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Old 04-02-2013, 11:09 PM
copenranger copenranger is offline
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Default camper shell or tool box?

Hey im pretty new to the site so im not sure if there is already a thread on this or not. So I bought my ranger a week ago and is has a nice camper shell on it but I think it is the ugliest thing that exists. I was thinking about selling it and buying a tool box because I have a few things I want to keep dry such as the jack and stuff. I dont really have a need for the shell other than camping and keeping hunting gear dry but im sure I can camp in a tent and put my gear in the tool box.... What are your guy's thoughts?
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:12 PM
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Default camper shell or tool box?

It's personal preference really! I have toolboxes, check my pics, but I also own my own business..if I travelled and camped a lot, I'd go for a shell, or at least a tonneau cover...
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:20 PM
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That makes sense I do camp alot but I would rather sleep in a tent and actually camp haha.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:25 PM
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Default camper shell or tool box?

A shell would just give you more options..and I know some ppl on here have slept under their tonneau in a pinch!
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:46 PM
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Default Re: camper shell or tool box?

i like my cap (camper shell) for camping, it's nice being high & dry off the ground. toss a peice of carpet in the bed and it's actually pretty comfy. it's also nice having the extra lockable storage space, and being able to haul stuff without needing to tie it down or worry if it's gonna fly out. and the added weight helps in the snow.

however, i hated it at first too, lol. i bought a trail f/x toolbox and usually use that for most of the summer, and some of the winter. but it's great having the cap there for when i need it or want to change up the look of my truck.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:55 PM
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Default Re: camper shell or tool box?

I like my shell to, but tool box seem safer if you have something valuable, I can lock the back on my shell but not the windows...not that it would make much difference if someone try to break in.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:00 PM
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Default Re: camper shell or tool box?

i used my toolbox from 2000 til 2012 for just basic things & loved it!

but when i started my side business, i got a camper shell so i could lock my lawn equipment up. so it serves as a giant tool box for me...(i take it off in the winter though lol)
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: camper shell or tool box?

I've got a camper shell on my 2000. Super useful, but can get annoying if the things you need to take out are in the front of the bed. I'm not looking to get one for the 2001. I'm looking more for a toneau, probably whatever pops up cheap on Craigslist, but hoping for a folding one.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: camper shell or tool box?

My shell, and my sleeping deck I built in the bed, allow me to be able to sleep anywhere, at anytime. You can always put a tool box inside the bed under the shell.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:28 AM
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I've got a camper shell on my 2000. Super useful, but can get annoying if the things you need to take out are in the front of the bed. I'm not looking to get one for the 2001. I'm looking more for a toneau, probably whatever pops up cheap on Craigslist, but hoping for a folding one.
yeah lol i have a stick & hook i use to drag shit out of there lol - pain in the royal ass haha
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My shell, and my sleeping deck I built in the bed, allow me to be able to sleep anywhere, at anytime. You can always put a tool box inside the bed under the shell.
i did that for a while too! i'd like a smaller box now though - i can't open the lid all the way in the shell on my current one...
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:23 AM
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Default Re: camper shell or tool box?

I have a real tall shell on my dodge d250 long bed

I could practically fit a vw bug under it

It's awesome for camping. And hauling

But kids looked in the window. Saw my skate boards,and broke the lock to get em
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