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The top five most popular pickup trucks accessories

Published on Tuesday 08 March 2016 in Pickup Truck News

The top five most popular pickup trucks accessories

If you don't know your tonneau from your hard top, think that you munch on a canopy at a posh dinner party and a three piece is something you collapse on to watch the footy, don't despair. At Vanarama we have our fair share of pickup truck geeks, more than happy to talk pickup accessories with you! In the meantime take a look at our bluffers guide to the most popular accessories on the market today:


These are the accessories our customers buy the most often:

  1. Canopy
  2. Load liner
  3. Load area covers
  4. Load area accessories
  5. Tow bars

1. Canopy

One of the most weatherproof secure and versatile load area accessories, helping to keep your load safe but with easy access when you need to get to it. Some of the most popular choices are:

Canopy with solid sides

  • Plenty of space for signwriting
  • Obscures visibility meaning added security

Canopy with pop-out or sliding windows aka a Leisure canopy

  • Stylish aesthetics
  • Popular for trucks used for personal use as well as business
  • Opening windows mean it's great for carrying pets

Gullwing style Canopy

  • Stylish looks
  • Large side opening panels offer easy access to load bay
  • Solid or glazed panel options

Agricultural or Livestock Canopy

  • Sometimes known as an 'Ifor Williams' canopy
  • Can be customised with solid or mesh doors/sides and glazing options


Essential for most pickup owners to protect the base of their vehicle.  Over rail liners will protect the top edges of the vehicle load area while under rail liners give flexibility to add other accessories. Two options include:

  • The over-rail bed-liner which protects the top edges of the truck while being loaded.
  • The under-rail bed-liner.  The best option if you want to fit a cover on your pick-up.


Ideal if you want to retain the classic pickup truck look while benefitting from a lockable weather resistant cover.  Fully retractable, allowing easy access and flexibility to carry larger items.  Options include:

3 Piece hard cover

  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Weather resistant
  • Durable
  • Fully lockable

Mountain top shutter

  • Robust
  • Aluminium checker plate finish
  • Supported by gas struts for easy opening
  • Available with or without rail

Roller shutter

  • Retracts automatically using a pull-strap
  • Fully lockable
  • Drives with cover open – useful for oversized loads

Plastic/Material tonneaus

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to remove when carrying taller items
  • High impact
  • Lockable



  • Platform fitted to load area makes loading and unloading simple
  • Perfect choice if you need to access tools at the back of the load bay

Load Area Carpet

  • Soft robust carpeting to protect your pickup
  • Slip resistant – great for pets!


Who would have thought there were so many types of tow bar? This may seem like a fairly standard option, but there are so many choices and style of tow bar, from a permanent flanged tow bar, to a detachable bar or an extended neck tow bar – perfect for towing caravans.  You also need to consider the choice of electrical connection socket for when you are towing a cycle carrier with a lighting board, or a caravan with a leisure battery. Our expertly trained pickup truck advisors will be able to help you choose.


Choosing the right accessories for your pick-up can make the world of a difference to the day to day enjoyment of your vehicle and can really be the icing on the cake!  If you need some help selecting the best accessories for you please call 0845 094 1399.