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Old 04-13-2012, 01:31 AM   #1
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What should I expect to pay for a truck cap with a pass thru window access.

I am looking for a HD model TV coming from an expedition and will have to stick the dogs in the back of the truck bed under a topper. However, I want to put in a pass thru boot and box off a small area in the topper so the dogs will have A/C from the cab and it would be safer for them also.

What should I expect to pay for a decent topper? Wife is already baulking at 50K for the truck.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:02 AM   #2
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What should I expect to pay for a decent topper?
There are cheap toppers, "decent" toppers, and really nice toppers. I wanted the best, so mine is a Leer 100XQ. On the 100 XQ, Leer has options for

Front Slider Window
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Mine is on a 6.5' bed of a 2012 F-150. I paid full retail of $1,989 plus a couple of options and TT&L. I'm sure you could get that price down to $1,700 or so with some negotiating, or shopping around to other Leer dealers on the internet. And probably less than $1,500 for a different Leer model.

Note that the Leer 100XQ toppers are painted at the factory to exactly match the truck, so dealers don't usually stock more than one demo.
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I am looking for a HD model TV coming from an expedition and will have to stick the dogs in the back of the truck bed under a topper. However, I want to put in a pass thru boot and box off a small area in the topper so the dogs will have A/C from the cab and it would be safer for them also.

What should I expect to pay for a decent topper? Wife is already baulking at 50K for the truck.
I recently had a leer 180 cap placed on my silverado shortbed. 1500.00 installed by Leonard dealership. paint matched perfectly, high quality top. very happy with this.
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Look around on your local craigslist. I have been looking for a used one for my megacab. Just have not found the one I want yet. But have seen them as low as 3-400 dollars. Might have to paint it but the 1500+ for a new one is hard to swallow.
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I've read reports that the "boot" (actually, an overgrown gasket) will wear away the finish on the truck's cab. You might consider a homemade gasket between the rear window of the truck and the front window of the cap (you can get front cap windows that have a slider that matches the one on the truck). It might be necessary to leave both windows open all the time to make that work.
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