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Let’s just call it the IACP show.

We just finished attending the International Association of Chiefs of Police Expo (let’s just call it the IACP show) here in Florida. Why would police departments have their own product show, you ask?  Just consider some of the normal and oddball stuff a department needs to use on a regular basis:

  • cameras
  • sirens
  • scuba gear
  • Segway scooters
  • weapons lockboxes :-)

I truly have no idea what this is all about, but apparently you can also find dinosaurs here too …
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Since there’s not exactly stores like these on every street corner, that’s why we’re here.  We give agencies a single place to see it all and compare us all side by side like a line-up to give them the best bang for their buck … or is it OUR buck?

One of the issues in discussion this year was the use of body-worn cameras and the value of the story they tell during an incident. Another was the increase in officer deaths via ambush. I give all of them kudos for doing what they do every day.

I spoke with a chief who confided to me that despite the crazy things he’s seen, what makes him angriest is finding out that one of the citizens he’s charged with protecting attempts to do a quick grab for the guns in a patrol vehicle. Obviously, he was at the right booth!


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I can’t say whether he’ll become a Tuffy customer or not, but I’m confident that when the need arises, he’ll give us a call.

Tuffy Security News – October 15, 2014

Four Wheel Events Around the Country

October 15 – 28, 2014

packitinBIG DOGS OFFROAD – Fall Crawl, Winchester, VA. October 18, 19 2014. BIG DOGS OFFROAD provides experienced trail guides, plenty of action, and a good time with good “wheelers”. Limited number of vehicles at each event, first-come-first served. Open to 4-wheel drive vehicles, we have plenty of rugged action for you.

line-up-b0e835e60cOperation Desert Fun is held every October to raise to have fun and raise money for the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Cal-Diego Chapter.

This event is open to all 4×4’s, motorcycles, ATV’s and side-by-sides. The event is held at the Truckhaven 4×4 Training Facility in the Ocotillo Wells SVRA, which provides open, dry camping. The raffle is shaping up to be another great one, and we welcome any donations.

gateway_to_the_cumberlandsJeep Jamboree – 20th Gateway to the Cumberlands. The majestic Cumberland Mountains are a fitting backdrop for this Jamboree. Located on the bend of the Cumberland River, the Williamsburg area is known for its charming homes, picturesque landscapes, vast outdoor recreational activities, and the second-largest waterfall east of the Rockies. The area offers numerous trails of varying difficulty that will lure you into the scenic woods. You’ll discover steep forested ridges, magnificent natural arches, and lush vegetation. Swimming, fishing, boating, golf, tennis, hunting, and horseback riding are popular activities in the area.

ouachitaJeep Jamboree – 25th Ouachita. Where: Hot Springs, Arkansas. Choose your thrill. If just hearing names like “Kamikaze Boulder Banzai” and “Rollercoaster Rampage” speed up your pulse, then this Jamboree is for you! At least 1,200 wooded acres contain almost every type of terrain imaginable and pose countless challenges for participants of all skill levels. Mud pits, rock gardens, hill climbs, and water crossings combine to make this Jeep Jamboree a non-stop thrill ride. And it doesn’t end on the trails – boating, fishing, golf, horseback riding, and even an amusement park are nearby to satisfy even the most cautious member of your party.\

Halloween1The Friends of El Mirage Presents EL MIRAGE DAY

At El Mirage Cooperative Management Area Saturday, October 25, 2014 Come share in a day of work, play, and fun! Register Now for El Mirage Day!

cullmanJeep Jamboree – 5th Cullman Alabama.  Located 55 miles south of Huntsville in the Appalachian Mountains, Stony Lonesome OHV Park is one of Alabama’s hidden attractions and the only public motorized vehicle trail system in the state. Nearly 1,500 wooded acres will be your playground for this Jamboree. The park offers numerous trails of varying difficulty; a rock crawling area as well as plenty of amenities for adventures of all ages. Whether you’re seeking family fun or a thrilling adventure, there is something for everyone at the Cullman Alabama Jamboree.


Company News

The day the Dealer Locator blew up…

I usually try and get this update out on Wednesdays but this week it was brought to my attention that our website Dealer Locator had blown up and was returning “Runtime” errors. Booo. So I spent yesterday fiddling with code to get the locator going and make it more user friendly in the process. We’ll be adding new dealers as they become available to give you more options on finding Authentic Tuffy Security Products. Check out the updated locator here.

RAM Truck In-floor Storage Security Lid
& The RAM Truck Underseat Storage Security Lid

IMG_0024We finally got these all finished up the way we like ‘em. The big feedback we got from last time is what models do they fit in. The big answer is they fit in the 2009 – current RAM 1500, 2500 & 3500 Crewcab and Quadcab.

They may also fit in the 2002 – 2008 RAM 1500, 2500 & 3500 Crewcab and Quadcab which use the same seat structure part number but we can’t verify the seat mounts with RAM. View this CAD drawing to verify this product will fit in your vehicle. Sorry, neither product fits in the MEGA Cab.

311_01_S_O2In the end, we figured the simplest solution is best. So, we improved on the flimsy plastic lids already there with a Tuffy product built to last, just like the rest of your truck. Both of these little gems are for sale now.

 

312_01_S_C_P2As always, feel free to call Chris at 800.348.8339 x106 to get all the details and put your order in now. Once our dealers get a hold of these, we probably won’t have any more ’til after Christmas.

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Sorry Charlie-

Sorry Charlie-
Sad to hear about your CJ but glad we could help.

I would like to say a big THANKS to Chris in sales at extension 106. Sorry did not get his last name. Long story short, I wrecked my CJ7 a few years ago and in the time of the accident and buying a new Jeep I had lost parts to my double overhead console. I called to see if I could purchase the lost items to my console. Chris answered my call and was able to find the spare parts that I was needing to complete my console again. Also would like to comment on the product as well. In the accident I rolled my Jeep and both CD player and CB radio came out undamaged. Both customer service (Chris) and the product is excellent. Again thanks to Chris for great customer service!!! You will have my business for any future purchases.

Thanks,
Charlie

Tuffy Security News – October 1, 2014

 Four Wheel Events Around the Country

 October 1 – 15, 2014

maine_mountainsJeep Jamboree – 25th Maine Mountains. Experience deep colors in the deep woods. The mountains of western Maine are known for their autumn splendor when vibrant colors paint a stunning backdrop. Under the colorful canopy lays hundreds of miles of mountain trails and scenic back roads.

french_lickJeep Jamboree- 25th French Lick. Discover the best of the Midwest backcountry. This Jeep Jamboree is nestled in the hills of Southern Indiana. In the 1900s, the abundance of mineral springs, area resorts, and hotels lured wealthy travelers from every point in the United States.

Event-Page-SlideCome see the guys from Tuffy at the 2014 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo. The 2014 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo Powered by General Tire offers you the greatest collection of off-road companies, parts, equipment, gear, and experts ever assembled in America. With a full weekend of excitement, 60,000+ attendees and over 300 off-road vendors in one location, you will see everything that is going on in the dynamic world of off-road.

Chris-Leslie-Grand-Marshals35th Mojave Road Rendezvous. The Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association was formed as a nonprofit extension of the already-established volunteer organization, the Friends of the Mojave Road. The goals and objectives of the Friends of the Mojave Road are simple. We support leaving the desert as free as possible without risking destruction of the basic environmental values.

fitdheader5Fun in the Desert 2014. Victor Valley 4 Wheelers are once again hosting “Fun in the Desert” a fund-raising event that benefits our off-roading community. As always, we will have plenty of hard-core trails such as Sledgehammer, Outerlimits, Sunbonnet, and Afterschock. Don’t worry – we have some milder trails too! Bullfrog/ Cakewalk and Matino Wash are more moderate and the Big Easy explains itself. We hope to see you out there October 10-12, 2014 at Means Dry Lakebed in Johnson Valley, CA.

_______3949425The Las Cruces Four Wheel Drive Club is proud to announce the 24th Annual Chile Challenge Off-Road Trail Event on October 15-18, 2014. This event provides an opportunity for drivers of four wheel drive vehicles of any experience level to drive trails in a supervised, nationally recognized, four wheeling event. The event is a family oriented trail ride designed to maximize your enjoyment of the desert and the four wheeling experience. Each trail ride is led by an experienced trail leader who manages the run, helps participants complete the run, oversees climbs over significant obstacles if needed, and stays in communication with participants via a CB radio. There is no competition, just the challenge of the trail. Trails vary from very easy rides accessible in a stock 4×4 to some of the most extreme trails in New Mexico.

 Sneak Peak at our next new product

RAM Truck In-floor Storage Security Lid & The RAM Truck Underseat Storage Security Lid

IMG_0024If you’ve been following us for a while, you know we’ve been making a lot of truck under-seat lock boxes lately. We kept looking at the RAM and scratching our heads about what to do, since they don’t really have an under-seat area to speak of.

IMG_0020In the end, we figured the simplest solution is best. So, we improved on the flimsy plastic lids already there with a Tuffy product built to last, just like the rest of your truck. Both of these little gems will be up for sale later this month.

IMG_0063In the meantime, feel free to call Chris at 800.348.8339 x106 to get all the details and put your pre-order in now. Once our dealers get a hold of these, we probably won’t have any more ’til after Christmas.

Tuffy Security News – September 17, 2014

 Four Wheel Events Around the Country

 September 17-30, 2014

Route 66 Rendevous. 2ndAnnual Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion®, a 3-day Cruisin’ Classic Car Show scheduled for September 19-21, 2014. The event is free to the public and encompasses approx. 22-blocks with car enthusiasts and hot rodders parking and cruisin’ the 3-days along historic tree-lined Euclid Avenue and the surrounding streets of downtown Ontario, California.

catskill_mountainsJeep Jamboree – 17th Catskill Mountains. September 18-20. Just 100 miles north of New York City, the Catskill Mountains play host to some of the best off-roading and good times in the Northeast. A wide variety of trails for both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts await participants. Endless mud, hill climbs, river crossings, and mountains of rocks are just some of what participants might encounter on any of our 12 trails.

10143196193_3639afc82933rd ANNUAL O’REILLY AUTO PARTS FALL 4-WHEEL JAMBOREE NATIONALS® The Indiana State Fairgrounds will crawl with more than 4,500 trucks & jeeps for a weekend of 4X4 fun for the entire family.  Show-goers will get to see traditional 4-Wheel Jamboree events like the General Tire MONSTER TRUCK THUNDER DRAGS, Dick Cepek BURNOUT Competition and the MONSTER TRUCK RIDES  – coupled with exciting new features.

animalsKids on Public Lands. September 20-21, 2014 You are cordially invited to be a part of the next KIDS ON PUBLIC LAND. We need volunteer drivers. The Anaheim Cops 4 Kids (C4K) and the Anaheim YMCA bring 100 kids – 50 boys on Saturday and 50 girls on Sunday. Upon arrival the kids are divided into two groups each day: one group goes on the trail ride and the other group enjoys activities at the Discovery Center. In the afternoon the two groups switch activities. More than 90% of the kids, ages 8-12, have never been to the forest. During the trail ride each child sits in the front passenger seat, chats with the driver, talks on the CB, and enjoys a 4WD ride in the San Bernardino National Forest.

CTW2014-SHIRTSCruisin’ the Woods 2014. September 27, 2014. Brown’s Camp Tillamook State Forest. It’s time once again for the Cascade Cruiser’s Cruisin’ the Woods event in the beautiful Tillamook State Forest! This year promises to be a great year with new runs, an overnight explore from the coast and some great raffle prizes.

black_hillsJeep Jamboree – 22nd Black Hills. Deadwood, South Dakota September 25-27. Black Hills National Forest is home to the monumental Mount Rushmore and some of South Dakota’s most intriguing and historic locales. It encompasses the legendary town of Deadwood, best known for the exploits of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Now Deadwood is maintained as both a colorful vestige of the Old West and a first-rate family vacation area that includes both modern campgrounds and gaming casinos.

Product Spotlight

The Tuffy Large Portable Safe
Room for a full-sized 1911 and then some…

303_01_S_C_P 303_01_S_O_P6 303_01_S_O_P7Weighing less than 4 lbs., this lockable welded steel storage box can be used to secure a firearm and protect valuables while carrying it by hand between locations, during travel, inside a vehicle, home or office. Keyless entry is provided by Tuffy’s 3 digit combination lock with a two-point steel cam for added security.

The included 2 ft. long, 2000 pound test, steel security cable secures the safe to any sturdy mounting surface by attaching to the 1/8″ steel security cable anchor point. The inside is lined with low-density foam to protect the contents, while compression bumpers keep the lid vibration-free when closed.

Exterior Dimensions: 11 3/8″ L x 7 1/4″W x 1 4/5″H (2.5″ H including combo lock above exterior lid surface) Interior Dimensions (Without Foam Liner): 9 1/4″ L x 6 7/8″ W x 1 3/4″ H. Foam Installed In Storage Area (Low-Density): Lid, Sides and Bottom: 3/8″ Thick. Shipping Weight: 4 1/2 lbs.

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New Product – Silverado Crew Cab Under Rear Seat Lockbox

Tuffy Security Products is proud to
release the Silverado Crew Cab
Under Rear Seat Lockbox.

Tuffy Part Number 307

307-01_ANMThis high security 16 gauge steel security lockbox mounts under the rear seat in a Chevy Silverado Crew Cab. The full width formfitting design of the Tuffy lockbox has over 3500 cubic inches of lockable storage. It’s secured contents are easily accessed by flipping either or both of the rear seat(s) up and opening the corresponding lid(s). The unique design allows the full width to be used to stow firearms or other long items.

Featuring Tuffy’s Pry-Guard Locking System with a 10 tumbler double bitted security lock with built in weather seals. Chamfered corners are incorporated into the design for easier passenger access.

307-01_SThe innovative mounting system is only accessed from inside the box. When additional floor space is needed the entire lockbox can be removed in seconds without the need for any tools. Mounts inconspicuously under the seat out of apparent site of would be thieves. Is quickly and easily installed using the factory hardware without drilling.

 

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New Product – 2007-2010 Wrangler JK Unlimited Security Tailgate Enclosure

New Product

2007-2010 Wrangler JK Unlimited
Security Tailgate Enclosure

For all our Jeep Wrangler JK fans!

310_01_V_O_P1The Unlimited tailgate enclosure works in the 4-door model with the rear seat. This all steel cargo enclosure is our simplest design yet that creates a lockable storage area completely protected on all sides.In comparison with our #173 JK deck enclosure, the top is fixed and outfitted with tie-down anchors. It does not rotate open but instead can be easily removed without tools for storage of taller items.

310_01_SIt works in conjunction with the lockable vehicle tailgate to secure the area created. The enclosure maintains the use and function of the rear seat in 4-door models providing Tuffy’s largest secure cargo area available for the Wrangler JK.

This jumbo sized enclosure quickly installs in the 4 Jeep Wrangler JK models with an OEM hardtop or softtop. It will work in vehicles equipped with or without the subwoofer and functions with the OEM storage cover or the Tuffy Cubby Cover, part #143. The lid removes without the use of hand tools to allow for storage of large or tall items. Patent Pending.

310_01_V_O_P8On vehicles with power door locks, arming the security alarm disables the power door lock switches and ensures the tailgate and Tuffy enclosure are secure, even on softtop models or with the top removed.

Click here to learn more.

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Tuffy Security News – September 3rd

Four Wheel Events Around the Country

September 3 – 17, 2014

logo_event_outdoorThe Carlisle Sports & Outdoor Show, Sept. 5-7, 2014, will be an event run at Carlisle like no other. Whether you hunt, fish, hike, race, camp or just love to enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer, this event is just for you.

Basic3Tom Severin’s Hungry Valley 4×4 Driving Clinic, Gorman, CA. September 6. The driving component of the clinic was fun, fun, fun. The obstacles were challenging with ever increasing degrees of difficulty. Tom explains how to address the challenge, personalized instructions gives the student the confidence and skill to conquer the obstacle. Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area is located in the Tejon Pass about 50 miles north of Los Angeles, CA just west of the Interstate 5 corridor.

GOPR14182013 Oregon Trophy Challenge. September 13-14, 2014. Browns Camp, Tillamook State Forest, OR. Test your off-road skills in a competitive off-road event this summer. This 2 day team event will challenge you and your vehicle for the unknown. You and your teammates must be prepared for a long day and a long night, with a variety of tasks not limited to just driving. Your team will be expected to read a map, compass, and GPS, drive a trials section, winch, and do any tasks that we throw at you along the way. The top teams will face off Sunday morning to decide which team will take home the trophy.

laurel_highlands4th Laurel Highlands Jeep Jamboree. Farmington, PA. Sep 11 – 13. Located on the grounds of the 5-star Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, the Laurel Highlands Jeep Jamboree rolls out the red carpet for Jeep 4×4 enthusiasts. The Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is a family and luxury vacation destination on 2,000 privately owned acres, in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

ouray27th Ouray Jeep Jamboree. Ouray, CO. Sept. 11 – 13. Join us in Ouray (“you-RAY”) Colorado for challenging trails blazed by 19th century prospectors and for spectacular scenery. Ouray is located 7,800 feet above sea level in southwestern Colorado in the San Juan Mountains. Pass old mines and golden aspen trees, and pick your way around and over large boulders on your way to the best preserved ghost town in Colorado.


New Product

2007-2010 Wrangler JK Unlimited
Security Tailgate Enclosure

For all our Jeep Wrangler JK fans!

310_01_V_O_P1The Unlimited tailgate enclosure works in the 4-door model with the rear seat. This all steel cargo enclosure is our simplest design yet that creates a lockable storage area completely protected on all sides.In comparison with our #173 JK deck enclosure, the top is fixed and outfitted with tie-down anchors. It does not rotate open but instead can be easily removed without tools for storage of taller items.

310_01_SIt works in conjunction with the lockable vehicle tailgate to secure the area created. The enclosure maintains the use and function of the rear seat in 4-door models providing Tuffy’s largest secure cargo area available for the Wrangler JK.

This jumbo sized enclosure quickly installs in the 4 Jeep Wrangler JK models with an OEM hardtop or softtop. It will work in vehicles equipped with or without the subwoofer and functions with the OEM storage cover or the Tuffy Cubby Cover, part #143. The lid removes without the use of hand tools to allow for storage of large or tall items. Patent Pending.

310_01_V_O_P8On vehicles with power door locks, arming the security alarm disables the power door lock switches and ensures the tailgate and Tuffy enclosure are secure, even on softtop models or with the top removed.

Click here to learn more.