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Old 04-10-2014, 03:31 PM   #11
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Was actually looking for one ourselves so we can put the dogs in back in kennels and bring more campers. Which one are you looking at?
I found a year old Leer 100r. $500 installed. Another $200 to paint when I get my truck door fixed....long story there.

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Old 04-10-2014, 03:39 PM   #12
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If you can afford to give up the 200 lbs of payload, they are worth it. I had one on my last truck and really liked it. Going to the new truck and fiver, I am using a RollX cover for now. In Texas we camp year round, so I did not want to do the on/off thing every 3 weeks.

As far as fuel mileage, in the real world it will make very little difference vs your current cover. It will also have no real affect on towing MPGs either.

One thing I will mention is to check your bikes to see if they will fit. The kids bikes, and the wife's 24" wheel mountain bike all fit upright, but with mine I always had to lower the seat and handle bars, and even then it was going in at angles. It was a real pain to haul it in the back if I left the front tire on. Take the tire off, and no issues.
I have the BAK ROLL-X Cover too. Gives you more security with a Hard aluminum black covered rolled up top!
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:06 PM   #13
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Couple of replies here:

now that I think about it, I don't think the weight is going to increase as I have an aluminum diamond plate cover now, it weighs close to #200. So thats a wash.

We have three 26"full frame bikes and a tall 26" trail bike. All have quick tire releases on the front tires. The largest is 43" at the bars. It ain't gonna fit thru the door with tires on. Oh well, I want to make up a fork mount anyway.

I hope I can get the dog crate inside. I'm gonna measure that when i get home tonight. Didn't think about that one.

I'm going to have to make a lift to remove it while outside. Can't pull in my garage, as its a work shop full of tools (or as my wife puts it: machines and junk)

I found my fuel mileage increased when I hauled a large but light dresser on the bed cover when I was also towing the camper. Surprised me. I think I got 1-2 mpg better. I felt like Judd Clampets on that trip.

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Old 04-10-2014, 04:23 PM   #14
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If I lived in your area, I would have bought it already! I'm getting prices around 1700$ in my area. You have the long bed so the crate just might fit- or put the crate between two of the bikes. There's a YouTube video of a macguyver style bucket AC for the dogs that I will have to use along with a fan from the cab. Too hot for the pups back there.
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:26 AM   #15
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Look at the Jason brand. I have had mine since 2004 and it still looks like brand new only paid 400.00 it came with Side sliding Windows with screens
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:52 PM   #16
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I put my topper on in the fall after I remove the hitch and remove it in the spring when the hitch goes in.
I do the same, my truck came with a Leer when I bought it. It's nice to have during ski season to keep gear out of the elements. I typically pack everything in totes that's going in the bed when the toppers off so it stays dry and I don't have to worry about anything taking flight. My biggest complaint with the topper on is when I pack something towards the cab of the truck and have to crawl in to fetch it...that gets old fast. A topper with the side windows that flip up for easy access would remedy that.
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:47 PM   #17
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Well, I got it. No marks anywhere. Installed for free. Already did a test "load up" for a typical camping trip and added the large dog crate. Plenty of room! I'm definitely happy. Already got price to paint as an add on when getting my driver's side door fixed.

Only thing else is a bed mat as its a killer on my knees. I didn't think of that.

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Only thing else is a bed mat as its a killer on my knees. I didn't think of that.

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I know the feeling about tough in the knees. I bought a "bed rug" on eBay when I got my 03 Silverado. It's been a while so I forget what I paid for it, but much cheaper than from a dealer, that much I remember. It is year and brand specific so it contours and fits great. It Velcro's in so it is removable, it's marine grade carpet and if you get junk on it, you can just pressure wash it and it's as good as new. I've has mine since '04 and it still looks like new. Best investment I made in the old girl.
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:25 PM   #19
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Love my Leer cab high shell... Inside is finished, fold down front window which allows for easy cleaning of both truck rear window and the shell window itself. My main purpose of having it is for camping use. I Like the fact that I can lock things in the back of it while camping. If it rain while camping who care nothing in it gets wet. If I need to haul things I have a custom truck bed trailer, a 16ft car hauler trailer and a 6x10 horse trailer..You can never have enough trailers...
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I had a Leer cap on my old truck. Didn't put one on the new truck yet, probably won't since we'll be towing a 5th wheel with this one, but I REALLY miss the cap. It was so much easier just throwing stuff in the back without having to worry if it was taller than a tonneau.
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