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Putting A Bestop Supertop On Your Truck

Posted in How To on August 1, 2011
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Photographers: Jerrod Jones

Truck shells are a cool way of keeping stuff securely in the bed out of the elements, but when you need to remove it, you’ll wish you never had a shell to begin with. Even though most shells are fiberglass, they weigh a fair amount and require a two-person carry. And if your truck is lifted at all, good luck manhandling the shell off the bed without breaking your back! Bestop now has a solution for those who want the benefits of a camper in a robust but light package.

The Supertop is made of a durable weather-resistant fabric. The best part about it is that it’s easily removable and you can fold it out of the way to hook up to a fifth-wheel trailer or put large things inside the bed. The Supertop is available for just about every truck application, from midsize trucks to fullsize, long-bed trucks. It also makes for perfect sleeping quarters when out on the trail.

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Editor Jerrod Jones Weighs in
Since I’m the one often driving the company Super Duty, I figured I’d put in my two cents: Truthfully, I think it makes our particular truck a little ugly. Our truck’s fiberglass bedsides have a 6-inch bulge that makes it look like it has a “muffin top” with the Supertop on it. On other trucks, I know the shell looks much better.

As far as function goes, I love it. The first day it was on, I put a bunch of empty cardboard boxes and my mountain bike in the back. The boxes stayed in place under the Supertop shell as I drove down the freeway. Later, I picked up a V-8 engine and was able to fold the top down so I could load the engine into the bed. It’s not really lockable if a thief has a knife, but it’s better protection than an open bed, so I like that, too. Plus, now I have somewhere to sleep. The back seat of the Super Duty was starting to get old.


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