No Caps/Toppers/Shells at Sema?

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    Awesome, that'd be much appreciated. Thank you!
     
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    These are definitely my favorite option so far. But they haven't released any official pictures of what it will look like on the bed, except one that i saw leaked, and it wasn't quite as vertical in shape as the Jeep cabin lines are. It is so close to being exactly what I want, but I'm eagerly awaiting real photos, and how it will mount, and much weight it can actually take if its only mounted to the bed rails.

    I can't believe how many bed racks came out for the Gladiator, but so few canopies! All in good time I suppose, I hear patience is a virtue.
     
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    Im really anxious for either a one piece top/ cap or a full bed cap. ARE is working on one but I cant get a date. One issue on the cap is it would have to be the textured black option in order to match most tops. Hopefully our prayers are answered soon!
     
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    I'll "fold" on the RLD, but "raise" you on the idea of the www.rsismartcap.com !
    Like many of the imports, not fiberglass, and in RSI's SmartCap -- 2 versions; EVO & EVOc ! Currently on the website you will not see these on a Gladiator . . . BUT . . . by Early 2020 I suspect we will ! Why? Because I had a Very Nice informative email exchange with DAN the Company VP ! He answered all my concerns and wishes about the Gladiator's Canopy Design (& by the way both the Crew / Quad RAM DT's). RSI has had the CAD's for both Trucks for awhile and working on Designs that will be True to the Gladiator Design Lines -- no steep sloping sides or odd looking rear or height . The Gladiator SmartCap's - the EVO & EVOc (commercial model) will be slightly below or at the same height as the hardtop roofline, according to DAN, and will follow closely the angle of the Cab -sides and rear ! This is good news, to me anyway, as I've become Very Interested . . . especially since These will be made for the RAM's too ! I could swing either way at this point, and knowing I can pick & choose for either Truck is awesome ! :like:
     
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    @Lou3.6 Did that VP give you any info on timeline for either pics or release date?
     
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    #53 Dec 8, 2019
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    Ryan, sorry but nothing SPECIFIC, but he did emphasize being at the 2020 Overland EXPO (May 13-15) with these items . But I'm also hopeful the WEBSITE will be updated by Early MARCH with the Gladiator & RAM items . If I were savvy, I'd just post the email here . . . he did provide a very nice angled photo of A current EVO showing the interior . . . like it's "floating in thin air". EDIT: A YouTube search for SEMA 2019 will reveal some Current models and the website is growing weekly with stuff ! I haven't checked the website today, but the photo may be on their site ? They have Canopies for trucks you would see in Africa & Australia , it's not like the company sprang up yesterday ! My only slight concern would be in the "FIT" of the 5 pieces when fully assembled .
    But I can see a couple means, easily done, IF that were to become an issue . Only issue would be Air & water tightness .
    Thanks for the Q . . . it gave me the Remembering to mention that FITMENT I was slightly concerned about, and later today I will send off another email to VP DAN . Have you visited the website ? Pretty cool compared to 2 others I HAD been looking at -- Alu-Cab & RDL (?) . . . see I've already put that last one out of my mind, cause as I remember it the Hinges were a Problem waiting to happen, for me ! Don't like that exposed hinges thing . Same reason years ago went with an A.R.E. Cap vs. LEER ! Leer STILL hasn't changed that (in 15 years).
     
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    So now you're leaning towards rsi and alu cab?
     
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    #55 Dec 9, 2019
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    Well, it's an ever changing world . . . and until I'm actually gonna DO IT, It's best to keep eyes open for "the next best thing?". Even my timeline fluctuates . . . currently in-between my 2 Fly Fishing trips 2020 . That means placing an order for a truck for an estimated delivery between May 20 and Sept. 10 . SO, YES, More so toward RSI . . . based on my conversations (emails) . . . I think their Gladiator AND also RAM 1500's Canopies are gonna be a much better Fit (design) . . . and also because I am still undecided on Gladiator Sport S w/max tow or RAM DT 1500 Laramie Quad w/ORP . Whenever I get email updates (on either RSI or Alu-Cab) I'll pass that info. along !
    edit 1/2 hour later -- I can elaborate . . . as I said, It's an ever changing world and that includes little things like, where I live, what garage door height I can get etcetera . the garage is a big factor for the Alu-cab Canopy Camper (the Ursa Minor looking unit) . Still really like it, but also that ~500 lbs. always on the truck bothers me . SO next best thing - just a CAP, or Canopy (as the Aussies & S. African's say). RTT's are easier to put on / off or if I go with the Full sized RAM, I could sleep inside the Canopy covered bed ( this would be ideal ! Perhaps I should add some posts to the RAM Forum (I'm 'JustMe' over their).
     
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