1. Common Mistakes for the flip system

    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.

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  2. The Farm Science Review

    This September 18th - 20th we'll be taking our usual trek down to London, Ohio for the 56th annual Farm Science Review.  Attracting over 140,000 visitors who come to view products, commercial  exhibitors and learn about the latest in agricultural advancements. the education from Ohio State and Purdue is second to none. 

    Located at booth #937 near entrance C we will be showcasing many of our Cargo Control products as well as our systems.  While there, Tarpstop will be selling everything from Cargo Control to Side-Lok's and even showcasing our Fastrak Direct.  Come and see us to see all the things that could help you save. 


    What is the Farm Science Review?
    The Molly Caren Agricultural Center (MCAC) near London, Ohio is home to the Farm Science Review and attracts upwards of 140,000 visitors from all over the United States and Canada, who come for three days to peruse 4,000 product lines from 600 commercial exhibitors, and learn the latest in agricultural production. The educational programs feature Ohio State and Purdue specialists and are second to none in the agricultural exhibition world.

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  3. Upcoming Trade Shows

    Interested in checking out Tarpstop at one of the Tradeshows coming up? We have two shows on the horizon. This August 16th - 18th you can visit us right in our own backyard out in Bowling Green at the National Tractor Pulling Championship. You can find us there on the NorthEast side near the grandstands.

    One show not enough, don't worry we'll be at another one as well. From August 23rd through the 25th, Tarpstop can also be seen in Dallas at the Great American Truck Show. We'll be showcasing our new 'Fastrak Evolution'. Stop by booth #3009 and check out everything we have going on. 

    While at the Great American Truck Show we will be running an amazing contest for a FREE DUMP BODY FLIP SYSTEM and you can now have a chance to enter. Simply enter your Name, Email and Phone number and Voila, you have a chance to win a free Tarpstop Dump Body Flip System shipped to you for FREE. This will only be going on for a limited time so don't hesitate. 


    Interested in learning more about our FREE Flip System promotion? Simply click on the link above and learn more.

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  4. How to Choose the Right Flip System?

    Are you on the lookout for a new Flip system or do you just need to upgrade your old one? There are small but subtle differences between a manual and an electric system that may make the system right for you. Each has it's own set of pro's and con's, the difference is making sure that the system is suited to your needs.

    The real question is what are you hauling and what are your needs?Are you pressed for time and trying to move many loads in a day? Does your job site require you to stay in your truck? If this is the case you will want an electric flip system. The golden rule might be more time equals more loads, which in turn equals more money! Also remember, it is sometimes best to keep an extra motor on hand in-case your current motors burns out. This can always save time and money in the future.

    Are you not as pressed for time? Maybe you're not going to need to tarp that often. Then a manual tarping system might be right for you.  Why spend the extra money on an electric system if you're not going to use it often?  Let's take a look at some of the small but important differences between these two systems and what will lead you to making your choice.

    Manual Tarp Systems
    - Manual Flip Systems are more cost effective
    - They also take less time to install since you won't be installing any electrical connections.
    - They're simple and use less parts than an electric flip system. 
    - They take more time in hauling loads since you will be getting out to open and close the sys

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  5. What to Know about your Flip-Tarp

    From dump bodies to landscaping, flip tarps seem to be at the heart of it all. But with all the back and forth of loading and unloading, sometimes the simplest things are the ones most commonly overlooked. That's what lead us to start this article.

    One thing to consider is where you live in relation to your equipment supplier. Are you able to stop by Tarpstop to have your EZ-over flip tarp system installed or would it be better to have us ship it to you? Either way, it's important that parts are readily available when the inevitable happens. As the manufacturer, Tarpstop has the components on-hand for immediate repairs at our locations or quick shipment to yours, usually same-day! This may seem like a small detail but it can reduce downtime dramatically when you can least afford it.

    At Tarpstop, quality and value are a given. Remember though, it's not just about how low you can get the price. Sometimes it's about building true partnerships with your suppliers and making sure they have just as much concern for your customers and your success as you do. Relationships! it's one of our core values.

    These are just a few of the things to keep in mind when choosing a flip tarping system. Interested in learning more? Just click here or call one of our locations today!

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