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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Turns out I won't be able to use a tonneau cover for the bed so I'll
have to go with a basic+ shell: tail brake light, dome light and the
optional forward/cabin opening window.

Leer, A.R.E., make them for an 8' Tundra bed and I think SnugTop might
too. I've only been able to look at the Leer and A.R.E.

What I've been able to find out is the A.R.E. costs a little more than a
Leer, it has a single lock/rod mechanism vs. Leer's dual handled locks,
the A.R.E. has what looks to be a little beefier tai gate assembly, and
the warranties are the same.

Any more suggestions on what to consider for a shell?
Am I missing an important consideration?
Is one better than the other & why?

Thanks,
Nate

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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
On Sat, 24 Dec 2005 07:41:32 -0800, N Williamson <[email protected]> found
these unused words floating about:

>Turns out I won't be able to use a tonneau cover for the bed so I'll
>have to go with a basic+ shell: tail brake light, dome light and the
>optional forward/cabin opening window.
>
>Leer, A.R.E., make them for an 8' Tundra bed and I think SnugTop might
>too. I've only been able to look at the Leer and A.R.E.
>
>What I've been able to find out is the A.R.E. costs a little more than a
>Leer, it has a single lock/rod mechanism vs. Leer's dual handled locks,
>the A.R.E. has what looks to be a little beefier tai gate assembly, and
>the warranties are the same.
>
>Any more suggestions on what to consider for a shell?
>Am I missing an important consideration?
>Is one better than the other & why?
>
>Thanks,
>Nate


The Are -can- be had with a dual lock, I have one.

However ... They don't fit as well as a SnugTop, any 'skylight' window
(hi-rise) will leak and you -may- have a rub on the tailgate due to
clearance problems.
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
In article <[email protected]>,
J. A. Mc. <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Sat, 24 Dec 2005 07:41:32 -0800, N Williamson <[email protected]> found
> these unused words floating about:
>
> >Turns out I won't be able to use a tonneau cover for the bed so I'll
> >have to go with a basic+ shell: tail brake light, dome light and the
> >optional forward/cabin opening window.
> >
> >Leer, A.R.E., make them for an 8' Tundra bed and I think SnugTop might
> >too. I've only been able to look at the Leer and A.R.E.
> >
> >What I've been able to find out is the A.R.E. costs a little more than a
> >Leer, it has a single lock/rod mechanism vs. Leer's dual handled locks,
> >the A.R.E. has what looks to be a little beefier tai gate assembly, and
> >the warranties are the same.
> >
> >Any more suggestions on what to consider for a shell?
> >Am I missing an important consideration?
> >Is one better than the other & why?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Nate

>
> The Are -can- be had with a dual lock, I have one.
>
> However ... They don't fit as well as a SnugTop, any 'skylight' window
> (hi-rise) will leak and you -may- have a rub on the tailgate due to
> clearance problems.


Thanks - I'll check the SnugTops.
The tailgate has a thick 'sleeve' over the top edge. Hopefully that'll
be a good fix.

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Bel-air and Innovation are two brands at the sub $1000 price range. I got a
nice, basic shell with no insulation, front and side sliding windows for
$900. The locking handles are left and right, and operate separately, and
I'm just fine with that. Pickups and women are kind of similar; pick your
price.

Though you didn't ask, I got a $300 Bedrug that is definately worth the
price.

"N Williamson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Turns out I won't be able to use a tonneau cover for the bed so I'll
> have to go with a basic+ shell: tail brake light, dome light and the
> optional forward/cabin opening window.
>
> Leer, A.R.E., make them for an 8' Tundra bed and I think SnugTop might
> too. I've only been able to look at the Leer and A.R.E.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Sorry Nate,
I cant get passed the part of you not being able to use a Tonneau cover.
Why not? This is America, you can get anything. I suggest a custom shop.
I know of a custom shop here on Long Island, that can put a custom
tonneau cover on anything you drive, and for around 300.00 dollars.
Frank
 
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