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Anyone have a RLD Design canopy?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by Ellis_McPickle, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. Aug 26, 2020 at 7:08 PM
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    Ellis_McPickle

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    Y’all seen these? All stainless, made in South Africa. I think they look badass. Wondered if some of you guys had them.

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    Looks nice, better than the POS ARE DCU that I bought.
     
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  3. Aug 26, 2020 at 8:23 PM
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    I saw that recently and really like it.
     
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    I like everything about it but the price!
     
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  5. Oct 14, 2020 at 6:53 PM
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    Yes but I think you get what you pay for!
     
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    I had an RLD on the 3rd gen Tacoma I traded in for the Tundra I have now, It was a great shell/canopy. Cost a little more than a fully loaded Leer, but over all I was pretty impressed with it
     
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  7. Oct 28, 2020 at 3:24 PM
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    Gonna get one for the Tundra?
     
  8. Oct 28, 2020 at 3:59 PM
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    Not for this truck, I'm going with a Fourwheel Campers project M on the Tundra. If I just needed a bomb proof shell I would get another RLD, it was very well engineered, mounted to the tracks that come from Toyota so install and removal is very easy.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2020 at 8:57 AM
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    Should be getting the first Gen3 version of the RLD canopy for a Tundra here in a few weeks. Will report back!
     
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    What is the gen 3?
     
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    Looked at these a few months back. Thee are RBI’s what I would go for if decided to get a topper.

    One thing is, they are heavy. The photo of the Pro with the topper and camper is probably nearing around 400lbs. There’s not really much more payload left after a few passengers.
     
  13. Dec 14, 2020 at 9:23 AM
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    It is expensive. What sold me was a photo in their Instagram.
    It showed a Hilux rolled over with this camper. The truck was pretty mangled but the canopy looked perfect and it kept the cab from being crushed and saved the occupants.
     
  14. Dec 14, 2020 at 9:24 AM
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    Right there makes it worth it.
     
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    Do you mean RSI? I looked at RSI but would prefer their EVOc "commercial" version over the regular EVO version. And currently, the EVOc is only available in white. Just wouldn't look right. I've also read about some fitment issues with the RSIs, albeit on Jeeps (lol).

    As far as the weight of the RLD, they're only about 200 lbs. If I'm not mistaken, fiberglass canopies weigh the same or more.
     
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    Same basic design but concealed hinges and different windows. Check out the RLD South Africa website and Instagram for photos and videos of the Gen3.
     
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    How much does a fully loaded Leer or ARE run? RLD is going to come in just under $4k.
     
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    Sorry, autocorrect. I meant the RLD. The RSI is similar but is in separate panels and needs to be disassembled. I like the RLD more, it looks more rigid.

    200 lbs is a little heavy, especially high center gravity. Leaving 900lbs left. Maybe eventually someone makes a carbon fiber ~50lbs.
     
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    Wow that is sturdy!

    Although, wondering if it caused the rollover?
     
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    I'm hoping it'll be just the right amount of weight in the bed to make the truck handle better.
     
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    Looks like the fiberglass topper weigh a lot more than I realized--about the same as the stainless RLD (if not a bit more). So weight isn't really a factor for me, just the cost. They're quoting me $4k for the RLD, delivered.
     
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    I guess I'm not understanding how it would have cause the rollover?
     
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    Probably thinking the added weight and placement, as the weight is over the bed area and not lower. High center of gravity on the bed. But 200lbs is not much considering what the truck weighs.
     
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    Yeah 200 lbs is nothing. That’s like having a person in the bed.
     
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    where did you order yours and what's the wait time?
     
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    I am interested in getting a South African made Canopy. RSI, and RLD are 2 that make to US size pickups. Anyone have tried the RLD longterm, how is water and dust proofing in your experience.
     
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    2D0213CF-D7B8-4938-B258-424FE4E4A6D9.jpg B370A5A6-9D73-4A69-9227-E9F56C03C285.jpg I got a great deal on an RSI and love it. I had a Leer before and it doesn’t compare. B370A5A6-9D73-4A69-9227-E9F56C03C285.jpg
     
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    That RSI Looks great. I have ordered a RLD design instead, as they are able to make some customizations for me, with double gull wing doors on one side and half cavities behind the gullwing.
     
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    Can you post photos?
     

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