Poll: How many of y'all prefer a canopy?

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Do you prefer a canopy on yer truck?

Yes
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No
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Poll: How many of y'all prefer a canopy?

Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:33 pm

Subject said it all :thumbsup:

(I couldnt figger out how to pluralize canopy, so thats why its worded the way it is :mrgreen: )

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Postby 98ramtough » Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:36 pm

I wouldn't own a truck without a locking canopy. I leave my decoys and lots of stuff back there over the weekend. The dog stays warm and dry and so does my gear. When its snowing the decoys are still dry and clean when I get to the field....


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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:43 pm

Yeah, that is the same mentality my dad has.....

While I see the versitily-ness in having a canopy, it just dosnt seem right to me.

The way I think, is that if you wanna do that stuff... why'd you get a pickup? You shudda just got a Suburban or sumthin.

And the common responce I get (from my dad :smile: ) to that is something along the lines of "Well, cuz I can take it off if I want to use it as a pick up".

Well, I dunno bout y'all..... but almoast every folk I know that thinks that, NEVER takes it off. They either never want to use it a a REAL pickup, or they figger out it isnt worth the hastle.


And I am NOT trying to start an argument.... Just throwin ideas around :thumbsup:
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Postby mallardhunter » Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:06 pm

Well i'd perfer a garage, but thats just me. :umm:
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Postby 98ramtough » Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:13 pm

Why didn't I get a suburban? For one the suburban gets worse gas mileage, you can't hose the suburban down, and the suburban doesn't do as well offroad.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:49 pm

98ramtough wrote:Why didn't I get a suburban? For one the suburban gets worse gas mileage, you can't hose the suburban down, and the suburban doesn't do as well offroad.


Sorry 98, didnt mean to direct that toward you..... just a general question :thumbsup:
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Postby 98ramtough » Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:53 pm

its cool man. I really like suburbans, I am just a little too muddy for them :)

When I was younger I couldn't stand canopys...
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:17 pm

98ramtough wrote:
When I was younger I couldn't stand canopys...


Yeah, Im sure that when I git "old" :laughing: I will appreciate their practicul-ness! :mrgreen:

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Postby Quackcephus » Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:03 pm

AlaskaRedneK wrote:
98ramtough wrote:
When I was younger I couldn't stand canopys...


Yeah, Im sure that when I git "old" :laughing: I will appreciate their practicul-ness! :mrgreen:

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Durin' duck season I'm on the road alot & most of the time I'm gone all weekend so load the essentials in the back of the truck along with the dawg & her bed. Decoys, dawg stand, lifejackets, etc are strapped in the boat... & we're off. The truck gets unloaded at the end of the season 1x... very nice & easy. :thumbsup:
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Plus by havin' a topper on the truck none of yer neighbors are gonna ask you to haul their new refrigirator, etc. :yes:
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:36 am

Quackcephus wrote:
Plus by havin' a topper on the truck none of yer neighbors are gonna ask you to haul their new refrigirator, etc. :yes:


My neighbors would never ask me too..... cuz it may take a detour getting there (gotta have a place to stock yer meat.... why would ya take up ice cream space when you could just use yer neighbors! :salude: )

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Postby Robberwood » Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:32 pm

:toofunny: Stouf doesnt have anything of value worth keepin nice under a canopy anyways.. hehehe :yes:
I think a canopy is a great way to keep things nice and especially if you have a lot of things in the bed. How are you suppose to go to a grocery store and expect things not to go stolen and stuff like that? Maybe its just where i live, i dont know. Canopy is a plus! :thumbsup:
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Postby donell67 » Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:09 pm

i really like the canopy to keep stuff dry and secure. i have a trailer to haul stuff that wont fit in the bed.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:33 pm

donell67 wrote:i really like the canopy to keep stuff dry and secure. i have a trailer to haul stuff that wont fit in the bed.



Im tellin y'all.... Just git a mini-van or sumthin..... :hammering:

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Postby donell67 » Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:53 pm

mini van wont tow my boat or camp trailer. :toofunny:
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:57 pm

prefer one?: Yes.
own one?: No.
I can't afford one at the time being... I'm serching for one, but not hard enough it seems. (I'd like a used or cheaper one) Before you go and say I should have no trouble, I have a stepside, 6ft bed. If you have a lead, lemme know. Until then, rubbermaid crates will have to suffice.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:06 pm

Trois_beaux_canards wrote: If you have a lead, lemme know. Until then, rubbermaid crates will have to suffice.


.....or, you could just use a tarp... :thumbsup:
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:08 pm

donell67 wrote:mini van wont tow my boat or camp trailer. :toofunny:


Really now?

Lemme find the pic of my 97 aerostar pulling my bigg azz campin trailer! :mrgreen:

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Postby donell67 » Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:44 pm

:toofunny: guess i shouldnt say a mini van wouldnt tow one but i sure wouldnt do it. i actually saw a mini van pulling a camp trailer last weekend. thats just plain crazy. :eek: :umm:
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Postby gunman » Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:23 am

I always thought it made em look like a "grandpa's" truck. :yes:
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Postby mallardhunter » Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:37 am

oooooo were talking about a cover for the back end, I like mine cause stuff won't blow around and you get better gas milage (don't help mine though) I am going to put a topper on this fall so I have more room to haul stuff around :thumbsup:
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Postby shrpshtr » Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:20 am

as much stuff as i put in and take out of the bed of my truck it would be aggrevating to say the least. i am sure they are useful to some, just not me...
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:22 pm

I think for me it is probably a little of:

gunman wrote:I always thought it made em look like a "grandpa's" truck. :yes:




and



shrpshtr wrote:as much stuff as i put in and take out of the bed of my truck it would be aggrevating to say the least. i am sure they are useful to some, just not me...



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Postby canadagoose » Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:12 pm

There are times I'd like one, but not enough for me to go out and buy one. I like to be able to haul stuff around, like my motorcycle, furniture, etc. so it'd have to be light enough to pop it off the back whenever I need to.

Mine's a crew cab though, so I have a full size back seat that folds down and is big enough to hold my dog's kennel, a couple shotguns, and a couple ammo boxes. If I didn't have that, it'd be more important to me.
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:20 pm

gunman wrote:I always thought it made em look like a "grandpa's" truck. :yes:
-vs. what a lifesize hotwheels for some dumb, rich suburban kid?

I always had fond memories of my grandpa's truck. Maybe that's why I like them. I finally got a straight answer on prices for 'em, so soon I'll have a "grandpa truck".
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Postby AK Ducks » Fri Sep 09, 2005 6:14 pm

well I drive my grampas truck, with a canopy mostly I have it on because all my friends take theres off because they want there truck to look tuff I drive an 88 F-150 its hardcore cool even with the canopy (oh yah if I want to take a nap some place it works great for that) but I think I might take it off to help
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