Welcome to the pickup toppers community. As pickup truck owners, we love riding around in our trucks and having a pickup topper adds a lot of utility to our trucks. Some of the benefits of using pick up toppers include:
- Pick up toppers provide privacy for the items in your truck bed
- Pick up toppers prevent theft, let’s face it, having an open truck bed full of tools or anything for that matter it is just an invitation for theft
- Pick up toppers can make your truck more aerodynamic, helping save gas
- You can top your truck with campers
- There are toppers that actually have spoilers on them if that’s your style
- You can get various types of toppers, from tonneau covers, to vinyl, fiberglass, and steel ones.
- They can make your truck look cooler
Let’s look at these items one by one.
Pickup toppers provide privacy for the items in your truck bed.
Sometimes, you just don’t want to let others know what you are carrying. Maybe on the outside you act like a rugged guy, but you’re a teddy bear when it comes to women and you just don’t want to get bugged by your friends when you’ve got a bunch of roses and gifts for your gal. Or maybe you’re an avid sportsman, and you don’t want your competition finding out what gear you are using to beat them in competition. (ie. special fishing lures, skies, fishing poles, etc.)
Pickup toppers prevent theft.
Let’s face it, having tools or anything for that matter sitting in your truck bed is just an invitation for theft. With a pick up topper, you can have a lock added to it to prevent access to your belongings. This is partly tied to privacy. Sometimes you just don’t want people knowing what you got, because if they knew, they may steal from you. The wonderful thing with pickup trucks is that they carry a lot of stuff. More so than a car trunk. But without a pickup topper, you don’t have the security. I know of a lot of friends that have had tools stolen from the back of their trucks because they didn’t have a tool box or pickup topper secured to their truck. The cost of replacing some of the tools were enough to cover the cost of a pick up topper. Especially when they cheaped out and just replaced their tools and repeated their habits of leaving tools in the truck bed. Sure enough, it was a matter of time before their tools got stolen again.
Pickup trucks can make your truck more aerodynamic, helping you save gas.
This is partly true depending on the topper you have. Think about it. That tail gate that you have in the back of your truck acts like a parachute. You’ve got it locked in the upright position, meanwhile as you’re driving along the highway at speed, air is just hitting the back of that tailgate when it’s in the upright position, creating more drag that eats up horsepower and consumes more gas. If you had the right type of pick up topper, air would circulate around the back of your cab and around the topper and away from the truck without hitting the back of the tail gate thus creating less drag.
You can top your truck with a camper
One of the best things about owning a pickup truck and having a camper is that you can just take off, and go into the wilderness and camp. Some campers have a sleeping area above the cab, and it’s the freedom of just driving into the wilderness, hunting and fishing for your food and falling asleep in the camper at night. There’s a certain sense of freedom that comes from just living off the land that you only can get with a truck and a camper. If you don’t like your campsite, you just get out, get in your cab and drive to a new camp site!
There are actually truck topper with spoilers on them!
Let’s face it, we all customize our trucks with a little bit of ourselves. And choosing a truck topper is no different. From the colors, to the material they are made of, to the purpose, the end use that they provide. There are many styles to choose from. And there are actualyl some truck toppers that come with spoilers at the back of them. Depending on the truck you have, it can make it look like you belong in the NASCAR truck series.
They come in all different types of styles, color and materials
There are many different types, brands and styles of truck toppers. From Tonneau covers made from leather and vinyl to hard shell toppers in an assortment of shapes and sizes made out of metals and plastics. Choose a color, there’s one that probably fits your style.
And last, but not least, truck toppers make your truck look cool! They really do. And this site is dedicated to pickup truck owners and the pickup toppers that you put on your truck. Feel free to post your pickup and pickup toppers on this page!