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Old 03-03-2013, 06:25 PM   #29
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Ii have had both and each has it's purpose. Our trifold tonneau was the handiest.it could be removed for storage in a minute. Remember as someone stated here "S### expands to fill the available space" .
A cap looks great and covers a lot. A tonneau looks cool and gives great visibility. The final choice for your purpose is yours alone.
True, it seems to be human nature for us humans to expand into whatever space we have available....which is why I've stopped buying larger pants.

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Old 03-03-2013, 07:41 PM   #30
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I've had both. The caps are more water resistant than the tonneaus. The rear door on Donna's seems even better. My tonneau is a roll up. It is harder to take off than a cap. The newer version has the ability to add a rack above.

I agree with the mileage comments, a cap to trailer = less wind jamming effect than a tonneau. If you think of it the tonneau mfg's say a 10% increase in gas mileage. I would expect the same when towing a trailer with a cap.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:10 PM   #31
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Got a call yesterday. Cap has arrived. Went over this afternoon and picked it up (installed). Didn't have time to get any pics but will try to get them tomorrow. After we picked it up, I filled my truck up at the station I always use in that town. Checked the mileage and noted in my log book that it now has a shell on it. So am anxious to see how the mileage will be affected, if at all. Will keep you posted.
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:22 PM   #32
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Having trouble uploading pictures, but did manage to get this one on board.
A side view of my tv and new LEER shell.

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Old 03-16-2013, 09:12 PM   #33
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:14 PM   #34
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:16 PM   #35
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Real Nice!
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:27 AM   #36
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Where is your snow, it looks like Spring already. We haven't seen blue skies in weeks. Nice cap, though!
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Good choice! Very cool!! I pick up my cap on Thursday!
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:23 AM   #38
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Where is your snow, it looks like Spring already. We haven't seen blue skies in weeks. Nice cap, though!
Snow? What's that.................lol

We've had it snow twice that I can remember.
Both times maybe up to an inch, and by the next day it was gone.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:02 PM   #39
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Nice looking cap! I'd like to go that route on my Taco but the Tonneau is all my back can deal with after the 8 or 9 inches of snow I had to clean out of the driveway this morning!
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Looks like snow flurries possible this week end.
But doubt there will be anything to brag about.
Camper on order, Cap on tow, 'bout to get cabin fever.
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Believe me, I'm not bragging! We're picking up our new ParkLiner in two weeks and we've got a whole lot of melting to do to find a place to park it when we get home. Here in the beautiful Northeast we have three seasons, Winter, Mud, and black fly. No wonder we want to get out on the road!
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LOL......I love a real winter, but hate mud and flies.

We had winters like that when I was a kid.
Miss it, but don't miss it.
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