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#2904783 - Thu Dec 27 2012 01:48 PM Truck Caps - Leer, A.R.E, Century
TPlank Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 11 1999
Posts: 10449
Loc: 5A/5B
Looking for a new truck cap. Had an A.R.E on my last truck but it was already on it when I purchased the truck. Nice cap, no complaints but that cap was made around 2000.

Any opinions on Leer, A.R.E or Century caps?

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#2904873 - Thu Dec 27 2012 03:17 PM Re: Truck Caps - Leer, A.R.E, Century [Re: TPlank]
KingRon Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 23 2002
Posts: 951
Loc: Royersford,PA & Proctor Lycom...
Had a Century on the 2003 and a Leer on the 2009.
The Leer is definitely the better of the 2.
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#2904878 - Thu Dec 27 2012 03:21 PM Re: Truck Caps - Leer, A.R.E, Century [Re: TPlank]
Big Redneck Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 22 2007
Posts: 5550
Loc: Clarion Co. Pa
I have had Leer on my last 2 truck and they are a good sturdy cap. I have the windows on both sides hinged at the top so I can swing them up and reach things inside the bed without crawing into the bed.

I also have the attachments on the top, with removeable racks, so I can haul a ladder, conduit etc..

I had mine color coded to match the trucks and never had a problem with the paint.

When I trade trucks I will get another Leer.
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#2904976 - Thu Dec 27 2012 04:57 PM Re: Truck Caps - Leer, A.R.E, Century [Re: TPlank]
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Registered: Sat Feb 16 2002
Posts: 33609
Loc: Townsend, DE
From what I have seen Leer is the cadillac of caps , have had several caps, going with a tonneau this next time....

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#2905172 - Thu Dec 27 2012 07:46 PM Re: Truck Caps - Leer, A.R.E, Century [Re: TPlank]
WildBill Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Sun Jan 14 2001
Posts: 2809
Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa, USA
I have a Leer 100XL. My only complaint, the 3M tape holding the plastic drip edge on rear window keeps coming loose. I've re-taped it twice in two years and yes I completely cleaned both surfaces used the primer!

If I had it do it over I'd buy the 100R with a framed rear window.

Bill
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#2905181 - Thu Dec 27 2012 07:56 PM Re: Truck Caps - Leer, A.R.E, Century [Re: WildBill]
MQ-1 Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 09 2001
Posts: 6673
Loc: Pike
Had an ARE and a Leer. Would go with the Leer if I had to buy another.
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#2905234 - Thu Dec 27 2012 08:32 PM Re: Truck Caps - Leer, A.R.E, Century [Re: TPlank]
big28hunter Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Mon Feb 28 2011
Posts: 4464
Loc: PA
Same as MQ-1. Last one was a Leer this one is ARE. Leer is made better!
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#2905334 - Thu Dec 27 2012 09:42 PM Re: Truck Caps - Leer, A.R.E, Century [Re: Big Redneck]
eddie spaghetti Offline
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Registered: Thu Apr 10 2008
Posts: 6653
Loc: Mercer County, PA
Originally Posted By: Big Redneck
I have had Leer on my last 2 truck and they are a good sturdy cap. I have the windows on both sides hinged at the top so I can swing them up and reach things inside the bed without crawing into the bed.

I also have the attachments on the top, with removeable racks, so I can haul a ladder, conduit etc..

I had mine color coded to match the trucks and never had a problem with the paint.

When I trade trucks I will get another Leer.


My rig is similar to Big Reds. Wish I had the rack set-up though. LEER thumbs thumbs
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#2905693 - Fri Dec 28 2012 11:40 AM Re: Truck Caps - Leer, A.R.E, Century [Re: TPlank]
wis bang Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Mon Mar 20 2006
Posts: 2837
Loc: Eastern PA
Leer on two trucks. The s-10 had the opening side windows which is real nice along w/ ladder racks [aluminum cap] while my ranger had a glass top w/ sliding side windows/screens so you could not reach in from the side...

Both held up well.

This truck has an Extang 'tuff tonno' which I like though I do miss the cap sometimes.
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#2906265 - Fri Dec 28 2012 11:14 PM Re: Truck Caps - Leer, A.R.E, Century [Re: TPlank]
Wiz Offline
veteran

Registered: Sun Sep 16 2007
Posts: 1462
Loc: Georgia
I have 1 work truck with a Leer, 1 with a Century, and my personal truck has a Century. All have been great. My only complaint is that the Leer I have has a push button to open the glass. Very poor design that doesn't work as intended. The cables slip after a year or so and then the class won't shut correctly without constant adjustments. However, this was a returned cap so I got a good deal on it.

When I bought my Century, the owner of the Leer shop said that both Leer and Century are owned by the same corporation and the two plants are directly across the road from each other. After looking at the caps side by side, I can see no difference other than the Century having a round recess for the sticker vs. the triangular recess for the Leer sticker.

I believe my Century was around $100 dollars less than the same Leer.

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