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Work Like a Pro: DIY Equipment You Should Always Have on Hand

 If it seems like some people can fix anything, they pretty much can. And although it requires skill, talent, and experience, it’s really not a magic trick. Here’s the secret: It’s all about the equipment.

With the right tools and resources on hand and in your hands, you can handle routine chores like a pro. For more significant projects, having the basic tools on hand can help you make temporary fixes until you can implement more permanent solutions.

So what do you need to work like a pro?

It does depend on the type of work you expect to do most often. You’ll need different items to repair your kitchen sink as opposed to when you change a timing belt in a truck, for example. Many tools, however, do serve multiple purposes, and with the right DIY skills, you can often devise some sort of solution, even if it is only as a temporary Band-Aid.

If you need a medical bag of sorts for tools, following are what some people consider the “bare-bones basics.”

  • 50-Foot Extension Cord
  • Tool Belt
  • Eye and Ear Protection
  • Cordless Flashlight
  • Cordless Shop Vacuum
  • 3/8″ Cordless Drill
  • 6 1/2″ Cordless Circulating Saw
  • Hacksaw
  • Miter Saw and Block
  • Corded Jig Saw
  • Common hand tools such as hammers, pliers, wrenches, vice grips, tin snips, and Allen wrenches
  • Miscellaneous small items like nails, tacks, screws, and sandpaper

Once you see how easily and effectively you can do almost anything with the right equipment, you will enjoy adding a variety of tools to your collection.

Where to Store Your Tools

Naturally, you’ll also need a place to store and protect your tools. Many folks keep their tools at home in the garage or shed. Others keep them on the truck, their mobile office in a manner of speaking.

But the downside is that they can be stolen and will be more susceptible to the elements, leading to rusty tools. Be sure to invest in a high-quality, secured, and lockable storage component for your tools.

In 2008, former automotive engineer Paul Chapman started a business with the storage needs of truck owners in mind. Today, Stowe Cargo Systems can help you with your tool storage requirements through a variety of cargo storage solutions custom-made in the USA for virtually all American trucks, so you can be assured your needs will be met.

For more information, check us out online or call us at (248) 795-2240.


Ford, Ram, Chevy, GMC, and Toyota Tonneau Covers – Tonneau Covers for Ford F150, Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, Toyota Tundra, Chevy and GMC 1500, 2500, 3500 truck beds

The most waterproof tonneau covers, most secure tonneau covers, and most durable hard tonneau covers available with integrated toolbox for Ford, Ram, Toyota, Chevy and GMC trucks – Search our nationwide tonneau cover dealers

When it comes to tonneau covers and truck bed covers, especially when you are looking for the best waterproof tonneau covers for your Ford, Ram, Toyota, Chevy, and GMC truck there are lots of factors to consider, not only do you need to make sure your truck, whether a Ford F150, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500 or Toyota Tundra, or a Chevy or GMC 1500, 2500, and 3500 Silverado or High Sierra, has a model made just for it, but is it going to be the most waterproof tonneau cover, or the most secure tonneau cover, or even the most durable tonneau cover you can buy, maybe you even need the best gooseneck tonneau cover or the best 5th wheel tonneau cover for your Ford, Ram, Toyota, Chevy or GMC and you need it fast and in stock, then you have come to the right place, Stowe Cargo, the home of the best Ford, Ram, Toyota, Chevy, and GMC tonneau covers.

The Award-Winning Stowe 2 in 1 Tonneau Cover for Ford, Ram, Toyota, Chevy and GMC Trucks

JUST NAMED ONE OF THE YEAR’S HOT CARGO MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS BY THE SHOP MAGAZINE. The Stowe 2 in 1 tonneau with the industry’s first integrated toolbox, is way ahead of legacy tonneau covers with regards to design and engineering


  • All weathertight, not just water resistant or waterproof, and we mean the truck box too!
  • Nearly indestructible with its innovative engineering, materials, coatings and manufacturing processes
  • Engineered for maximum security with industrial OEM grade push button locks and locking mechanisms, none of those plastic slam latches or skinny push rods that make other tonneau covers susceptible to break-ins.
  • Most importantly, an integrated toolbox that is also weathertight, nearly indestructible, and engineered to be more impenetrable than any other truck toolbox, all sealed under the automotive grade double bulb gasket that seals the entire package from the elements.

We Manufacture the Most Durable Tonneau Cover for the following Model Trucks


The World’s First and Only Tonneau Cover with Toolbox The Stowe 2 in 1


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