Truck cap/topper suggestions

Discussion in 'The Duck Hunters Forum' started by musher, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. amosburd

    amosburd Senior Refuge Member

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    Had an ARE for since 09' no problems other than bending the back door up twice and having to rebend it back out and add a little silicone around the frame. Have had five canoes on the rack at a time with no problem. I agree with the windoor. I never climb inside and can vent for the dogs.
     

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  2. negooseman

    negooseman Senior Refuge Member

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    I tried that method with my new truck but spring snows was approaching and I needed it, so I bought new. First trip to hunt snows and there's the exact topper I just got(I paid $1200) sitting at a used car lot in the town we drove thru for $300. :doh
     
  3. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    That's the way it works all too often
     
  4. Shot Caller

    Shot Caller Senior Refuge Member

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    Swiss is owned by a duck hunting buddy of mine. They make some nice truck caps and also will build aluminum boat blinds, ladder racks ect.
     
  5. birdhunter007

    birdhunter007 Elite Refuge Member

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    Just ordered a new Leer for my 2018 Silverado. Sounds like the same as yours but I added the fob lock option. The topper is wired to lock when I lock the truck with the fob. Should get it net week. I take mine off in the summer. It takes me about 10 minutes to take it on and off with a forklift.
     
  6. CookMan

    CookMan Elite Refuge Member

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    Leer or Century have had both. Quality products.
     
  7. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    'Spect most folks don't have a forklift in their garage.
     
  8. spankylabs

    spankylabs Refuge Member

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    Didn't like my Leer. Had several trim pieces crack and went through 3 sets of locks in 10 years. That topper was an 01 model so maybe they have improved. No issues with the ARE on the current truck after 6 years. Love the windoors.
     

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  9. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Musher,
    I've had various toppers all my life. The Aluminum ones are lighter, cheaper, but you'll still need 2 people to handle on / off.
    Fiberglass can be bought with colors to match your cab. They are more expensive but worth it IMO.
    Heavier, but you & the Mrs. can handle it ok.

    Last summer, I rode out to Fargo with a friend from Bemidji. He had ordered a fiberglass topper & they installed it.
    If you're interested, I can get the place & phone number. He's very happy with it----says it was a smart purchase.

    Ringbill
     
  10. Rice Hunter

    Rice Hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Perfect. Thanks!
     

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