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Old 02-27-2013, 08:09 PM   #21
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We have to be careful, we'll end up having the same discussion concerns about all molded trailers versus stickies!

Love the one you're with!
That truck was the first one I purchased after starting my business. I don't miss having to fit my 6'4" frame in a standard cab Ranger.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:27 PM   #22
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I have had both cover & cap, and I really like the extra storage space with the cap, and it helps protect the trailer from bugs & rocks. Mileage was the same with either when not towing, but with the cap pulling the Scamp I got one mile per gallon better. Less wind drag I guess.
I would like to add that I purchased my fiberglass cap used for $75.00, cleaned it up and used Redmax-pro to make it look like new again.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:03 AM   #23
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But my Taco is a V-6 and I'm not real familiar with it yet.
OMG! You have a Taco? How is that working out? You really should have V-8 juice with that.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:46 PM   #24
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Caps don't have to be mounted permanently. I bought a used aluminum cap to put on my '86 D150 and kept it on with 4 C-clamps. Easy to remove when desired.

Carl, I'd like to borrow your trailer next weekend, ok? LOL
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:45 PM   #25
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Caps don't have to be mounted permanently. I bought a used aluminum cap to put on my '86 D150 and kept it on with 4 C-clamps. Easy to remove when desired.

Carl, I'd like to borrow your trailer next weekend, ok? LOL
As soon as I'm through making soup.......lol
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:49 PM   #26
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We have a cap similar to the 122 on our Ranger. We love it! Lots of room to keep things dry and when we go to the drive-in we just turn the truck around and put an air mattress in the back even if it's raining! =D

The windows are tinted, so if we are backing our trailer up and it's getting dark, I just lift open the back window as we reverse to get more of a clear view. No biggee.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:32 PM   #27
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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.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:04 AM   #28
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"The windows are tinted, so if we are backing our trailer up and it's getting dark, I just lift open the back window as we reverse to get more of a clear view. No biggee."

I'm confused, but that's easily done. Wouldn't the trailer be all you see if you were backing it up? And isn't that what side mirrors are for?
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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, 09:10 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, 02:22 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, 08:12 PM   #33
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:14 PM   #34
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:16 PM   #35
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Real Nice!
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:27 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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Old 03-17-2013, 07:54 AM   #37
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Good choice! Very cool!! I pick up my cap on Thursday!
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:23 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, 08:02 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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Old 03-20-2013, 11:06 AM   #40
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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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