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Polished Diamond PLate Truck BOX 11 44.00%
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Old 11-22-2005
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truck box or Tonneau for Xmas?

well Pops let me know today he was planning on getting me a truck box for me for christmas, but while he was at the local topper king he also checked out tonneau covers.

he's giving me the choice of getting a truck box or paying for $300 of the tonneau cover and I pay him back the rest. what should I do????

also the price he was qouted for the tonneau was $800ish.... that sounds a tad bit high to me, should I send pops elsewhere?
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800 does seem high... look around online for some deals... but go with the tonnue, you may wish u had the topper a few times but in the end the tonnue is better imo
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I'll never go with a cap...yucko! , I just need more storage than the EXT. cab, and I never really haul anything big. but tonneaus come off fairly easy if I do, so do boxes
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Andy, you can have both in one, not sure what the price is so you'll have to shop around

http://www.truxedo.com/plus/truxedoplus.html
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aahaha.. 50/50 so much for the voting
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i like the tonneau cover
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Tool box gets my vote. I had a tonneau and it was always off b/c i always needed the space for hauling stuff. I think it was rolled up in the bed more than it was actually on.
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I want a hard colormatched fiberglass tonneau not a soft one just so yall know
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Personally I would not go with the hard toneau cover.... loses hauling space... I had one and got rid of it because I was always hauling stuff for work... I now have a tool box which does shorten the lenght of the bed a little bit but you still have most of the bed to throw stuff in. the tool box is also easily removable, 2 screws and its out. Good Luck and let us know what u decide.
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toolbox for sure
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My vote goes to the Tonneau. They look good, and save you a few bucks at the pump.
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Toolbox!
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Unless the truck is used for a business, or is so old that you need to carry the tools in back to fix it every time you gas up, why get the toolbox? Besides, a small toolbox can be placed in the bed under the tonneau anyway. I'd get the cover, it'll look good, give you less drag, and if you are considering the toolbox its because you absolutely NEED it so you shouldn't have a dilemna.
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Tonneau gets my vote. If you aren't set on color matched, check out Undercover ( http://www.undercoverinfo.com/ ). I love mine!
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tonneau x10w!
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I know you're looking for the fiberglass tonneau, but a few things to consider:

If you're out with the F/G tonneau on the truck and pick up something that needs unlimited ceiling height, you're kind of stuck with the cover

You need two people to remove a F/G tonneau cover, verses one for a hinged/removable vinyl cover

Finding a place to store the fiberglass cover - I had a 97 Ranger, and when I stored the cover in the garage, my Dad beat the hell out of it every the cover was in there


Just my opinion. Good Luck!
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