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Any thoughts?
I want to add a Four Wheel Camper onto my Toyota,
and was thinking the new 05 with 245 Hp would be great.

But now I'm hearing about these problems with the plastic bed!
Can you add a true camper to the new Toyota?
I was thinking about the access model with the off-road TRD.
 

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A camper shell on the new 05 should work fine, once a company makes some.

The cracking issue arose from an idiot who mounted a pre 05 Tacoma shell weighing 600+ pounds on the tie down rails on the 05 (remember the 05 is wider than the earlier models) this extra stress is what cracked the bed. A properly made shell designed for the 05 to mount in the correct location should work just fine.
 

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DakotaTacoma said:
A camper shell on the new 05 should work fine, once a company makes some.

The cracking issue arose from an idiot who mounted a pre 05 Tacoma shell weighing 600+ pounds on the tie down rails on the 05 (remember the 05 is wider than the earlier models) this extra stress is what cracked the bed. A properly made shell designed for the 05 to mount in the correct location should work just fine.
I 2nd that. I think the cracking issue wasn't from a defect but somone using somthing that wasn't made the size truck. Your going to be waiting a few months maybe more before they start coming out though.

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Chris
 

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WOW are they really that expensive???
 

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James said:
WOW are they really that expensive???
My original question is about a full a camper (weight aroun 1,000 lbs), not
a camper shell.
The SnugTop shell is an option. I have a SnugTop on my current 98. It has been
rugged and allows me to stack a lot of windsurfing gear on top. The cost new in
98 was around $1500. A good shell does cost money. The SnugTop is custom fitted
to the Toyota bed.
 
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