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A.R.E.'s EZ3 Series 3-door fiberglass tonneau cover for pickup trucks is designed for easy access from all sides of the truck bed. Its heavy-duty construction makes it ideal for commercial use.
The EZ3 is a great choice for those who need clear rear visibility from the cab, as well as full access to the truck bed from both sides and the rear. It already is proving a popular choice among pest control professionals, public utilities for service trucks, and telephone and computer installers.
"We designed the EZ3 to be one of the most practical tonneau covers available for commercial trucks. Our customers love this product because it provides great visibility when backing up, and because its three large access doors allow easy access to anywhere in the truck bed," said Todd Roberson, vice president, sales and marketing, A.R.E., Inc. He added that an advanced guttering system also keeps water out of the truck bed.
The EZ3 features a durable fiberglass body, painted to exacting specifications to match any truck's OEM finish. The EZ3 Series also comes standard with A.R.E.'s unique palm lock handles with Strattec automotive-quality locks for added security, as well as heavy-duty powder coated steel strap hinges.
A.R.E.'s EZ3 Series Tonneau is available for 1993 to present Ford Ranger and Chevrolet S-10; and 1997 to current model long- and short-bed Dodge Dakota model trucks. It is backed by A.R.E.'s limited lifetime warranty - A.R.E. Inc. warrants to the original purchaser all fiberglass lids and caps to be structurally free from defects in material and workmanship for as long as you own it. The painted finish of your fiberglass cap or lid also is covered under warranty against defects in workmanship and abnormal fading for as long as you own the product and the original truck.
The company sells to most of the major fleet upfitters in the United States, who can install its caps as part of a ship-through upfit, Roberson said, adding that A.R.E. also maintains a national fleet pricing program which offers dealers favorable pricing below the suggested retail price.
A.R.E. also is known for the fastest lead times in the truck cap industry, he said. For sales of 10 or less units, the company will deliver the units to an upfitter or local dealer in just 7-10 days from the receipt of the purchase order. For larger orders, the company is can deliver 100 or more units a week, with a minimal addition of time and planning.