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RSI Smart Cap

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

  1. Jul 22, 2022 at 10:07 PM
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    That’s what I keep seeing, I’m trying to find info on the RLD canopy as well, to see if it does better with water intrusion.
    I’m also curious if the adventure model leaks less since it does not have windows on the side.
     
  2. Jul 22, 2022 at 10:22 PM
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    That’s very possible however most of what I’ve read said it leaked from the pressure valve and window seals. I’m sure fitment could be a contributing factor. I know the Tacoma has gaps near the front of the bed.
     
  3. Jul 23, 2022 at 7:48 AM
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    No water leakage issues with my RLD canopy. It is a one piece design. Love it.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2022 at 9:30 AM
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    Yes we have adventure models available. You can purchase off our site. We have one on my wife's tundra and love it.

    As far as RLD goes they are no longer accepting new orders.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2022 at 12:03 PM
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    Why’s that? Catching up on the backlog?
     
  6. Jul 24, 2022 at 9:24 AM
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    That's what they said however I fear bigger issues. We have waiting 18 months for an order
     
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  7. Jul 24, 2022 at 11:53 AM
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    Dang. Guess I got mine just in time then! "Only" had to wait six months.
     
  8. Jul 29, 2022 at 7:03 AM
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    According to RLD, their US distributor (I guess Adventuremobile?) breached contract and stopped placing orders. So now they’re looking for a new distributor or a way to sell directly to US retailers.
     
  9. Jul 29, 2022 at 8:46 AM
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    Eh, I get it but I love the function aspect. RSI has WAY too much glass for my liking. Too easy to scratch, clean (I’m OCD about clean glass), and break into. I think they may offer solid side doors for the Tundra now but they didn’t used to.
     
  10. Aug 8, 2022 at 9:17 AM
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    I went with the Adventure Model for my personal Tundra love the cap. The double wall doors are solid. We have both available again.
     
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  11. Aug 8, 2022 at 9:25 AM
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    Shame that model wasn’t available a year ago.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2022 at 6:45 PM
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    Nothing.... yet.
    So I just built and mounted the cap over the past 2 days (still needs to be clamped and wired?), but how did people route their 3rd brake light wiring? Drill a new hole? Make an existing hole bigger? Pictures if possible would be greatly appreciated. I just need an idea of where to go, and I'll be good.

    Cap looks awesome btw. Had my 2 boys help lift it onto the truck. Weighs a ton! LOL
     
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  13. Aug 19, 2022 at 7:57 PM
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    RLD Design cap but same concept. Pop the passenger side tail light assembly and you can drill right up/down through the rectangular plastic pop-out.
    EEBD415E-BFDC-4A2B-AD70-21C816449CE3.jpg
     
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  14. Aug 19, 2022 at 10:02 PM
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    Nothing.... yet.
    Thanks for the suggestion. I didn't want to drill anything, so after sitting for half an hour or so, I came up with this:

    So in the upper corner near the tailgate, there's a small gap up underneath the lip. Not big enough for the full plug to fit, but more than enough space foe the wires. So I cut the smaller 2-wire harness, fed it thru, and then soldered/shrink-wrapped it back together. 1 way install, but doubt I'll be removing it. Zero drilling, and nice and clean.

    This picture shows inside the box, where the cable goes up under the lip.

    Here's inside the rear drivers side light assembly area looking up.

    Here's the excess cable wrapped up.

    Here's how I reconnected the wires before reinserting I to the cable wrap.

    And it completed. Took 1 day to build, 1 day to prep the truck and mount.

    Super happy with the cap. I think I want to find a way to do the small torquing amounts, and go back and redo all the bolts 1 by 1 with some blue loctite.

    Now time to start looking for mounting bars for the roof... rtt maybe... full prinsu rack maybe... omg this is gonna get expensive...
     
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  15. Aug 24, 2022 at 9:56 AM
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    Anyone found a way to seal the roof vent. My bed is soaked every time it rains when the truck is parked. Haven’t pulled it apart yet but would like to just block it off completely. As I stated before it’s useless. Not the cap to bed seal is airtight or the bed is airtight. So no clue what the intended purpose could possibly be.
     
  16. Sep 4, 2022 at 3:54 PM
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    I had one on my Tundra. It was a nice cap; very little water in the bed when it poured. Only happened a couple of times. But I had issues with road salt. The locks crusted up a lot. Got to a point I couldn’t unlock the side doors and sometimes the rear window. I’m sure there’s problems with road salt on other covers, but I think the locks are susceptible to clogging.
     
  17. Sep 4, 2022 at 8:25 PM
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    No covers when I bought mine!
     
  18. Sep 5, 2022 at 5:51 AM
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    I apologize if this question has already been asked.
    Is there a way to seal the connection between the truck cab and the shell?
    I have a SnugTop and I can open the electric sliding rear window of my truck and have a sealed (water-tight) passage between my truck and cap.
    This is a great feature when I want to carry assembled fly fishing rods between fishing locations.
    I just thread the rods (9 feet long) through the window in the back of the truck. It works great.
    I would just be really reluctant to give up this feature.
     
  19. Sep 23, 2022 at 11:21 AM
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    Anyone have any pics of the Smartcap with the platform rack? I have a Smartcap on order and and trying to decide between load bars or the platform rack. It's mostly only surfboards being strapped on the top, but was thinking the platform rack might be a cool departure from what I have had in the past. Just wondering if all those bars create excessive wind noise or looks too chunky.

    Also thank you to the participants in this forum. I have had 1x ARE and 2x Leer on my three previous Tundras and they all sucked. Leaked, back glass was never secure or latched well, always some sort of issue with them. The back glass on my most recent Leer actually flew off while I was driving down the beach. Thankfully I was on the beach and the glass didn't shatter. Found out about the Smartcap through this forum, finally got my new truck and put a pre-order in for a Smartcap to fit the 22' Tundra.
     
  20. Sep 23, 2022 at 11:27 AM
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    Nothing.... yet.
    I've heard people use innertubes partially inflated to seal across the top. I think you can cut the innertube
    and seal each end, and then slowly inflate till it starts to hold itself up, then just position it appropriately. And then just once in a while check to make sure its not loosing air. I've never tried this... yet. It's on the "list"...
     
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  21. Sep 23, 2022 at 11:53 AM
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    @Mike's Custom Toys couldbyou post some more pictures of your setup? I am considering this model for my truck.

    Also, any thoughts on sealing the gaps of the front fronts of the bed rail?
     
  22. Sep 26, 2022 at 12:17 PM
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    We use butyl tape for bed gaps.


    20220922_123741.jpg

    I will take some more pictures. Funny how I never get pictures of my own truck.
     
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  23. Sep 26, 2022 at 2:08 PM
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    Thanks! If you can share pics of the tape job, that may be helpful.
     
  24. Sep 26, 2022 at 3:28 PM
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    Great looking truck... Never seen the LC wheels on a Tundra like this but it looks so good!
     
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    Believe those are gloss black limited 20” like the ones on Nightshade Tundras
     
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    yep…largely due to the fact it’s a nightshade tundra! Haha
     
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    I have a few questions on the adventure model:

    1. The website says the doors are double wall. Is there insulation between the inner and outer wall?

    2. Has anyone applied insulation to the underside of the roof?

    3. Is there a way to ventilate the cap for temperature control when transporting a dog? I prefer the solid side doors, but also want to keep temperatures in the habitable range.

    4. Anyone care to post some pictures of how they store their standard cargo? I currently have a Diamondback cover with tool tray that works well for keeping tools and such that stay in the truck.
     
  28. Nov 4, 2022 at 10:48 AM
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    ^bump
     
  29. Nov 22, 2022 at 4:47 AM
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    @Mike's Custom Toys can you help with @DZ_’s questions?
    Im curious too :monocle:


    I also want to hear from smartcap owners who wheel their trucks. Any concerns of bed flex with the amount of angle the top of the cap has? It worries me a little because I put my truck in some precarious situations in the name of fun :anonymous:
     
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  30. Nov 22, 2022 at 9:51 AM
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    @DZ_
    1. the doors are double sheets of stainless no insulation
    2.We have customers who have carpeted the cap for insulation
    3. If you open the slider at the front of the cap the positive air vent will keep it ventilated.
    4. We install a lot of side bins for storage

    @Squatting Pigeon
    We have not had anyone report that the cap has hit their cab.
    I wheeled Moab and southern Colorado and was fine.
     
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