T-HANDLE KEYS AND PROTECTIVE ALUMINUM DOORS. SIDE KIT STAKE AND PANELS STORE IN SEPARATE BOXES FOR ADDED CONVENIENCE. Unique center I-beam mounting system makes installation quick and requires no holes to be drilled in the trailer. Aluminum doors protect side kit panels and stakes from the elements while providing extra security and an attractive finished look. Doors available in polished or mill-finished aluminum designs. Keyed lock offers outstanding security. Rubber shock absorbers cushion rack and contents in transit. Side kit stakes store in separate boxes for convenience. Designed to fit all models of flatbed trailers with center I-beam frames. Models available to hold panels ans stakes, or panels, stakes and tarp.
"Side Kit Tarps" are still the workhorses of the steel hauling industry. Also called Rack Tarps, or Top Tarps, they are designed to be installed over a system of stakes, panels, and bows (A Sidekit) on a flatbed trailer where the front of the tarp is fitted to the trailer bulkhead.
A typical SIDE-KIT TARP is 48' Long and is Wide enough to overhang the side panels by about 18 inches when installed over 30" rise tarp bows. The front of the tarp is fitted to a 102" wide bulkhead. Other sizes and dimensions are common too, so give us a call with your specifics and we'll make it happen!
QUALITY - Chances are your new Sidekit Tarp from Tarpstop will cost 10% more and last twice as long as your last tarp. If you plan on keeping your tarp for several years, you want ShelterRite fabric by Seaman Corporation. There is a great deal of variability in the quality of fabrics out there, and all 18oz vinyl is not the same. We use Shelter-Rite fabric exclusively for our sidekit tarps.
STANDARD FEATURES - Tarpstop Sidekit Tarps include features that others charge extra for, like extra reinforcement in the nose and tail for extended durability, Nylon webbing all around for protection from wind lift, and Premium Fabric to guard against pinholes, cuts, and tears.
Also known as Rack Tarps, or Top Tarps, they are designed to be installed over a system of stakes, panels, and bows (A Sidekit) on a flatbed trailer where the front of the tarp is fitted to the trailer bulkhead. Watch More