Overland Series features a BOLT One-Key technology in our folding T-handles on all doors. Two-Tone Off Road Design Spray-on protective coating increases strength in high-stress areas.
Each product comes with easy to understand vehicle specific installation instructions. Warrants to you, the original purchaser, for as long as you own your cap that the exterior paint will not abnormally fade or peel due to material or workmanship defect faster than the original pickup it was installed on by an authorized A.R.E.
The spray on protective coating material used to produce the Overland Series and OR option has a limited lifetime warranty not to crack, bubble, or flake as long as you own your truck. The spray on protective coating material used to produce the Overland Series and OR option with a serial number of 2848980 or greater has a 3-year warranty not to abnormally fade or lose its luster.
Hardware For the original purchaser, lock cylinder, lock housing, fiberglass wings, and center mounted brake lights are warranted for three (3) years from your retail date of purchase against failure due to defects in material and workmanship. Gas props used to assist in opening doors are covered under a five (5) year limited warranty against failure due to loss of pressure.
Regular operation of the props will actually increase the life by lubricating the seals and shafts. Also covered for one year are all seals, brackets, locking hardware, and screens.
LIMITED WARRANTY, A.R.E., ITS SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECT DAMAGES AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL A.R.E., ITS SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES due to installation, use, misuse, abuse, neglect, or otherwise regarding any product sold, distributed or manufactured by A.R.E. Exclusions Not covered under this warranty is structural failure due to neglect, alterations, addition of equipment, abuse, accident, off-road driving, use in competitive racing, vibrations from worn or altered truck suspensions or sound equipment, or acts of nature including but not limited to tornados, hurricanes, hail, and earthquakes.
Product, it is the owner’s responsibility to immediately bring the issue to the attention of an authorized A.R.E. Failure to do so could result in additional, more severe problems and constitutes (but is not limited to) neglect, which is not covered.
Stress cracks in the fiberglass body that begin from a window, boot, door opening or from the base rail are considered structural or material flaws and are covered under warranty for as long as the A.R.E. Or its authorized dealer that such stress crack(s) were caused from misuse, abuse, collision or competitive racing.
If a stress crack occurs it should be repaired without delay to prevent future failures due to neglect. Stress cracks in the exterior finish caused by impact are not covered under warranty.
A stress crack caused by impact from the inside of the truck cap has the appearance of a “star” on the outside surface. Consequential damage or loss due to the installation, use, misuse, abuse or neglect of A.R.E.
Truck caps are the sole responsibility of the pickup owner and operator. Shall not be held liable for any consequential loss or damages arising from the purchase, installation or use of these products.
My truck cabin has plenty of space for family and friends, and the bed is literally a blank canvas for hauling large items. My truck bed serves as a dirt bike hauler, a surfboard carrier, it transports tools and lumber, it’s where I store my camping gear and fire wood, my spare tire and recovery gear, and now it’s also where I stash a baby stroller since I’m a new dad.
The new reality of fatherhood in relation to my truck now means my backseat is occupied by a car seat, so there’s no longer much space to securely store items there. Gone is the days of lifting of the backseat and storing important gear there where it can be safely locked in the cab.
As I started to peruse the numerous offerings on the market, one shell that caught my attention was from well-known manufacturer A.R.E., which recently launched a new off-road model with its Overland Series. This added strength and toughness is right up our alley considering all the time we spend off the highway in our truck, so we decided to order up one of our own.
Tabs its Overland Series as the ideal truck cap for the outdoor enthusiasts who will spend time off-road, where rutted, bumpy roads will require a more durable truck cap to retain structural rigidity. Overland shell is available for just about every truck make, including Chevy and GM, Ford, Nissan, Ram, and Toyota.
Its facilities are ISO certified, and the company uses hardware that is 500-hour salt-spray rated to match OEM specifications. We measured our bed to verify its exact length (just in case of any slight variation), and over the next few weeks A.R.E.
Helping Molina with the installation was Alfredo De La Cruz, a rookie in the shop compared to the other veterans but one who is quickly learning the ropes. The lighting was properly and securely installed, so we don’t have to worry about a wire coming loose the first time we got off-road.
It’s hard to quantify the improved strength the Line-X coating provides the Overland Series cap, but it only makes sense that the addition of the thermoplastic polyurethane and poly urea material provides added strength in such key areas as the forward-facing edges and the entire base of the shell. The locking rear door on the Overland Series she'll let us leave the truck with peace of mind it wouldn’t be tampered with.
When inspecting our Overland Series cap before installation, the quality and craftsmanship of the shell was apparent, but the truest test was actually using it out on the trail. Recently announced an expanded relationship with Line-X where it will now offer the Overland Option on all of its caps and tonne covers, offering a complete (the OR option) or partial coating (like our Overland Series) on its products.
It’s a great addition for those looking for securely storing items in their truck bed, especially for those who venture off the highway on the weekend. CX HD Series Cap Review | Disincline Over the years, we’ve steadily modified our 2014 Ram 2500 to better fit our needs.
From our smooth-riding ICON Vehicle Dynamics suspension to the 35-inch-tall Nitro Ridge Grapples that keep us moving every day, each upgrade was made with a purpose. Equipped with a 6.7L Cummins diesel, the ¾-ton hauler often finds itself with a trailer in tow and is the go-to vehicle for long-distance adventures.
While the video above offers a closer look at our specific CX HD Series cap, we’re diving even further into the details in the article breakdown below. Caps are distributed through authorized dealers, which makes sense given it’s not exactly something UPS is going to drop off on your porch.
It’s called Hall’s Storage Buildings and there you’ll find Larry and his son Justin ready to walk you through the buying process and get the installation done right. For the passenger side of the truck, we opted for the solid-aluminum panel, so we could easily access gear placed near the front of the cab.
The HD series can support such a heavy loads due to the roof bars being tied into the aluminum sub-frame. This is extremely bright, low-amp draw light has been a welcome addition for everything from late-night repairs to simple unloading.
While a more traditional glass rear window is available, we opted for the solid aluminum panel. We like the added safety and security it offers in addition to being able to stack more gear without fear of the glass breaking.
Given we have a pretty sizable backup camera with our truck’s 8.4-inch touchscreen, backing up isn’t an issue. These vehicle-specific storage boxes bolt directly to the bed and with the pull of a lever, swing out to the rear of the truck.
These are fantastic for keeping small or frequently used items that you don’t want to crawl in and out of the bed for. We seriously considered the OR option for our cap as it would have given the entire shell a heavy-duty coating that we wouldn’t have to worry about scratching.