Clutch’s deep thoughts thread...

phsycle

Adventurer
I don't know fellas. I called another (different) shop just bearly. They said that all the aluminum units are commercial grade. They stopped making "recreational" shells years ago. He confirmed no way they're less than 150lbs. That's standard with no options.
 

DaveInDenver

Expedition Leader
I believe a commercial topper would weigh that much.

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I can't really believe they don't still make plain aluminum toppers. Unicover and A.R.E. both advertise them. Talking about the 1" square tubing frame with wrinkled paper-thin aluminum sheeting. I bet they don't make much money on them so it's not at the top of the sales guy's stack of cut sheets. I dunno, maybe not. The number of people willing to slap a random color topper on their $65k truck is probably dwindling.

http://unicovercaps.com/aluminum.php

https://www.4are.com/product/cal/
 

tacollie

Explorer
I would love to have those doors on my Flippac.

I had a softopper. They are good for what they are. You can't lock them but I think people are less likely to steel what they can't see. Also, I wouldn't consider a fiberglass topper more bear proof.
 

phsycle

Adventurer
The number of people willing to slap a random color topper on their $65k truck is probably dwindling.

http://unicovercaps.com/aluminum.php

https://www.4are.com/product/cal/
They color-match now!

Base shell's don't have those barn doors. Just the standard flip up hatch door. Still contemplating.

By the way, driving around today, I saw a Tundra with steel wheels (not the 5-spoke). Never knew they came with these. Apparently, work truck trim that isn't available anymore. Wonder what the payload is on one of those.

 

DaveInDenver

Expedition Leader
They color-match now!

Base shell's don't have those barn doors. Just the standard flip up hatch door. Still contemplating.

By the way, driving around today, I saw a Tundra with steel wheels (not the 5-spoke). Never knew they came with these. Apparently, work truck trim that isn't available anymore. Wonder what the payload is on one of those.

You can still get the work truck with vinyl floor and seat.

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DaveInDenver

Expedition Leader
When I build an SR 4WD 5.7L V8 6.5 foot bed work truck it says 1,630 lbs payload. With the 4.6L V8 it goes down to 1,490 lbs.
 
Also, I wouldn't consider a fiberglass topper more bear proof.
Would it not be more so that a canvas topper?

I ask because when we camp we are told not to keep food in our tent trailer because of bears. Yet, people with hardwall's (which are made of fiberglass, i believe are okay). We don't cook in our trailer. Strictly speaking food storage...
 

phsycle

Adventurer
Would it not be more so that a canvas topper?

I ask because when we camp we are told not to keep food in our tent trailer because of bears. Yet, people with hardwall's (which are made of fiberglass, i believe are okay). We don't cook in our trailer. Strictly speaking food storage...
Ain't nothing bear-proof







False security blanket
 
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