Cap vs camper shell vs topper regional terminology

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I’ve lived in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Kelowna, Moncton, and on PEI. I’ve heard Topper, Cap, Canopy, Camper Shell, or just Shell. I’ve even heard folks say they got a Box for their truck.

Come to think of it, I’ve used all of those terms at least once but it’s usually Canopy for me.
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Western PA and we call it a cap.
We also call Coke and Pepsi "pop" and not soda or soda pop.
 

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Western PA and we call it a cap.
We also call Coke and Pepsi "pop" and not soda or soda pop.
I’m from all over, so I’ve pretty much heard it all, but I tend to use “shell” or “camper shell” most.

As far as drinks go, there’s only Coke…
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I'm in NC and have always called it a "camper shell". I had a camper shell on my '90 Ranger many years ago. But, I've heard the other terms used, too.
 


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hey rich, did u ever decide if you were gonna sell your camper/topper/cap?
I’m heading out to CarMax this weekend and might sell the Ranger, if so I could probably part with the cap first.
 

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California, Arizona and Washington state background. Camper shell. Never heard the words “cap” or topper” until I joined this forum.

Ps..If your camper shell is a cap, what do you wear on your head ?
Here in Alabama we also call it a camper shell. I was also wondering if people get confused when they call it a cap.
 

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Camper shell. California. Coincidentally, the house is getting fumigated so I’m sleeping on a wooden bed with memory foam mattress I made for the truck. Beats paying for hotel and feels better than a couch.
 

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Grew up in ft collins, co. Called them pops. Still do.
Now live in south texas, Brownsville area, and everything is a coke???!!!???
And its a camper shell.
 
 



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