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why is it that all of the camper shells with the cool features look crappy?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by ndub86, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Aug 28, 2013 at 7:46 AM
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    ndub86

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    +2. Absolutely LOVE this look. Debadge the shell and it looks OEM, like it was made to be there. This is exactly my dilemma, have something that looks like it was made to be there but lacks the function (no opening windoors), or have something that doesn't look like it's meant to be there as much, but has more function. But damn that shell looks sexy. Especially with the matched tint, black wheels on silver. Love it
     
  2. Aug 28, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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    thanks!!
     
  3. Sep 13, 2013 at 5:50 PM
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    Who makes that soft top you have? Looks good.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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  5. Sep 13, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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    10 4.
     
  6. Sep 13, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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    Looking for a shell myself, and have to agree, the Leer lines look the best.
    I'm wondering though, the opening windoors seem to be a deal breaker for you. Sliding windows aren't sufficient?
     
  7. Sep 14, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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    I have had one for 2years. Love it!
     
  8. Sep 14, 2013 at 12:52 AM
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    My ARE Z topper has been good to me for the last three years..no issues.
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  9. Sep 14, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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    I wanted a snugtop commercial shell with solid operable doors that open up on the side, until i saw how much they were brand new. The craigslist search will begin.
     
  10. Sep 21, 2014 at 3:01 PM
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    SnugTops look great; no question. The rear window on a SnugTop is difficult to clean v. shells with a flat pane. I had one on my 03 DCSB and this time opted for a basic Leer. Easier in the winter to clean the flat pane without the protrusion mounts and handle; especially if you use a handled brush/squeegee.
     
  11. Jul 29, 2015 at 4:09 PM
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    @skidooman , @MountainDog

    So.....only 2 years later.....I finally bit the bullet. I was hoping for something to come up on Craigslist and nothing ever did that was even close to what I wanted. So...here it is! I got them to wire in an LED light and switch, too. Only $70 extra from the factory...figured it was worth it to save me the hassle and keep it clean!
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