My Leer 100XL - another update
Well, my 100XL was replaced by Leer. The fit was much better at the front of the bed and the windows did not leak.....until almost a year later. The new cap was again sent back to Leer on July 5th, 2005 to fix the leaking windows.
Got the cap back from Leer around the beginning of August.
Once again, here we are, 2 months later, and the damn windows leak again. Not just a few drops, we're talking enough water to fill up a couple of the channels of my bedliner.
Although I'm tempted to rip the windows out of it and silicone the entire perimeter of the window, it's the principle of the matter at hand. I didn't pay $1200 for something that leaks.
It seems to be a problem with the frameless windows in the 100XL. My dealer has been really good to work with, but he's also 1.5 hours away. He told me that it only seems to leak when clamped down to the rails of the truck and it may be that the top rail of the bed has a crown to it that deforms the cap when it is clamped down. If that's the case, then they should have accounted for that in the design of the cap.
I am now waiting for the dealer to contact the factory again and see what they are going to do about it. I even offered up the suggestion of swapping it for a model with framed windows if they can't figure out how to seal the frameless ones.
What a POS.