When starting with a Flip System, it may seem rudimentary or almost self-explanatory what one would need. However, you'd be amazed at how many people forget the basics.
Mistake #1: Choosing the wrong tarp material.
The devil is in the details! When transporting your load from one site to another, the tarp can play a pivotal role. The most commonly suggested material for the tarp would be the mesh tarp as opposed to vinyl. Air is allowed to pass through the mesh fabric without significant 'pull' on the arms of the unit.
Mistake #2: Leaving the system open.
Another common mistake is to leave the system open. There are many times new operators will shut the system, without realizing that it is not fully closed, and then drive off. If the arms are in the 'up' position while driving, the arms of the system can be damaged. Be sure to close your tarp properly.
Mistake #3: Being ignorant of any state or local laws.
It seems cliche to say, "Know your laws," but it's true. When using any system, different tarping laws might be in effect. A crucial one is between Michigan and Ohio. In Michigan, your load must be tarped, whereas if you cross the border into Ohio, it doesn't. Make sure that when using the flip system, you know what DOT laws are in effect and work accordingly.
We Can Ship Out, or You Can Pick Up
One of the conveniences we offer at Tarpstop is that we can ship an entire system to your location, to be installed by yourself or a local provider. Depending on your needs, we can also do the installation at one of our four locations across the US.