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#183 of 1322 Bed leaking dirt with camper shell
Oct 08, 2001 (2:53 pm)
Well, yet another piss poor design by Toyota. I have a 2001
Tundra. I purchased a LeeR Camper Top. The problem is that when I travel off road, the sides of the tailgate have a
heaping gap in it. This allows a tremendous amount of dust
into the bed. Of course, it is within Toyota's spec and they have been ZERO help. After one trip on a dirt road, the bed was just covered with dust. Thank goodness there was nothing but the black rubber mat I bought from Toyota...which is now completely reddish brown.
I have talked to many people, and they all say, "well, there is
an aftermarket product, but I don't know where to buy it".
I called Pep Boys, and they said just add the weather stripping like the stuff that is inside the cab doors. That should do it. Well, the question I have is two fold:
1. Is there really an aftermarket product that someone knows
where I can purchase it?
2. Has anyone else had this problem, and if so, how did you
Thanks in advance,
Oct 08, 2001 (10:33 pm)
There is a product that I found for my friend who has a Tundra. He also has the "gap" problem. In the newest Cabelas catalog they have a tailgate seal I dont know how good it would work though it is only 3/16" thick and 1" wide. It costs $20 for a 10' length.
Another solution that I know of is to use some preformed pipe insulation. If you cut it in half and glue it to the truck bed your tailgate will seal fairly good. I did this to my old 94 ranger, the one time I took my topper off I found out that the seal could hold about 2.5" of water.
Anyway good luck with your truck and dont have to much fun in the dirt.
#185 of 1322 Buying my husband a Tundra now or later?
Oct 09, 2001 (7:18 am)
I have a question about altitude. I've decided to surprise my husband with a new Tundra -- he's wanted one for awhile, but can't bring himself to do a car payment again. We're moving from Maryland to Colorado in the next couple of weeks and I really don't like to see him drive his current vehicle (1983 Land Cruiser) that many miles. It's just not reliable anymore.
Anyway, I seem to remember something about mountains and engine power. Are the trucks they sell in Colorado different from those sold in Maryland? Is there a reason to wait until we get to Colorado to buy the vehicle?
If not, I'm going to call a buying service this afternoon and get the process going so I can hand him the keys by Friday.
Oct 09, 2001 (7:32 am)
One suggestion make sure you get the color/options he would like.
Maybe he is different but me as like with many guys we would like to option out our truck and if you forget one small thing that could be a bad thing
On the altitude question the trucks will be the same whether its in colorado or maryland.
Oct 09, 2001 (7:48 am)
I'm the one who's picky about vehicles. He would be thrilled to have me do all the details and, if I'm satisfied, I'm confident he'll be happy. We've been married a LONG time and I pretty well know what he likes. And, we've been out test driving Tundras on a couple of occasions -- he can't wipe the smile off his face. I just really want to do this for him.
Oct 09, 2001 (8:04 am)
Go out and buy one then. Sounds like its the right idea.
Maybe I am wierd but I wouldnt want anyone buying me a truck. I like planning it through and stuff i guess.
Oct 09, 2001 (1:31 pm)
Identical vehicles may have differences (oxymoron) regarding the location it was shipped by the manufacturer...
I think emissions control would be one of them. In AZ... dealers claim the batteries are different due to the high temps we get in the summer.
Gave my Tacoma to my brother in NJ and he was told by a 'body' guy that the under carriage protection would be toast through one winter time.
Things I was told and wasnt aware before.
Oct 09, 2001 (7:20 pm)
I have a V6 engine with automatic trans. With only about 500 miles on it, it seems to me that it is a little too noisy. Has a roar going through the first couple of gears. Is this a typical "truck" roar, is it the V6, or just my imagination?
Oct 10, 2001 (5:43 am)
which engine are you picking for your husbands new truck?
i know my wife would have a hard time with this, because depending on what the truck is being used for, the engine could make or break the usefulness of the truck. not to mention that rear end gear selection and tranny is also important.
#192 of 1322 Bed seal on tailgate
Oct 10, 2001 (8:49 am)
thanks for the good idea of the pipe insulation. I did purchase
some regular insulation, and we will see how that works, but I can visualize the pipe insulation and that it might work well.
If the other stuff doesn't work, the pipe insulation will be my
Thanks for the input.