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About A.R.E.

SCATT Recreation is your local connection to A.R.E. truck caps and truck covers.

We offer a full line of truck caps and accessories and our knowledgeable sales staff will work hard to help you find the products that will fit your needs.

Our team of trained installers will work hard to make sure your products leave our lot installed properly and looking great!

Stop by and visit us if you're in the area!  We have locations in Roseville and Salinas.  You can also give us a call!
Roseville: (916) 773-6614   |   Salinas: (831) 758-5663

A.R.E camper shells come with over 200 options to choose from, you can create the perfect cap to fit your working truck needs. The rugged, fulled welded frame construction offers years of durable service, no matter what the weather or the job


Caring For Your A.R.E. Truck Cap Or Tonneau Cover

A.R.E. fiberglass truck caps are painted with Dupont® Chroma Premier™ automotive paint. This high grade base coat clear coat finish requires the same care as your truck paint.

Here are some suggestions on how to care for and maintain the beauty of your cap finish:

  • Wash the cap frequently, preferably by hand. Avoid car washes with brushes. During the first 30 days of the life of the paint, the paint is completing the curing process and can be easily damaged. When washing use a soft cloth, fresh cool water in the summer and warm water in the winter. For heavily soiled surfaces use a mild liquid soap specially designed for automobiles.
  • Avoid parking under trees, which can drop sap or droppings on the fresh paint. Remove any such substance as soon as possible.
  • Do not wax for the first 60 days. After 60 days, wax and care for the cap like your truck, using the same products.
  • Do not wipe your cap with a dry cloth. Always use water. If you have hard water, dry the cap and truck paint after washing to prevent water spots.
  • Brush off snow and ice. Do not use a scraper on the cap or the rear door glass.
  • Use touch-up paint to repair any nicks or scratches in the paint. Clear fingernail polish can be used as the base coat touch-up. Wait until the repair is fully cured and use rubbing compound and polish to regain the proper finish.
  • Use a UV protection product on all vinyl, plastic and rubber components to maintain the luster and extend the life. These products should not contain petrochemicals, petroleum distillates or silicone oils. Products like Armorall® or 303 Protectant® are recommended.
  • Lubricate all locks and moving locking parts with lithium grease. Lithium-based spray lubricants are well suited to this application and will not attract dirt and grime buildup. Do not use penetrating oils in the lock cylinders unless you follow up with lithium grease.
  • Do not use any lubricants or solvent cleaners on the shafts of the gas struts. If necessary, clean them with water only.
  • Check the gap between the LSII/LSX edge and the painted surface of your truck regularly, making sure that the LSII is not contacting the painted surface of the truck and wearing paint. Adjust the height adjusters in the base rails up to prevent paint wear. 

 Important Safety Matters to Remember

Never allow children to occupy the cargo area of the pickup when the engine is running. Exhaust systems do fail and carbon monoxide poisoning may occur even with a truck cap. Consult vehicle owner’s manual regarding the proper loading of your vehicle.

The fasteners/mounting clamps connecting the truck cap to the pickup bed should be checked regularly to assure tightness. Vibration from the engine and road can cause fasteners/mounting clamps to work loose.

If you need to remove your cap from the pickup be sure to follow these basic procedures:
  • Place reference marks on the base rail of the cap and the bed rails of the truck bed on each side. This will allow you to easily reinstall the cap at the correct position.
  • Disconnect any brake light or interior light wiring.
  • Remove the fasteners/mounting clamps.
  • Using one person on each corner, gently lift the cap off and place it on a flat surface.
  • Check your center high mount stop light (CHMSL) for proper operation by pressing on the brake pedal.
If the center high mount stop light is not working, check and replace the bulb and/or the fuse before driving the truck. To reinstall your cap simply reverse the process by lining up the ends of the blue alignment stickers and installing the fasteners/mounting clamps and hooking up the brake light.

Be sure to keep your shocks and tires in good repair to reduce vibration, which will shorten the life of your truck and cap.
Warranty Conditions
  • Warranties are subject to the terms and conditions below
  • All warranty considerations apply for original retail purchaser only
A.R.E. Brand Fiberglass Cap and Fiberglass Tonneau Cover Limited Lifetime Warranty (Z, X, MX, CX, V, TW, Overland, LSX, LSII and WorkCover LS)
A.R.E. warrants to you, the original retail purchaser of an A.R.E. brand fiberglass truck cap, that the body will be structurally free from defects in material and workmanship for as long as you own your cap and the original vehicle. The body includes the fiberglass shell and mounting rails only. A.R.E. warrants to you, the original purchaser, for as long as you own your cap that the exterior paint will not abnormally fade or peel due to material or workmanship defect faster than the original pickup it was installed on by an authorized A.R.E. retail dealer. The spray on protective coating material used to produce the Overland Series has a limited lifetime warranty not to crack, bubble, or flake as long as you own your truck.

V Series model truck caps with a serial number lower than 1769712 received a limited 3-year warranty with no paint match guarantee.

LT Series Fiberglass Tonneau Cover 3 Year Limited Warranty
LT Series warrants to you, the original retail purchaser of an LT Series brand fiberglass truck cover, that the body will be structurally free from defects in material and workmanship for three (3) years. The body includes the fiberglass shell and mounting rails only. LT Series warrants to you, the original purchaser, for three (3) years that the exterior paint will not abnormally fade or peel due to material or workmanship defect faster than the original pickup it was installed on. Due to truck manufacturer variance, exact color match is not guaranteed. Locks are warranted for one (1) year from your retail date of purchase against failure due to defects in material and workmanship.

Deluxe Commercial Unit (DCU) Limited 3-Year Warranty
All A.R.E. Deluxe Commercial Units purchased on or after April 1, 2004 are covered for a period of three (3) years against structural and/or paint defects. This warranty applies to the unit body, which includes the exterior skin, framework and mounting rails only. A.R.E. warrants to you, the original retail purchaser of an A.R.E. Deluxe Commercial Unit for a period of three (3) years, that the exterior (if custom painted to your vehicle's paint code) will not abnormally fade or peel due to material or workmanship defect faster than the original pickup it was installed on by an authorized A.R.E. dealer.

Site Commander Limited 5-Year Warranty
All A.R.E. Site Commander Units are covered for a period of five (5) years against structural and/or paint defects. This warranty applies to the unit body, which includes the fiberglass shell and mounting rails only. A.R.E. warrants to you, the original retail purchaser of an A.R.E. Site Commander Unit for a period of five (5) years, that the exterior will not abnormally fade or peel due to material or workmanship defect faster than the original pickup it was installed on by an authorized A.R.E. dealer.

Hardware
For the original purchaser, lock cylinder, lock housing, fiberglass wings, and center mounted brake lights are warranted for three (3) years from your retail date of purchase against failure due to defects in material and workmanship.

Gas props used to assist in opening doors are covered under a five (5) year limited warranty against failure due to loss of pressure. This warranty does not cover damage due to misuse or neglect. Never wipe the shaft of the props with anything other than a dry soft cloth. Regular operation of the props will actually increase the life by lubricating the seals and shafts.

Window and door frames and hardware, remote keyless entry, 12 volt and rope lighting, battery lights and Prop Light switch are warranted for one (1) year from your purchase date from an authorized A.R.E. retailer, from failure due to defects in material or workmanship. Also covered for one year are all seals, brackets, locking hardware, and screens. Glass breakage is not covered under this or any other warranty.

.019 Recreational Aluminum Limited 1-Year Warranty
All A.R.E. .019 Recreational Aluminum Caps are covered for a period of one (1) year against defects in workmanship and materials. This warranty applies to the unit body and hardware, which includes the exterior skin, framework, mounting rails, locks, hardware, gas props, hinges, windows, and doors.

THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ANY SUCH WARRANTIES ARE DISCLAIMED. THIS A.R.E. WRITTEN WARRANTY IS THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY PROVIDED FOR ALL A.R.E PRODUCTS.

EXCEPT FOR AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED IN THIS A.R.E. LIMITED WARRANTY, A.R.E., ITS SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECT DAMAGES AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL A.R.E., ITS SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES due to installation, use, misuse, abuse, neglect, or otherwise regarding any product sold, distributed or manufactured by A.R.E. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

STATE LAW MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Exclusions
Not covered under this warranty is structural failure due to neglect, alterations, addition of equipment, abuse, accident, off-road driving, use in competitive racing, vibrations from worn or altered truck suspensions or sound equipment, or acts of nature including but not limited to tornados, hurricanes, hail, and earthquakes.

Stress cracks in the fiberglass body that begin from a window, boot, door opening or from the base rail are considered structural or material flaws and are covered under warranty for as long as the A.R.E. truck cap is owned by the original purchaser. The exception to this warranty is when it is determined by A.R.E. or its authorized dealer that such stress crack(s) were caused from misuse, abuse, collision or competitive racing. If a stress crack occurs it should be repaired without delay to prevent future failures due to neglect.

Stress cracks in the exterior finish caused by impact are not covered under warranty. A stress crack caused by impact from the inside of the truck cap has the appearance of a "star" on the outside surface. A stress crack caused by impact to the outside of the truck cap will cause circular stress cracks. Both stress cracks radiate from a center point(s) of impact. Impact cracks are usually on the sidewalls of the body. A mark may or may not be visible at the point of impact.

Consequential damage or loss due to the installation, use, misuse, abuse or neglect of A.R.E. truck caps is the sole responsibility of the pickup owner and operator. Paint wear to your truck's bed is normal and is expected with the installation and the use of any truck cap or tonneau and is the sole responsibility of the pickup owner. Precautions should be taken by the pickup owner to prevent corrosion. A.R.E. shall not be held liable for any consequential loss or damages arising from the purchase, installation or use of these products.

No implied warranty or fitness for a particular purpose, if any, shall extend for a longer duration than the terms of this written warranty.

In some cases you may be charged labor by the A.R.E. retailer performing the service, if the product was purchased through a different retail outlet.

Warranty Claims
In the event of a warranted product failure it is A.R.E.'s discretion to repair or replace the defective part(s). A.R.E. reserves the right to replace any parts with current production parts of equal or greater quality and value. All claims must be made to the authorized A.R.E. dealer from whom you purchased your truck cap. If you have relocated and/or are unable to return to the A.R.E. dealer where you made your purchase, call (800) 649-4ARE or visit www.4are.com for the nearest authorized dealer. The authorized dealer will process your claim and make the necessary repairs or replacements. Personal identification along with proof of purchase and ownership of the original pickup and A.R.E. truck cap are required for all warranty claims.

Register Your A.R.E. Truck Cap Be sure to register your A.R.E. product at www.4are.com/register within one month of the date of purchase. Registration also qualifies you to receive future premiums and new product information.

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