New WEATHER GUARD Equipment for 2007 Sprinter Vans

Offers Ultimate Organization and Security

CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL. - May 2007 - WEATHER GUARD® Van Solutions announces new products created specifically for the new 2007 Dodge and Freightliner Sprinter vans.

A new WEATHER GUARD Bulkhead designed for the 2007 Sprinter van separates the driver compartment from the cargo area. The new screen bulkhead (Model No. 85500-3-02) can be converted into a swing door bulkhead using a new hinge kit (Model No. 85555-3-01). The new screen bulkhead is made from 16-gauge steel for durability, security and safety, and fits either standard or high-roof Sprinter vans.

For improved customization inside the 2007 Sprinter van, an 18-inch wide, 57-1/2-inch tall tapered end panel (Model No. 8952-3-01) has been added to the WEATHER GUARD Knockdown Jumbo van shelving line. Additional lengths of the 18-inch wide accessory shelves have also been created for the new interior of Sprinter vans. WEATHER GUARD Knockdown Jumbo shelving is constructed of 18-gauge steel and finished in Bright White powder coat finish for a durable, professional-looking appearance.

New models of the WEATHER GUARD EZ-GLIDE® System, an aluminum drop down ladder rack, have been introduced to mount on the new 2007 Sprinter van. The new models are designed for high-roof (Model No. 280-3-01) and standard roof (Model No. 285-3-01) Sprinter vans. Both models feature the same ergonomic hydraulic design as previous models, allowing easy raising and lowering of ladders without strain or injury. Also, ladders can now be stored inside the 2007 Sprinter van with the new WEATHER GUARD Sliding Ladder Rack. The new "SLR" mounts to the underside of the roof or the interior wall of the vehicle. It can store an 8-foot step, extension or multi-position ladder.

For easy upfitting solutions, WEATHER GUARD Van Solutions has created pre-determined storage configurations for contractors using the 2007 Sprinter van. A line of
WEATHER GUARD shelving accessories are also available to enhance organizational needs of the Sprinter van owner.

To create a custom van solution to meet specific user needs, WEATHER GUARD VEHICLE SOLUTIONS(TM) 2.2 software allows end users and distributors to up fit storage equipment in new 2007 Sprinter van models. The software can be accessed at

Knaack Manufacturing makes and markets a complete line of WEATHER GUARD Truck Equipment, including a variety of pickup truck storage boxes and racks, hi-side boxes, underbed boxes and more, all with a superior fit and finish that keeps the contents secure and the vehicle looking good. It also makes and markets WEATHER GUARD Van Solutions and KNAACK Jobsite Storage Equipment. Learn more at

For more information, please contact: Knaack Manufacturing Company, 420 E. Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Toll Free Phone: 800.456.7865. Web:

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