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Old 01-27-2015, 07:34 PM   #11
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I had no idea they were expensive. I bought a used gmc and it had a topper on it. I thought it made the back seat dark so I took it off. Listed it on craigslist for $200 and within two hours it was sold. The man drove 70 miles one way to buy it. Surprised me!
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:50 AM   #12
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I have a "Lifetime" top. Lifetime Camper Shells: Manufacturer of Aluminum Commercial & Utility camper shells, canopies, toppers, and work caps. Have had it for a year now and zero problems. All aluminum construction. I paid $1500 installed for this one.
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:56 AM   #13
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I had an ARE topper for 10 years. The paint still looked great and I had no problems with it.
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Anybody ever do a soft topper?


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Old 01-28-2015, 07:35 PM   #15
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Personally, I have not because it wouldn't provide for my needs at the time I was using toppers (reasonable security). However, I have friends who swear by Softopper and Can-Back brands. However, after my buddy Frank just told me what he paid for a Can-Back last year, I had to wonder why not just go fiberglass...
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:51 PM   #16
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I had an ARE on my Tundra and it did a good job. I did not leak, fit well, etc.

As far as soft toppers go, they are nice in that they are easy to remove. I have not owned one, but I happened to be Boulder a year or so ago and checked out the SoftTopper. VERY well built. My only concern would be wind noise, but apparently it is not too bad.
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I have a Jason camper shell made in Elkhart, Indiana had for 11 plus years now still looks great and no leaks or problems of any kind. Son-in law has my old on still on his pickup which is 15 years old and still in good condition it is a Jason also.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:30 PM   #18
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I have a soft topper. Truxedo Lo Pro, fits inside the bed rails. I sold my Raider Cap to buy this, need roll up for fifth wheel use now. It makes a big difference with turbulence and a closed tailgate.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:40 PM   #19
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I just drove 75 miles one way to purchase a used one!
Cheapest, new with sliders and screens on3 sides and carpeted is about $1600!


NO WAY I'm paying that when you drive off lot it depreciates more than 50%!!!!


got mine for $400
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:50 PM   #20
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SnugTop are very nice. I have my eye on one and like it better then all other tops I looked at or owned. Top of the line topper with a top of line price, around $3000

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