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Don’t Make These Common Upfitting Mistakes!

Everyone makes mistakes, it’s simply human nature! However, here at Adrian Steel, we understand that making a mistake with your upfit can be costly. To ensure a smooth, mistake-free upfitting experience, we’ve put together this helpful guide on how to avoid these common upfitting mistakes.

  1. Don't Make Upfitting Mistakes!Get a “One Size Fits All” Upfit – In order to get the most out of your work vehicle, we recommend that you order a custom or trade-specific package. Each vocation utilizes work vans differently. HVAC professionals require storage for tanks and small parts, while a builder requires flexible storage that can accommodate larger materials and equipment. Locksmiths need to have the ability to cut keys while on-the-go. Adrian Steel has conducted extensive research on how different professionals utilize their work vehicles and crafts unique packages to meet their specific needs.
  2. Improper Installation – Don’t attempt to install an upfit on your own! Upfitting is not a fun DIY project, in fact, the process can be quite complex. Adrian Steel’s distributors are specially trained to install all products efficiently and correctly. If installed improperly, an upfit can be dangerous and expensive to repair. And you definitely won’t want your upfit to cause potential damage to your inventory of parts and equipment! The good news is that Adrian Steel offers a three-year or 36,000 mile warranty, but only if it’s installed by a trusted distributor!
  3. Skimp on Quality – Whether you’re looking for an aluminum toolbox or a durable shelving unit, you will want to be sure that it’s built to last. Even if the product or upfit may cost a little more upfront, you won’t have to deal with the hassle and expense of replacing it a few years down the road. Adrian Steel uses the highest quality materials in the industry to manufacture its upfit products to ensure that your tools and equipment will be stored safe and secure for years to come.
  4. Order the Same Upfit as “Last Time” – This mistake won’t make or break the upfitting process, unless you’re upfitting a completely different vehicle make and model. Adrian Steel designs custom products for each vehicle in order to maximize the most of the cargo space available. An upfit for a new Ford Transit won’t even fit into a Transit Connect! Keep this in mind when you’re purchasing a new vehicle. If you are upfitting the same type of vehicle, you may want to research new product releases to see if there are any additions or upgrades you want to make to your upfit this time around.


About Adrian Steel

With Adrian Steel, you won’t have to worry about making upfitting mistakes! Our expert distributors will walk you through the upfitting process and help you choose the best products for you and your business. Our high-quality products are highlighted by constant innovation, so you can be sure that your Adrian Steel upfit will provide durable and reliable solutions for your cargo management. To learn more about Adrian Steel, visit our website, give us a call at (800) 677-2726, or send us an email at


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