Category: Truck Bed Covers

November 4, 2019 6:34 pm

One of the best truck accessories you can buy for your vehicle is a camper shell or truck bed cover. They are ideal components to add to your truck if you’re looking for extra security and protection and can provide more utility to your vehicle. At TSA Custom Cars and Trucks, we have the best selection of camper shells and truck bed covers in Reno. See for yourself how a truck bed cover can enhance your vehicle and protect the items you leave stored in it. 

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Camper Shells

Camper shells, also called truck caps, are a great way to add utility to your truck and get the extra security you need to keep your important belongings safe. Not only do camper shells provide coverage for your valuables, but they also protect your truck’s bed from damage caused by poor weather conditions. And luckily, they are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, styles, and materials to properly fit your truck’s specific make and model. 

While camper shells give trucks an SUV look, they don’t take away from the usability of your truck’s bed. Camper shells can be extremely useful for avid and novice campers as they provide a covered area for sleeping that goes beyond tent camping because it better protects from wind and rain. These shells are also great for those who like to travel with their pets but don’t want them ruining the interior of the truck’s cab. A camper shell keeps animals, such as dogs, perfectly safe while driving, and keeps your truck’s interior clean. And if you store tools for work in your truck bed, a camper shell protects and secures these items from inclement weather and out of sight from potential burglars. 

Flat Truck Bed Covers 

Flat truck bed covers, also called tonneau covers, are covers that lay flat over the top of your truck’s bed. These covers are generally used in trucks where the height of their cargo fits into the existing bed space. Another reason you would opt for the tonneau cover is if you often carry items that would be too tall for a camper shell. Because tonneau covers are simple and easy to remove they are a great option for those who often haul tall or large items. Tonneau covers also come in a variety of different styles and materials making them very versatile. See below to determine which cover would work best for you and your truck.  

Folding Covers

Folding tonneau covers are popular because of their easy use and effectiveness for keeping belongings guarded and the truck bed safe from poor weather conditions. These covers usually have either two or three panels which can be folded back in order to gain access to the bed of the truck. And because tonneau covers fold all the way back, removal isn’t necessary for carrying taller items in the bed. 

Another benefit of folding covers is that they come in soft or hard materials, each having their own benefits. Soft folding covers allow easy access to the truck bed and can be fully removed with ease. Likewise, hardcovers are also easy to use, but they add an extra element of security when paired with a truck bed equipped with a locking tailgate. Soft and hard folding tonneau covers sit almost seamlessly above the truck bed for a smooth finished look. 

Roll-Up Covers

Roll-up covers function just as their name implies. They roll-up from the back of the truck bed to the front in order to access the bed of the truck. These tonneau covers provide adequate protection for the truck bed and easy access for carrying taller items. Installation is also easy and non-damaging to your vehicle. The frame of this cover clamps to the truck bed without drilling and can be removed with ease. 

Retractable Covers

Retractable tonneau covers are able to retract into the front of the truck bed, which is the area closest to the cab of the truck. These covers are able to fully retract and leave the truck bed completely open which means there’s no need to remove the cover to gain access to the bed. Some retractable tonneau covers can even be motorized and are controlled using a remote for effortless operation. Like most tonneau covers, the retractable covers also come in various materials such as vinyl or aluminum. Another type of retractable cover is made from a  polycarbonate surface which is placed over a retractable reinforcing structure. These covers sit flat over the truck’s bed to provide a clean appearance and make the cover practically unnoticeable. 

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Hinged Covers

Hinged covers are used by lifting up the cover in order to gain access to the bed. They can be made with either soft or hard materials ranging from fiberglass and hard plastic to soft vinyl or cloth. The hardcovers can also be painted to perfectly match the color of your truck making them a seamless addition to your vehicle. Another benefit of hinged covers is that they offer complete weather protection and keep the bed of your truck free of damage caused by rain and snow. These covers provide extra security with a lock that protects the truck bed and prevents the tailgate from being opened. And if you need to remove the cover to fit large items in the truck bed, it’s easy to remove, and easy to re-install.   

Truck Bed Covers Reno

TSA Custom Cars and Trucks has a large selection of camper shells and truck bed covers in Reno. Their team can help you find the perfect cover for your truck based on your budget, style preferences, and the ease of operation. If you’re looking for added security and protection, a truck bed cover could be the solution you need. Take a look at our camper shell and truck bed cover options today!

November 17, 2017 7:03 pm

You may be overwhelmed by the number of camper shells out there. With all the kinds of models out there, trying to whittle down the options is time-consuming and difficult. If you are interested in custom accessories for trucks, TSA Custom Car and Truck has compiled a list of different A.R.E. camper shells and their distinct features. 

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Want more space? The TW series is the option for you.

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The TW series offers the most capacity out of any kind of simple shell. The extra space provided by the TW series creates the perfect space for storage and hauling. Speaking of hauling, the TW’s aerodynamically-sloped roof directs airflow over any trailer, camper, or boat, which reduces drag and makes hauling easier.

 

The ToolMaster camper shells are the ultimate tool for the job

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Complete with a fiberglass shell, the ToolMaster Series is the perfect companion for any job. The shell’s side cabinets keep finding that perfect socket wrench from becoming harder than the job itself. Furthermore, the heavy-duty cabinet doors will keep your tools protected from the weathering and dust of your travels. The ToolMaster Series also features a stylish commercial-grade ladder rack that’ll support you just as much as the ladder itself.

 

Durability and security – the DCU Series

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The ultimate combination of durability and security, the DCU series features 3 different thicknesses of of aluminum skin (.035, .063, and .063 diamond-plated). Also, DCU Series shells are built around a welded construction frame that creates a rugged, yet durable camper. And unlike other camper shells, the DCU Series are locked with BOLT One-Key technology, giving you the safest way to store your belongings.

You may be looking for more convenience out of your camper shell. Why not? After all, more convenience is always better. Unique to the DCU Series, the Diamond Edition DCU features full-length side doors that easily allow you to load and unload anything you want from your truck.

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Check out TSA’s full line product line of A.R.E. Camper Shells here. TSA also offers other custom accessories for trucks as well. 

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September 18, 2017 9:08 pm

reno truck accessoriesThere is no doubt that Americans love to customize their trucks. When it comes to Reno truck accessories like wheel splash guards, bed liners, and custom wheels are only the beginning. Drivers here love custom accessories for trucks so that they can match their personalities or are more suited to the environment.

No matter what type of custom accessories for trucks you are looking for, TSA Custom Car & Truck of Reno, NV has just what you need. Here are 10 of our top-selling Reno truck accessories for your consideration.

1. Custom Wheels

For most truck owners in Reno, truck accessories like custom wheels and tires are among the first modifications they make. At TSA Custom Car & Truck, we carry several lines for you to choose from including Wheel Pros, American Eagle Wheel Corporation, Large Rim Group, Fuel, Mickey Thompson, and ProComp.

2. Tire Selection

What good is a set of our custom wheels if you don’t have tires to match. We have Nitto, Toyo, BF Goodrich, Firestone, and Dunlop Tires in stock and ready to go. Plus, we can mount and balance them on your new wheels.

3. Bed Liners

A bed liner is the best possible way to protect the bed of your truck. Whether you are interested in a spray-in bed liner, a bed mat, or a custom molded Bed Rug, we have one that will fit your truck perfectly.

4. Wheel Splash Guards

Wheel splash or mud guards are not just a good way to display fun messages, they protect your paint and keep rocks and gravel from hitting other vehicles behind you. Whether you have a lift kit and monster mudders under your truck, or stock tires and wheels, adding a set of splash guards is a good addition.

5. Running Boards

From standard running boards designed to help you get in your truck, to custom automatic folding mode, nerf bars, steps, and more- adding a set of them to your truck can make life a little easier. No matter what style you are looking for, Reno truck accessories like these are always in stock.

6. Custom Floor Mat

Whether you use your truck for work or pleasure, it probably came with nice carpet. Keeping it that way should be high on your priority list. A good set of custom floor mats should do the job. Of all the items we sell in Reno, truck accessories like these are among the most popular.

7. Driving/Fog Lamps

While we might not get a lot of fog here in Reno, the nights can be pretty dark and if you go up into the mountains, visibility can be an issue. A good set of driving/fog lights can make a huge difference. Let us install them for you and ensure they are aimed properly. You will be amazed at how much better you can see at night.

8. Tow Hitches

Reno truck accessories like a good heavy-duty tow hitch are vital. Whether you are planning to haul your ATVs, motorcycles, or sand rails out into the desert, or your boat out to the lake, the right tow hitch, electric brakes, and wiring can make the job much easier.

9. Air Intake Systems

Upgrading the air intake is often one of the first modifications truck owners in the Reno area do. Not only does this help your engine to breathe better, but a system from a company like K&N can improve fuel economy and power.

10. Exhaust Systems

At the other end of the equation is the exhaust system. Your stock exhaust was built to ensure your truck ran quietly and met all EPA standards. But, in Reno, custom accessories for trucks like an aftermarket exhaust system are high on the priority list. This type of exhaust will help your engine develop more power, breathe more easily, and of course give your truck that nice deep rumble.

When it comes to living in Reno, custom accessories for truck accessories like these can help you to change the look and feel of your truck. Some, like the intake and exhaust upgrades, can help improve overall performance and fuel economy. To learn more about the hottest selling Reno truck accessories and more, contact TSA Custom Car & Truck at 775.883.0477 or visit us online. We install what we sell and more, come in and see us today!

September 8, 2015 5:27 pm

Tonneau cover for truckOwning a truck often comes with a great deal of pride, but it can be costly when your vehicle’s bed is not fully protected. While there are different schools of thought on how to best protect the most beneficial tool built in to your truck, a cover for truck bed protection is a recommended. Reno truck accessories and truck bed covers, such as tonneau covers, are a common addition to owners’ truck bed accessories, whether they come in the form of a soft tonneau cover or a hard tonneau cover. Based on the following truck bed cover benefits, purchasing a cover for truck bed protection is a smart investment.

Security

A truck bed cover like a truck tonneau provides the greatest value in protecting items that would otherwise be left out in the open. As a truck owner, using your truck bed as a hauling tool is an important part of ownership. Unfortunately, leaving items in the bed of your truck leaves you vulnerable to theft. Exposed toolboxes, materials, equipment or other valuable items can be taken from the bed of your truck at any time. If you are in the Reno, Tahoe, and Carson City areas, custom accessories for trucks such as tonneau covers can eliminate the threat of theft. Many truck tonneau selections even come with locks for added security.

Gas Mileage

Tonneau covers also provide the benefit of enhanced gas mileage for truck owners. Securing a soft or hard tonneau cover to your truck bed provides a more streamline, aerodynamic structure to your vehicle. Truck tonneau covers provide for a reduction in air drag as you drive, effectively increasing your gas mileage. On average, savings from installing truck tonneau covers range from 5 to 10%. . 

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One of the biggest concerns for truck owners is the potential for damage caused by the elements. Rain, sleet, snow, wind and hail can all wreak havoc on a truck bed and can cause extensive damage to the bed itself. Tonneau covers prevent these elements from taking a toll on your vehicle or the items in the bed. Additionally, tonneau covers also protect anything you are hauling from the elements as well. TSA has custom accessories for trucks that ensures your truck cover will fit properly. 

 

Added Value

Pickup truck bed covers such as a tonneau cover also add value to your vehicle. The benefits listed above help maintain your truck over the long term. Furthermore, these benefits will help sustain resale value throughout the duration of ownership. Similarly, tonneau covers also keep out moisture and rust, reducing the potential for damage to take place on the bed of the truck. Each of these aspects help truck owners retain value in their vehicles.

While a truck tonneau may not appeal to everyone, they can be a smart investment for truck owners. Truck bed covers come in a variety of selections for just about any truck bed, and they can be rolled, folded or bent back to easily access items stored in the bed.

If you are thinking about your need for Reno truck bed accessories or trying to determine which tonneau cover is appropriate for your truck, contact us as TSA Custom Car and Truck today.

December 6, 2013 12:10 am

Truck Bed Covers are the Perfect Addition to your Truck

tundra1Combining functionality with style, our manufacturers know how to make easy to use, gas-saving truck bed covers with eye spinning high and low profile designs. There is no single method for making great looking tonneau covers. Luckily, TSA Custom Car and Truck is committed to providing the best custom accessories for trucks in Northern Nevada. This is why we only have great manufactures like Retrax, Pace Edwards and ATC Truck Covers. Their visions for quality and value are reflective of our dedication to providing our customers with products they’ll love.

Find Flexibility in Retractable Covers

Pace Edwards and Retrax both offer a variety of well-made, highly durable retractable tonneau covers. Their covers require no drilling in the bed or side rails of your truck. You don’t have to sacrifice the integrity of your truck in order to have a great bed cover. These retractable covers are low profile, sturdy products. Both manufactures offer options for full metal surfaces that are strong enough for your heaviest worker to stand on them.

The best part about retractable covers is their convenience. They come with electric motors, spring assists or ball-bearing construction, depending on your preference, making them easy to roll up and pull out. With the electric motor, this process is as easy as pushing a button. Even the spring-assist and ball-bearing options provide an ease of use so fluid that you’ll be able to roll up and pull out the covers with one hand. You’ll never find yourself yanking on straps in order to get something out of the bed of your truck.

Armor Up with ATC Fiberglass Covers

We know our customers want options, which is why we are the premier vendor for ATC Covers in Northern Nevada. ATC Covers are fiberglass truck lids that are easy to install, look great and come with a lifetime warranty. They have four different styles to choose from: the clean and simple “Classic,” the sporty “Platinum,” the high-profile “Wrap,” and the fast installing, lightweight “VIP”. Each are designed with reliable security and sleek aerodynamic features. ATC Truck Covers is the choice for premium fiberglass truck lids at affordable prices. It won’t even require taking out a second mortgage.

At TSA, we make it our priority to find the bed cover that is going to leave you walking out our doors ecstatic about the product you purchased. We know that in order to do this, we have to have the custom accessories for trucks that look great, perform great, and meet your budget. With the variety of bed covers we have to choose from and our budget-friendly service, we feel confident that your visit to TSA Custom Car and Truck will exceed your expectations.

 

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