How to Reduce Wear and Tear on a Retractable Tarp System
Preventing tarp system wear and tear is the best way to extend the life of your investment. While you can’t avoid wear and tear completely, there are steps you can take to reduce tarp damage.
Most tarp systems are damaged by misuse, not by road hazards or Mother Nature, so here are three steps you can take to reduce wear and tear on your retractable tarp system.
Be Careful When Loading and Unloading
Most tarp system damage occurs while loading and unloading cargo. Running into an automatic tarp system with a forklift or loader is a surefire way to damage the tarp or the mechanical parts necessary to its smooth operation.
Keep an Eye Out for Wind Damage
Wind is brutal on tarp fabrics. Nothing will tear up a tarp faster than eight hours of flapping in the wind as you’re trucking down the highway at 70 miles per hour. Keep your tarps taut to reduce the effect of wind shear. Look for a system with a sturdy, well-engineered bow system.
Avoid Running with an Open Tarp System
An automatic tarp system should not be left open while driving. The wind will whip the tarp and may even wreak havoc on aluminum parts. Sturdy construction goes a long way, but it’s no defense against avoidable abuse of your tarping system.
Even with proper care and maintenance of a tarp system, wear and tear happens. Verduyn Tarps offers tarp system repair services for our Eagle Smart Tarp systems.
An Ounce of Prevention: Buy a High-Quality Tarp System – Steer Clear of Flimsy Alternatives
We’re not shy about touting the quality of our tarp system’s design and construction. Plain and simple, we believe you’ll save money by buying a sturdy Eagle Smart Tarp system and avoiding the hassles and costs associated with competitors’ low-budget offerings.
Don’t believe us? Watch this “Shake Test” video. We’re convinced you’ll see the difference. After you watch the video, contact us for a quote.