
  4. Box Rocket

    Box Rocket Neighborhood Know-it-all

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    I've wheeled in Moab with my topper numerous times. It's no big deal and mine is probably one of the heavier ones. The COG does change a bit and I prefer Moab and similar rock wheeling without the topper, but if you would rather leave it on, it really won't hinder what you want to do.
     
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    Just check your clearances on flex and ask guys with your model of cap who wheel if there have been clearance problems. I do suggest having your tail gate top ( About 4 Inches ) wrapped in the rock plastic or similar as even on a truck that is not wheeled... Mine!!! lol the Century cap door weather seal started to rub though the clear coat fairly quickly. I used the 3m product http://www.amazon.com/Clear-Paint-Protection-Bulk-48-inches/dp/B004VG88MQ .

    Cypher
     
  6. Reeves

    Reeves [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys. Ill make my mind up the week of I guess. Depending what my load looks like and weather.
     
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    otis24 Well-Known Member

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    Beeper Dampened 12V's always hot LED Reverse Lights Snug Top Hi Liner Camper shell Sleeping Platform Deck Plate Mod Kuat Core Hitch Rack Bilstien 5100's Wheelers AAL Built in 800 Watt Inverter Gray Wire Mod 2Lo Mod 235 85 R16 General Grabber AT3's Hella 500 FF's Relayed into High Beams Reverse Camera Paranoid Fabrications Switch Panel Under Hood LED Light
    Mine is doing this as well. I have some touch up paint to fix it but it'll never look as good as factory. My truck is 10 years old too so it's not the only body damage.
     
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