With the winter months coming, the working man or woman has a lot more to think about when it comes to protecting their tools. With American Toppers and Accessories in Des Moines, your tools, your hunting gear, and anything else you might want to take with you will be protected throughout the winter. 

Iowa is gearing up for what the Farmer’s Almanac is calling “free-falling and frigid temperatures,” as well as an uptick in precipitation this winter. If you’ve recently bought a truck, or you just haven’t had the need to protect your equipment before, then you should be aware that anything you haul in your truck bed could be exposed to the elements and ruined this winter. 

Why Get a Truck Topper This Winter?

The first reason to get a truck topper this winter is if you plan on having your work and outdoor adventures run smoothly throughout. We’re guessing that getting outdoors to play and having functional tools are on your list of things to do this winter, so we’re here to help. Here are a few things that you’ll be covered for when it gets cold and wet this winter.


If you’re a year-round hunter, then you’ll want your bows, arrows, muzzleloaders, and shotguns to be functioning all through the hunting season. As most experienced hunters know, moisture and eventual rust are easy downfalls for most hunting weapons. If you don’t have room for them in your cabin, then don’t get caught off-guard this winter and have them all get soaked by snow. A truck topper from American Toppers will provide all your hunting gear with the protection it needs. Plus, if you can find the right spot to cozy your truck into, it can provide a hunting blind that’s always with you!

Transporting Your ATV

When it comes to hunting or just goofing off in the woods, you may want to take your ATV or another utility vehicle with you. If you have the hauling capacity, then why make the drive and the prep harder on yourself by pulling a trailer behind you? With a truck topper, you can avoid the hassle of putting on tarps, ratcheting things down, and connecting your trailer.  Our truck toppers allow you to throw your truck runners on, drive up onto your bed, close the tailgate, and be on your way.


If you work in the trades, then the quality of your tools directly relates to your quality of life. Even if you could get the work done, who wants the cost or frustration that comes with uncared for tools? Hammers will leave rust stains, saws won’t cut as straight or smoothly as they once did, and power tools may malfunction completely if you attempt to use them with too much residual moisture. Not to mention that damaged tools can be extremely dangerous.

Beyond your tools, winter weather is an easy way to ruin supplies or damage them to the point where projects are delayed. Nails, screws, drywall, and lumber are all things that can be ruined by moisture. A truck topper is an easy way to avoid any of your equipment from getting damaged. Toppers also provide extra carrying space, so you can stack wood and other supplies high even in the harshest weather.

Family Trips

If a truck is the main vehicle for you and your family, then you already know how much of a hassle it can be to pack everyone and their things for even the most minor events. If you have plans for a holiday or winter break vacation this year, then you might be dreading a long, cramped truck ride. With a truck topper, that doesn’t have to be a concern. You can store all your family’s supplies, presents, and gear easily and with the peace of mind that it will all stay dry and safe.

Get Your Truck Topper at American Topper and Accessories

When you’ve decided that you need a little more protection for the winter months in Des Moines and the surrounding area, then come into American Toppers and Accessories. We have a wide range of toppers and tonneau covers available for a large selection of trucks. We also offer a range of Line-X applications that can help protect your truck, offroading, or utility vehicles for years to come. Give us a call today!