That's a pretty sweet product. I've never seen that before. So with that, I would run all of the lights to that central unit in the cab, and then a single cable from my cab to the battery would power all 6 switches? Any idea if that can be adapted for 3 way (dual function) lights?I don't have any experience doing this to a camper shell, however...I have done stuff like this on boats for that "clean flush mounted" appearance. I would check out Rigid Industries website. They are expensive but have pretty much exactly what you need. Flush mounts and all! I think its a great idea, and I wanted to do something similar on mine but I just ended up buying a small toy hauler because I was mainly going to use the camper shell when I went dirtbike riding. As for wiring... a 4x4 sPOD all the way. Basically you just run all of the lights to an outside box, and only one wire has to go through your firewall! Pretty sweet setup I love mine. Comes with 6 switches and a universal bezel that fits perfectly in the first and most narrow overhead storage thingy above the console.
I had been thinking about doing just that actually. I would have to do some test fittings to see just how much height that would add. I already cringe when I have to pull in to a parking structure. A few months ago, I rolled in to one and my antenna scraped the entrance. I had to have had no more than 1/2 an inch between my roof and the ceiling. Ever since then I've vowed to keep my stock antenna instead of opting for a shorty, since it's a great early warning indicator if you're lifted...but I digress.The Leer 100 XQ has rails mounted on top that allow you to mount a set of Thule feet. If you had those rails you could much more easily mount a basket on top of the shell. Check with your local topper retailer to see if they can retrofit the rails.
Thanks for the input thus far. Keep it coming!