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11 Best Accessories for Your Truck or SUV

These products are guaranteed to rev up your ride.

You don’t have to be a contestant on “Truck Night in America” to get a thrill from customizing your pick-up truck or SUV. Below, some products, both practical and fun, to vamp up your vehicle—from an espresso machine that fits neatly in your cup holder to an awning that will earn you the title of Best. Tailgater. Ever.

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BRIGHT LIGHTS, COUNTRY MUSIC

Turn your next night of cruising into a serious party with Isincer’s interior LED under-dash lighting kit. Easy to apply with double-sided adhesive strips, they plug into the cigarette lighter and operate via a remote control to switch modes, brightness and colors. Want to really kick things up? A sound-activated feature cues the lights to change with the music playing on your truck’s radio. About $13, Amazon

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COOL IT NOW

Spend so much time in your truck that it feels like a second home? When you stock it with Wagan’s 24-liter mini fridge/warmer you may just never leave. Made to keep food and drinks cold or warm, it’s easily portable and comes with a seven-foot DC power cord. Grocery store run, anyone? About $85, Amazon

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C’MON, GET HAPPY

Whether it’s a pictorial mud flap or a political bumper sticker, it’s always tempting to serve up a message to the drivers behind you. LFPartS’s yellow smiley-face trailer hitch lets you brightening your fellow travelers’ day and earn a little good karma while you drive. The metal 3.5-inch cover fits on standard two-inch hitches. About $22, Amazon

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PUPPY LOVE

We know you love your pooch. But you also love keeping your truck interior free of fur and puppy accidents. Enter Winner Outfitters’ dog-seat covers. The non-slip waterproof covers, which work for backseat benches or hammock seating, are easy to install and clean. And they’re soft—perfect for man’s best friend. About $29, Amazon

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THE QUICK AND THE (UN)DEAD

Leave the cutesy car decals to the minivan set. If monster trucks (Get it? Monster trucks?) are more your thing, opt for Berryzilla’s We Ate Your Stick Family zombie vinyl stickers. No one messes with your brood. About $3, Amazon

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Looking for a storage solution on the road? Yaheetech’s aluminum 30x13-inch tool box offers plenty of space, a waterproof design, durable side handles and a built-in lock to keep everything safe. About $70, Amazon

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LET’S SLEEP ON IT

Car camping just got real with Rightline Gear’s full-size truck-bed air mattress. Inflate or deflate it in seconds with the included air pump and, when you’re done, it folds neatly into a stuff sack, making storage a breeze. Sleeping (comfortably) under the stars? Yes, please. About $85, Amazon

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BUZZ-WORTHY

Calling all java junkies/road warriors: No truck-driving coffee lover worth, well, a pile of beans wouldn’t be tempted by a great accessory for staying caffeinated. Handpresso’s 12-volt auto hybrid is an espresso machine for your vehicle, able to prepare your favorite eye-opening beverage in just two minutes. Keep it in your cup holder for easy access—and endless coffee breaks. About $160, Amazon

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LAZY DAYS

Hammock life isn’t just for parks and patios. With the JammockTruck, a hammock for pickups, you’ll be lolling with the best of ‘em, no matter where your travels take you. Made with strong corder nylon, it’s got seven feet of diagonal space and fits most truck beds. Nap time? It’s on. About $81, Amazon

ARB-AWNING

MADE IN THE SHADE

Be the hero of the next tailgate party with ARB’s 4x4 awning. The cool retractable accessory attaches to your truck’s roof and is made with a tough, rugged canvas that’s waterproof and UVP 50+. Maybe best of all? It only takes 30 seconds to deploy—leaving you more time to entertain. Score! About $300, Amazon

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TRASH TALK

Wadded up wrappers, empty soda bottles, crumpled up parking tickets (kidding!). Keep all your truck garbage tidy in JACO’s TrashPro trash can. The 3-in-1 style hangs neatly from the headrest or sits on the floor, holds up to three gallons and has mesh pockets and a cup holder. Got kids? This is a must. About $20, Amazon

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