Monthly Archives: March 2012

Does Your Truck Need a Bed Cover?

Before you answer the question in this entry’s title, consider a couple points:

  • If you live anywhere it rains, snows or the sun beats down, yes.
  • If you carry things you’d like to keep, yes.
  • If you want your truck bed to last a long time, yes.
  • If you want an attractive addition to your truck that enhances economy and security, the answer is a resounding yes.

The advantage of a bed cover over an enclosed cap is ease of access to the full capability of your truck’s bed.  If you even occasionally carry loads taller than a cap, you’ll soon be frustrated at the hassle of removing and storing it while you transport your load, and then going back to get it.  It’s usually easier to borrow someone else’s truck.  And that’s not why we own trucks.

Soft bed covers, Like Truxedo’s Lo-Pro QT,  can be easily rolled open.  They are supported by metal ribs that hold it in a convex shape so that it will shed water.  They are an economical and attractive way to keep the box and contents protected.

Bak Flip offers a very nice foldable solid cover, the G2.  Its exposed surfaces are all aluminum, it’s very secure and folds up against the cab of the truck in seconds.

ReTrax covers roll away effortlessly on ball bearings, providing unparalleled security and convenience without strings, pull straps, Velcro, or snaps.

No matter what you carry in your trucks, you want it to be protected.  Carlson Truck Outfitters in Winnipeg has you (and it) covered with a wide selection of solutions to match your needs, tastes, and budget.

World of Wheels exclusive special!

Did you get your ticket yet for the World of Wheels in Winnipeg? If not, we’re going to give you a little more incentive to come see us this weekend at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

This year, Carlson Truck Outfitters is going to be rolling out show-special discounts for your truck. While we won’t give away the discounts here, we can tell you that we will have exclusive savings for anyone who comes to see us.

The promotions kick off with our Full Metal Jacket™ spray-in bedliner, and grows from there to include some of the top truck accessories available in Winnipeg, including:

  • Truxedo bed covers
  • U-Guard Side Steps
  • Bug Deflectors

These savings are going to be phenomenal and definitely are going to create buzz on the show floor.

All you have to do is swing by the Carlson Truck Accessories booth, say hi to one of our employees and receive our special discount flyer.

Of course, our experts will be on-hand all weekend long to answer your questions about how Carlson Truck Outfitters can provide you with the best protection available for your truck.

We look forward to seeing you at World of Wheels this Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Protecting Your Truck’s Resale Value

A commonly held belief in the used vehicle industry is that trucks tend to hold their value.

When compared to cars, this is true.  But what makes on pickup truck worth more than another on the resale market?  Regardless of make, model or factory options, trucks that have been taken care of are far more valuable than those that haven’t.

To preserve its value, maintain your truck. Change the oil, lubricate the chassis and wash it regularly; and certainly, protect it with the right accessories.

For even a casually worked truck, bed protection is a must. Spray in types like Full Metal Jacket polyurea bedliners can protect the inside of the box, and look so good they enhance the appeal of the truck.

Protection for the bed rails is essential, as are mudflaps.  Both prevent damage your trucks paint, which in turn protects your truck.  A hard or soft bed cover from industry innovators like Truxedo, Bak Flip, or Retrax keeps the elements out and your tools and valuables in the bed of your truck, where they belong.  A good cargo tie-down system, like the polished stainless steps and boxrails package from U-Guard adds beauty to your pickup while keeping your cargo from sliding around and inflicting damage.

To protect the investment you’ve made in your truck, visit Carlson Truck Accessories.  We have the right accessories to add appeal to your truck, increasing its resale value and making it easier to sell when the time comes, as well as adding to your enjoyment of the time that you have it.

Your truck will look and serve you better, which might just make it harder for you to part with it.