Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Misc. > Bed Covers, Tonneau covers, Toppers/Canopies & Bed liners
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Bed Covers, Tonneau covers, Toppers/Canopies & Bed liners Tonneau cover, caps, racks, canopies, shells, etc.SPONSORED BY:
Click Here

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-05-2010, 10:40 AM
2011SD's Avatar
2011SD 2011SD is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 100
2011SD is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thumbs down Leer Cap Leaking

Has anyone else had any issues with Leer caps leaking?
I have a 2011 F250 and I just put a brand new Leer 100Xl with removeable front slider window.The first time it rained after the cap was on the truck I noticed a good amount of water in my bed.I'm not sure where exactly it's coming from but along the front and about half way down both sies my carpet is wet along the bed rails.The dealer orded me all new windows if that does not fix the leak i'll be getting the cap replaced
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-10-2010, 03:19 PM
nicadrick nicadrick is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4
nicadrick is starting off with a positive reputation.
Mine is doing the same thing! I have a 2005 HD Super Duty. I we've thad the Leer cap on it since June of 2010. I have had the truck in a couple of times for the leaking issues. In our case, I have some wetness on the bottom carpet where the cap meets the truck. I am not convinced it is the windows, but could be. The dealer claims it is getting in under the Ford bed rail caps. All of the efforts to fix the leak has been focused on that. I am schedule to have the leak(s) fixed on Saturday again. I will ask them to look at the windows as a possible source. I wil let you know how it goes.

Is there anyone out there who's Leer cap IS water tight on their Super Duty?
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2010, 08:17 PM
sgianino sgianino is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: mass
Posts: 5
sgianino is starting off with a positive reputation.
I also have a 100XL from Leer and from the beginning has been an issue with water coming in, appears to be from the side windows enough to cover the bottom of bed with water on a good rain
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-21-2010, 09:14 PM
nicadrick nicadrick is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4
nicadrick is starting off with a positive reputation.
Problem identified!

I took my truck into Leer again. This time we did a water test. We found a few things.
  1. Tilting front window had plugged or "too small" weep holes in frame causing the frame to leak inward during heavy rain. Dealer drill the weep hole a bit. I will update once we get some good rain.
  2. Next we focused on the bed rails and found that water was hitting the bottom of the bed rail trim from road spray. I asked Ford and was advised that most truck do not include the rear fender skirts that would help with this. Since the parts to complete this would be around $150 I chose the more economical route: expanding foam insulation spray from Home Depot.
  3. Lastly we found more holes at the front of the bed just under where hte canopy mates to the front bed rail. There is a small hole at either side of the bed front panel where in meets the side panel. Once again I used the expanding foam to plug the holes.
I will update all once I get some time on these fixes.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-22-2010, 08:22 AM
Grubbworm's Avatar
Grubbworm Grubbworm is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Acworth, GA
Posts: 2,935
Grubbworm has a great reputation on FTE.Grubbworm has a great reputation on FTE.Grubbworm has a great reputation on FTE.Grubbworm has a great reputation on FTE.Grubbworm has a great reputation on FTE.Grubbworm has a great reputation on FTE.
theGrubbworms JoEllen Grubbs
Quote:
Originally Posted by nicadrick View Post
I took my truck into Leer again. This time we did a water test. We found a few things.
  1. Tilting front window had plugged or "too small" weep holes in frame causing the frame to leak inward during heavy rain. Dealer drill the weep hole a bit. I will update once we get some good rain.
  2. Next we focused on the bed rails and found that water was hitting the bottom of the bed rail trim from road spray. I asked Ford and was advised that most truck do not include the rear fender skirts that would help with this. Since the parts to complete this would be around $150 I chose the more economical route: expanding foam insulation spray from Home Depot.
  3. Lastly we found more holes at the front of the bed just under where hte canopy mates to the front bed rail. There is a small hole at either side of the bed front panel where in meets the side panel. Once again I used the expanding foam to plug the holes.
I will update all once I get some time on these fixes.
I read somewhere on here that certain chemicals in the expanding foam will attack the metal and cause it to rust/corrode. I think it was in regard to someone spraying it in the cab roof cavity and it caused it to eat away at it from the inside. I don't know how true this is, but I would definitely do some further research on it before spraying it somewhere that I couldn't keep a constant eye on it. Just a thought.
__________________
Dave's
1985 Ford F-150 4x2 (pictures),
4.9L 300 I6 / TOD 4spd / 8.8-3.08
Troubleshooting help, for anyone that needs it.
Reward good advice with a note by clicking the left red "Add to Reputation"
button right of the word "permalink" top right of the poster's message.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-22-2010, 10:20 AM
nicadrick nicadrick is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4
nicadrick is starting off with a positive reputation.
Spray foam.

It is sprayed on a painted external surface already exposed to the elements. The recommendation to use the spray came from Ford.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 12-29-2010, 07:48 AM
Todd01 Todd01 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 8
Todd01 is starting off with a positive reputation.
100XL leak

I have a 2001 F-250 with a Leer 100 XL purchased in 2003 and I have had the passenger side window resealed 4 times. I am going in tomorrow for the 5th try! Needless to say I am disappointed in this model!
__________________
2001 F-250 4x4 ext cab Lariat, Leer canopy, Autometer ultralite gauges below cubby, AIS Filter Kit, Magnaflow 4" exhaust with 3.5" DP, SCMT 1705.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 12-29-2010, 09:39 PM
Greg B Greg B is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,334
Greg B has a good reputation on FTE.Greg B has a good reputation on FTE.
Leaks seem to be a common occurance with Leer. A friend of mine has a Leer on his SD and it also leaks. It seems to be at the rear. He also had trouble keeping the back glass latched while driving down the interstates. We Finally drilled holes in the bed rails and cap and bolted it down and the back glass finally will stay latched. I have an Eagle cap on my F150 and also had one on my SD with none of the issues that I've seen on Leer caps. I had an ARE cap on my 95 with no issues.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2011, 10:02 PM
ItsABeautClark ItsABeautClark is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 19
ItsABeautClark is starting off with a positive reputation.
Glad I saw this post...I was just about to buy a leer cap. I think I will go with an ARE now. However I will admit the browning package on the leer would look really good on the sd
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-30-2014, 08:47 PM
speakerfritz's Avatar
speakerfritz speakerfritz is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 410
speakerfritz is starting off with a positive reputation.
yep, model 122....leaks on all windows...leaks at the front where the cap meets the bed and leaks on both sides of the rear window.

what are these folks thinking ......we do drive in the rain.

so any plans to camper equip the interior now needs to consider some evaluation to keep the gear out of standing water as well as some distance from the side walls so no runoff wets up the gear.

I guess I could install a pool cap skimmer to pump off water puddles.

but it looks like the usable space of the cab just shrank.

and yes...that back door will unlatch and open no matter what you do.....time for some type of cross bracking that can be locked.

maybe leer will offer a leak prevention kit on their options list .

need to think about the best way of attacking this aside from getting a cover for my cover.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2014, 06:46 PM
Greg B Greg B is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,334
Greg B has a good reputation on FTE.Greg B has a good reputation on FTE.
I got rid of the F150 and went back to a SD again. The first thing I bought was another Eagle cap. No leaks or any issues so far. I have to tilt-in front glass so I can clean the cab back window and no leaks there either. My neighbor just bought an F150 about the same time I got the SD and he also went with a Leer cap against my advice. It looks nice. I'll have to ask him about any issues.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 05-15-2014, 07:18 PM
sgianino sgianino is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: mass
Posts: 5
sgianino is starting off with a positive reputation.
had a new Leer 100XL installed on the new truck and no leaks yet, they did say most of the leaking was coming from the side windows once the gasket got old and seated it would loose its seal....they have since supposedly fixed the issues
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2014, 07:18 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Misc. > Bed Covers, Tonneau covers, Toppers/Canopies & Bed liners

Tags
100xl, canopy, cap, century, covers, f250, ford, leaks, leer, lid, logo, tonneau, truck, water, window

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup