Going on road trips with your significant other is a great way to spend time together, bond, and create memories that will last a whole lifetime. Choosing a proper vehicle for the trip can make all the difference. Selecting a truck alone is great for off-road travels and carrying items, but you can kick things up a notch by selecting specific truck upgrades. The following five truck upgrades can be installed directly at the dealer and are ideal for couples that love to take extended road trips.
Automatic Running Boards
Climbing in and out of the truck multiple times a day can cause a lot of wear and tear to your body. Make things easier for both you and your partner by having automatic running boards installed on the truck. The running boards extend out through motion detection or when the door opens. They make it easier to climb in and out of the truck without putting too much strain on the knees.
A number of running boards can also extend to the bed of a truck. This allows you to easily step up and reach in the back for items from coolers and plastic bins. The quick access can save a lot of time when you're trying to reach a destination.
Expanded USB Port Options
When traveling with a partner, you need to double the resources inside the truck. By upgrading the center panel of the truck, not only will you get more access to cup holders, but you can also expand the USB port availability. These ports are ideal for charging cell phones, digital cameras, tablets, and other accessories. Instead of fighting over USB port use, you and your partner will have equal share and plenty of charging options.
Rear Under-Seat Storage
Depending on how long your road trip is, there could be a lot of clothes and other supplies making the trip with you. Instead of filling the back cab of the truck and leaving things in the open, you and your partner can opt for rear under-seat storage. The added compartment gives you a lot of extra space. It's ideal for storing extra clothes, shoes, and other small items that you need for the trip. Instead of parking and wasting time to grab something from the rear of the truck, you and your partner can simply access the under-seat storage and retrieve items.
Keep things intimate and romantic by having a custom truck tent installed for your use on a road trip. When making nightly stops at campgrounds or other locations, a truck tent is a quick and easy way to have shelter and a nice place to sleep. It saves time from setting up a full tent and is designed to fill up the whole cab of a truck. Adding in an air mattress can provide extra comfort as you and your partner relax in the tent. A truck tent is also ideal for different weather situations so you do not have to worry about setting up on wet or muddy ground.
Hitch-Mounted Bike Carrier
Expand your adventures beyond just the truck. Instead of filling the bed of the truck with bikes, you can save space with a two-bike hitch-mounted carrier. The carrier allows you to easily add and remove bikes while on a road trip. By using bike trail resources, you can explore different trails and bond with off-road experiences. No matter what state you're in, it's nice to know that you can find a bike trail and easily have access with the help of a bike carrier. It prevents bikes from being laid on top of each other or sliding around the bed of the truck.
By choosing some of these upgrades and carefully planning your road trip, you can have a hassle-free road trip with your partner and create great memories on the open road. If you are currently on the lookout for a new truck to use for traveling, contact a representative from a dealership like Grey Chevrolet Inc.