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Old 10-16-2014, 03:33 PM   #1
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Swiss Truck Cap

Hi, Is the cab high 8 foot Swiss fiberglass truck cap for 1049 dollars a fair price? It includes installation but not the tax. Is the Swiss brand a reliable topper? I can get the basic S-1 model for one hundred more.
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:49 PM   #2
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I'm not familiar with the Swiss brand and so cannot comment on it's reliability, but it seems like that's about what I paid for our cab height Leer 100. None of them are inexpensive IMHO.
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Old 10-16-2014, 06:12 PM   #3
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There must be hundreds of topper manufacturers out there from one end of the country to the other. Some have been in business for decades, and others are fairly new.

Some of the old stand-bys, such as Leer, have stood the test of time and are very good. I guess I would personally lean toward the good old brands.

However, some of the new guys have some great new ideas, and some great new technology. They deserve a look anyway.

You will just have to look around, listen to their sales pitch, and make up your mind.

Of course it doesn't hurt to have advice from folks on the forum, when you can get it.
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:00 PM   #4
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Akronguy,

Sorry, no info on the Swiss. But the ARE is made a short distance away Massilon, right?
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:38 PM   #5
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Swiss brand caps are made in southern Indiana so we see a lot of them here around in the Cincinnati area. I have never heard complaints in common conversation.
I would have bought one myself 4 years ago except for the fact that the rear door takes two handles to fasten vs. the ARE cap only requiring one handle. For me it was a convenience factor.
My brother had a cap with two handles and I thought it was a pain.
The ARE cap was more money than the Swiss Cap.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:53 AM   #6
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It's a piece of fiberglass, some clamps, a couple pieces of glass/plastic, a brake light, and some window handles. There's really not much that can go wrong with a cap... (Except for mine, which hits the third brake light on the truck.)
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Depending on how new your truck is their should be a wire specifically for the third brake light in the cap. Don't let the cap dealer do any wiring because they will likely do a hack job and use Scotch wire connectors. These type of connectors are notorious for corroding and causing wiring problems.
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