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#1 (permalink) Old 01-05-2012, 11:37 AM
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Those with canopies/toppers/camper shells...

Namely second gens. What brand did you get? Model? Features? How do you like it?

Im thinking of fetting one as Im tired of my new truck being inundated with dag hair + I almost never need an open bed anymore. Looking at cab hi models. The prices from the selling lots are crazy marked up. Find a deal??

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I have a LEER on mine and it's not too bad, not water proof by any means. I think I paid 1300 or so. But I also had them install the Thule rack "system" in it too which was 200-300 dollar option. I was told if you do this after (drill into the shell), it could void the warranty. If you want a nice one, Snugtop is the way to go. I was quoted over 2000 for one of those.

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I purchased a ARE "V" series cab high topper back in Oct for $1150 + tax. Only option I got on it was a fold down front window ($50ish). Does the job and doesn't leak. I've always had ARE toppers on my trucks and have always been satisfied with the construction, paint, etc.

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Looked at a Leer 100xl, darn nice looking but dang!!! $1600!! Shew! Now Im thinkung about one of those collapsible canvas ones.

Greaseball, what kind of gun is that in your avatar? Walther somthinerother?

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I got a Vision for my 08 KC. Paid about $1200 for it new and the only features I got were the fold down window.

The shell itself is great and doesn't leak even after adding a yakima rack but I found that Frontiers have small holes near the front top of the bed you can barely see from the outside. Have to climb into the bed and look under the rails near the corner. Filled those with silicone and so far the bed has been water tight.

If you do get a shell I recommend using the standard shell gasket on the bed along with another layer of frost king weather stripping outside of that. And using 6 clamps instead of 4 to hold the shell on. Also decide if you want to use the factory liner or a bedrug in advance as you have to pull the shell off to get a bedliner in or out. I got a bedrug in mine for camping and so far it's been great.
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Looked at a Leer 100xl, darn nice looking but dang!!! $1600!! Shew! Now Im thinkung about one of those collapsible canvas ones.

Greaseball, what kind of gun is that in your avatar? Walther somthinerother?

Thats a Walther PPS(great gun, but most Walthers are..), and this is a good question, maybe Ill get one down the road(definitely love the utility they add), but for now Im LOVING my Peragon Bed Cover(which is not what youre in the market for)

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I bought an ARE off a member here. I want to add a "windoor" in the spring. They're always on CL around here. You just have to verify size and fit.

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I found that Frontiers have small holes near the front top of the bed you can barely see from the outside. Have to climb into the bed and look under the rails near the corner. Filled those with silicone and so far the bed has been water tight.

If you do get a shell I recommend using the standard shell gasket on the bed along with another layer of frost king weather stripping outside of that. And using 6 clamps instead of 4 to hold the shell on.
I'll have to check for those holes. Just so I'm clear, you are running the stripping side-by-side, correct? Or did you mean stacked on top?

When I asked a dealer to buy 2 additional clamps he acted like I was crazy. Great suggestions!

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Greaseball, what kind of gun is that in your avatar? Walther somthinerother?
As above, Walther PPS = my carry weapon. It's nice to buy a gun with my name on it too!

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cab height may look a little better but taller caps are allot easier to get in and out of and more practical - below was 1600. with both side windows sliding, fabric lining, and battery dome light, tinted glass.
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If you decide on a liftable hard cover, check out Armor Lid. I got one and love it. Got mine for $450 shipped.

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