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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hello,

I'm currently looking for a truck and just wanted to plan ahead so that I
can take full advantage of its capabilities. For my needs, I'd like a
covered truck bed (dry and secure) that has easy access to its contents.
However, there are times when having an open bed would come in handy for
moving bulky items.

There was a product shown at www.slidesystems.com which allowed for easy
removal of a cap from a truck bed. The site used to have information posted
on it, but now appears to be "Under Construction" for quite some time now.
Does anyone here have any feedback or info on the product or its status? Any
similar ones out there?

In trying to find a similar product, I found Bedslides at www.truckchamp.com
but they only allow for easy access to the contents inside the truck cap and
not removal of it. Not a bad idea though.

I've also seen the hard fiberglass Tonneau covers and spoken to a few owners
from time to time and they tell me that they are secure, and yet also easily
removed. One of those may be a possible alternative to look at as well. Any
pros or cons?

Thanks in advance to those who post a reply here.

Peter.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Peter Bogiatzidis wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm currently looking for a truck and just wanted to plan ahead so that I
> can take full advantage of its capabilities. For my needs, I'd like a
> covered truck bed (dry and secure) that has easy access to its contents.
> However, there are times when having an open bed would come in handy for
> moving bulky items.
>
> There was a product shown at www.slidesystems.com which allowed for easy
> removal of a cap from a truck bed. The site used to have information posted
> on it, but now appears to be "Under Construction" for quite some time now.
> Does anyone here have any feedback or info on the product or its status? Any
> similar ones out there?
>
> In trying to find a similar product, I found Bedslides at www.truckchamp.com
> but they only allow for easy access to the contents inside the truck cap and
> not removal of it. Not a bad idea though.
>
> I've also seen the hard fiberglass Tonneau covers and spoken to a few owners
> from time to time and they tell me that they are secure, and yet also easily
> removed. One of those may be a possible alternative to look at as well. Any
> pros or cons?
>
> Thanks in advance to those who post a reply here.
>
> Peter.
>
>

Check this out- http://www.durakon.com/go.aspx?WID=Products&sm=c56.0
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
On Mon, 01 Jan 2007 11:36:41 -0500, syoung <[email protected]> wrote:
>Peter Bogiatzidis wrote:


>> I'm currently looking for a truck and just wanted to plan ahead so that I
>> can take full advantage of its capabilities. For my needs, I'd like a
>> covered truck bed (dry and secure) that has easy access to its contents.
>> However, there are times when having an open bed would come in handy for
>> moving bulky items.
>>
>> There was a product shown at www.slidesystems.com which allowed for easy
>> removal of a cap from a truck bed. The site used to have information posted
>> on it, but now appears to be "Under Construction" for quite some time now.
>> Does anyone here have any feedback or info on the product or its status? Any
>> similar ones out there?
>>
>> In trying to find a similar product, I found Bedslides at www.truckchamp.com
>> but they only allow for easy access to the contents inside the truck cap and
>> not removal of it. Not a bad idea though.
>>
>> I've also seen the hard fiberglass Tonneau covers and spoken to a few owners
>> from time to time and they tell me that they are secure, and yet also easily
>> removed. One of those may be a possible alternative to look at as well. Any
>> pros or cons?

>
>Check this out- http://www.durakon.com/go.aspx?WID=Products&sm=c56.0


You can pick almost anything - tonneau cover or full shell - and rig
up a simple rope and pulley lift in the garage to remove and store it
up near the ceiling.

A former employer had a fiberglass tonneau, and it came off, but not
that easily. A three person job - two to lift the cover to a high
angle, one to maneuver the hinge hooks out of or back into the hoops.

--<< Bruce >>--
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
"Peter Bogiatzidis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I'm currently looking for a truck and just wanted to plan ahead so that I
> can take full advantage of its capabilities. For my needs, I'd like a
> covered truck bed (dry and secure) that has easy access to its contents.
> However, there are times when having an open bed would come in handy for
> moving bulky items.
>
> There was a product shown at www.slidesystems.com which allowed for easy
> removal of a cap from a truck bed. The site used to have information
> posted on it, but now appears to be "Under Construction" for quite some
> time now. Does anyone here have any feedback or info on the product or its
> status? Any similar ones out there?
>
> In trying to find a similar product, I found Bedslides at
> www.truckchamp.com but they only allow for easy access to the contents
> inside the truck cap and not removal of it. Not a bad idea though.
>
> I've also seen the hard fiberglass Tonneau covers and spoken to a few
> owners from time to time and they tell me that they are secure, and yet
> also easily removed. One of those may be a possible alternative to look at
> as well. Any pros or cons?
>
> Thanks in advance to those who post a reply here.


I have a full topper on my truck.... I have been very happy with it...even
for hauling larget stuff like furnaces, air conditioners and heat pumps. I
did get mine custom built so I had the pass through from the cab to the
topper, side access tool box on the driver side, top rack, insulation and
carpet, and a bunch of other goodies...including color match. If I have to
haul anything over 48" high, I have a utility trailer that works just fine.
here's a link to pics
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/noon_air/album/576460762351274650
Here's a link to the manufacturer.... I have the MX series cap
http://www.4are.com/product/view_models.php?mk=t&md=tundra
 
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