Deluxe Commercial Unit truck caps and covers from A.R.E. are available for most 2010 pickups. Owners can use the interactive A.R.E. Web site to custom design a cap they create on their own vehicle model and get a price quote. The units have welded aluminum frames and more than 100 options, including various door and window configurations, toolboxes, ladder racks, and interior organizational solutions. Cap heights range from 23 to 36 inches.
¦ Price: $1,200 and up. 800-649-4273. www.4are.com.
IMPROVED SADDLE TOOLBOX
The WeatherGuard E-Line Saddle Box (model 143) is the first in a new line of pickup toolboxes introduced by security tool-chest manufacturer Knaack. Features include a secure locking system and tamper-resistant piano-style hinges, a lift-out tote tray, and a reinforced aluminum diamond-plate body with a powder-coat finish. Automotive-style latches and a 90-degree lid opening make for easy access.
¦ Price: $637. 800-456-7865. www.weatherguard.com.
HD LOAD LEVELERS
Ride-Rite LS load levelers from Firestone Industrial Products are designed for heavy-duty (2500 series and up) Ford, Chevy/GMC, and Dodge pickups. Each load-adaptive shock connects directly to the helper spring, allowing pressure within the spring to provide a comfortable ride and – when the vehicle is loaded – automatically increase to stiffer damping for improved control. This eliminates the need for vehicle operators to crawl under the truck to adjust the shocks.
¦ Price: $375. 800-888-0650. www.ride-rite.com.
TONNEAU RACK SYSTEM
The BAKflip CS Contractor Series tonneau combines a weathertight load-bearing folding pickup bed cover with an integrated sliding rack system. Its UV-protected fiberglass-reinforced polymer surface covers three aluminum panels with an expanded polystyrene core that offers superior tensile strength and rigidity with lighter weight. The BAKRak sliding rack holds up to 500 pounds and accommodates a variety of material transport needs.
¦ Price: $1,350 to $1,500. 888-377-2268. www.bakfliptonneaucover.com.