If you have a truck cap or tonneau, you can get even more out of your truck by adding a Bedslide. Having a bedslide is the easiest way to load and unload your truck. It's the pickup truck bed accessory you didn’t know you wanted. When you install a truck bed slide, you can forget about the reaching, stretching and climbing to access your load. By putting your cargo exactly where you need it, truck bed slides help prevent injury and bring maximum convenience to your load-hauling endeavors.
What Do Bed Slides Do?
The bedslide is essentially a bracket and roller system that turns your truck bed into a massive drawer when you drop the tailgate. This accessory is rugged and built right here in the USA. The perfect combination for anyone with gear or tools to haul. BedSlide truck slides are designed to help you pack and unpack your payload quickly, comfortably and easily. And, each is custom crafted for your specific truck year, make and model.
The Right Bed Slide For You
Knowing your specific hauling needs will help you in deciding which bed slide is best for you. Bedslides are made from laser-cut formed steel for massive strength. Where they differ is in load capacity. The BedSlide 1000 features a robust 1000-lb capacity, whereas the BedSlide 1500 can handle up to 1500 lbs and the BedSlide 2000 can handle a huge 2000-lb load.
Once you have your gear readily accessible, be sure that your tools or gear is not available to suspicious passersby. Get the maximum protection for your truck when you install a heavy-duty truck cap or cover. You’ll find caps and covers and much more, like pickup truck bed rails, cargo organization, and remote starts.
A simple and better way to access your bed. Period. No more crawling around to get tools or gear. Just grab the handle and pull, turning your truck bed into an easy access drawer. The Bedslide is going to save you plenty of time and money, not to mention back pain. So get more done with Bedslide and get some more work out of your truck.
So, you want to accessorize your new truck to make it your own and so that it can do more for you. A box cover is one of the first accessories that most truck owners purchase. A truck cap or tonneau cover is by far the most useful accessory because it helps keep your cargo protected from weather and theft. Now to decide, which box cover is right for you. Read on to learn some pros and cons of using a truck cap or tonneau cover for your truck, and we are excited to share our thoughts with you!
Should I Go With A Truck Cap?
A truck cap/shell is a hard-bodied and windowed cargo covering that is usually the same height as the truck’s cab. Many truck owners choose a truck cap for a number of reasons. A truck cap gives your truck an SUV styling and makes it a great place to sleep during camping trips. While your truck bed is equipped to handle rain and other weather Mother Nature might throw your way, the items you’re hauling around probably aren’t. Truck caps provide the perfect level of protection against snow, UV rays, and other weather hazards that would otherwise damage valuable equipment and materials you may carry in your truck daily.
The extra height provided by a truck cap can help keep any taller pieces of cargo safe from weather. On the other hand, the height of a truck cap can limit your cargo. Say you find a ladder or awesome piece of furniture at a garage sale or auction – but it won't fit within the bed of your truck because of the cap. You might risk missing out on these great finds. Removing and storing your truck cap is something you need to plan for. It takes more than one person to remove the cap, and you will need to devote an ample amount of garage space to store it.
Are you wondering if adding extra weight to your pickup would increase the fuel efficiency? Unfortunately, a cap lowers the air resistance that is typically caused when air enters the empty truck bed and creates drag. Eliminating drag with a truck bed cap has been found to improve fuel efficiency by up to 15%.
Or Is A Tonneau Cover Better?
Tonneau covers are more popular than truck caps on pickup trucks these days. This type of cover is flush with the top of the truck bed. The thought behind the popularity might be that a tonneau cover allows a truck to keep the beloved truck style while protecting the cargo. Tonneau covers can be found in both hard and soft materials – and both types of covers have their advantages and disadvantages. Hard-material tonneau covers are available as one long piece that lifts up or as multiple pieces that slide or fold back. These covers are known for being more durable. Unfortunately, one-piece hard covers are not as versatile when you need to haul tall pieces of cargo and may restrict rear-view visibility when raised. Soft-material tonneau covers are more flexible than the hardcovers since you just roll it back.
Both truck caps and tonneau covers offer peace of mind from passer-by's with sticky fingers. Based on which cover you decide to install, your bed could become more secure than your cab. The additional security and privacy offered by these truck accessories keep your items safe from would-be thieves.
Winter in Northeast Ohio is no joke. If you don’t have a garage, getting your car ready to get you to work can be a bit of a surprise when you walk out of the door (or it could be a huge pain). A remote start won’t clear the snow off of your roof or your headlights, but it can make sure your seat is a bit cozier, the windows are clear, and the engine is warmed up. However, not all cars can be retrofitted with a remote start and is the cost worth not having to go out and start it up? Read on and see what you think.
Maybe you were envious last winter of that coworker who walked over to a window in your building and pointed their remote outside. When you all walked outside a few minutes later, that coworker’s windows were clear and the inside of the car nice and warm. You, however, scraped ice off your windows so that your defroster would work faster and you sat on your frozen seat while you waited. “Next year,” you thought, “I’m going to have one of those.”
The cost for your new remote start system can be $200-300, but if you want to have a long-range system due to your parking situation, a two-way system that tells you when the engine is running, or a system that you can control with your smartphone, the price will be more. Checking with Valley Truck Outfitters will not only give you a solid recommendation for your system but will also let you know what the investment will be.
Keep in mind that if you have a manual transmission, you might not be able to have a remote start feature installed. Consult the pros at Valley Truck Outfitters to find out for sure.
If your car or truck can accept the remote start system and the cost is within your budget, Valley Truck Outfitters is here to get you in and out and back on the road. Staying warmer and safer this winter is within your grasp!
Tempting, isn't it? You can find a sweet deal online for a great remote start and alarm system for your vehicle. The only hurdle is to find the right online video instruction so you can DIY the system into your car or truck. Easy peasy, right? Well, let's not be quite so hasty.
1. Even a decent mechanic runs into concerns when installing something into the vehicle that has never been there before. These safety concerns should be foremost in your mind if you are considering a do-it-yourself installation:All of your vehicle's components should be inspected and tested BEFORE beginning the installation. Otherwise, if something isn't working properly afterward, it may be difficult to know whether the fault lies with the new remote start system.
2. Be very familiar with, if not an expert on, your vehicle's electrical system. Why is that important? Tapping into the wrong circuit with your installation could not only mean your new system fails, but it might also cause damage to original electrical components. The worst of these would be damaging your vehicle's electronic control module, which can happen. Nobody wants to press a button on the remote only to see the airbags deploy. The accidental damage caused by mistake in the installation could far outweigh the cost of a professional installation.
3. Be aware of the terms of your manufacturer's warranty and whether you run a risk of voiding it. Also be mindful that your DIY installation won't carry a warranty because you are basically warranting it yourself. If something isn't done properly, who will you have resolve the issues?
So, obviously, there are significant safety concerns with buying a remote start system online and attempting the install yourself. The process involves several technical steps, and there are opportunities for compromising your car’s systems. When you come to Valley Truck Outfitters for your installation, your safety and your vehicle’s integrity are of primary concern. Keep in mind, also, that you should have the system installed at the same place where you buy it to ensure that the installer is familiar with your system.
Going with a specialty shop like Valley Truck Outfitters will assure you of getting a competent and experienced installer for a safe and reliable installation. You also avoid the pitfalls of a cheap, knock-off brand that will fail you. There are lots of cheaper knockoff remote start units available on the internet, none are of the quality, or have the warranty of a Code Alarm. Valley Truck Outfitters only sells Code Alarm brand remote starts and has been an exclusive Code Alarm dealer/installer for over 15 years. Do-it-yourself installation is a great way to go with some things, but installing a remote start system may be better left to trained professionals. Our lead installer has over 20 years experience in automotive installations! Let Valley Truck Outfitters get it going for you.