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Does anyone know anything about these things? Unfortunately, they don't make one for a long bed pickup which is what I'd need. They look interesting, though.



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Interesting concept and one I've never seen or heard of. just wondering about things like price and air tightness. it would be rough if even a tiny air leak were to develop somewhere. Thanks for posting.

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Should work well. I've tried to kill enough whitewater boats to know how tough they are...and once I had a 24' jet boat high and dry, I lifted the boat with a ski tube and a 12v air pump.

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I would not buy something that runs on any kind of primer given the possibility of primer shortages and even regulations. In fact, why not buy a flintlock? Really. Rocks aren't going away anytime soon.
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For long term use, UV resistance would be a major factor. Very few synthetics can hold up to our high desert sunshine.


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I kept my aire raft in the sun for 10 years with a religious application of 303 and it was still in near perfect shape when it sold.

I'm guessing the boys in Boise choose better materials....but there's hope. I agree it's not a permanent solution. My concern would be pressure modulation with temperatures. When blazing hot followed by a temp droo and rain.


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I would not buy something that runs on any kind of primer given the possibility of primer shortages and even regulations. In fact, why not buy a flintlock? Really. Rocks aren't going away anytime soon.
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I'd like a shell mainly for winter use. During the summer, it would be off most of the time because I haul my RZR around in it.


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Looks like they cost around 2 grand. For that I would just buy a regular topper. Unless weight was a huge issue. They are very light.


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For the same money I'll stick with my sensible work shell that provides at least some theft protection for those times I'd rather not have my gear stolen.

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These are very popular up here.

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Might work until they slice the side and take your goodies. I'm not a fan of that type anything for security. I know locks only keep honest people out, lots of dishonest around nowdays! YMMV

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I'm not concerned with weight but how easy it is to remove. A soft top folds up in the front of the bed and that's space I can't lose.


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ARE, produces some nice truck caps, of all styles, they are built hell for stout. and they look nice. Rio7


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