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    Default Canopy : Rhinoman or RSI??

    Did some homework etc etc, and my choice basically boils down to the 2 above - for a Hilux Revo DC.

    Which one, and why?? Which one NOT, and why??

    I'm looking at one with sliding side windows, a table,and sliding cab window. Must be able to take a roofrack, or at the very least cargo rails - I'll be carrying an Oztent and gazebo on it from time to time, maybe also solar panels.

    Price is ALWAYS an issue, but not the deciding factor here, depending on pros and cons.

    ANY advise/inputs from preferably 1st hand experiences would be greatly appreciated!!
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    Default Re: Canopy : Rhinoman or RSI??

    No side gullwings? Just a rear door?

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    Yes yes, flip up doors, with sliding windows in them.
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    Ek het die Rhinoman gevat omdat die gullwings se skarniere solied is die hele lengte van die wing.
    RSI se skaniere is die gewone hinge tipe. Die probleem met dit is as dit reen of dou of nat is en jy maak daai wing oop, loop al die water af en benatjou deur die gap tussen die canopy en die wing.
    Die Rhinoman het agv sy skarnier astware n dakkie bo die kant ingang en die water loop net weerskante af.

    Dan ook, hulle hoek rondings en afwerking het my meer aangestaan. Dis seker maar n persoonlike keuse.

    Sover ek verstaan is al die ander dinge maar kop aan kop die selle tussen die twee vervaardigers.

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    Bushy, pel van my het ook Rhinoman, en ek hou van als wat jy ook se.

    Ander pel het XXX maak op sy LC V8 DC.....en die goed het gekraak - 2 keer. Hy het ook nou Rhinoman.
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    Default Re: Canopy : Rhinoman or RSI??

    Get yourself to Cape Town and come and visit the guys at levelup4x4. At worst Google thier website and have a chat to them. The quality of thier workmanship is beyond anything I have seen. They make exactly what you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulWW View Post
    The quality of thier workmanship is beyond anything I have seen.
    You basically described both Rhinoman and RSI with that.
    Last edited by Rustie; 2017/01/29 at 09:31 PM.

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    Default Re: Canopy : Rhinoman or RSI??

    Quote Originally Posted by Rustie View Post
    You basically described both Rhinoman and RSI with that.
    Best add levelup4x4 to make it a threesome
    Last edited by PaulWW; 2017/01/29 at 09:40 PM.

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    Default Re: Canopy : Rhinoman or RSI??

    Also have a look at Bushtech!

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    Default Re: Canopy : Rhinoman or RSI??

    Oom Petri ek neem aan ons vergelyk die RSi met Rhinoman se stainless steel canopy? (Andersins is dit rerig 'n no-brainer)

    Ekt 'n RSi en is baie gelukkig. Hy het nie die water by skaniere issue soos bo genoem nie. Hys is heeltemal water en stof dig. Ek praat van laeveld reen storms en Khowarib rivierbed poeier stof.

    Beste is dat Oom self die canopies in lewende lywe besigtig. Ekt so gemaak destyds. Ek glo Oom sal dan sien wat ek bedoel as ek se die RSi is die beter kwaliteit produk.

    Dit maak glad nie die Rhinoman 'n slegte produk nie, hys 90% so goed soos die RSi IMHO

    Looks is 'n persoonlike ding.

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    Default Re: Canopy : Rhinoman or RSI??

    As above...one is stainless steel and the other aluminium (depending on the models).

    Also look at RLD Designs. They have a stainless canopy. I have got one and if it comes down to price you will not beat them. I paid for mine (with a roofrack, table inside the roof and cab sliding window) in total for what the other prices start at.

    http://rlddesign.co.za/

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    Wow thanks Wazza..........I like it a LOT!!! Nice "rounded" design, matches the Revo VERY nice!!

    I just got a quote on the Rhinoman.........with side windows, table frame and table - R 27970. Maar ek gaan nog so bietjie rondkyk dink ek.

    http://rlddesign.co.za/project/toyot...16-double-cab/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Wow thanks Wazza..........I like it a LOT!!! Nice "rounded" design, matches the Revo VERY nice!!

    I just got a quote on the Rhinoman.........with side windows, table frame and table - R 27970. Maar ek gaan nog so bietjie rondkyk dink ek.

    http://rlddesign.co.za/project/toyot...16-double-cab/
    Liewe ouers, so min as n jaar terug nog sou daai totaal hier by 24-25k gewees het.
    Dis die een met die roofrack rails ook, reg?

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    Rustie..........eks te bang om te vra, om eerlik te wees.

    Ek kan 'n 1400 Nissan vir R 30 000 koop.

    Probleempie is - die 1400 is volgende week vir R 40 000 verkoop.

    Die R 30 000 canopy is volgende week R 15 000 werd.
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    Default Re: Canopy : Rhinoman or RSI??

    RLD looks damn nice, must say.............?? I'd just like the side doors in something like a dark grey - similar to the Rhinoman.
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    Default Re: Canopy : Rhinoman or RSI??

    I am also looking for a canopy for my Navara

    I like the RLD, but side doors must maybe be black I think.

    The RSI is very nice though, would really like one but damn expensive, waiting for RLD for a quote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    RLD looks damn nice, must say.............?? I'd just like the side doors in something like a dark grey - similar to the Rhinoman.
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    I also like the RLD's angled "lip" on the roof carrier..........nice attention to detail - pal of mine has the Frontrunner roofrack on his Rhinoman, and he sez it gets a bit noisy.
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    Default Canopy : Rhinoman or RSI??

    I looked at them all. Visited Rhino okes at the facktory. And after the great help/service in loading both types on bakkie to determine which one to take (light or rhinocab). I ordered immediately.
    The light one on ranger is about 4cm lower than the top of range one. Nice and level with roof but the light got new design and can take all the extras.

    Very very happy with mine.
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    Default Re: Canopy : Rhinoman or RSI??

    Ludi, what's the diffs between the "Lite" and the " Rhino"........?? I can see a pic of the Lite on their website.
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