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This one is an ARE. My last two trucks were Leer, but they told me they didn't have one that fit this one correctly at the time.
My truck is the same color. You have excellent taste :)

Speaking of karma, yesterday I decide to go visit a watering hole about 15 miles from me. So, as I get into a traffic circle I hear a solid 'WUMPH!". I instinctively look in the rear view mirror and see something about 4' long, black and laying in the middle of the road behind me. I think, "Oh well, just ran over something."

So I motivate on down the road and notice that my tailgate is open. "What the heck??!!"

I pull over and sure enough, my tailgate's open and the cap that fits over the top of the tailgate that keeps water out? It's missing. MIA.

Then I thought to myself, "Self, I bet that was what you saw laying in the middle of the road back in the traffic circle."

So I turn around to go look for it, holding out no hope of it being in one piece.

At the point, my truck goes into regen for the first time ever (17,250 miles) and I'm in the middle of traffic and can't get a chance to stretch her legs a little bit.

Oh well. The place I bought the cap from is right around the corner so I go there and order a new one. $30. No big deal. Just kind of ticks me off.

I'm blaming my wife but it very well could be my fault. Almost certainly is.

How does this affect my friends here at the Cummins Club For Boys?

Those cap deals on the back of the tailgate can make it a little more difficult to close your tailgate. They like to catch on the cap rail when it's warm out. You'll see.

So make sure you close your tailgate SOLIDLY before you haul arse down the road.

In fairness to my wife, it's happened before. Not with the tailgate slamming down but I've opened the cap hatch lid and had the tailgate try to come down on me because it wasn't latched properly.

Minor point. But worth noting.

Now I gotta go put some tape on the hatch to keep water from getting into the bed when it rains. PITA.
 

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I also have a tool box in the truck that is easily accessed via the "windoor". If I were ordering again I would have a tool box installed on the left side instead of the window.
The windoors are sweet. Was thinking about the built-in toolbox on the driver's side too. It would leave the passenger side window so you could still look across for traffic at those bad-angled intersections.

But now I've got two jerry cans of diesel sitting there, right above the tank fill door. Easy to fill at the station and easy to drain into the truck's tank with my "shaker" siphon. Poor man's aux. tank :wink2:
 

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OK I didn;t read all the posts here , so sorry if this is sated before

I have had several trucks with caps, and IMO< the higher the cap the better, as long as you have room to park it that is
as having the taller cap, all the more so at the rear entry of bed, makes getting anything that gets up front easier, as way too easy IMO to smash your back on the cap if its lower?

and just allows for a LOT more items to fit inside the bed then.

NEXT, most of my caps have been LEER brand caps
including the current one on my 2016 RAm 2500 ,
however sadly , I have to say this is the worst fitting cap I have ever owned and Leer has been absolutely useless in any sort of help
they HAVE changed design on caps since mine, Gather even they knew the design was crap!

but the model I have and like models, are just poor fitting on these Rams
due to the tailgate design, and the FACT there is a slight curve to the tailgate top
Leer's solution was to make a cheasy plastic cap that they stick on with double sided tape, but it doesn't fit flush on tailgate top, a BIG gap, where there molded cover doesn't even conform to the tailgate,,it doesn;t even really fit period, I mean its NOT even close to the trucks tailgate, , there engineer should have been fired over this thing being so far off!
making it fail, and causes a BIG gap that over time, makes for larger and larger gaps and leaks, and ends up falling off at some point(about 1-1 & 1/2 yrs)

I live NOT so far from the Leer Factory, I even went there looking for help
and they offered NONE< other than to BUY there new version of there caps(which, didn;t look so great either in design!)

Paid almost 2 grand for the cap when I bought it, and its been a poorly fitting cap , I do NOT recommend to anyone that wants a snug fit

I did my own mods to try and make it better, and is, but still, for the price, they should have spent more time fitting parts!
but still do recommend either a mid high or HIGH cap over the stock one's, they will make your life easier

mine is a MID height model

sorry don;t have any better pics handy, but you can see the slight higher than cab Cap,
most all cap makers offer them, in either MID< or HIGH models, over the standard one!
roof rack option is nice too if you ever haul LONG items, niot easy to get things on of, but is a option for hauling ladders and such, at rate times!
 

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OK I didn;t read all the posts here , so sorry if this is sated before

I have had several trucks with caps, and IMO< the higher the cap the better, as long as you have room to park it that is
as having the taller cap, all the more so at the rear entry of bed, makes getting anything that gets up front easier, as way too easy IMO to smash your back on the cap if its lower?

and just allows for a LOT more items to fit inside the bed then.

NEXT, most of my caps have been LEER brand caps
including the current one on my 2016 RAm 2500 ,
however sadly , I have to say this is the worst fitting cap I have ever owned and Leer has been absolutely useless in any sort of help
they HAVE changed design on caps since mine, Gather even they knew the design was crap!

but the model I have and like models, are just poor fitting on these Rams
due to the tailgate design, and the FACT there is a slight curve to the tailgate top
Leer's solution was to make a cheasy plastic cap that they stick on with double sided tape, but it doesn't fit flush on tailgate top, a BIG gap, where there molded cover doesn't even conform to the tailgate,,it doesn;t even really fit period, I mean its NOT even close to the trucks tailgate, , there engineer should have been fired over this thing being so far off!
making it fail, and causes a BIG gap that over time, makes for larger and larger gaps and leaks, and ends up falling off at some point(about 1-1 & 1/2 yrs)

I live NOT so far from the Leer Factory, I even went there looking for help
and they offered NONE< other than to BUY there new version of there caps(which, didn;t look so great either in design!)

Paid almost 2 grand for the cap when I bought it, and its been a poorly fitting cap , I do NOT recommend to anyone that wants a snug fit

I did my own mods to try and make it better, and is, but still, for the price, they should have spent more time fitting parts!
but still do recommend either a mid high or HIGH cap over the stock one's, they will make your life easier

mine is a MID height model

sorry don;t have any better pics handy, but you can see the slight higher than cab Cap,
most all cap makers offer them, in either MID< or HIGH models, over the standard one!
roof rack option is nice too if you ever haul LONG items, niot easy to get things on of, but is a option for hauling ladders and such, at rate times!
I’ve used snug tops on several trucks they all fit perfect. Mine is cab high and here’s a photo of the tailgate. No issues in 5 years. Yes it’s dirty, near hurricane winds and brush fires for the last week. Finally slowing down today.
 

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You sir have a beautiful truck. Those are only 36” toyos? They look taller.
Thanks for the compliment, the tires are Continental Terrain Contact 285/60 20s. Much better than the Firestone’s. Tows great, quiet, & smooth. Time will tell..:blues:
 

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Thanks for the compliment, the tires are Continental Terrain Contact 285/60 20s. Much better than the Firestone’s. Tows great, quiet, & smooth. Time will tell..:blues:
Ummm...you’re not the person/picture I quoted...
 

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You sir have a beautiful truck. Those are only 36” toyos? They look taller.
Thanks! 37x13 bfg km3's on 18x9 method nv's
 
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Been wanting a cap for my 04 4x4 long bed for a while and found a used snugger top for cheap off craigslist, and after few months the cons.... small fixable leaks in rain, limited hauling, exaggerates blind spots, extra weight, definitely makes a empty bed bounce worse. pros...definitely quieter inside the cab, haven’t noticed a change in fuel mileage, all the tools and stuff that were crammed under the rear seat can go in the bed, changed the look and functionality of the truck for the better.
 
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