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    Hi All, looking to get a canopy option for over-landing for my Toyota Hilux.

    Ive looked at:

    • RSI
    • Rhinocab
    • Ground Zero
    • Alucab
    • Bushtech
    • etc


    From what I hear is water/dustproofing obviously essential however more importantly the mounting/weight and load bearing aspects are of utmost importance with the mounting aspects and bucket cracking horror stories.

    I do like the RSI canopy and the bolt on extras if required as well as the Ground Zero combos, but worried that with such a low price on the GZ combos comes with quality issues.

    Some advice please

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by connangates View Post
    Hi All, looking to get a canopy option for over-landing for my Toyota Hilux.

    Ive looked at:

    • RSI
    • Rhinocab
    • Ground Zero
    • Alucab
    • Bushtech
    • etc


    From what I hear is water/dustproofing obviously essential however more importantly the mounting/weight and load bearing aspects are of utmost importance with the mounting aspects and bucket cracking horror stories.

    I do like the RSI canopy and the bolt on extras if required as well as the Ground Zero combos, but worried that with such a low price on the GZ combos comes with quality issues.

    Some advice please

    Thanks in advance
    Try Gomad brilliant canopies good price.

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    Bushtech all the way. You wont be sorry

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    Very happy with my metalian canopy.

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    There are some really good locally manufactured canopies out there, so at the end of the day location plays a role, but if you can get to Bushtec they get my vote - I think their dust prevention system is the best out there
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    I have the rhino cab on my hilux, beautifully built and quiet. The only dust is from the tail gate during slow (below 30) dirt road driving. Iím sure this will be sorted with a Toyota dust kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by connangates View Post
    Hi All, looking to get a canopy option for over-landing for my Toyota Hilux.

    Ive looked at:

    • RSI
    • Rhinocab
    • Ground Zero
    • Alucab
    • Bushtech
    • etc


    From what I hear is water/dustproofing obviously essential however more importantly the mounting/weight and load bearing aspects are of utmost importance with the mounting aspects and bucket cracking horror stories.

    I do like the RSI canopy and the bolt on extras if required as well as the Ground Zero combos, but worried that with such a low price on the GZ combos comes with quality issues.

    Some advice please

    Thanks in advance
    Hi.
    I have an rsi.
    So far it has been great.
    It is dust proof and the extras really make it cool.
    It looks good on my hilux and is practical

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    I have currently cattle rails with canvas but was thinking about upgrading.

    Another source for canopy ideas would be the rental companies. That is a place I would try for advise too as their vehicles get hammering all the way.

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    I bought my RhinoLite canopy 18months ago, and itís been absolutely fantastic so far. I prefer itís hinges, locking method and door construction above all the others. It also have nice little cavities where you can run cables and wiring for canopy and door lights. But the biggest plus was probably the HUGE discount that I received when I ordered it via Beekman Online. They were R8k less than both the very well known 4x4 installers. You can fully customize your canopy via their online website.

    This is what I did with my canopy:

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...bakkie-project

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    Bushtech all the way. They have lots of add on extras that just slot in and after sales service is incredible.
    I’m also on my second one. Dust kit is also 100%
    Last edited by Fly340; 2019/11/05 at 05:50 PM.

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    Hi.
    I am also interested in the info sharing on this thread. Looking for a canopy for 2017 E/cab Hilux.

    Seems like Bushtech received good comments. This is a bit cheaper than the RSI.

    Nobody mentioned Wild accessories.
    Is it an unknown brand, or is it being disliked in comparison to the others.

    Would appreciate more advice. Please.

    Regards
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    Ground zero best value for money hands down and threy've got good additional options.
    Francois

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