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.