As America begins to open its roadways and national parks, many drivers are eager to make the most of the warm weather. If you’ve been planning on upgrading your vehicle, then now may be the perfect time to shop for truck accessories from your trusted aftermarket shop. American Topper & Accessories and LINE-X of Des Moines are here to outfit your truck, Jeep, or SUV for every adventure. 

One upgrade to improve your vehicle for the miles ahead is a rugged, reliable truck topper. Available in aluminum, fiberglass, and composite materials, truck caps securely fit to the walls of your truck bed and form a complete cover, improving your storage options while also keeping the wind and water at bay. Before making the buy, there are some questions you may want to ask to help you find the right topper.

Ask these six questions, then be sure to stop by our truck accessories store in Des Moines for commercial upgrades, off-road accessories, LINE-X coatings, and more!

Do You Need Access to the Entire Bed?

Whether you will rely on your truck bed to store painting tools, camping gear, or the dog kennel while driving, it’s important to ensure that you have a truck topper with the access points you need. A number of truck caps offer side-opening windows to help gain entry into any point of the bed, saving you time and hassle as opposed to fishing items out of the far corners.

Are You Hauling Tall or Bulky Items?

Transporting large items can prove to be a logistical challenge, especially if your cargo is on the lighter side. A truck topper is an ideal solution for storing a variety of items, including tall cargo, loose materials, and more. In many scenarios, it is preferable to rely on a raised truck topper to both keep the wind away and provide some extra headroom. You can purchase a truck cap to extend your storage room, taking up vertical space without a big increase in wind drag.

Do You Want More Mounting Surfaces?

A truck allows for a variety of accessories and upgrades, including mounting options that go over the bed or over a tonneau cover. In most cases, a topper can easily accommodate hardware to mount a variety of equipment, including kayaks, canoes, bikes, camping gear, extra cargo, and more. Working professionals can also mount tools such as ladders to increase their hauling capacity. As long as you find a truck topper rated to support the weight, expect to be impressed with the versatility of your new A.R.E. topper. 

Are You Transporting Expensive Tools or Equipment?

Truck toppers are an ideal option for drivers in need of added security to keep their valuable tools and gear safe. If you’re planning on transporting high-value items, it can help to find a truck cap with the right locks to keep thieves away. Let the team at American Topper & Accessories know what you’re looking for, and we’ll work to find you the right fit to meet all of your needs, from exterior mounting to security and more.

Will You Be Spending Time Camping in Your Truck Bed?

A spray-on bed liner may prove to be the perfect investment for working professionals, outdoor enthusiasts, and other drivers who put a lot of wear and tear on their truck beds. If you’re planning on spending some time camping out in your truck bed, then a protective LINE-X coating may prove to be the perfect choice! As an authorized retailer, American Topper & Accessories and LINE-X of Des Moines are here to provide professional finishes across a wide range of consumer needs. A topper can help to keep your bed safe from the sun, wind, and moisture, but a LINE-X liner can also help to enhance the comfort and longevity of your truck bed. This coating also helps to make things quieter and more insulated, which is also nice!

Camping in your truck bed also means you’ll likely prefer a topper with a built-in door that works in tandem with the bed for easy entry into the bed. Our inventory of truck accessories includes the unique walk-in feature for a number of our truck toppers.

Is This Truck Your Work Vehicle?

One way to organize all of your tools in a format customized to your needs is to invest in the A.R.E. DCU, featuring a fully welded topper designed for working professionals. As the only truck cap to ever receive a perfect “10” rating by Handyman Magazine, this option is sure to enhance your services and provide the ideal support for every job. 

Visit Our Shop Today!

American Topper & Accessories and LINE-X of Des Moines can help you achieve the right fit for your vehicle to make the most of every hard-earned mile. If you have answered yes to any of these questions, now may be the time to make a stop by our shop to see how effective and affordable our upgrades and services can be.

Shop today to get started, or contact us online for complete assistance!