RSI smart cap

Marbles

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Seriously thinking of ordering one of these but I’m still on the fence.
I don't think you would regret it.

I really like mine. I do have to say though, the RSI locks suck in the cold. They are supposed to have an improved version sometime next year to fix the problem. The locks are not bad quality (other than the actual cylinders, but those are on par with most of what you will find), they are just a poor design for cold and wet. I should have oiled mine before things froze. I thawed them with a heat gun and oiled with M-Pro 7, but I did not get them fully dry and some of them were frozen again the next morning. I think I'm going to leave a portable buddy heater in the bed and see if that gets things warm enough to dry the latches and lock cylinders.
 

ntrlbrnhunter

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If you want comparable options it comes very closeSnugtop Rebel with the sportsman's package that has the reinforced roof, windoors, roof rails, etc., I was quoted $3400. RSI is $3895. Hardly half the price. If you get the most basic fiberglass cap, maybe.

I agree. RSI is definitely not “double” the price if you compare similar options. I was right there in the 3k+ range with a leer loaded up with side entry, reinforced roof etc. When I got the quote on RSI it was no brained for me.

You can’t compare a basic topper to one of these IMO….

I have had mine for 6 months. I freakin love the smart cap!
 
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ericbeb

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Has anyone had any leak issues with their cap I was watching some reviews online and people were saying they were leaking around the windows and through the pressure vent?


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Absolutely the best topper for the $$$. To answer a few questions I've seen:
- You can get yourself out from inside by sliding the windows open, popping the gullwings, then opening the back. Or don't get kidnapped in the first place... Or get the new locks when available.
- The vent at the top does not leak unless you throw a pressure washer at it.
- Building your own low profile rack is the way to go. Extruded aluminum works great, RSI will help you identify the correct attachment hardware.

This video covers my 4 tire PowerTank system I built but it also shows of the SmartCap.
 

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Has anyone had any leak issues with their cap I was watching some reviews online and people were saying they were leaking around the windows and through the pressure vent?


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No leaking issues for me. I have the Adventure with metal side doors though.
 

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Man im so jealous! If only these were available when i got my canopy lol. I want to uprgrade someday but its wayyy down my list of wants
 

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Mine is working well still. I packed the lock cores with M Pro 7 weapons grease to keep moisture out and got some covers for the lockes. I have not had the locks freeze since.

The only time the vent has leaked is washing the roof with a pressure washer.

You can see the covers in this image.

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Man im so jealous! If only these were available when i got my canopy lol. I want to uprgrade someday but its wayyy down my list of wants
If I had already had a cap, it would have been impossible to justify the expense.
 

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Mine is working well still. I packed the lock cores with M Pro 7 weapons grease to keep moisture out and got some covers for the lockes. I have not had the locks freeze since.

The only time the vent has leaked is washing the roof with a pressure washer.

You can see the covers in this image.

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If I had already had a cap, it would have been impossible to justify the expense.
Yeah i agree and its not just cost too, i have a rhino rack on top of mine plus an ez topper lift strut system(highly recommend its amazing) with the built in tent attached to my ARE lol. I love the concept and design of the RSI tho
 

Elkangle

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Had one for about a year now...zero regrets..esp for a hunting rig where I'm living out of my truck so much
 

tony

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Just read RSI will building caps in Texas.
I like it, I'm on the fence between a "cover" looking at diamondback and a set of billie bars. This and a few accessories will be at least 3 grand
How hard is it to remove the smart cap off the truck once its installed?

I'm driving a '21 Ranger Tremor
 

Marbles

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Just read RSI will building caps in Texas.
I like it, I'm on the fence between a "cover" looking at diamondback and a set of billie bars. This and a few accessories will be at least 3 grand
How hard is it to remove the smart cap off the truck once its installed?

I'm driving a '21 Ranger Tremor
On my Tacoma it mounts using the factory bed rails, so six easily accessed bolts and some muscle to lift it. About a 10 minute job.

It being steel, you do not have to worry about cracking it when you take it off, unlike fiberglass.
 

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Thanks
Just read they increased prices first of the year. I like it but, way more than I can justify spending.
 

MT_Wyatt

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I’ve had to warranty my rear door hinges now - they were incredibly good about it though. They creak and make a loud crack when I open the door. Dry graphite helps for about 5 minutes. Again good interaction, which considering the premium cost one would hope for.

I also asked them about preventative measures for these latches, which can get pretty gummed up on the rear doors - they said they were redesigning a new one that could also be opened from the inside, that could be purchased at a later date. Or they would send me some aftermarket plastic covers to help with snow/ice buildup.
 

Ebby

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I love mine. I've had it for about 18 months. Waaaay better than any fiberglass top I ever had. No leaking and almost no dust for me but my tailgate is sealed.

Latches are hard to open when cold and frozen. That's my only complaint. Hoping the new ones work better. It's a great topper.

Lee
 

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