Monday, November 28, 2011

A “User-Friendly” Pickup Truck: Running Boards Make it Possible

There's nothing like getting up in the morning and heading to work in your pickup truck. We know how much pride truck owners take in their vehicle, and that's why it's always exciting to see so many people driving the best pickup trucks. Of course, getting up into a full-size pickup truck isn't always that easy. And it's not just kids or smaller folks who can have difficulty getting into full-sized trucks. There are often times when we could all use a step up. And that's why running boards are some of the most in-demand truck accessories on the market today.

They Look Good Too

Of course, you may not have any problems getting into your truck. But that doesn't mean that you won't benefit from having running boards on your truck. Let's face it – running boards just make a truck look better. Whether you're talking about a traditional running board or a step bar, these accessories just plain look great on pickup trucks.

Easy Installation

It isn't too hard to get boards or steps installed on a pickup truck. For folks who like to tinker with their trucks, getting them installed is relatively quick and pain-free. In fact, the boards that we sell all come with instructions and the hardware you need, so the process isn't difficult at all. However, if you just don't want to deal with doing an installation on you own, we can take care of getting your running boards installed in no time. 

Running boards and truck steps make it easy to get older family members and children into your truck. And since they look great too, getting them installed on your truck is a win-win situation.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Is it Time for a Truck Box?

No matter how many cool automobile accessories hit the market, there's something that we just love about the traditional truck box. And since truck boxes have really improved in recent years, there's even more to love about these big, sturdy and attractive truck accessories. There's just something about having a nice truck tool box installed that makes a good looking pickup truck transform into a great looking one.

Of course, we all know that there's more than aesthetics to consider when purchasing a truck box. First and foremost, you'll want to get one that suits your needs. If you're in the construction, plumbing or any other field that requires you to have tools with you everywhere you go, then a truck tool box has to be easy to access and extremely secure.

Here's the most important features of a truck box, as we see them:

-    Security – a tool box that's located in your truck bed has to be secure. And to be secure it has to be tough and equipped with good locks.
-   Size. Since you can pick up truck boxes in differing sizes, it's important to make sure that you get one that's got enough room to fit all your essential tools. And since you never know when you might add a new tool to your collection, you'll want to make sure that the tool box you get has a bit of extra room for expansion in the future.

Keep these key features in mind, and be sure to check out the wide assortment of truck boxes we have available. Once you've picked yours out and have it installed, your truck will look great and your cargo will be more secure than ever before.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Truck Canopies: Does Your Truck Need One?

Back in the day, pickup truck owners didn't have the luxury of some of the truck accessories that area available today. Back then, you threw whatever you had in the back of the truck, and prayed that it didn't rain, or that no one would steal your gear while you were away from the truck. But thanks to the invention of truck accessories, like truck canopies, all truck owners now have options to keep their cargo safe, sound and protected from the elements.

Do You Need a Canopy?

We talk to a lot of truck owners on a daily basis. And to be totally honest with you, truck canopies aren't for everyone. For example, if you have tools that you need to get to throughout the day, and they are small enough to fit into a tool box, then a truck tool box is more up your alley. For people who need more versatility, though, truck canopies may be the best answer. These truck accessories cover the entire bed, and allow truck owners to lock up everything – big or small – that's in the bed of the truck. And those pop up showers will never soak the groceries in the back of the truck again.

Not Your Grandpa's Truck Canopy

If you can remember back to the older canopies – you know the ones that were made from solid metal – then you'll be pleasantly surprised to find that truck canopies have come a long way, in terms of construction. These days there are canopies made from fiberglass, plastic or steel. And today's models are also available in some pretty slick styles, so you'll have a field day picking out the canopy that looks best on your truck.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What Kind of Tonneau Cover is the Best?

Tonneau covers have come a long way over the years. We can still recall just a few years back when you hardly saw these covers on any trucks at all. Of course, that's all changed, as you don't have to go far to find plenty of pickup trucks with tonneau covers installed. And since these handy covers provide security and, very often, improved fuel economy, it's easy to understand why they have surged in popularity.

Which Kinds are Best?

Any time we talk about a truck accessory being the best, we have to bring up the fact that every scenario is different. For example, if you just want a tonneau cover that can be used to cover up the groceries in case it rains, then a soft cover or even a simple truck box may be best. However, if you do a lot of work with your truck, then a different type of tonneau cover may be called for.

Here are some of the basic types of covers that are available today:

-    Fiberglass Covers
-    Retractable Covers
-    Trifold Covers
-    Soft Covers

And while all of these covers are nice, each is different, so there's really no way to say that one is better than another – they're just different, for different tastes and needs. As you get familiar with the different types, you'll be able to focus in on the models that you like the best.

You can check out some of our best tonneau covers on our website or stop by our store to see some in person. By seeing some of these covers for yourself, you'll be better equipped to decide which types of covers will be the best for your own, particular needs.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tips for Finding the Best Trailer Hitches

For some people, trailer hitches just aren't that important. But we know that these overlooked truck parts are more than simple accessories, they are necessities. And for trucks or SUVs that do any kind of hauling at all, there's just now way to get by without a reliable, tough trailer hitch. Of course, these days we're seeing more and more top notch hitches become available, so it can be hard to decide which one to get.

Here are a few tips to help find the best trailer hitches:

-    Don't skimp. Remember that a good hitch is the proverbial lynch pin that will keep your trailer securely locked in behind your truck. Now, no one wants to go overboard and spend too much for a hitch, but it's important to stay away from knock-off brands or flimsy models. Be sure that you get one that's built tough.
-    Installation Concerns. We always recommend that people know exactly how a particular type of hitch is installed. Different models use different installation methods. Some require drilling, while others don't. You don't necessarily have to install the hitch yourself, as we can always take care of that for you. But it is a good idea to at least understand how the trailer hitches you plan on purchasing are installed.

These are just a couple of quick tips to help you pick the best trailer hitches for your vehicles. If you are curious to see some of the newest models, be sure to stop by or check us out on the web to see all the top hitches from the best manufacturers. We have all the best hitches in stock, so you're sure to find one that you'll like.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Brake Controller Considerations

If you're like me, and have spent some time hauling trailers around, you know how important it is to have a responsive brake system. And when there is a trailer involved, you can't just rely on the brakes of the towing vehicle alone. It's safer and easier to drive when you have brake controllers installed on your vehicles when they're towing any type of trailer. These handy controllers help to evenly distribute the stopping power of your braking system and keep trailers from going into the dreaded jack knife while you're on the road.

Food for Thought

Here's a few of the things you need to consider when buying brake controllers:

-    Should you go wireless? You don't necessarily have to hard wire a brake controller. These days there are some very reliable wireless models available. I like to keep things simple, so I am really impressed with how easy it is to install a wireless system. However, if you don't mind doing a little wiring or hiring someone who does, you can still get a hard-wired unit for your truck & trailer.
-    Axle count. Most controllers are designed for a specific number of axles. This is very basic, but important to mention. Don't buy a brake controller, unless it is designed for the exact amount of axles that you'll be hauling.
-    Price. Like anything else, we know that the bottom line matters. Luckily, there are quite a few controllers to choose from these days, so it's not too hard to find one that will suit just about any budget.

There you have it – our top tips for buying the right brake controllers - for safe driving when you're pulling a trailer.
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Friday, November 4, 2011

Don't go without a Fuel Transfer Tank

Working on a job site with lots of vehicles can mean that a fuel transfer tank becomes an indispensable accessory. I've seen plenty of contractors over the years trying to get by without one, and it always ends up costing these guys more in the long run. And with fuel prices being what they are today, it's more important than ever for construction contractors and other companies that use a lot of gasoline, to scrimp and save every penny. Of course, it's easy for me to say that a fuel transfer tank makes life easier, but there's still getting these tanks installed to think about.

Luckily, it's not hard to get most of these tanks installed; unless you plan on getting a huge, industrial size tank. For most job sites, though, the bigger models aren't really necessary. Most of the best selling tanks are simple to install on a pickup truck. Of course, if you don't want to bother with installing it yourself, you can always have us do the installation for you.

One of the things that really impresses me with today's best tanks are the stylish options that are now available. I know functionality is the most important concern, but it's always nice to get gear that looks good on your truck too – especially if you use your work truck for personal driving too. Some people don't care all that much about the looks of a fuel tank, but if you do you can find some pretty sharp models available these days.

The better transfer tanks are built to last for years, and most people end up having them installed on their trucks for the long haul. So make sure that you take your time and purchase the fuel transfer tank that will best suit your business needs.
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