Saturday, December 31, 2011

Staying in Top Form With Exterior Truck Accessories


Any truck owner or enthusiast is without a doubt would like their trucks to look at its best all the time. They would like to maintain or level up the performance of their vehicles. One way to be able to accomplish this goal is to spend some money for the exterior truck accessories. Exterior truck accessories are those being installed on the outside part of the trucks. Most of the exterior accessories are not just installed on the truck to give an eye-catching look, but they really are of great importance.
Although trucks can run without them, exterior truck accessories are also of great importance because they aid in protecting the original parts of the rig from wear and tear. This is aside from the fact that it improves the looks of the truck and its performance as well.
Truck bed covers is one of the most commonly used truck accessory. These covers are used to protect the vehicle from different weather conditions which may include heavy rains, extreme heat of the sun and forceful wind. Likewise, these truck bed covers are also used to protect the cargo inside the truck from unstable weather and from thieves as well. Truck bed covers may come in different colors, sizes and designs which you can choose from to match your taste or fit the looks of your truck.
Bumpers are also one of the most commonly used accessories, not just for trucks but for other vehicles as well. Bumpers are placed on the front part of the truck; therefore, it goes to saying that the bumpers create the first impression for the whole of the truck since it is the first to get noticed by the onlookers. Believe it or not, but some trucks are being priced according to what the bumper is made of, and based on the looks of the bumper itself. Accessory as it is, but bumpers should always be durable since it is also used as protection for those very important parts of the rig, especially those on the front part.
Hoods and body covers of the truck is also as important to be taken cared of so as to stay on top form. How the truck looks from the outside would somehow tell about the personality of its owner. Plain colors and simple designs is a reflection of a simple personality, while extravagant colors and designs is a reflection of a more creative personality. Yet, it is not just about colors and designs of the hoods and covers. How you take extra care of them even from light scratches is a manifestation of how much you value your ride, in this case, your truck.
For truck enthusiasts, it is expected that they always allot enough amount to spend for the accessories of their truck. Needless to say, they are willing to spend money from the inside to the outside of their truck so as to stay looking good and keep feeling good while on a ride with their favorite rig.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6530329

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Vinnie & Rocco

Watch Vinnie & Rocco, professional burglars of vacant vehicles and their misadventures against the Convenient, Versatile and Secure Roll-N-Lock Cover.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

CURT on the SPEED Channel!!

Watch as Matt Steele from SPEED TV's Truck U introduces CURT Manufacturing at the 2011 SEMA Show!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Re-Designed TruXedo Deuce Tonneau Cover @ SEMA 2011

RealTruck.com is back at it with our feed of the SEMA 2011 show with the boys from TruXedo. They have re-designed their Deuce tonneau cover so make sure to check it out.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Work or play - WeatherTech protects!

FloorLiner™ protects resale too! Simply put, the cost of owning a vehicle is the difference between what you pay for it and what you sell it for. There are many factors that influence resale value; miles, exterior condition, maintenance history and of course interior condition.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

WARN Lift Limit Control and Slack Control Kit for ProVantage Plows

The WARN Lift Limit Control Kit prevents the plow from hitting the front of the vehicle while lifting the blade. It works by using a sensor attached to the plow mount. 

The WARN Slack Control Kit prevents your WARN winch's line from "bird nesting," or tangling up while lifting a plow assembly.

Both of these kits come with all the necessary hardware, and are very useful accessories for owners of WARN ProVantage plows.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

BEDSLIDE SEMA 2011 New BEDSLIDE Cargo Accessories for 2012


See the 2012 BEDSLIDE Products from the SEMA Show. BEDSLIDE is a sliding drawer tray to access cargo from your truck van or SUV. We now have a 2000lb capacity BEDSLIDE for heavy equipment and cargo management. The BEDSLIDE is the most practical truck bed accessory.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Air Lift Performance - AutoPilot V2 Demonstration

First look at Air Lift's AutoPilot V2 control system. See a demonstration of its fantastic accuracy and repeatability. Coming soon from Air Lift Performance! Learn more at www.airliftperformance.com.

Monday, December 5, 2011

WARN ProVantage Plow System


The WARN ProVantage ATV and Side X Side plow systems have been designed from the ground up to be the most versatile, durable, and high-performance plow system on the market. It's easy to connect. It's heavy-duty. It's engineered to perform. And with a variety of useful, innovative accessories, it's the most complete plow system money can buy.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pace Edwards Bedlocker and JackRabbit Retractable Tonneau Covers

Todd explains all of the features and benefits of the Pace Edwards Bedlocker and JackRabbit retractable tonneau covers.

Monday, November 28, 2011

TRUCK U: BOLT LOCKS

BOLT locks were featured on "Truck U", episode 716. "Truck U" can be seen regularly on the SPEED channel

Vaca Valley Truck & SUV now carries the BOLT locks in stock. Come see them!

Friday, November 25, 2011

UnderCover on Motorhead Garage

UnderCover was on Motorhead Garage for one of the SEMA episodes they produced.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

WARN PullzAll Application: Lifting equipment

The WARN PullzAll has hundreds of great uses. Here's one of them: Lifting equipment. No matter what it is, if it weighs 1,000 lbs. (454 kg) or less, the WARN PullzAll can lift it. Need to change the blade on your mower? Just rig it up, and hoist it up, and don't worry about the fluids leaking out. PullzAll lets you get more done in less time. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Undercover Flex Tonneau Cover

The Undercover Flex Tonneau Cover is the next generation of folding tonneau covers.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Considerable Factors When Buying Truck Accessories



After taking the key of your newly purchased truck, think of this: a few important factors have to be considered in buying accessories for your newly purchased ride. This thought should never be taken for granted because accessories can't just make your truck attractive, but they can also contribute to the functionality of your vehicle. Likewise, truck accessories can define the longevity of your truck's life, just in case you don't know.
Here are some considerable factors when buying truck accessories.
1. Style and Looks - The first thing you have in mind when you first bought your truck if you are a truck enthusiast is to make it look something just like you. Therefore, look for something that would match the style that you like and those which would really emphasize the character of your new vehicle.
2. Functionality - The functionality of the truck accessories which you would like to buy should come along when considering style and looks. This is so, because practicality says that you have to hit two birds at the same time. So to make sure that it's all worth it, be sure that the accessory have some other purpose other than adorn your truck.
3. Price & Quality - It is not always best to choose what is cheaper because sometimes, cheaper items mean that they are of less quality, although sometimes, it's the other way around. Double check quality against the price so you could choose the items where you can worthily spend your money.
4. Space - Choose accessories which can still be accommodated by your truck. Do not over decorate them or over accessorize them.
5. Your own need - Be careful to choose the kind of accessories that would fill your needs. Accessories can come in a variety of designs, shapes, colors, price and functionality. We all know that the world is facing economic crisis for years now, so it is just wise to make sure that every cent of your money should be spent to what is needed the most, unless you have all the sources to buy them all. Yet, most people nowadays choose to be practical even if they do have lots of money to spend. Think about at how the accessories you plan to buy will make an impact to your truck and to your own experience as well.
6. Comfort - The best consideration would be the comfort which your choice of accessories can give you and your passengers. Most of the times, regardless of price, as long as it make us feel comfortable, we choose to grab them.
7. Options - In everything we do, we are certainly given a lot of options. That fact definitely goes the same with buying accessories for your truck. Since truck has long been one of the transportation means, so the accessories were also long been existent and they have been also into modifications to suit the needs and wants of the truck enthusiasts. In buying truck accessories, you should make it a point to know well about your options so that you can get the best of what are available.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6600198

Friday, November 11, 2011

New Medium Duty Railgate From Tommy Gate



Tommy Gate Releases All-New Medium-Duty Railgate

Tommy Gate has announced the release of an all-new 3,000lb capacity, high-cycle railgate for stake and van bodies.

An extension of Tommy Gate’s pre-existing product line of railgates, this new lift is the first Tommy Gate has produced at the 3,000lb capacity level.

Tommy Gate’s engineers specifically designed the 3,000lb railgate for applications performing high numbers of lifting cycles during daily use. These "high-cycle" requirements have called for the inclusion of a number of quality components such as machined steel rollers, dual-sealed ball bearings, hardenedsteel pulleys, and composite bushings. Incorporating these materials has created a steadier lifting action and reduced maintenance.

The new "high-cycle" rail is being offered with numerous standard features:
  • Class-exclusive safety trip bar provides additional operator protection
  • Self-close and auto-open cam arm creates hands-free platform open and closure
  • Steel rollers ensure consistency of motion
  • 12" platform taper eases transition from ground to platform
  • Three-light, incandescent light kit included
More than three years of design, development, and testing has been completed on the project, including fourteen months of intensive field testing. The extensive development period and focus on user feedback leads Tommy Gate to believe it has created an elite railgate for its class.

Tommy Gate is a 45-year-old, U.S.-based, hydraulic liftgate manufacturer, located in Woodbine, Iowa.


Vaca Valley Truck & SUV is an authorized Tommy Gate dealer.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2011+ Chevy GM 2500HD / 3500 5-8" Lift Kit from ICON Vehicle Dynamics LL...


5-8" Adjustable Lift Height Suspension System that adds strength, protection and overall performance, allowing fitment of 35"-37" tires.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

ENCORE Extang


Extang's new tri-fold cover, Encore, is the most advanced tri-fold on the market. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Inside CURT - Engineering


Proudly made in America! What makes CURT hitches different? See for yourself, tour the facility and meet the people who deliver the highest quality trailer hitches and towing accessories.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A.R.E. CX Series Shell with Options and BedSlide


2011 Ford F150 4x4 Super Cab with A.R.E. CX Series shell or truck cap with solid Windoors on the drivers side (this one has a tool or storage area) and passenger side, This has the full rear door with the "man door" for animals or even people. Notice that it also opens up like a hatch. Included also is a Cargo Pro BedSlide (saves backs!). Look at the lines of the shell in how nicely it fits this truck.

Vaca Valley Truck & SUV, 1240 Callen St, Vacaville CA 95688. 707-447-9905. See our website at www.vacavalleytruck.com

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A.R.E. DCU Commercial Shell with Options On Ford F150


On this F150 regular cab with the 8' bed, we have installed the A.R.E. DCU Commercial Shell or Truck Cap with solid lift up doors on the side with integrated compartments. This unit has a rear barn door style option (there are several ways to go on the rear) where the tailgate is removed. The inside doors on the rear have been lined with aluminum sheet. Six interior lights with one switch. Notice also the great looking and heavy duty aluminum rack integrated into the shell.

Call Kevin at 707-447-9905.

Website: www.vacavalleytruck.com

Vaca Valley Truck & SUV, 1240 Callen St, Vacaville CA 95688.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Nissan NV Van Aftermarket Interior Modifications


Here is an NV Van Hi-Roof with a custom diamond plate floor with marine grade subflooring and splash panels all sealed to be able to clean out with water. In addition this has a bulkhead and a ProAir rear air conditioning system.

Vaca Valley Truck & SUV, 1240 Callen St, Vacaville CA 95688. Call 707-447-9905 and visit our website at www.vacavalleytruck.com.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Precision Grilles


This video is a quick summary of what we do, and how we do things at Precision Grilles® http://www.precisiongrilles.com/

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

SMI Braking Systems

SMI braking systems are truly unique. Both systems utilize the towed vehicle's power brakes, allowing for soft, effective braking. With the use of Dual-Signal Activation, the Stay-IN-Play DUO braking system CANNOT activate when you don't want it to, even down a grade; and with the Air Force One, you get true "mirrored" braking. The movement of the coach's brake pedal is identically reproduced in the towed vehicle; progressive and directly proportionate braking effort. Best of all, it's all automatic! Both models include coach notification, so you always know exactly how and when your brake is performing.

  • #1 system for diesel motor homes
  • Exclusively approved air tap method
  • Power brakes of towed active
  • Truly 100% directly proportional and progressive
  • Coach and towed protection in breakaway
  • "Zero" tow ready setup time
  • No moving parts
  • Five-Year warranty

  • Exculsive deal-signal activation
  • Steep grades CANNOT activate system
  • True progressive braking
  • Coach notification
  • Breakaway system
  • "Zero" tow ready setup time
  • Five-year warranty
  • The last system you will ever buy
See more about these great products at http://www.smibrake.net/. Give Kevin a call and he can answer your questions as well. 707-447-9905.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rack-it and SureFit Rack Accessories

Gary Kank of Rack-it Truck Racks, shows off a truck with most of the options that Rack-it and SureFit Racks sells. These include the water jug holder, rack holder, rack straps, window protector, load locks/dividers, cross bar and more.

This presentation was done at a Nor Cal Ford Truck Club event held at the Woodbridge Country Club in Woodbridge CA next to Lodi. See more about the Nor Cal Ford Truck Club at http://www.norcalfordtruckclub.com/.

See more from Rack-it Truck Racks at www.rackitinc.com and SureFit Truck Racks at http://www.surefitracks.com/.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

User video of WARN XT17 Portable winch pulling motorcycle at Moab

This user-submitted video showcases the WARN XT17 Portable Winch pulling out a Kawasaki motorcycle from a "Hot Tub" in Moab, Utah. Filming was done by Bill Dragoo, writer for Adventure Rider Magazine, and member of the 2010 BMW GS Trophy Team.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Truxedo Deuce

video

The Truxedo Deuce features:


Quick Cargo Access Easily reach cargo using the front hinged section, or roll up completely.

Front Release Latch Front hinged section allows for easy access to toolboxes and cargo at the front of the bed.

Automatic Tension Control Built into hinge and self-adjusts to keep the cover tight in fluctuating temperatures. 

Great Combination Only cover with front of bed entry, plus rolls completely open to haul large items.

Sleek, Low Profile Appearance Sits lower than 3/4" above the truck bed. Improves the appearance of any truck.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Another WARN PullzAll application: Tree Removal


http://www.warn.com/utility/pullzall/cordless.shtml The WARN PullzAll has hundreds of great uses. Here's one of them: Removing a tree. The PullzAll easily pulls out this small pine tree with much less work than if you'd just used a shovel and other manual tool. The WARN PullzAll lets you get more done in less time.

Monday, October 3, 2011

World's Greatest Hitch Manufacturer - CURT Manufacturing LLC

CURT has been recognized by the World's Greatest television show as the world's greatest hitch manufacturer. We are truly honored to receive this recognition. Here are some of the things that they had to say about us... "What makes CURT the World's Greatest? Relentless customer focus, leading edge technology, unsurpassed order fill rates, high quality high durability products, and dedicated, passionate employees with the will to win."

Friday, September 30, 2011

Inside CURT - About Us


Proudly made in America! What makes CURT hitches different? See for yourself, tour the facility and meet the people who deliver the highest quality trailer hitches and towing accessories.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tommy Gate - Cantilever Series


Tommy Gate Company's all-new Cantilever Series, specifically designed for panel vans. 


For more information, visit www.tommygate.com .

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Rack-it For The Toyota Tacoma Composite Bed




Our unique mounting system for the composite beds on the Toyota Tacoma pickup gives you the strength that is needed to get the work done. In fact, our Toyota rack is among our most popular models.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Tommy Gate G2 Dual Drive Replaces Cables


This is the next generation Tommy Lift. The G2 is a heavy-duty dual cylinder design liftgate which fits most full-size pickup truck applications. It comes in two capacities: 1,300 lb and 1,500 lb. The G2 features dual hydraulic cylinders, one on each side of the platform to ensure a stable, even and smooth lift for your cargo. The photo above shows the G2 with the optional Aluminum platform.

Vaca Valley Truck & SUV is now a Tommy Gate distributor. We can take care of your Tommy Gate needs from the light duty pickup models all the way to the heavy duty commercial use liftgates and railgates. Give Kevin a call at 707-447-9905 to get a quote for your truck.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Century Royale Camper Shell or Truck Cab Dresses Up A Toyota Tacoma


Kevin shows off a Century Royale camper shell or truck cap recently installed on a Toyota Tacoma. Notice how beautifully, the is shell follows the lines of the truck, and the color match is superb. Notice also the frameless glass giving the shell an SUV look rather than a pickup with a shell. Also includes a Thule rack system.

Vaca Valley Truck and SUV carries a number of brands of shells and tonneau covers to match any truck and desire. They give you their best advice because they want long-term repeat customers for life!

Give Kevin at Vaca Valley Truck and SUV a call at 707-447-9908, and visit their website at www.VacaValleyTruck.com.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A.R.E. CX Series Camper Shell or Truck Cap with 'Windoors'


Kevin with Vaca Valley Truck & SUV shows off an A.R.E. CX Series with a 'Windoor', plus a pass through with a rubber boot seal. A Yakima Track Rack is installed on the top of the shell.

Vaca Valley Truck & SUV is located at 1240 Callen Street in Vacaville, CA. Call Kevin at 707-447-9905 and visit their website at www.VacaValleyTruck.com.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Tommy Gate Original Series w/Aluminum Platform


Tommy Gate has become to liftgates as Kleenex is to tissues. And, why not? They are the original and they are still the leader! Since 1965!

Here is the Original Series pickup liftgate with the optional aluminum platform. This application is absolutely perfect for lighter pickups because the liftgate is lighter, yet equally strong as the steel platform. Plus, it looks pretty darn good!

This liftgate is available in 500, 1,000 and 1,300 lb capacities, and are compatible with many frame mounted receiver-style hitches.

You can see more about Tommy Gate at http://www.tommygate.com/ including some videos showing operation of the liftgate.

Vaca Valley Truck and SUV is now a Tommy Gate distributor and supplier, so whether it is a light duty for pickup or heavy duty for your commercial truck, give us a call at 707-447-9905 and we will take excellent care of you. Also see our website at http://www.vacavalleytruck.com/.

Friday, September 9, 2011

A.R.E. LSX Ultra Tonneau Cover On Toyota Tacoma


Kevin shows off a beautiful A.R.E. LSX Ultra Tonneau Cover installed on a 2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab with the short bed. The color match is superb and typical with A.R.E. products, Note the smooth styling and how it enhances the look of the truck. This also has a double hinge system, uses the factory key fob, has superior seals, carpeted headliner.

Vaca Valley Truck and SUV is located at 1240 Callen Street in Vacaville, CA. Call them at 707-447-9905 and visit their website at www.VacaValleyTruck.com.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Rob McNealy on DIY's Cool Tools: The EZ Hitch


Rob McNealy demonstrating the EZ Hitch trailer guide for DIY's Cool Tools TV show.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Inside CURT - Welding


Curt Manufacturing is one of our favorite suppliers.
Call Vaca Valley Truck & SUV for all your trailering needs at 707-447-9905.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Inside CURT - Fabrication & Material Handling


Curt is one of our favorite suppliers.
Call Vaca Valley Truck & SUV for all of your trailering needs. Call us at 707-447-9905.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The WARN PullzAll Handheld Pulling and Lifting Tool


http://www.warn.com/portable_winches.shtml The WARN PullzAll is a hand-held pulling and lifting tool with a 1,000 lb. (454 kg.) capacity. The PullzAll makes come-a-longs and chain hoists a thing of the past. Ideal for loading trailers, hoisting engines, pulling heavy loads on jobsites, pulling wire, stretching fence, lifting beams, and countless other uses

Friday, August 26, 2011

Camper Shell Style Racks by Rack-it Truck Racks


Gary Kank, Sales Manager for Rack-it Truck Racks talks about the truck racks that are designed to be used with camper shells or truck caps. The design is slightly different for these racks to accomodate the shell with no loss in strenghth or usability.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A.R.E. Truck Caps Plant Tour on Inside Industry - Part 2


Tab Brown of Inside Industry gives us an informative and entertaining plant tour of A.R.E.'s industry leading Massillon, OH facility where they manufacture A.R.E. fiberglass truck caps and covers.

Monday, August 22, 2011

A.R.E. Truck Caps Plant Tour on Inside Industry - Part 1


Tab Brown of Inside Industry gives us an informative and entertaining plant tour of A.R.E.'s Mt Eaton, OH facility where they manufacture A.R.E. Deluxe Commercial Truck Caps and design their fiberglass truck caps

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Century Ultra Sport Shell On Dodge Ram At Vaca Valley Truck & SUV


This is a great install of a Century Ultra Sport Shell or Truck Cap mounted on Dodge 2500 Mega Cab with 6.5' Bed.

Vaca Valley Truck & SUV is in Vacaville CA. Call us at 707-447-9905 and visit our website at www.VacaValleyTruck.com.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

SureFit Uni-Line Rack Models Tour


Gary Kank, Sales Manager of SureFit Truck Racks gives us a tour of three different models of Uni-Line racks available nationwide. These include the standard model, camper shell or truck cap model and forklift loadable model.

To see more about SureFit Truck Racks, see www.SureFitRacks.com or call 866-478-7348.

Friday, August 12, 2011

BEDSLIDE Drawers Video for cargo management


The BEDSLIDE is a truck cargo tray. It's the easiest way to load and unload your truck.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Trac Rac


Give Kevin of Vaca Valley Truck & SUV a call at 707-447-9905 for more information.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Price vs Value On Tool Boxes

There are literally hundreds of types, styles, shapes, sizes. There are also a wide variety of types of materials such as, aluminum (diamond plate or smooth), white steel, black steel, powder coated, painted, polished, and more.

The best way to determine what your customer wants is to ask a lot of questions. What do they plan on using the box for? How often will they be in and out of it? Hey, we all see that box for $200. What you usually get for that is a box that is a much thinner gauge of material, usually built from scrap and riveted together and has very inexpensive hardware. I call this a "get by" box. For a customer that uses the box on a constant in and out basis, this is just not for them and will only create an upset customer in six months.

I always try to explain to the customer that a box that cost $650 weighs three times as much, has a much better, more secure locking system and will outlast that $200 box ten-fold. It will last through several trucks!

What's more important is keeping those valuable tools secured. Many contractors carry $5-8,000 worth of tools in these boxes! Would you wrap a gold bar in brown paper? No, you would want it in a safe!

Think value, security and strength. Get the best product for the job and you'll have happy, loyal customers.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Smartbox Braking Control (SMI)

SMI braking systems are truly unique. Both systems utilize the towed vehicle's power brakes, allowing for soft, effective braking. With the use of Dual-Signal Activation, the Stay-IN-Play DUO braking system CANNOT activate when you don't want it to, even down a grade; and with the Air Force One, you get true "mirrored" braking. The movement of the coach's brake pedal is identically reproduced in the towed vehicle; progressive and directly proportionate braking effort. Best of all, it's all automatic! Both models include coach notification, so you always know exactly how and when your brake is performing.

  • #1 system for diesel motor homes
  • Exclusively approved air tap method
  • Power brakes of towed active
  • Truly 100% directly proportional and progressive
  • Coach and towed protection in breakaway
  • "Zero" tow ready setup time
  • No moving parts
  • Five-Year warranty

  • Exculsive deal-signal activation
  • Steep grades CANNOT activate system
  • True progressive braking
  • Coach notification
  • Breakaway system
  • "Zero" tow ready setup time
  • Five-year warranty
  • The last system you will ever buy
See more about these great products at http://www.smibrake.net/. Give Kevin a call and he can answer your questions as well. 707-447-9905.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A.R.E. and Strattec Add Convenience and Security



MASSILLON, Ohio - Leading commercial truck cap manufacturer A.R.E. has partnered with STRATTEC(r) Security Corporation to provide the automotive supplier's BOLT(tm) one-key lock technology on its popular Deluxe Commercial Unit (DCU) truck caps.
     
A.R.E.'s DCU truck cap, which is made of fully welded aluminum frame construction, currently features STRATTEC automotive-grade lock cylinders in folding t-handles on all doors for added security.  The BOLT lock systems within the cylinders are designed to permanently program themselves to the specific vehicle's ignition key, eliminating the need for multiple keys to operate the truck cap. 
     
"One of the biggest problems that fleet managers have is drivers losing or breaking keys, which can result in unnecessary downtime, lost man hours and security  issues," said Jim Blayne, Commercial/Fleet Division Sales Manager, A.R.E.  "The benefit of the BOLT technology is that is saves commercial users time and money while offering one-key convenience for the entire vehicle, and A.R.E. is committed to working with industry partners and delivering these value-added innovations to our customers."
     
Here's how the technology works: When drivers insert their ignition key into the lock cylinder, spring-loaded plate tumblers move up and down until they are matched exactly to that key.  The first time the key is rotated, the cylinder is uniquely coded to only that key.  When the key is removed, the cylinder moves into the locked position.  When the key is turned again, it will rotate to the unlocked position. 
     
"Our patented design means that any number of locks in the BOLT series can be set to one key, allowing drivers to use their single ignition key to not only lock their vehicle, but their truck cap doors, toolboxes, trailer hitch locks and any other equipment professionals use on a daily basis," said STRATTEC Director of New Market Development Mike Long.  "And because the locks feature automotive-grade security they offer higher quality, durability and corrosion resistance."
     
A.R.E. offers more than 100 options on its DCU truck cap to give fleet professionals the power to create a customizable solution for their trucks, choosing from a variety of door and window configurations, toolboxes, ladder racks, interior fabric liners, side panels and cap heights from 23 to 36 inches.  In addition, A.R.E. provides organizational solutions, such as a full selection of plastic storage bins to hold small parts, tools, extension cords, nails and screws in the side compartments of the DCU.  A.R.E. truck caps come with a three-year warranty on materials and workmanship.
     
The BOLT system will be standard later this summer on 2012 model year A.R.E. DCUs for domestic trucks (GM, Ford and Chrysler) only. 


About A.R.E.      A.R.E. began manufacturing aluminum frame truck caps in 1969.  Since then, the company has become a leading manufacturer of fiberglass truck caps and hard tonneau covers, ands boasts more than 500 employees at its ISO-9001:2008-certified manufacturing facilities.  They have a network of more than 600 independent authorized dealers.  For more information, contact A.R.E. at 400 Nave Rd. S.E., P.O. Box 1100, Massillon, OH 44648, email topline@4are.com or visit www.4are.com.

About STRATTEC      STRATTEC Security Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of automotive locks, keys and related access control products, and is the primary lock supplier to Ford, GM and Chrysler.  STRATTEC's history in the automotive business spans 100 years.  For more information on their BOLT technology, visit www.boltlock.com or contact Andy Larsen (BOLT Locks) at 414.840.0891. 

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

2011 Toyota Tacoma A.R.E. LS2 Tonneau Cover, BedRug and Grille Guard


Kevin Snedeker of Vaca Valley Truck & SUV shows off a recent job on a 2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab with 6' bed. Vaca Valley Truck has added an excellent Grill Guard and A.R.E. LS2 Tonneau Cover with carpeted bottom area, and Wise Industries BedRug. This combination really gives this truck a great look.

Vaca Valley Truck & SUV is located in Vacaville CA. Call them at 707-447-9905 and visit their website at www.vacavalleytruck.com.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A.R.E. Z-Series Shell On Honda Ridgeline


Kevin Snedeker of Vaca Valley Truck & SUV shows off a recent job on a 2012 Honda Ridgeline adding an A.R.E. Z-Series Shell.

Vaca Valley Truck & SUV is located in Vacaville CA. Reach them at 707-447-9905 and Vaca Valley Truck's website is www.vacavalleytruck.com.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Custom Truck Accessories For Law Enforcement


Kevin Snedeker of Vaca Valley Truck & SUV shows us an interesting and unique job they have done for law enforcement by adding totally custom running boards on both sides and the back of the vehicle. In addition, notice all the semi-hidden emergency lighting.

Vaca Valley Truck & SUV can do the custom jobs along with the standard fare and do it well. Give them a call at 707-447-9905 and visit the website at www.vacavalleytruck.com

Monday, July 18, 2011

Century Shell On New Chevy Crew Cab w/Keyless Entry


Kevin Snedeker shows a Century Ultra Sport Truck Cap or Shell painted to match and includes a unique feature in the keyless entry system.

Vaca Valley Truck & SUV is located in Vacaville CA. Please call them at 707-447-9905 and visit the website at www.vacavalleytruck.com

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Custom Winch Installation At Vaca Valley Truck & SUV


Kevin Snedeker shows us a Warn 8,000 lb pulling power winch installation they did in June 2011 for the City of Vacaville on a Ford F450 with a dump bed. This winch installation uses a spacer kit to extend the front bumper to allow for the winch to be mounted. This is a very clean looking installation.

Vaca Valley Truck & SUV will take care of your truck accessory needs in and around Vacaville CA. Call them at 707-447-9905 and visit the website at www.vacavalleytruck.com

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Inside CURT - Quality


Proudly made in America! What makes CURT hitches different? See for yourself, tour the facility and meet the people who deliver the highest quality trailer hitches and towing accessories

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Truck Towing A Trailer Towing A Jeep - A Long Haul


Kevin Snedeker of Vaca Valley Truck and SUV shows us a job they recently did for a client who has a crew cab 4x4 pickup with an 8' bed (most are 6.5'), to that he has a 23' travel trailer and to that he attaches a jeep! Whew! That's a lot of towing!


Vaca Valley Truck installed 5,000 lb Air Ride Air Bags in the rear suspension of the pickup to help stabilize the load they are carrying. In addition they installed a Rampage front bumper, Draw-Tite hitch, an 8,000 lb Smittybilt winch, wiring and more. It was an interesting project and the most unusual part is the jeep being towed by a trailer.

Vaca Valley Truck & SUV does a lot of interesting jobs. Call them at 707-447-9905 and visit the website at http://www.vacavalleytruck.com/

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Amp Power Steps On Tacoma by Vaca Valley Truck & SUV


Here's a set of Amp Power Steps installed on a Toyota Tacoma. Notice how when the door is opened, the steps automatically drop down quickly and the same thing when the door is closed. This means they are out of your way until you need them!

Vaca Valley Truck & SUV is located In Vacaville CA. Call us at 707-447-9905 and visit our website at http://www.vacavalleytruck.com/.

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Forklift Loadable Truck Rack by Rack-it


Gary Kank, Sales Manager for Rack-it Truck Racks shows us the differences in a forklift loadable truck. Many contractors prefer the forklift loadable rack so they can have forklifts load material directly on the rack rather than hand loading. Sure saves the back!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

SureFit Mega Clamp System - No Drill Mounting System For Truck Racks


Gary Kank, Sales Manager of SureFit and Rack-it Truck Racks, shows us the Mega Clamp System for attaching truck racks or headboards without drilling holes in the bed of the truck. This system holds the rack securely and is easily removed when needed.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Inside CURT - Quality


http://www.curtmfg.com


Proudly made in America! What makes CURT hitches different? See for yourself, tour the facility and meet the people who deliver the highest quality trailer hitches and towing accessories

Saturday, June 25, 2011

How to choose a Ball Mount & Ball - Hitchinfo.com


http://www.hitchinfo.com In this video you will be introduced to The Hitch Guys™. Travis and Nichole will show you the correct way to properly select a ball mount and ball that will work best for your towing setup, ensuring that you get everything you need the first time. This will be the first of many informative how to videos from The Hitch Guys™. Courtesy of CURT Manufacturing Inc. Become a fan http://www.facebook.com/hitchinfo

Friday, June 24, 2011

A.R.E. ToolMaster Now Available


The ToolMaster Series offers a true commercial cap solution. It comes standard with the AluRack Ladder Rack, side toolboxes and windoors, and heavy-duty doors and locks. However, it also provides the styling and design that only a fiberglass cap can provide.

To see more information on the ToolMaster, please visit http://www.4are.com/fleet/toolmaster/

Monday, June 20, 2011

A.R.E. Tonneau Cover Line Revamped


In order to best serve their customer's needs, A.R.E. has revamped their Tonneau Cover line to feature 3 models; LSII, LSX, and LSX Ultra. There are features and benefits to each model, so to choose which best fits you, please check out their new Tonneau Cover Comparison Sheet: http://www.4are.com/pdfs/ARE_Tonneau_Covers.pdf

Friday, June 17, 2011

Rack-it Truck Racks Demo On Their Aluminum Rack


Gary Kank, Sales Manager of Rack-it Truck Racks gives an impromptu presentation of the Rack-it Aluminum Truck Rack to Terry Minion of Commercial Truck Success.


Aluminum racks are gaining in popularity to save weight and increase payloads and also for their corrosion resistance. The Aluminum version is the same design as the famous Rack-it Steel Truck Racks.

Contact Rack-it at 800-445-7666 and visit their website at http://www.rackitinc.com/

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Rack-it HD Truck Rack For Composite Bed On Toyota Tacoma


Rack-it HD Rack specifically designed for the composite bed on the Toyota Tacoma. Gary Kank, Sales Manager of Rack-it Truck Racks, shows us the design and strength of the Rack-it design to create a HD rack system for a truck bed made of composite materials.

See more at www.rackitinc.com or give Rack-it a call at 800-445-7666 with any questions. Rack-it one-piece truck racks are distributed in the western United States and in other parts of the world we offer our SureFit Modular Rack (http://www.surefitracks.com/).

Vaca Valley Truck and SUV is a distributor for all of Rack-it and SureFit Truck Racks.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Better Built Truck Tool Boxes Interview


Interview with Orion Newman of Better Built tool boxes about their products at the 2010 SEMA show. Visit http://www.tundraheadquarters.com and http://www.dawsbetterbuilt.com/ for more information.

Call Kevin at 707-447-9905 for any questions on Better Built Tool Boxes.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Chasing tornadoes with storm chaser Tim Samaras


( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Insider Interview with storm chaser Tim Samaras---what kind of a vehicle do you need to be able to withstand a direct ht from a Tornado and what kind of a person are you to chase after a storm that can toss your vehicle around like a kids toy? Watch the video and find out

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tips for Installing WeatherTech Side Window Deflectors


WeatherTech Air Deflectors are available at Vaca Valley Truck & SUV. 707-447-9905.

Monday, May 30, 2011

BedRug Bed Liner Features and Benefits


BedRug Bed Liner video demonstrates the features of the BedRug Truck Bed Liner. Vaca Valley Truck & SUV offers the BedRud and all Extang products. Call us at 707-447-9905. http://www.vacavalleytruck.com/.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Z-Series A.R.E. Truck Cap or Shell


Z-Series A.R.E. Shell has just been installed recently on a 2010 F-150 Raptor. Kevin Snedeker, owner of Vaca Valley Truck & SUV gives us a tour of the features of this great shell.


Vaca Valley Truck & SUV is located at 1240 Callen Street in Vacaville, CA. You can reach Kevin and his team at 707-447-9905. The website is http://www.vacavalleytruck.com/ and from there you can get to their blog and social media.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

BEDSLIDE Truck Accessory | Cargo Management


BEDSLIDE turns your entire truck bed into a sliding drawer. BEDSLIDE offers superior truck cargo management that will increase work efficiency by giving you full access to your truck bed cargo.

Monday, May 23, 2011

UnderCover vs Fiberglass Cover


Undercover products are available at Vaca Valley Truck & SUV. Call us at 707-447-9905.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rack-it Series 5000 and 6000 Racks Are Sporty and Functional




SERIES 5000/6000

Is your truck cab constantly taking a beating from loads that don't quite fit in your bed? Still looking for a place to secure your surfboard or bike? Look no further than our Series 5000 and 6000 racks. These "headache" racks are designed to enhance the overall looks of your truck while also adding much needed rear cargo protection. For a basic solution, check out the Series 5000. However, if you're looking for a more durable headboard, the Series 6000 offers a wire mesh screen, welded in to help prevent rear glass damage or breakage.

We carry and sell the entire lineup of Rack-it Truck Racks.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A.R.E "Z-Series" Truck Cap or Camper Shell


This is a walk around presentation of the A.R.E. "Z-Series" Truck Cap or Camper Shell by Kevin Snedeker, owner of Vaca Valley Truck & SUV in Vacaville, CA. www.vacavalleytruck.com, 707-447-9905

Saturday, May 14, 2011

SMI's Air Force One Towed-Vehicle Braking System



Vaca Valley Truck & SUV is a dealer for the SMI SmartBox Braking Control from SMI Manufacturing, Inc. They offer the Air Force One and the DUO systems. Give Kevin a call at 707-447-9905 and visit our website at http://www.vacavalleytruck.com/ for more information.

A close-up look at SMI Manufacturing's Air Force One supplemental braking system -- how it works, installs and the technology behind it.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Warn Winch Wireless Remotes Stand Apart from the Crowd


http://www.GoWarn.com - With a Warn winch wireless remote, you can operate your winch from a safe position. Don't endanger yourself - get the Warn winch remote at http://www.gowarn.com/

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mario Andretti / MagnaFlow Commercial


Mario Andretti's love for cars began at an early age in his native Italy when he saw great Alberto Ascari race at Monza. Influenced by this legendary driver, Andretti began his own racing career in 1959 - at the age of 19 - in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.


The first of Mario's victories came in the very first race he entered in Nazareth, at the wheel of a 1948 Hudson Hornet Sportsman stock car that he, his brother and some friends had built. Mario's career flourished as he won 20 races in the Sportsman Class in his first two seasons.

The last of Mario's record 407 Champ Car races was October 9, 1994 at Laguna Seca Raceway in California. And at that point he had won just about everything: The Indy 500, The Daytona 500, The Champ Car National Championship (four times).

Mario drove with a passion that few have equated. Mario took the checkered flag 111 times during his career - a career that spanned five decades. He's been named Driver of the Year in the 60's, 70's and 80's, Driver of the Quarter Century in the 90's and America's Driver of the 20th Century.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Power Vision from Dynojet Research ID9585


A performance tuner for Delphi ECM equipped Harley-Davidson motorcycles, including 2011 models. The product suite includes a full color touch screen flash device, vehicle interface cable, and WinPV (PC based application).

Friday, April 29, 2011

SEMA 2010 - A.R.E. Truck Caps and Covers


A.R.E. Truck Caps and Covers reporting from the 2010 SEMA show. The video will feature several trucks throughout the show that feature A.R.E. Products. The trucks include the A.R.E. Pro Football Hall of Fame Project Truck and the Storm Chasers Project Truck.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

WEATHER GUARD | Truck Box Challenge


Tool theft has become a serious problem for contractors, especially now that Internet auction sites make it easy to move stolen items. Every year over 1 billion dollars worth of construction equipment is stolen from job sites, vehicles, and shops. Check out this Weather Guard Truck Box Challenge to see how Weather Guard can help you protect your tools. Weather Guard is a leader in security, durability and organization.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Precision Grilles®


This video is a quick summary of what we do, and how we do things at Precision Grilles® http://www.precisiongrilles.com/

Monday, April 11, 2011

Kevin Snedeker Shows Off His Collection of Antenna Balls


Behind the counter at Vaca Valley Truck & SUV truck accessories store in Vacaville, CA, Kevin Snedeker, the owner has amassed quite a collection of antenna balls. An unusual, but eye catching and industry related collection.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

World's Greatest Truck Rack - Sure-Fit Truck Racks


Video shot by television show "World's Greatest" which highlights products from leading manufacturers in their industry.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Superchips Vigilante Harley-Davidson Tuning Solution


Superchips new fuel injected Harley-Davidson tuning solution preview video. Available February 2011.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Operating Pace Edwards JackRabbit Retractable Truck bed tonneau Covers h...


How to open, close and lock the Pace Edwards JackRabbit Series retractable truck bed tonneau covers

Friday, April 1, 2011

Fold a Cover Tonneau Covers


Fold a Cover factory tour of Tonneau Cover manufacturing and product feature on TV Show Truck Universe.

Monday, March 28, 2011

All about Air Lift's, Products, History, and Market Segments


Enjoy the full length video about the Air Lift Company,
shows the history, new products, and market segments.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Introducing SMI SmartBox Braking Control

SMI braking systems are truly unique. Both systems utilize the towed vehicle's power brakes, allowing for soft, effective braking. With the use of Dual-Signal Activation, the Stay-IN-Play DUO braking system CANNOT activate when you don't want it to, even down a grade; and with the Air Force One, you get true "mirrored" braking. The movement of the coach's brake pedal is identically reproduced in the towed vehicle; progressive and directly proportionate braking effort. Best of all, it's all automatic! Both models include coach notification, so you always know exactly how and when your brake is performing.

  • #1 system for diesel motor homes
  • Exclusively approved air tap method
  • Power brakes of towed active
  • Truly 100% directly proportional and progressive
  • Coach and towed protection in breakaway
  • "Zero" tow ready setup time
  • No moving parts
  • Five-Year warranty

  • Exculsive deal-signal activation
  • Steep grades CANNOT activate system
  • True progressive braking
  • Coach notification
  • Breakaway system
  • "Zero" tow ready setup time
  • Five-year warranty
  • The last system you will ever buy
See more about these great products at http://www.smibrake.net/. Give Kevin a call and he can answer your questions as well. 707-447-9905.

Monday, March 21, 2011

NTEA 2011: Cool Accessories of the Work Truck Show


PickupTrucks.com takes a look at five cool accessories for your truck to help it work harder so you don't have to.

Friday, March 18, 2011

DiamondBack Commercial Solutions


A product overview of the DiamondBack Commercial Solutions and the DiamondBack HD...an answer for guys who want to use their truck like a truck but need to secure their tools and gear. Use it like a toolbox, load it like a flatbed. Shows accessories like the side toolboxes, cab guards, and ladder racks.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

BedRug Or BedTred?


TonneauCovers World talks about the differences between BedRug and BedTred.

Call Kevin at 707-447-9905 to order yours today!

Friday, March 11, 2011

SpaceKap Instead of a Service Body


A.R.E. is the exclusive distributor in the U.S. except in the states of WA and OR. The SpaceKap utility body represents the ultimate alternative to commercial vans. Our service bodies can be customized to meet the requirements of your fleet of utility vehicles. The SpaceKap can be be installed or removed in a matter of minutes and its universal fit to most pickup trucks provides enhanced value. The unit is available in different versions according to truck model.

For more information...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

TracRac


Give Kevin of Vaca Valley Truck & SUV a call at 707-447-9905 for more information.

Friday, March 4, 2011

2010 Camaro SS Testing - Superchips


Superchips dyno & road testing the 2010 Camaro SS.

Vaca Valley Truck & SUV is an authorized Superchips dealer. Give Kevin a call at 707-447-9905 for the right Superchips unit for your soon to be hotter rod!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Onki's Latest: Volcano Running Boards


It has taken a little bit of time but time well worth the wait. Onki is proud to introduce the latest in its running board lines, the all-new: Onki VOLCANO.

The Onki VOLCANO was conceived to be a price point model using lightly textured black powder coated mild steel as the main material with a 3 inch half tube on the leading edge for the traditional nerf tube look with the safety of a full step board. One can say that the Onki VOLCANO is the budget version of our top-selling Onki Nerf Board model, this time with a trapezoidal end cut.

The design and name of the Onki VOLCANO were inspired by the numerous volcanoes and lava flows found in Hawaii. The multiple traction holes strategically laid out on the 6 ½" wide top step of the board look like miniature volcanoes. The openings provide an engineered traction design on the metal sheet itself for basic safety. Additional traction comes from the replaceable black/orange rubber pads that also give the boards a more finished look. The Onki VOLCANO will be initially available in 7 lengths: 100”, 88”, 78”, 68”, 55”, 37”, and 21”. As has been our practice, all Onki VOLCANO running board sets come with our universal bracket kit.

Give us a call at 707-447-9905 and visit our website at http://www.vacavalleytruck.com/

Monday, February 28, 2011

Special!


Two Specials to Accessorize your Truck!

To help make your truck and cap a better tool for you, we are offering two A.R.E. Informer Only specials.

- Free Locking Ladder Rack Attachment with any new AluRack purchase ($169 value)

- Free shipping on any new Pickup Vault purchase ($200 value)

These specials limit to one per customer. To receive this coupon, please visit the link below and enter your email address.

http://www.areinformer.com/coupon.php

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A.R.E. Partners with Under Armour and the Wounded Warrior Project


A.R.E. recently partnered with Under Armour and the Wounded Warrior Project by building a special Project Truck. The truck features an A.R.E. MX Series Cap. We had the truck on display in our booth at the Eastern Outdoor Show in February. To see images of the truck visit www.facebook.com/aretruckcaps.


To read a blog entry about the truck and meeting two of the founders of the Wounded Warrior Project, please visit http://blog.4are.com/2011/02/talking-to-jeremy.html