A.R.E. Deluxe Commercial Unit

With over 200 variations to choose from, you can create the perfect cap to fit your work needs. Our rugged, fully welded frame construction offers years of durable service, no matter what the weather or job. There’s a reason that the A.R.E. DCU Series is the only truck cap that received a 10 out of 10 rating by Handyman Magazine readers.

Key Details

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Brand A.R.E.
Model A.R.E. DCU Series
Material Aluminum
Install Clamp On
Type Hard
Style Camper Shell
Mounting Top of Bed Rail
Locking Keyed Lock
Extras Includes white, dove gray, or black .035 aluminum skin, full length side doors, 1/2 rear door, brake light
Avg. Install Time 60 Minutes
Warranty 3 Year
A.R.E. DCU Features

Features

  • Rugged, Welded Frame Fully welded frame construction offers durable service, no matter the weather or job.
  • Weather Sealed Doors Thick rubber seals to prevent any sort of weather from getting into the truck cap.
  • Heavy Duty Hinges Heavy-duty hinges allow for smooth, durable lifting.
  • Folding T-Handle Locks DCU's feature BOLT One-Key technology on all doors.
  • Options Optional custom paint, side window and door upgrades, front windows, rear door upgrades, interior LED lights, window security screen, interior aluminum skin, toolboxes, fabric interior, remote keyless entry, roof vent, backup camera, various ladder racks.

A.R.E. DCU's offer an array of options to fit your specific needs. Whether your line of work is construction, maintenance, delivery, or any other job that requires easy access and or high volume. A.R.E. builds a DCU that will make your job easier. DCUs feature BOLT One-Key technology in our folding T-handles on all doors. Options to customize your DCU include: a selection of door sizes and window options, various toolbox configurations, and roof ladder racks. A.R.E. will custom-build a DCU to meet your needs.

CUSTOMIZABLE
  • EXTERIOR SKIN is available in .035 white aluminum. Roof skins are made with mesa-type metal for extra strength. Axalta base coat/clear coat paint is available to match the truck's color code so that your truck has the look that your business deserves.
  • RADIUS FRONT option gives you a high volume capacity with 90* sides and front with a radius curve top front for better fuel efficiency.
  • HEIGHTS are optional. Standard heights are 20", 23", 26", 29" and 36" and special heights taller than 36" are possible to fit your needs.
  • Fabric Interior - Polyester fabric inner prevents condensation from collecting on the interior of the roof and or on the sides.
  • ROOF RACKS are optional, and can be upgraded to your specifications with extra supports, or different lengths. Customized locking ladder racks are available.
  • SIDE DOORS feature our folding T-handle, which utilizes BOLT One-Key technology on all doors.
  • TOOLBOXES Made of steel are offered and can be designed with dividers to fit your needs. Fold down shelves can be added to the toolbox to assist in working from the side of the truck.
  • REAR DOOR options include a ½ rear lift door, double full doors, a single full door and a full hatch door. Rear doors and side doors are keyed alike for convenience.
  • WINDOWS are optional on the front, sides and rear for visibility.

Clamp On Install

The A.R.E. Deluxe Commerical Unit truck cap can be installed on your pickup in minutes.  It has an easy clamp on installation.  Each product comes with easy to understand vehicle specific installation instructions.  Please note: Installation is preferred through an A.R.E. dealer. 

Warranty Conditions

  • Warranties are subject to the terms and conditions below
  • All warranty considerations apply for original retail purchaser only
  • Note - The following constitutes A.R.E.'s current warranty. Our warranty has been through various changes and additions over time. For your specific warranty, please refer to the warranty document you received at the time of purchase.


Deluxe Commercial Unit (DCU) Limited 3-Year Warranty
All A.R.E. Deluxe Commercial Units purchased on or after April 1, 2004 are covered for a period of three (3) years against structural and/or paint defects. This warranty applies to the unit body, which includes the exterior skin, framework and mounting rails only. A.R.E. warrants to you, the original retail purchaser of an A.R.E. Deluxe Commercial Unit for a period of three (3) years, that the exterior (if custom painted to your vehicle's paint code) 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. dealer.


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. This warranty does not cover damage due to misuse or neglect. Never wipe the shaft of the props with anything other than a dry soft cloth. Regular operation of the props will actually increase the life by lubricating the seals and shafts.

Window and door frames and hardware, remote keyless entry, 12 volt and rope lighting, battery lights and Prop Light switch are warranted for one (1) year from your purchase date from an authorized A.R.E. retailer, from failure due to defects in material or workmanship. Also covered for one year are all seals, brackets, locking hardware, and screens. Glass breakage is not covered under this or any other warranty.

THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ANY SUCH WARRANTIES ARE DISCLAIMED. THIS A.R.E. WRITTEN WARRANTY IS THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY PROVIDED FOR ALL A.R.E PRODUCTS.

EXCEPT FOR AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED IN THIS A.R.E. 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. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

STATE LAW MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

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.

If a known problem exists with an A.R.E. product, it is the owner’s responsibility to immediately bring the issue to the attention of an authorized A.R.E. Dealer. 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. truck cap is owned by the original purchaser. The exception to this warranty is when it is determined by 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. A stress crack caused by impact to the outside of the truck cap will cause circular stress cracks. Both stress cracks radiate from a center point(s) of impact. Impact cracks are usually on the sidewalls of the body. A mark may or may not be visible at the point of impact.

Consequential damage or loss due to the installation, use, misuse, abuse or neglect of A.R.E. truck caps is the sole responsibility of the pickup owner and operator. Paint wear to your truck's bed is normal and is expected with the installation and the use of any truck cap or tonneau and is the sole responsibility of the pickup owner. Precautions should be taken by the pickup owner to prevent corrosion. A.R.E. shall not be held liable for any consequential loss or damages arising from the purchase, installation or use of these products. No implied warranty or fitness for a particular purpose, if any, shall extend for a longer duration than the terms of this written warranty.

In some cases you may be charged labor by the A.R.E. retailer performing the service, if the product was purchased through a different retail outlet.

Warranty Claims
In the event of a warranted product failure it is A.R.E.'s discretion to repair or replace the defective part(s). A.R.E. reserves the right to replace any parts with current production parts of equal or greater quality and value. All claims must be made to the authorized A.R.E. dealer from whom you purchased your truck cap.

Deluxe Commercial Unit Series Truck Cap Specifications
Deluxe Commercial Unit Series - All Sizes - Height X Width - Inches
Cap Height Cap Length 1/2 Rear Door Single Full Rear Door Double Full Rear Door Opening Opening Std. Single Side Door Full Length Full Length
23" 75" T 18 x 45 1/2 35 x 31 35 x 42 16 3/8 x 66
23" 75" B 18 x 51 1/2      
23" 79" T 18 x 45 1/2 39 x 31 39 x 48 16 3/8 x 70
23" 79" B 18 x 60 1/2      
23" 98" T 18 x 53 1/2 39 x 31 39 x 48 16 3/8 x 91
23" 98" B 18 x 60 1/2      
Cap Height Cap Length 1/2 Rear Door Single Full Rear Door Double Full Rear Door Opening Std. Single Side Door Full Length
29" 75" T 24 x 45 1/2 41 x 31 41 x 42 22 1/2 x 66
29" 75" B 24 x 51 1/2      
29" 79" T 24 x 45 1/2 45 x 31 45 x 48 22 1/2 x 70
29" 79" B 24 x 60 1/2      
29" 98" T 24 x 45 1/2 45 x 31 45 x 48 22 1/2 x 91
29" 98" B 24 x 60 1/2      
Cap Height Cap Length 1/2 Rear Door Single Full Rear Door Double Full Rear Door Opening Std. Single Side Door Full Length
36" 75" T 24 x 53 1/2 45 x 31 45 x 42 22 1/2 x 66
36" 75" B 24 x 51 1/2      
36" 79" T 24 x 53 1/2 50 x 31 50 x 48 22 1/2 x 70
36" 79" B 24 x 60 1/2      
36" 98" T 24 x 53 1/2 50 x 31 50 x 48 22 1/2 x 91
36" 98" B 24 x 60 1/2      
Note: For Hatch Back Rear Door sizes, use full rear door column (Actual clearance will be 2" wider than double full rear door due to construction of door frame from square tubing rather than flamed tubing). 97 - 03 Body F-150 LB has a 84" long standard side door.

* T = Top Dimension, B = Bottom Dimension
** Subtract 2" from door opening width to allow for gas props



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