Monthly Archives: January 2013

Accessory Replacement with Carlson Truck Outfitters

A truck is a conveyance that is useful for transporting goods and passengers between points. Your truck is your workplace.  It’s your recreation centre.  It’s your second home.
And that’s why we like to put our own personal stamp on the truck’s appearance, to make it more our own.

Just be careful.  Some of the accessories that you love about your truck can actually age faster than the truck itself, especially if they’re not built to withstand harsh Winnipeg weather.  Next time you walk around your truck, take a good hard look at your accessory equipment.

Are any items loose, or do they show any signs of degrading?  If you’ve got box rails, running boards, or steps, check to make sure they’re firmly affixed.  If anything comes loose from your truck out on the roads, it can become a hazardous missile.  Someone could be hurt, and even if a piece that falls from your truck does no damage, you could be charged.

Pay special attention to anything that can be caught by the wind, or is prone to ice buildup.  Mud flaps can easily pull away from the body, and a ripped tonneau cover can be taken completely away by a strong wind.

If any of your accessories looks suspicious to you, visit Carlson Truck Outfitters at 1392c Regent Avenue in Winnipeg.  Our professional staff knows how things should be, and we can help you determine if there’s a problem with your equipment, and help you put it right.

Watch a Full Metal Jacket Application!

You’ve seen us talk about the Full Metal Jacket on several occasions in our blog – now it’s time for you to see it with your own eyes.

Check out our video below to see how a Full Metal Jacket is applied to a truck bed, providing your vehicle with the ultimate in truck bed protection in Winnipeg.

Now that you’ve seen how it’s done, come visit us at 1392C Regent Avenue to learn more, or book your installation appointment by clicking here.

Ready Your Truck for Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing with Carlson Truck OutfittersWinnipeg fishermen have it good – there’s an abundance of great places to pursue trophy-sized examples of many species – bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, and more – within a relatively short distance of the city.  In winter, Manitoba’s deep freeze temperatures mean plenty of opportunities for ice fishing.

Anglers spend countless hours before a trip making sure their gear is ready for action.  They sometimes, however, forget one of the most important pieces of fishing equipment – the vehicle that’s going to take them to their favourite frozen fishing hole.

Getting to Difficult-To-Access Fishing Spots

If you’re looking for lunkers, you generally have to get up really early in the morning.  You want to be on the lake by sunup.  Adequate lighting for travel on rough road surfaces is a must.  Nobody wants to spend valuable fishing time dealing with a bent rim or a busted axle.  Carlson Truck Outfitters has a good selection of off-road lighting that can help keep you rolling.  We’ve also got protective bush bars, winches, and a whole array of four-wheeling accessories to get your truck ready to venture further off the beaten path, where the fish are more plentiful and subject to less angling pressure.


It’s important to keep your fishing gear (and yourself!) dry and secure.  We’ve got a wide array of accessories that can help –tonneau covers, toolboxes, bed caps, and back racks.  We’re pickup truck experts – drop by and speak with one of our associates, and we’ll help you find a solution that fits your needs and your budget.

Have a Great Getaway

Be safe when travelling on ice surfaces – consult with locals regarding ice conditions, and err on the side of caution.  At Carlson Truck Outfitters, we love our Province and your truck, and we want to help you enjoy them both!