Monthly Archives: September 2011

Check out our Garage Sale!

Weekends in Winnipeg usually mean two things – relaxation and bargain hunting. Many of us will swear by our weekend ritual of driving around the city, searching for great deals at our neighbours’ homes for great garage sale finds.

We’re certainly no stranger to that practice here at Carlson Truck Outfitters; and this weekend (Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th) we’re giving you unbelievable discounts on the best truck accessories available in the River City as we host a garage sale at our shop at Unit C – 1392 Regent Street.

Our garage sale promises to be exciting, with sales up to 90% off the regular price of truck accessories! No, that’s not a typo – that’s as much as 90% off purchases from our wide selection of accessories to outfit any truck make and model.

Plus, Dave Conlin, Carlson Truck Outfitters’ manager, will be on hand to answer any questions you have and tell you more about how Carlson can provide your truck with the Heavy Metal Jacket polyurea application and give it the best protection available in the market today.

Of course, we’ll also have the barbeque fired up and drinks available to quench your thirst.

So whether you frequently visit Carlson Truck Outfitters in Winnipeg or have always wanted to come check out our fantastic selection, there’s no better time to come than this weekend for our huge garage sale.


What: Carlson Truck Outfitters Garage Sale

Where: Unit C – 1392 Regent St.

When: Saturday, September 25th (9:00am – 3:00pm); Sunday, September 26th (10:00am – 2:00pm)

Why a Choose A Hidden Truck Hitch

A hidden truck hitch is a good choice if you want to have the convenience of being able to tow trailers, fifth wheels, and other loads behind your pickup truck, SUV, or other strong, towing-capable vehicle without spoiling the lines of the vehicle. Some people don’t care what their truck looks like, but if you prefer a neater, cleaner-lined appearance, a hidden truck hitch gives you exactly the hard-working but invisible accessory you need.

On practical grounds, a hidden truck hitch is usually mounted in a spot that keeps it out of your way until you actually need to use it. A projecting, clumsy hitch can get in the way when you are trying to lift a large, heavy object into the back of your pickup. You also may bark your knees or other parts of your anatomy against it while you are trying to take objects out of the pickup bed.

Hidden truck hitches come in a range of different designs, each capable of fitting a certain kind of truck and offering a different combination of towing weights, attachment styles, and capabilities. Whether you are looking for a gooseneck model , a simple receiver style hitch for everyday towing needs, a heavy duty mobile home hitch that can haul several tons safely and effectively, there is a product that meets your needs.

A hidden truck hitch, in short, can open up the possibilities of hauling heavy loads with as much certainty and uncompromising performance as a more obvious style of hitch, while keeping the appearance of your vehicle neater and keeping the hitch out of your way when not in use. Coating the hidden hitch with truckbed lining is a good way to make it even tougher and more resistant to wear, keeping it safe from the corrosion of road salt and thus making it more reliable no matter how demanding the job.

Using Polyurethane Truckbed Liners to Protect Your Ride

Polyurethane truckbed liners are one of the best improvement decisions not only to make your pickup truck, SUV, or other vehicle a better workhorse, but also a better ride as well. Truck beds see a lot of use and a lot of impacts over the years, as you move large objects in and out of them, carrying building materials or ponderous power tools, and you can’t slow your energetic pace of work to carefully place every object down as gently as a feather – and then see it tip over and damage the bed anyway.

A good truckbed liner offers you a high degree of impact protection for your vehicle’s carrying surfaces, greatly lessening the chances of damage. The sharp corner of a generator that would once have left a long gouge in the paint as you push the heavy object into the back of your vehicle – a gouge that would have been an open invitation to rust – will skim harmlessly over the tough surface of a truckbed coating and leave no mark.

A bundle of heavy pipes tossed over the tailgate during rapid cleanup at a construction site will no long pit the floor of your pickup bed with a series of small, curving dents, but will instead have the shock absorbed and diffused by the hard, rubbery polyurethane or polyurea.

Polyurethane truckbed liners don’t just make your truck better able to keep up with your pace of work or the gritty, masculine leisure activities you prefer, but they also make the ride more comfortable for you. A sturdy coating of liner, with its flexibility, resilience, and shock absorbing qualities (those same traits that make it so tough and lasting) also absorbs vibrations and makes loads less likely to shift by “gripping” them where they rest against the truckbed.

Rather than being jostled by the shocks of objects gyrating and bouncing around in the back of your truck, you will enjoy a smoother ride without sacrificing any of your pickup truck’s fortitude or dependability.