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    Question Please assist - Armadillo vs Securi-lid

    Recently quoted +-15k for both Armadillo and Securi-lid Bakkie rollers fitted for my 2015 DC Amarok

    Which is better in terms of:
    Bakkie space lost
    Usability
    Strength
    Ease of cleaning
    Security
    and any other variables..

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    Default Re: Please assist - Armadillo vs Securi-lid

    I'm also about to get one. Would be great to hear some thoughts
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    Default Re: Please assist - Armadillo vs Securi-lid

    I had the Securi-lid on my previous bakkie. I was very happy with the quality, strength and ease of use apart from the fact that these products are not dust proof so if you plan to travel on dirt roads and need to transport goods like luggage, cooler bags, bedding, camp furniture etc you need to bag it.

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    Default Re: Please assist - Armadillo vs Securi-lid

    I had an Armadillo on my Caddie quite a few years ago, it was an awesome product but as Roberto said it was not totally dust proof. But that didn't bother me as it was just to secure my tools. My biggest gripe was that the grit would eventually build up in the slat grooves making it difficult to open and close, and to clean it took hours
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    Default Re: Please assist - Armadillo vs Securi-lid

    What would be dust proof?
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    Default Re: Please assist - Armadillo vs Securi-lid

    Quote Originally Posted by brennanalun View Post
    What would be dust proof?
    A Rhino cab aluminium canopy.

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    Default Re: Please assist - Armadillo vs Securi-lid

    Quote Originally Posted by brennanalun View Post
    What would be dust proof?

    None of these load bin covers. It has the same problem as a closed canopy, in that it creates negative pressure inside the bin and sucks dust through the tailgate. And BOY do they suck dust.

    I have a Rigideck on my Drifter, but I see they only manufacture a solid cover that flips open for the new vehicles. My cover on the Drifter at least kinks in the centre to give it a bit more load height, but I know the plastic ones like I have, have not been produced in years. Maybe contact them and see if they cannot modify it for you.
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    Default Re: Please assist - Armadillo vs Securi-lid

    Quote Originally Posted by All -in -one View Post
    I had an Armadillo on my Caddie quite a few years ago, it was an awesome product but as Roberto said it was not totally dust proof. But that didn't bother me as it was just to secure my tools. My biggest gripe was that the grit would eventually build up in the slat grooves making it difficult to open and close, and to clean it took hours
    Basically what he said. Had it on the Navara and was very happy with it.

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    Default Re: Please assist - Armadillo vs Securi-lid

    D you really believe its the armadillo or securi lid that Let dust in, or maybe the tailgate being not dustproof?
    asking because im in the market for bakkie, and dust is my biggest concern.
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    Question Re: Please assist - Armadillo vs Securi-lid

    My biggest concern is which one of the two takes up the most space - with the naked eye it looks as if the securi-lid does - If anyone has checked the difference I would be very interested to know...

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    Default Re: Please assist - Armadillo vs Securi-lid

    I ask the same question elsewhere recently. After looking at both systems they were pretty much the same as far as I could tell. I went with the SecureLid as most people advised that their after sales was better. No way I can verify that at this stage, but otherwise there was pretty much no difference otherwise.

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    Default Re: Please assist - Armadillo vs Securi-lid

    Heard the armidillo has a flusher fit so went with that. Thanks guys
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    Default Re: Please assist - Armadillo vs Securi-lid

    verdict - Armadillo stronger and more secure - and with a decent discount the same price.

    Ordered mine yesterday

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    Default Re: Please assist - Armadillo vs Securi-lid

    Quote Originally Posted by brennanalun View Post
    Heard the armidillo has a flusher fit so went with that. Thanks guys
    Interesting, post a pic if you can please.

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    Default Re: Please assist - Armadillo vs Securi-lid

    None of them are dustproof. Only a solid lid with huge rubbers and air displacement system. The low profile irritates me as everything get stuck against the low lid. So then a canopy comes in handy.
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    Default Re: Please assist - Armadillo vs Securi-lid

    Quote Originally Posted by Engel View Post
    None of them are dustproof. Only a solid lid with huge rubbers and air displacement system. The low profile irritates me as everything get stuck against the low lid. So then a canopy comes in handy.
    Found this with my Securi Lid on my Ranger. It was a bit limiting with the low profile, and the amount of space taken up at the front of the bak.

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    Default Re: Please assist - Armadillo vs Securi-lid

    The Armadillo has a lower and neater mounting profile, and the Securi-lid locks onto a bar which is attached to the tailgate. So everytime you want to open the tailgate on the Securi-lid you have to open the slider first. That to me is a BIG negative.
    The Armadillo, the tailgate and slider operates independently from each other, so you can open the tailgate without touching the Armadillo.

    Dust, apart from the tailgate it comes in through all the small little openings and joints on the loadbin, look underneath the top of the sides, on the inside of the loadbin, and see how many holes there are too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivtec View Post
    Interesting, post a pic if you can please.
    Only getting next week will post then
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