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    Default double cab alluminium or st steel canopy

    Bought a new(ish) double cab and want to fit a canopy, stainless or aluminium, but where to start? So many and so many different reviews.
    Anybody out there who would like to confuse me even more?😁
    Please help with advice
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    Default Re: double cab alluminium or st steel canopy

    Quote Originally Posted by ants01 View Post
    Bought a new(ish) double cab and want to fit a canopy, stainless or aluminium, but where to start? So many and so many different reviews.
    Anybody out there who would like to confuse me even more?😁
    Please help with advice
    You have got much more options in your area than we have in the Cape,the Ledfly the RLD all are there and if we want one its between R4000-R6000 for the courier.
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    Default Re: double cab alluminium or st steel canopy

    I think it is a combination of what you like and what price you are willing to pay. I prefer stainless as I have seen aluminium ones that cracked on bad roads with a rooftop tent on it. I think if you are not planning to put a heavy load on the canopy then aluminium should be fine.

    For me RSI is the benchmark but is expensive. There are other cheaper options but still good. I have a RLD which I am happy with. Not perfect but does the job for me.
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    Default Re: double cab alluminium or st steel canopy

    I have an RLD which has been terrible. Been back to the factory multiple times, they have never managed to get the canopy even remotely watertight. Eventually they have blamed the rubberizing.

    Canopy has also started rusting within a year, this was passed off as surface rust.

    Were I to buy all over again I would look at Custom Leisure Tech or Metalian

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    Default Re: double cab alluminium or st steel canopy

    Quote Originally Posted by ants01 View Post
    Bought a new(ish) double cab and want to fit a canopy, stainless or aluminium, but where to start? So many and so many different reviews.
    Anybody out there who would like to confuse me even more?��
    Please help with advice

    Be prepared for even more "views" and confusion!

    Nothing but RSI

    Try SEIKEL, they have specials - although it may only be for Amarok. Worth trying.
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    Default Re: double cab alluminium or st steel canopy

    Saw a "special" for rhino lite or rhinocab For R23k.

    Look around and see which brand look nice on the same vehicle as you have. If I had an Amarok - i would not look further than an RSI.

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    Wouldn't trade my Alu-Cab canopy for the world.
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    Default Re: double cab alluminium or st steel canopy

    Lots of options as discussed and lots of really good products.
    I looked at Rhino, Bushtech, RSI, RLD, LEDfly, Wild Canopies and Ground Zero towards the end of last year.

    For my purposes, I needed a canopy that was light weight and easy to take off and put back on, as I do not keep it permanently fixed to my vehicle. I also do not have a roof top tent when going camping. The other obvious factors one looks at of quality, workmanship, service and price all came in to the decision.
    After more than a month of physically talking to suppliers, looking at the products, and talking to people that had bought these products, I decided on Ground Zero.
    Their products looked great (quite a few options), their prices were very good, they were very happy to help design a custom rack in the back of the canopy and their factory impressed me. They also happen to be fairly close to my work so that helped a bit too (although distance did not play a major role in my decision).

    I have been really happy with my purchase to date and have had no issues with the canopy.
    It really was a great purchase for me.
    Looks pretty good on the bakkie as well.

    Good luck with your decision but there really are lots of quality products out there.
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