Canopy, dual cab

Submitted: Monday, Dec 21, 2020 at 18:53
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I am purchasing an Amarok dual cab and will fit an ABS or fibreglass canopy, does anyone have any recommendations or nasty experiences?
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Reply By: Kazza055 - Monday, Dec 21, 2020 at 20:28

Monday, Dec 21, 2020 at 20:28
I have a SMM steel canopy on my D-Max. It comes with roof rail, hood lining, central locking etc.

Because of it being steel you will not need an internal frame to support the roof bars, fibreglass you will need the frame. Fibreglass with internal frame weighs about the same as the SMM steel canopy.

My SIL had a ARB canopy and he could not stop water coming in whereas mine is always dry.

Also, being steel it can be panel beated if it gets damaged like mine on day 2 of owning the car - don't ask.
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Reply By: Member - Garry57 - Monday, Dec 21, 2020 at 22:44

Monday, Dec 21, 2020 at 22:44
I have a 2017 V6 and fitted the ARB Ascent about 6 months ago and have had no issues. It really is good.
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Reply By: greybeard - Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020 at 00:05

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020 at 00:05
No comment re type of construction but whatever you decide on ensure you get side access not just rear access. Your knees and back will love you.
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020 at 10:45

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020 at 10:45
Fully agree, mine has lift up windows that give very good access to the rear compared to sliding which only open half way.
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Reply By: Member - Jim S1 - Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020 at 06:43

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020 at 06:43
We have a Flexiglass central locking canopy which has been great. Open the front window a little and virtually no dust ( also have a tailgate kit) .
Has roof rails which take a reasonable load.
Works for us.

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Reply By: Gbc.. - Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020 at 10:49

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020 at 10:49
My current arb canopy is 7 YO. It is the best one Ive had so far. If you are thinking roof racks might be the go, I’d recommend tradies racks with the internal bracing. They are not something that can be retrofitted if you change your mind later.
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020 at 15:23

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020 at 15:23
Just make SURE you get gull wing side windows as they give you much greater entry to the tub.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020 at 11:48

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020 at 11:48
I had an Alpha canopy fitted by by CADDY Storage. I got it fitted rather than the ARB one I had on my last Navara for the following reasons

It was more convenient in the time frame I had.
It was cheaper.
It appeared a better quality.
The vertical clearance through the lift up side windows was better (340mm Vs 290 mm.)

They are available with central locking and come with roof bars (no reinforcing needed.) They are situated at 57 Mordaunt Cct, Canning Vale WA .
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Follow Up By: Geoff K4 - Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020 at 14:02

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020 at 14:02
I have an Ultimate canopy on my D-max, I'm happy with it. Doesn't come with Central locking , but has gas lift side and rear panels, one key fits all locks, rear stop light and rear demister. Fully lined inside with colour matching paint outside. I think it cost me just over 2K a few years ago.
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Reply By: tonysmc - Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 at 10:49

Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 at 10:49
Before you purchase the canopy, go to the supplier and tell them you have one of their canopies and have broken the back and side window and need new ones. After breaking my window I was told by the well known company to "go see a glassier" and I wasn't able to get a replacement window. Of course when purchasing the canopy I was told it wasn't a problem getting replacement windows. not true in reality.
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Follow Up By: Gbc.. - Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 at 18:52

Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 at 18:52
Good point. I’ve had 2 ARB rear windows. They do their own.
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Follow Up By: tonysmc - Sunday, Dec 27, 2020 at 10:16

Sunday, Dec 27, 2020 at 10:16
it should have read "glazier",
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Sunday, Dec 27, 2020 at 13:47

Sunday, Dec 27, 2020 at 13:47
I thought he said it in French or some other language ;=))

I knew what you meant but then I am not one of the English Police.
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