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post #301 of 308 (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 01:01 AM
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Mark: thanks for this info. A neighbour has the CX installed on his Taco and got the drop down front window. Unfortunately I'm looking at a big RTT and a kayak too so I need the extra weight loading; the drop down front window is not compatible with the aluminum HD frame so I'll have to find another way to clean the area. I'm interested to read that ARE gave you the 750lb stationary number; I contacted their customer service department directly and the response was vague. I'll be very interested to see your pics. I've also seen loads of pics of non HD canopies with RTTs but I'm looking at a 4 man and they weigh in at over 150lb then add the roof rack, then add half a 19' kayak, maybe another 25lb. All adds up!

Did you go with the bottom edge trim? I've seen the real deal up close and it looks fine but I think the lines of the truck look better without.

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Mark: thanks for this info. A neighbour has the CX installed on his Taco and got the drop down front window. Unfortunately I'm looking at a big RTT and a kayak too so I need the extra weight loading; the drop down front window is not compatible with the aluminum HD frame so I'll have to find another way to clean the area. I'm interested to read that ARE gave you the 750lb stationary number; I contacted their customer service department directly and the response was vague. I'll be very interested to see your pics. I've also seen loads of pics of non HD canopies with RTTs but I'm looking at a 4 man and they weigh in at over 150lb then add the roof rack, then add half a 19' kayak, maybe another 25lb. All adds up!

Did you go with the bottom edge trim? I've seen the real deal up close and it looks fine but I think the lines of the truck look better without.
Yeah I actually contacted them through social media and they got back to me right away and said all their caps were designed like that. As for the bottom, I got the trimless bottom edge because I thought it looked nicer. Also, I just found out that if you have the short bed ARE can't do the vented windoors on the sides because apparently there's not enough space so I just got the regular windoors and I'll build my own screens. Delivery should be in around 3 weeks so I'll post pics here when I get it installed.
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I ordered and had installed an ARE V series (about $1,350) with the sliding swing down front window and had Bullet Liner sprayed in at the same time for $350. I am very pleased with both. Paint match is good on the ARE cap and the bedliner install was clean and professional.

I thought about going with a higher ARE CX model, but this suits my purpose and looks good on my 2017 CCSB Cyber Gray. The CX model had a black headliner that I did not care for since it made it too dark inside. I was surprised that my V series came with a pretty smooth light painted head liner. Years ago, the insides were pretty rough fiberglass but very nice on this V series. It also has an interior LED light built in.

An interesting thing . . . I ordered the ARE cap about two weeks before my ordered out 2017 Colorado Crew Cab came in and they both arrived on the same day! But I had to wait a schedule an install appointment about 5 days later.

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I ordered and had installed an ARE V series (about $1,350) with the sliding swing down front window and had Bullet Liner sprayed in at the same time for $350. I am very pleased with both. Paint match is good on the ARE cap and the bedliner install was clean and professional.

I thought about going with a higher ARE CX model, but this suits my purpose and looks good on my 2017 CCSB Cyber Gray. The CX model had a black headliner that I did not care for since it made it too dark inside. I was surprised that my V series came with a pretty smooth light painted head liner. Years ago, the insides were pretty rough fiberglass but very nice on this V series. It also has an interior LED light built in.

An interesting thing . . . I ordered the ARE cap about two weeks before my ordered out 2017 Colorado Crew Cab came in and they both arrived on the same day! But I had to wait a schedule an install appointment about 5 days later.
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Any photos of the inside and outside?
Photos of my 2017 Colorado LT with ARE V Series cap.
The cap has the inside Sliding and Swing Down Front Window, standard side windows with screens, and LED interior light.

The first interior picture is with just the inside LED light on and naturally lighted. The second interior picture is with the camera flash to see a bit more detail.
- - -The last picture shows the interior Finish and Color.
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Neat!! Good luck with both the new truck and the new cap!
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Hi folks: I took the plunge yesterday and ordered the ARE CX HD; it will have the solid drivers side swing-up panel, a swing-up passenger side window with middle slider, a front fixed with middle slider (drop down not an option with HD frame) and the HD roof rack that is integral with the frame. It will also have a carpet liner.
The four risers to the roof rack bars connect directly to the HD aluminium frame through the top of the cap so the cap itself bears no load; good for 550lb on the move. It will take 4 to 5 weeks delivery; I'll post detailed pics once it's up top. It was not cheap; about CAN$3400 installed including taxes. I went with the solid drivers door because that's where my tools, compressor and other goodies are going to go; I'll build my own divider/tool storage arrangement.

Despite the multitude of picture of bigger roof top tents on a host of vehicles with a host of caps on the Internet, the feedback from cap suppliers was too vague for me to feel comfortable going without a higher, guaranteed load rating. I also spoke to several overland stores that specialize in RTTs; they too stated that fitting RTTs to SUVs, Landrovers, whatever with full factory roofs is never an issue but putting them on fibreglass canopies can be a compromise. One guy I talked to reminded me that a 200lb on-the-go rating for a cap can be pretty much divided by two when off road due to the extra bumps and that he had seen lots of cracked gel-coat on customers' truck caps.
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@mhr900ss , You have to post some pics when you get it. We get to see very few of those. Thanks
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