vinyl banner frame system is legal in the U.S.,
Canada and Mexico when placed on both sides
of a 102" wide truck to display advertising space.
Make sure the banner frame system you install on
a truck does not cause the vehicle to exceed the
Department of Transportation (USDOT)
truck width regulations for trucks operating
in the U.S. All commercial banner frame systems
for hire that we researched, do not comply with
the USDOT CFR 23, 658.15 truck width limit.
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My banner and
frame size needs to be exact and cannot be rounded to the
nearest inch. Can I
specify fractional dimensions?
Yes, We recognize some banner sizes must be an exact
size. If necessary, when you order a banner, our
easy order system lets you specify the banner size
to within 1/8 of an inch, with a tolerance in overall
size of + or - 1/4".
See more about this.[NOTE:
It is best if you can size the height and width
of banners on "even whole inches". This allows you
to avoid the end of a frame landing on a row of
rivets (not safe), because truck box rivets are
usually spaced evenly on "even whole inches".]
What is the
TRUCK ADSŪ Frame System guarantee?
We have a
lifetime frame warranty and will replace any
damaged or defective frame not the result of the
purchasers fault for free. When you buy banners from us, there
is a 2 year guarantee on the inks.
Does the banner
need to be stretched as tight as a drum?
No. Unlike all banner stretching metal frame systems
where the banner must be stretched tight and often
times re-stretched to stop the banner from banging
the sides of the truck, the
TRUCK ADSŪ Frame System requires no stretching.
In fact, stretching only contributes to early ink
failure. During installation, the flex banner must
be "pulled" straight and square and this is done
Do TRUCK ADSŪ
Frames damage the truck or wall in any way?
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system costs more - metal frames or TRUCK ADSŪ Frame System?
compare all factors including, weight, shipment,
installation, repairs, removal and the most important
cost of ownership", metal vinyl banner frame
systems cost much more than the TRUCK ADSŪ Flex-Banner
Frame System. TRUCKADSŪ FRAME KIT IS DESIGNED
TO SAVE YOU GAS. Also, see our "Best
Does the TRUCK
ADSŪ Frame System get dirt and road grime embedded in it?
No. The TRUCK ADSŪ FRAMING SYSTEM remains clean
and free of dirt and grime because it is a closed
system and there are no pockets or joints that can
fill up with water and dirt. Metal frames have many
groves and pockets that are susceptible to collecting
dirt and grime. This can cause metal frames to freeze
up and difficult to remove with less than 2 crews,
changing the banner.
Is it necessary
to remove the TRUCK ADSŪ Frame when you sell your truck
No. Our truck side frame system is a value added
product for any truck. That means a 53 foot truck
is worth about $1000 more than it would be without
the TRUCK ADSŪ FRAME SYSTEM. It will likely be useful
to the next owner of the truck who can use it to
advertise. You can't say that about metal frames
that look like ugly picture frames, often without
a picture; which makes it even uglier.
Can the TRUCK
ADSŪ Frame be custom fitted around curves and irregular
corners and angles?
Yes. There are many circumstances where you may
want to cut the vinyl into an unusual shape to fit
on a wall. Also, there are many times when the bull
nose corners at the front of the truck are curved
and our frame system will accommodate these special
situations beautifully. Metal frames cannot do this.
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Are the TRUCK
ADSŪ Frames and banners heavy like our competitor's metal
frames and banners?
Do TRUCK ADSŪ
Frames cause drag and contribute to higher fuel costs when
mounted on a truck?
No. The frame projects less than 1/4" from the sides.
Even when the vinyl banner is not installed there
is no wind drag. You can't say that about some metal
frames that have pockets and can actually cause
the metal frame to loosen over time. This creates
a potential safety hazard and higher fuel costs.
How far does
the TRUCK ADSŪ Frame project out from the side of the truck
3/16" - less than all other systems available today.
There is no wind drag and less chance the frame
system will be damaged by foreign objects coming
in contact with the truck. The maximum width of
a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) is restricted.
Be sure the
frame system you install does not cause your
truck to exceed
Does the vinyl
on a TRUCK ADSŪ frame system ever need to be re-stretched?
Never. Unlike metal frames that occasionally require
re-stretching, our system keeps on looking great
for as long as it is up. The vinyl banner in a metal
frame system will actually start to bang against
the sides of the truck from the wind after awhile
and will need to re-stretched to prevent this.
The TRUCK ADSŪ frame system requires a minimum of
12 ounce vinyl up to 23 ounce maximum. For most
applications, we recommend the 12 ounce vinyl. The
lighter the vinyl, the less fuel you burn up going
down the road. Most metal frame manufacturer's won't
recommend 12 ounce vinyl. They use 16, 18, 23 or
28 ounce vinyl so the vinyl won't loosen so quickly
after installation. Our system with 12 ounce vinyl
won't loosen over time because it is not stretched
during installation as required for a metal frame
system. Also, heavier vinyl costs more per square
Is the TRUCK
ADSŪ Frame System safe, or will it loosen over time like
metal frames do?
The TRUCK ADSŪ
billboard attaching system is
strong and safe.
It will not loosen and tear away from
the truck body over time. Compare this
with metal frames that are rigid. Metal
frames do not breath with the truck like
the TRUCK ADSŪ Frame and over time the
rivets attaching it to the truck will
loosen and possibly make the system
unsafe and dangerous.
Can I see what
my AD will look like on a Truck before I buy it?
Click here to use our visualization tool. For
this tool, the graphic file size cannot exceed 3mb.
Unlike banner sizes which can be critical,
frame kits can be cut with scissors to fit the exact
banner size. Ordering a frame a couple of inches
larger is not necessary either, because each kit
contains the right amount of frame and SECUR-TABSŪ
plus 1-2ft, depending on the size of the frame ordered.
What if I make
a mistake and need more frame?
This happens occasionally, when the frame on the
truck is installed before receiving the banner and
confirming the banner size. Measure twice and cut
once is the best method. If you need a patch frame
for the substrate or the banner, go to our home
page and select a black or clear frame from the
drop down menu labeled "Dual Lock and other Products".
Frame patch kits come with all necessary items for
proper repairs and replacement.
Can I use TRUCKADSŪ
Frame kits for mounting banners on building walls?
Yes. TRUCK ADSŪ Frame kits on stationary walls and
billboards cost less because less frame is required
for this type of
installation. When ordering for stationary installations,
indicate if the application is for "glass or ceramic"
or "other" surface. If you prefer, purchase
Dual Lock Kits at bulk prices, for stationary
What are the
mounting surface requirements for the TRUCK ADSŪ Frame System?
TRUCK ADSŪ Frames will securely adhere to raw metal,
metal with baked on factory finish, fiberglass,
glass and ceramic. Frame will remain in place until
you decide to
remove it. Surface where frame is to be attached
must be a non-porous, smooth flat surface. Do not
install TRUCK ADSŪ Frame directly to wood, brick,
concrete or non-baked on painted surfaces. See
installation manual for additional details.
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How long does
it take to get my TRUCK ADS Frame Kits shipped?
Next day delivery available on credit card orders
received by 11am ET. Available shipping options
include next day air, second day air and ground
shipment. Subject to Carrier limits.
TRUCK ADSŪ Frames are the slimmest profile frame
system for vehicles, available for sale.
The frame is made from a polymer material that is
less than 3/16" thick. The frame width is only 1"
wide. The SECUR-TABSŪ are approximately 1.5" square.
When attached to both sides of a 102" wide truck,
the frame system does not exceed truck width limits
mandated by the USDOT.
System is invisible when connected to a truck side
and the banner is attached. That is why we call
it THE INVISIBLE MEDIA FRAME SYSTEMŪ. When the banner
is removed, the frame is hardly noticeable because
it blends into the truck side and is only 1" wide.
See cross section and installation photos at right.
To compare ordinary heavy metal frames with TRUCK
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What does it
cost to wrap a semi-trailer with the TRUCKADS Frame and
For do it yourself installers, a 53 foot long semi-trailer
less than $3900
for both sides. For a 24 foot box truck it costs
less than $2200
for both sides. Add about $650 if you do the back
of the truck or trailer with a decal. For pricing