We went and got a Leer 100XR camper shell. Not as nice as the 100XL, but I like the rear hatch better which is the same as the XL, while the side windows are the same as the 100R. I would like to maybe add some lights under the bed rail like Diselsurf did, but there is an overhead LED light above the door when you open it. I did get a 3 port-12 volt accessory outlet along with carpeted shell interior and pet screens on the windows for when our dogs are back there and a sliding rear window. I would like to eventually add either a swing out toolbox on the side, or perhaps get roof racks and the Leer Locker.
It does seem to get very dirty very easily though. I could hardly see through the rear glass (tinted too) by time I drove an hour home on wet roads from the spray kicking up on it. Also, I could see that it would be very handy in winter conditions if they made the rear glass heated to melt ice and snow off of. You already have power back there for the 3rd brake light. Wouldn't be much harder to add strips to the glass to heat it up.
Like the look of it and it should work really well. Easy open with just one latch too.
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Thanks. I would have liked to get the flip up side windows like that, but you couldn't get the pet screens though. Although, I do like the half windows you got on yours so you can still open them up. That might have worked for what we have, but oh well.
And they are the Westin HDX Drop Steps. Got them off of RockAuto.com. Here is the link the steps. They are $287.79 btw http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=8449000&cc=3435121&jsn=422
Changing them out would be nice. May have to look into that sometime down the road if it would help, but we'll see how this works.Hey thanks for the link. That is a great price and I like the look.
We have 3 dogs and the flip up side windows have screens on them. The half windows slid back and the screens are in place. Work great for our pups. Been to Mexico and all over the USA with them and plenty of airflow.
I think with Leer, you can switch the side windows out if desired..
Has anyone ever taken their truck with camper shell through an automated car wash? I believe in the owners manual it says to not do that, but does not say why. Can it take the paint off or would it possibly cause water to leak through the windows due to the high pressure of the car wash?
Yeah, I don't know about a wiper set up for it. The road dirt build up is an issue. For me it's just one small annoyance. The Leer Locker already blocks the top 1/4 of the back window anyway. Thank God for the back up camera.On the camper shells, I know I've only had mine for about a month now, but it didn't take me long to see this problem with them.
Do they make windshield wiper attachments for them? Because I could see that being very handy. Can't really even see out of the back of the window for all of the snow and road spray that kicks up on there while driving around. Plus the window is tinted so it doesn't take much to not be able to see out of the window. Also, having a heat strip on the back glass for melting snow and ice off would be nice too.