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NECA ShowStopper Award 2006The WEATHER GUARD® Sliding Ladder Rack has won the ShowStopper Award from NECA!


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WEATHER GUARD® Introduces New Style Aluminum Saddle Box for Compact Pickups

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL - May 2004 - Knaack LLC. has introduced a new style of WEATHER GUARD® aluminum deep saddle boxes (Model Nos. #137 and #137-5) that are designed to fit compact pickup trucks with short beds and wheel wells located to the front of the bed. The new style aluminum saddle box features a notched bottom design that will fit such popular short-bed vehicles as the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet S-10, Ford Ranger, GM Canyon, Dodge Dakota and Dodge Quad Cab.

New Saddle Box

The new WEATHER GUARD saddle boxes are available in diamond-plate aluminum with either a clear coat or black powder coat finish to provide lasting protection from the elements.

Designed to suspend from the side rails of pickup trucks, the aluminum saddle box provides a storage capacity of 8.9 cubic feet. A single cover style conceals the full length aluminum piano hinge and provides easy access for larger, bulkier items.

The new saddle boxes feature an exclusive onetouch latch system with a patented automotive-style red pushbutton on both ends of the box that allows for one-handed opening from either side of the truck and maximum security. The cover "pops" open with the help of dual gas springs. A tight weatherproof seal protects the contents of the box from snow, rain and dust.

Knaack LLC. makes and markets a complete line of WEATHER GUARD® truck and van equipment, including drawer units, shelving and cabinets, and racks for full-size and mini pickups, vans and utility vehicles, as well as KNAACK® jobsite storage equipment, including storage chests, work stations, rolling work benches and hand tool boxes.

For more information, please contact: Knaack LLC., 420 E. Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Toll Free Phone: 800.456.7865. Web: E-mail: