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Hi all,

This is my first post to the forum (oh hi!), but looking forward to participating here. Just got my first truck (2015 Dodge Ram SXT) and had a local dealer put a Leer 100XQ cap on it, as well as a BedRug. Super frustrating experience so far. The flashing on the window must have been installed wet as the adhesive is useless and it's falling off. I also noticed that they didn't clean the bed of the truck at all before installing the BedRug. I also don't think they used alcohol to clean anything before sticking on the adhesive strips as the adhesive strips on the tailgate is already falling off. When you're paying over CAD$6000 to get this stuff done you kind of expect it to be done right the first time.

Anyways -- they are going to fix it all, but I noticed significant leaking of water on to the top of the tail gate (pics attached here) and I am wondering if anyone has had similar issues, or if this is likely another issue I will have to get them to address. Would love any thoughts or feedback.

Thanks all!





 

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to me it appears that the rubber piece that is on your cap door is faulty. im no expert and a little water may seep under it but that looks like way too much.
 

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They didn't install the tailgate cap. On my ram when the leer top of as installed they installed a tailgate cap that wraps around the stock one, but has a ridge on the back side of the cap so the door seal has something to seal against.
 

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I've owned Leer 100XQ's for 14 years. I've bought two of them, both new, one for my 2004.5 Ram 3500 Laramie 5.9/24 long bed and one for my 2016 Ram 1500 Laramie EcoDiesel standard bed (the latter since sold).

The tailgate hatches on both always leaked no matter what was tried in terms of gasketing, adjustment, etc. I just learned to never put anything that I didn't want to get wet anywhere near the tailgate (or if I did to put it in plastic bags). For the record the 2016 with the special tailgate cap still leaked around the glass ... the problem for me hasn't been the bottom edge.

My theory is that it's a function of the frameless glass on the tailgate hatch and the single center handle. It looks great, but based on my experience it's just not a bullet-proof design water-wise.

When it came time to order the cap for my new 2018 Ram 3500 CCLB 6.7 I actually wasn't too upset that Leer no longer makes the 100XQ for the long bed Rams. I ended up ordering a 100R (being installed tomorrow!) which has framed glass on the tailgate hatch and dual manual handles. Not quite as sexy, and there's sadly no option for keyfob lock integration, but I think that's a good trade if I can reliably keep my stuff dry - time will tell, of course ...
 

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Hi, I also have a Leer 100r on my 2016 power wagon with the 6.4 bed. I am currently on number 5 as the quality of Leer is far from what they advertise. I have had issues from poor finish workmanship on the inside to to holes developing in the shell around the window and paint quality and color match issues. Number five came in color and structural look good , just have to have the door replaced as it is continually moves to the passenger side of the opening leaving the driver side not sealed. The original post on this one looks to be missing the piece on top of the tailgate that the door of the cap seals against.
 
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