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Old 03-20-2010, 10:05 PM
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Default taunno or topper?

ok lets here the pros and cons of toppers ( shells ) verses taunnos
i was going to get a hard taunno when dude at dealer offered me a vista top for the same price! only thing is it dont have side windows and he has had it on the lot for a year? is there any thing that i should be looking for?

any one with pic would help me make up my mind thanks for the help!!
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:23 PM
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Default Re: taunno or topper?

I have both. I like the look of the tonneau but sometimes I have to carry things like these.
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:42 PM
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Default Re: taunno or topper?

dude, if your gonna lower, go tonneau... i would never go topper without side windows, my sahara i had had windows, but i found it to be a royal bitch to see out of when it was cold, and at night
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:50 PM
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tonneau. dont get a gay topper
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:27 AM
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dude, if your gonna lower, go tonneau...
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:46 AM
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Default Re: taunno or topper?

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tonneau. dont get a gay topper
I'd lean toward the tonneau if you went lower, but the canopy offers more room. If you get a topper get the windows in the side, Dad has one on his Chevy half ton extended cab, with out the windows it'd be damn near impossible to change lanes.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:45 AM
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Default Re: taunno or topper?

my other rangers had a matching fiberglass toppers due to the fact i hauled around camping and fishing gear and i knew a tonneau wouldn't be feaseable.
my opionion is this: Lowered trucks: Tonneau. Lifted:Topper
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:22 AM
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Default Re: taunno or topper?

A lot of it is just use/appearance. Toppers have a very different look than tonneaus and different uses. Depending on the tonneau it might limit your hauling ability... I personally have a soft roll up tonneau 'cause I hate the look of toppers but I still need to use the bed from time to time.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:23 AM
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I would go with taunno myself
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:37 PM
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Default Re: taunno or topper?

I hate toppers.. You can't put tall stuff in there or always crawling inside.

I just added Tonneau on mine, and am loving it so far!

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Old 03-22-2010, 05:43 PM
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Default Re: taunno or topper?

wow good food for thought thanks but i must addmit i am leaning to the topper side my chevy had a tonneau and i hated it every time i moved some thing and my Yoda had a shell and i hated it every time i went camping in it ?
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:57 PM
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Default Re: taunno or topper?

Are you only interested in hard tonneaus? Like I said before, I like my soft roll-up 'cause it looks clean but you can roll it up and still use the bed.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:28 PM
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Default Re: taunno or topper?

^^Her's is the only tonneau I've ever want to own. I still use my truck occasionally and having that roll-up tonneau, lets you still use your truck to it's full capacity. Hard tonneaus, though they look nice, simply don't let you use your truck the way you could with a soft. Plus, painting of the tonneau to make it look right is even more money.

Personally, I want a canopy/topper, a Leer 100R with lift up + slider side windows and roof rails. Everything stays dry inside, removal is 4 clamps and a friend for when I do happen to MAYBE load something tall inside. A quad can still fit underneeth it too.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:30 PM
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^^ If you get a canopy we aren't friends... unless you give me your SL... lol
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:31 PM
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here is the onl;y tonneau i would ever own, nice, and secure, and i can still use my truck as a truck


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