Clutch’s deep thoughts thread...

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
 
Ain't nothing bear-proof
False security blanket
For sure. But somethings must be more bear resistant than others. Would you rather be behind canvas or fiberglass if a bear wondered into your campsite?
On that note, has anyone here seen Back Country on Netflix? Not sure if it would be on the U.S. Netflix as I believe it's a Canadian movie.
 

phsycle

Adventurer
For sure. But somethings must be more bear resistant than others. Would you rather be behind canvas or fiberglass if a bear wondered into your campsite?
Oh, something solid, for sure. But, knock on wood, in all my years of camping, and in some remote places, never had a bear wander into camp. Much less seen one in the wild (I've seen 2 to be exact). So really, I'm about as worried about that as getting hit by a meteor.

I get much more freaked out by cats. I've only seen one of those in the wild as well. But still gives me the heeby jeebies when I'm out hiking or biking in the dark.
 
Oh, something solid, for sure. But, knock on wood, in all my years of camping, and in some remote places, never had a bear wander into camp. Much less seen one in the wild (I've seen 2 to be exact). So really, I'm about as worried about that as getting hit by a meteor.

I get much more freaked out by cats. I've only seen one of those in the wild as well. But still gives me the heeby jeebies when I'm out hiking or biking in the dark.
We were setting up camp a few years back and our girls were playing beside the tent trailer. A park ranger pulled up and asked if we saw the bear run by. We said... uh...NO! Turns out a cub was separated from it's mama and the ranger was trying to veer it back to her. So.... since then we try to be a little more cautious. Still can't believe we missed seeing it stroll right passed us. This was in the Rockies near Banff.
 

DaveInDenver

Expedition Leader
Good thing about mountain lions is you'll never see it coming. I have seen wild cats three times, twice mountain lions and once a lynx (which is a very rare and special thing in Colorado). One lion was just his eyes at the edge of my bike lights and the other was a ton of brush moving and a fairly certain spotting of a tail. I have seen black bear but in side country and the suburban/forest border that's not really unusual.
 
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