Someone told me to remove it so that it wouldn't get damaged which made sense. Then back at the dealership they said I could remove it but why? Make sure it's all the way up. It's made to stay together.
It stays attached and I haven't had any problems. If it all the way up and I hit something at that height I will have other problems to deal with.
As for others - either way sounds ok.
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...
2011 Salem Cruise Lite 20RBXL & 2011 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab
Camping History: 45 Trips / 133 Nights / 3736 Miles
FRF Social Group: Campers of the West