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RSI Smart Cap

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by cook2kill, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. Sep 13, 2023 at 2:27 PM
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    Mike's Custom Toys

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    No they are finishing up their F150 run. They will get back to Tundra starting in OCT.

    We have used the Bush company load bars for lowest possible mounting.
    https://mikescustomtoys.com/products/rooftop-tent-load-bars
    They require these to install, we stock them as well
    https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com/en/us/canopy-rack-kit-installation-set.html
     
  2. Sep 18, 2023 at 2:17 PM
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    Any suggestions on how to seal the roof “vent” which leaks profusely now even in the slightest of precipitation.
     
  3. Sep 18, 2023 at 3:47 PM
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    We have had success with this method.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KijSedxopsQ
     
  4. Sep 23, 2023 at 9:51 AM
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    I just ordered my Smartcap EVO Sport 6.5’ for ‘22 Tundra from Offroad Alliance. I put in requests for the new cold resistant latches and ability to open the doors from the inside. Other than the prototype image seen in this thread there are none yet in the wild in my understanding, production slated to commence in October and my delivery ETA late November. I will document the entire build and installation process in detail. I took some pics of a smartcap on a Jeep that I saw in Alaska earlier this summer and was so impressed once again with the look and quality of the cap. Will post those as well.

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  5. Sep 24, 2023 at 12:29 AM
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    So looks like they are really starting production in October. I will be ordering mine soon. I am wondering whether you are going in for camera relocation kit?
     
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  6. Sep 24, 2023 at 5:34 AM
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    Great to hear you’re also ordering one @ovwrl4nd, will be fantastic to compare install process and brainstorm re accessories.

    I read about the camera relocation kit and watched the video, TBH I found it a bit intimidating but should probably think about it again.

    Does the kit only relocate the camera that looks onto the rear bed? I don’t really ever use that camera (so far) with just the tonneau cover…I may want to use it a lot more with the RSI however.

    Do you know if the backup and bird’s eye view camera will still work fine? Those are the most impt for me by a long shot. Re accessories did you go for any bins or half bins; are you going for the sport or adventure or commercial?

    I considered the table and some roof racks but haven’t added any add-ons to the order yet. I’m a bit worried about fitting into my garage with the smartcap on, and may wait until after installation before deciding on any roof load bars or racks.

    Looking fwd to learning more re: your plan for your build!
     
  7. Sep 24, 2023 at 12:34 PM
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    It relocates the rear view mirror camera too. TRD Pro and some trims on Limited, as well as higher variants have the electronic RVM. If it was just the bed cam I would not bother. But to have the RVM functionality, I guess relocation is needed.
     
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  8. Sep 24, 2023 at 4:42 PM
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    Thanks for your reply, I also have the electronic RVM. I don’t use it a whole lot TBH but it is a very nice (and expensive) feature. Especially when driving with the cap, it will be very hard to see behind the truck using just the standard mirror. It sounds like this will be an essential upgrade.
     
  9. Sep 28, 2023 at 12:10 AM
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    Went to a local dealer today, and he said that RSI smartcap estimates are not reliable. Their Texas factory is apparently not up yet, and on F150s the promised lead time was never met, and it took 6 months more. He does have a Tacoma 6' in stock which he wants to sell.

    I am exploring the GFC topper too, but the reviews suggest water sealing is not that good on the GFC topper.
     
  10. Sep 28, 2023 at 4:41 AM
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    As of right now they’re only making Tacoma caps in Texas. The 3rd gen tundra is next, starting in October. So if you have a 3rd gen it may be worth the wait! The caps coming out of Texas are much better than the SA plant caps.
     
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  11. Sep 28, 2023 at 5:43 AM
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    My biggest complaint about my SnugTop is all the dust that comes in the back window when driving down a dusty road.

    The rear window of the Smartcap looks like it seals very well.

    Does anyone have any experience with this?
     
  12. Oct 3, 2023 at 1:44 AM
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    How do these attach to the bed rail system. Any pictures?
     
  13. Oct 12, 2023 at 4:22 PM
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    For an RSI cap on a Tundra, we recommend a 1345mm wide load bar. This will give you the most surface area to work with and the gullwings won't hit the load bar.
     
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  14. Oct 13, 2023 at 11:17 AM
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    So production should have started now. Did anybody get confirmed install/delivery date?
     
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  15. Nov 2, 2023 at 7:15 AM
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    I received confirmation from SmartCap HQ that 2022+ Tundra 5.5 ft. bed Evo and Evo Adventure caps are being produced now.

    The 6.5 ft. bed option will be subsequent.
     
  16. Nov 3, 2023 at 11:51 AM
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    Same here, but my dealer says the wait could be long because caps first go to warehouse (15 days) and then get allocated. Their facebook account said they produced "5" caps. At this rate I reckon we are waiting a year. Hopefully their production ramps up!
    Now I am kicking myself for putting in the deposit. Should have gone for something else.
     
  17. Nov 8, 2023 at 12:28 PM
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    This is the first I’ve heard of GFC topper having leak issues… Where are you seeing this?
     
  18. Nov 10, 2023 at 4:18 PM
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    The lack of cold-weather latch function is 100% a deal breaker. I'd buy tomorrow if a dealer would either A: replace the latch once the new one comes out or B: If Smartcap just shipped with the new latch. They've been in "design" for at almost a year...So I'm not optimistic they will bee ready anytime soon.
     
  20. Nov 21, 2023 at 4:01 PM
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    I am waiting on my 6.5’ RSI EVO Sport to be built and delivered. Will update re developments. ETA was initially listed as November. We shall see.
     
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    I had the smartcap on my previous Taco and loved it. I reached out and they sent me the caps for the latches and it completely prevented any freezing and issues last winter in CO/UT. I did like the windows for the dogs and found the size of the gullwings were amazing for getting just about anything in/out when I had a bike rack on the back. I also found that while driving around southern UT it did a great job at mitigating dust compared to a previous truck with an older Leer top.

    I just made the move to a Tundra and think another smartcap is the way I'm leaning.
    Taco San Juans Full.jpg Taco San Juans Close.jpg
     
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    Got mine done today's morning at @Mike's Custom Toys

    Great to meet you and your team. Really professional installation and took around 3 hours total
    Assembly

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    On the truck
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  24. Dec 1, 2023 at 4:33 PM
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    Thank You for your patience. Have a safe trip home.
     
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    Looks great! Are you still able to use the bed camera through the window opening the cap has for the bed lights?
     
  27. Dec 5, 2023 at 8:55 AM
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    Yes both cameras work well through the cargo light window
     
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  28. Dec 6, 2023 at 9:15 PM
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    Yes, both cameras are usable, however the rear view camera view is a bit on the low side. So you have to use it in conjuction with side mirrors. The top part is blocked but the rear window opaque part. I will share pics later this week about how it looks in real life.

    Its still quite usable, but not perfect, i.e. you cannot see above a certain level so 100% need the side view mirrors.
     
  29. Dec 8, 2023 at 10:57 PM
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    IMG_7624.jpg

    This is the rear view
     
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  30. Dec 9, 2023 at 5:13 AM
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    Really not bad at all for what it’s going through. Thanks for sharing. You mind sharing one of the bed view camera?
    Security screen looks good. Did it come with that as well or did you do that extra?
     

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