Saturday, July 30, 2011

Who Likes A Bare Receiver? We Have The Solution!

Who wants their receiver hitch tube showing it's ugly self? We've got the solution and plenty of them! Come check out our collection of trailer tube personalized receptacles at Sierra Truck and Van. As you can see by the photos, we have a serious collection and we must have one that will please you. Come on down!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

SuperSprings Overview

SuperSprings are progressive in nature in that they work on an as-needed basis. The installed springs are under nominal tension even when the vehicle is unloaded. This is for two reasons:

• So that there is no rattle or noise from the installed SuperSprings
• So that the patented rollers will activate automatically

As a vehicle with rear leaf springs comes under load the factory springs react as they are designed too. The center of the springs move vertically causing the overall leaves to flex and “flatten” out. This movement in the factory spring activates the SuperSpring through the rollers at the end of each leaf. Because the SuperSpring rollers are under tension, a movement in the factory spring causes them to move, seeking their new point of least resistance. This simple roller principal allows the SuperSprings to activate and deactivate automatically, free of any manual adjustment.

The SuperSprings are length specific to fit varying sized leaf springs. In addition the different lengths typically are manufactured in light, medium and heavy duty strengths. The sole adjustment on the SuperSprings is found in the roller shackles at the end of each leaf. The typical shackle has two bolt holes, as shown in the diagram below though some single hole and three holed shackles are used. The most common installation involves positioning all four rollers in the lower (furthest from the eye of the SuperSpring / closest to the ground) bolt holes. This ensures the least amount of preload tension on the SuperSprings and keeps the vehicle closest to its original factory ride conditions. Upper bolt holes may be used if additional “lift” is desired in the vehicle; if clearance from obstructions is required or if the installation is on an older vehicle with some fatigue in the springs.

For additional installation information please view your vehicles specific install instructions at this site under “installation instructions” or contact the SuperSprings tech support line. This toll free line (866-898-0720) is manned seven days a week, between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm (PST) for your assistance.

SuperSprings enhance load carrying capacity, handling and towing. Do not load any vehicle beyond the manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating.

Give us a call at 707-864-1064 for more information.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Window Vent Shades & Bug Deflectors At Sierra Truck & Van

Hugh Lukehart of Sierra Truck & Van shows us the only brand window vent shade and bug shields they stock because of the superiority and reliability of the product. (They like Happy customers!).

At Sierra Truck & Van, they sell the AVS, or Auto Ventshade window vent shades, and the Lund bug shields.

Give Sierra Truck & Van a call at 707-864-1064 and visit their website at

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Leer Tonneau Covers At Sierra Truck & Van

Hugh Lukehart talks about the preferred Leer 550 or 700 series tonneau covers and the differences between them with some of the options. Sierra Truck & Van loves dealing with Leer products because of their committment to the highest quality standards,

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Monday, July 18, 2011

No Saggy Booty With Right Products At Sierra Truck & Van

Hugh Lukehart of Sierra Truck & Van talks about various ways to stabilize heavy loads, stop the "saggy booty" or rear end sag, excessive sway and so on. Using SuperSprings, quality Air Bag systems, and replacement coil springs are discussed.

Sierra Truck & Van has a huge amount of experience in this field. Give them a call at 707-864-1064 and visit their website at

Friday, July 15, 2011

Emergency Lighting and Other Truck Accessory Lighting At Sierra Truck & Van

Hugh Lukehart of Sierra Truck & Van shows us their product displays of emergency, work, fog, strobe, flood, led, wobblers lighting and much more. All the lighting products in stock have visual displays so you can see how it works before you buy or have it installed in our shop.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sierra Truck & Van Loves Yakima Products!

Hugh Lukehart of Sierra Truck & Van talks about one of their favorite products to stock and sell: Yakima products. Yakima has products such as bike carriers, roof carriers or pods, specialty carriers, roof rack systems, for cars, trucks, SUV's.

Call Sierra Truck & Van at 707-864-1064 and visit their website at

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Precision Fit Seat Covers At Sierra Truck & Van

Hugh Lukehart of Sierra Truck & Van talks about the extra protection and functionality of Precision Fit seat covers that are available in vinyl, cloth and canvas. Hugh finds that the canvas style covers are the most popular.

Sierra Truck & Van is your Truck Accessory Headquarters! Call us at 707-864-1064 and visit our website at

Thursday, July 7, 2011

How to choose a Ball Mount & Ball

In this video you will be introduced to The Hitch Guys™. Travis and Nichole will show you the correct way to properly select a ball mount and ball that will work best for your towing setup, ensuring that you get everything you need the first time. This will be the first of many informative how to videos from The Hitch Guys™. Courtesy of CURT Manufacturing Inc.

Sierra Truck and Van is your trailering headquarters! We have it all in stock ready to mount.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Extang Revolution Tonno Roll up Tonneau Cover |

The Extang Revolution Tonno is the industry's first tonneau cover with no straps or Velcro®. The Extang Revolution Tonno is a virtually automatic tonneau cover with a dual-sealing system and an automatic four-way tension system. The Revolution Tonno sits below the rails, making it a sleek, low-profile tonneau cover. Also check out the Extang Express Tonno, a Velcro® roll-up tonneau cover available in a toolbox cut.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Forklift Loadable Truck Rack by Rack-it

Gary Kank, Sales Manager for Rack-it Truck Racks shows us the differences in a forklift loadable truck. Many contractors prefer the forklift loadable rack so they can have forklifts load material directly on the rack rather than hand loading. Sure saves the back!

At Sierra Truck and Van, we carry a large inventory of Rack-it Truck Racks and accessories.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Camper Shell Style Racks by Rack-it Truck Racks

Gary Kank, Sales Manager for Rack-it Truck Racks talks about the truck racks that are designed to be used with camper shells or truck caps. The design is slightly different for these racks to accomodate the shell with no loss in strenghth or usability.

We have a great selection of Rack-it Truck Racks in stock and ready to mount immediately!