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Offline npaull

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Truck Cap Recommendations
« on: November 16, 2017, 12:00:20 PM »
Hey all,

I'm leaning towards getting a LEER truck cap at some point in the near future, but wanted to see what opinions were out there about the best options. Looking for standard-height cap, don't need anything too fancy. Thanks for thoughts.

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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 12:12:08 PM »
To fit what truck and color?

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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 12:20:14 PM »
I'm a snugtop guy but leer would be my second choice.
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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 12:23:09 PM »
I have had 2 Range Riders out of BC and have been happy with them.  One on a dodge and one on a Chevy.  Very good fit...either ever leaked.

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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 12:45:36 PM »
Had a few leers they are good as any, had a few others too. They all leak after while. Doors start to rattle, etc.
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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 12:57:00 PM »
I put a Leer on my pickup that last spring. It's cab height, siding windows & a drop down slider in front. I love it so far. The led light in the back is bright enough to light up the whole thing. I use it for carrying my tools around, hunting equipment, & I have a bed back there that I sleep on when traveling.  No complaints so far.

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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 02:05:22 PM »
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To fit what truck and color?

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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 02:07:43 PM »
I think JDhasty can tell you where NOT to get your canopy..............
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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 02:25:11 PM »
my take on Leer Canopies and canopies in general, I guess.  I have a cab height Leer on my 2010 Taco.  1) the latch in the center sucks.  it is a low profile plastic latch with a keyhole in the middle covered by a flap.  Works fine, except when it freezes to the glass.  This happens every time I go to E. Wa in the winter.  I have to carry a bottle of alcohol in the cab so I don't get locked out.  2) sliding windows suck.  They require you to climb in the back of the truck on your knees to open the windows.  Not very accessible when the truck is packed.  I open them pretty much only to give ventilation to the dogs if they are riding back there.  The pop-out style would have been a better choice, but more $$. And you can reach them from outside the truck. Worth it in my opinion.  3) interior light.  Mine burned out at least once a year.  This was not an LED, but an incandescent lamp.  I have since replaced it with LED strip around the perimeter near the ceiling of the canopy and now works great.
Color matching is great, and it looks good, but I would look to avoid that latch at all costs and go with the pop out windows.


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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 02:28:59 PM »
my take on Leer Canopies and canopies in general, I guess.  I have a cab height Leer on my 2010 Taco.  1) the latch in the center sucks.  it is a low profile plastic latch with a keyhole in the middle covered by a flap.  Works fine, except when it freezes to the glass.  This happens every time I go to E. Wa in the winter.  I have to carry a bottle of alcohol in the cab so I don't get locked out.  2) sliding windows suck.  They require you to climb in the back of the truck on your knees to open the windows.  Not very accessible when the truck is packed.  I open them pretty much only to give ventilation to the dogs if they are riding back there.  The pop-out style would have been a better choice, but more $$. And you can reach them from outside the truck. Worth it in my opinion.  3) interior light.  Mine burned out at least once a year.  This was not an LED, but an incandescent lamp.  I have since replaced it with LED strip around the perimeter near the ceiling of the canopy and now works great.
Color matching is great, and it looks good, but I would look to avoid that latch at all costs and go with the pop out windows.


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Leer carries various styles of latches, and they are interchangeable.  I replaced my push button latch with a T handle in about 20 minutes.  The push button style also freezes and sticks.

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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 02:31:09 PM »
I think JDhasty can tell you where NOT to get your canopy..............
I was wondering if this was going to get mentioned.  :chuckle:
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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 02:33:30 PM »
I have a Snugtop. Bought it used on Craiglist for $500.  It matches my charcoal grey truck perfectly.  I did have to put new weather stripping on 1 window and replace the struts, but all that set me back only $70.

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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2017, 02:36:55 PM »
I think JDhasty can tell you where NOT to get your canopy..............
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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2017, 02:40:18 PM »
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

Every father should remember that one day his children will follow his example instead of his advice.


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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2017, 03:01:39 PM »
Leer all the way.  Never had a drop of water in my truck with Leer and never had to go back for problems with it.  See links above re: SnugTop in general & Kanopy Kingdom in particular

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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2017, 03:05:18 PM »
Leer all the way.  Never had a drop of water in my truck with Leer and never had to go back for problems with it.  See links above re: SnugTop in general & Kanopy Kingdom in particular
:chuckle: Glad you're such a good sport.  I hope I didn't get you all worked up with those links.
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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2017, 04:11:26 PM »
Bummer.
I have a Snug Top Ingot Silver for an F-350 in good shape.
Truck sold and now the canopy needs to go.
Good luck.

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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2017, 08:34:26 PM »
I have a leer on my tundra. It leaks and Leer and dealer both say tough luck. To have Leer factory tell me nothing they can do tells me something about the company.

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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2017, 07:24:01 PM »
I have a 2016 Tundra and got a snugtop looks sharp

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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2017, 02:40:08 AM »
lots of tops out there, the one thing I really like about my current one is the side windows open up, not slide, it was an upgrade but well worth it to put thing up front or out without crawling in. It is an ARE but others offer the same option.
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Re: Truck Cap Recommendations
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2017, 12:28:43 PM »
I bought a used but like new condition SnugTop canopy for my Tacoma a few years ago.  Put it on at the peoples house that I bought it from and have never taken it off since.  To date, I have not had a single issue with it and based on my experience with the one that I have, I would buy another.

But, to do all over again, for my use, I would seriously consider getting one of those tonneau covers that rolls up inside the can, instead of a canopy.

 

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