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Old 07-15-2015, 01:08 PM   #71
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I have a Bakflip VP and as a previous post mentioned the adhesive seems to be affected by the heat. I haven't tried to repair and it works fine. I have not had a leak issue. A cap gives you more flexibility I believe.
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:33 PM   #72
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For the small difference in price between the tonneau and cap, the cap wins. For the really small difference in price from a cab high cap to a mid rise cap, the mid rise cap wins.


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Old 07-15-2015, 01:46 PM   #73
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For the really small difference in price from a cab high cap to a mid rise cap, the mid rise cap wins.


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I had a higher than cab height shell on my previous 4WD truck and it made it hard to get into parking garages and car washes. Went back to a cab high shell on my new truck.

To move things around in the back I just use a boat hook so I don't have to crawl around. I also got the side windoors to make it easier to access stuff in the back.
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Higher than cab height will take an mpg penalty.
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Old 07-15-2015, 03:00 PM   #75
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I have the LEER 100XQ, and if it were 2 inches higher the truck wouldn't go under the garage door.
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Old 07-15-2015, 03:20 PM   #76
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We originally had a Tonneau (circa 2004) but after our 1st summer traveling we changed to a raised camper shell. The extra space was worth it for us. The new truck is going to have a cab-high camper shell on it (on order now) with side opening windows & a rack system.

BTW: I had all 3 windows 'limo' tinted to keep eyes off the generators etc. That did hinder rear view when not towing. I haven't decided if I'll 'limo' tint the rear window on this new one but the sides will be.
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Old 07-15-2015, 03:40 PM   #77
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For the small difference in price between the tonneau and cap, the cap wins. For the really small difference in price from a cab high cap to a mid rise cap, the mid rise cap wins.


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I haven't priced out caps fully but it seems to me they are quite a bit more expensive than even a hard tonneau. Aren't most caps over $1300?
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Old 07-15-2015, 04:31 PM   #78
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For RVing with an AS, having had a Roll n Lock and now an ARE topper,the topper wins hands down in my opinion.

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Old 07-15-2015, 05:05 PM   #79
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I had a higher than cab height shell on my previous 4WD truck and it made it hard to get into parking garages and car washes. Went back to a cab high shell on my new truck.

To move things around in the back I just use a boat hook so I don't have to crawl around. I also got the side windoors to make it easier to access stuff in the back.
It's already hard to impossible to get into parking garages. The mid rise is only 3-4" higher, so I should still be able to get into the car wash around the corner from the house. If vans can go in there...
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I haven't priced out caps fully but it seems to me they are quite a bit more expensive than even a hard tonneau. Aren't most caps over $1300?
The Century Ultra cap starts at $1,300. The Century Cargolid tonneau starts at $1,000.
For this reason, the cap wins. $300 to double the storage volume and make it easier to put things in and get things out of the truck bed.
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I have the LEER 100XQ, and if it were 2 inches higher the truck wouldn't go under the garage door.
My carport opening is 9'. The Airstream will go under until it reaches the air conditioner.
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Higher than cab height will take an mpg penalty.
The mid rise is only 3-4" higher than the cab high. It may take a slight mpg penalty not towing, but I imagine towing mpg will be the same. The wind resistance will take 2 smaller steps to get over the trailer as opposed to one big step.
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I have a Truxedo soft cover now on my Tundra.
My last several trucks have all had fiberglass caps (ARE).
I like being able to see much easier behind me with the soft cover (when not towing) which along with the much lower price is what prompted me to go this route.
But now that I am hauling around two Honda 2000 generators and other gear, I wish that I had gone with a hard lockable top. A hard top makes it much easier , plus I would be able to stack up some lighter gear higher than I can with the soft top.
Next time around I will get a hard full shell.
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The Century Ultra cap starts at $1,300. The Century Cargolid tonneau starts at $1,000.
For this reason, the cap wins. $300 to double the storage volume and make it easier to put things in and get things out of the truck bed.
Fair enough. I was thinking more of the $800 hard folding or rolling covers.
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