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Ordering From Out of Town

At Carlson Truck Outfitters, we love trucks. And we know how frustrating it can be to be unable to find that perfect accessory, the one that says, “This truck is mine.”

If you live in rural Manitoba, you might find that your options for pickup truck accessories are somewhat limited.  We love the traditional “parts and tires” stores too, but they’re selling everything from antifreeze to road salt, and likely don’t have a staff with the same specialized knowledge that a dedicated truck outfitter like Carlson does.

We know we have the best products and the most knowledgeable staff, because truck outfitting is all we do.  Unlike an online store, our staff is made up of real people who are passionate about the products we sell, and the trucks we install them on.

That’s why we do our best to make it easier for truck owners from outside of town to experience the difference a specialty retailer can make in personalizing your truck.  We have Saturday appointments available, and have moved our shop to the south end of the city, making it easier to access from the highway and from communities out that way.

Our website allows you to have a look at the variety of accessories that we sell, keeps you up-to-date with regard to our specials, and puts you in contact with our knowledgeable staff, who are always willing to talk to you about your truck.

Whether you call, email, or just drop in at our new location, – 155 Fennell St. in Winnipeg, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at Carlson Truck Outfitters.  If you tell us what you need, we’ll do our best to make sure you get it.

Trick out a Truck for Christmas!

Jolly old Santa would love some mud flaps and maybe a set of off-road lights for the sleigh.
Are you shopping for the perfect gift for a truck lover this holiday season?  Carlson Truck Outfitters has an excellent selection of quality built truck accessories, and Winnipeg’s most knowledgeable staff to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone.

Carlson stocks everything a pickup aficionado wants to find under the tree – toolboxes, grill guards, floor mats, and a whole host of other accessories that can be used to personalize their prized possession.

We offer the industry’s best spray-in bedliner, the Full Metal Jacket polyurea coating, which will beautify and protect a pickup’s bed, adding years of life to the part of the truck most susceptible to damage.

We’ve also got rearview mirrors, roll pans, license plate covers, bed rail covers, and a variety of rack and tie-down systems that can be used to carry just about anything.
Can’t decide?  We have gift certificates in any denomination you want, so you can allow the recipient of your gift to make their own choice.

This holiday, find just the right present for the truck lover in your life.  Visit us at 1392c Regent Avenue – you’ll love our friendly staff and the knowledgeable, hassle and pressure-free shopping experience you’ll have at Carlson Truck Outfitters.

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!

Rear Fenderwell Protection – Covering your Pickup’s Most Vulnerable Surface

In Manitoba, it can rain or snow on any given day of the year.  It sits on top of our trucks, and works into the nooks and crannies.  Moisture then sits on our roads and driveways, and attacks our vehicles from underneath.  This is why cars and trucks tend to rust from the bottom up.  To compound the problem, we use chemicals like salt and calcium chloride to melt snow and ice, which speeds up the corrosion process.

Pickup trucks are particularly susceptible to damage.   The carrying capacity of your truck depends on a large clearance between the top of the tires and the body of the truck, which makes the problem worse.   The rear wheels are always drive wheels, and in bad weather they slop more stuff up against the underside of the vehicle than the front ones do.  The material they throw is particularly bad for the truck, featuring a triple threat of stones and other debris that can chip the paint and leave the metal unprotected,  abrasive grit to sand off the paint, and wet, corrosive sludge that will attack the metal and make it rust.

There are things you can do to stop the attack on the underside of your truck before it gets too far ahead.  The addition of mud flaps or splash guards will catch a lot of the stuff the wheels are throwing up, and keep it from hitting the quarter panels and the underside of the box.   Frequent washing will remove corrosion causing materials before they can cause harm.  Coverage from above will stop the water from seeping between panels, where it can expand when frozen, opening up the seams and leaving the body open to more damage.  A tonneau cover and bed liner, like the Full Metal Jacket spray on coating will help.

Come see what Carlson Truck Outfitters has to help protect your whole truck, including your fender wells.  It will thank you for it.

Save Trips and Fuel – Make an Appointment with Carlson Truck Outfitters Today

At Carlson Truck Outfitters, we know that the capability and capacity of a pickup truck in Manitoba does come at a cost.  With fuel prices as high as they are, it makes sense to minimize the number of miles you put on your truck.

If you’re coming to us from further afield, it’s just smart to combine your trip to your favourite Truck Outfitter with some other errands you may need to take care of in Winnipeg.

We’ve noticed that a lot of people across Manitoba choose to come in on Thursday and Friday.  While any day is good for us, we’ve taken special measures to make sure we’re ready to accommodate people near the weekend.  You can rest assured that we’ll have the products and people you need on hand to take care of your truck, especially if you call us ahead of time to let us know you’re coming.
We’re a choice Manitoba truck outfitter, selling truck bed covers by the leading manufacturers, the Full Metal Jacket spray-in polyurea bed liner, and a full range of accessories like mud flaps, splash guards, and seat covers for all makes of trucks.
Drive-ins are always welcome, and you can come see us anytime, but if you let us know when you’re coming we can be extra sure to make your truck accessory shopping experience a pleasure.  We’re open Monday through Friday 8:30 to 5:30, and by appointment on Saturday.

Carlson Truck Outfitters is located at 1392c Regent Avenue in Winnipeg.  Our telephone number is (204) 669-5249.

Carlson Truck Outfitters – Serving Winnipeg and the Surrounding Areas

Carlson Truck Outfitters is proudly located in Winnipeg, but we know that our neighbours in communities across Manitoba are in need of quality truck accessories and installation services, too.

That’s why we make sure that we offer access to the products, facilities and expertise that you need to make your shopping experience worth travelling for. If you’re coming in from Dugald or Beausejour, you will always know that we have what you need. Application of the unbeatable Full Metal Jacket Spray-In Bed liner is available in a single trip, dries in minutes, and is ready for full-contact action in your truck the very next day.

If you’re in one of Manitoba’s other cities, like Brandon, Steinbach, Portage la Prairie or Winkler, compare the quality, service and prices at Carlson Truck Outfitters and you’ll find that it’s worth the drive to Winnipeg to visit us.

We carry big name bed covers by manufacturers like ReTrax, TruXedo, and BakFlip. We offer precision manufactured floor mats by Weathertech, Steps and Box Rails by U-Guard and whole host of other accessories to make your truck more functional, better looking, and longer lasting. Best of all, you’ll save twice – once by getting the right product at the right price, and the second time by protecting your investment in your truck and preserving its value on the resale market.

We’re open Monday through Friday, 8:30-5:30. It’s not necessary to make an appointment, but if you’re travelling in from a distance it’s a good idea to phone ahead so we can ensure we have exactly what you need on hand when you arrive. Carlson Truck Outfitters is located at 1392c Regent Avenue in Winnipeg. Our telephone number is (204) 669-5249.

TruXedo Tonneau Covers – Protection in Style

For pickup owners, the soft bed (or tonneau) cover sometimes carries the stigma of early models.  Some of the old style, fabric-backed vinyl bed covers that snapped over top of the pickup box were difficult to use and many of them were poorly made and wore out quickly.

Fortunately, the tonneau cover has been the subject of decades of innovation, because they’re a truly convenient way to cover the box of your truck.  Carlson Truck Outfitters has a wide array of tonneau cover options, including the excellent TruXedo line of soft covers that has helped revolutionize the product category.

Each TruXedo cover features a sleek, low profile appearance, because all of the mounting gear is inside the box, hidden from view by the cover itself.  The corners and sides of the cover, which are the traditional access points for moisture, are specially sealed to keep your cargo dry and your pickup’s bed protected.  There’s a one-finger latch system for easy access to the things you need, when you need them.  And, best of all the TruXedo tonneau cover features is a patented automatic tension control system, which will preserve the slick look of the cover while making it easier to open and close.

TruXedo offers several different styles of soft tonneau covers, including the innovative TruXedo Deuce, the first soft roll-up bed cover that also flips open, allowing you greater flexibility in accessing your cargo.  It’s the only soft roll-up that allows you to open the front only, so you can more quickly access tool boxes and other cargo you keep directly behind the cab.

TruXedo tonneau bed covers are available at Carlson Truck Outfitters in Winnipeg.  You can see them in our showroom, and as with all the products we sell, installation is available.

Why Do You Need Seat Covers in Your Truck?

The part of your truck that you have most contact with, day in and day out is the front seat.

Your truck’s seats do more than give you a place to put your posterior; they are an integral part its safety system and one of the best indicators of the quality of a truck on the resale market.

We’re all guilty of it.  We jump into our trucks after a long day at work, when our clothes are dirty, our hands are greasy and there’s a chance we have tools on our belts or in our pockets.  The result, if we don’t make sure to take some kind of protective measure, is a front seat that looks ten years older than the rest of the truck.

The passenger seats, too, are susceptible to damage.  Very often, we’ll use them as a kind of auxiliary tool storage.  We don’t clean up until the job is finished, and by then, the damage can be done.  If you do any of these things, or have children or dogs that occupy the passenger compartment of your truck regularly, you need seat covers.

A good set of seat covers will look fantastic when they’re on your truck, and they’ll make sure that the upholstery in your truck is protected, which means that it will last longer and preserve your vehicle’s value.

Carlson Truck Outfitters has one of Winnipeg’s best selections of seat covers for all makes of pickups, in a wide array of colours.  Come on down and let us help you keep your vehicle looking good while it works hard for you.

To learn more, call us today at (204) 669-5249 or visit us at 1392c Regent Ave.

At Carlson Truck Outfitters, we love trucks.

“The passenger seats, too, are susceptible to damage. Very often, we’ll use them as a kind of auxiliary tool storage.”

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!