Owning a pickup truck can change you. You might walk a little taller and probably drive a little bigger. Becoming a truck owner can make some folks go overboard and suddenly find themselves tumbling headlong into a “truck guy” stereotype.
It’s all too easy for us to make assumptions about the guy or girl behind the wheel of a certain kind of truck. But there is at least a kernel of truth to these stereotypes. And it does force us to look at ourselves and our friends and wonder if we fit into one of these comical categories.
Have fun and read on to find out if you recognize yourself in one of these truck guy stereotypes from the Custom Offsets Youtube channel.
In the video, Sonny Boy parks his new Camaro at his local custom truck supply emporium. Sporting a Vineyard Vines shirt and preppy pink shorts, he enters the store. He immediately hones in on high-end wheels and tires for the new truck Dad gave him at graduation.
This truck guy calls his pops and hits him up for the $6,000 or so he needs to make the purchase. But the next time we see him, he’s driving an old beater he says he borrowed from his cousin. He stutteringly claims that he still has his truck. We don’t believe him yet can’t help but feel a little sorry for him.
Still, we totally understand why Dad wasn’t coughing up the scratch for fancy truck accessories. The video does a great job of pointing out how obnoxious these people can be.
Does it come in black?
Maybe he was a Goth kid back in high school or perhaps he just idolizes Darth Vader. In any case, black trucks with midnight accents would just be the start of this truck guy’s perfect world. Forget about polished aluminum wheels or shiny chrome bumpers. He thinks they would be way better in deep black.
This truck guy thinks the immaculate white Lambo is cool but…why isn’t it murdered out or something? Truth be told, he’d much rather go for a Ram 1500 Limited Black Edition, even though he knows he’ll be washing it every day.
Small woman, big truck
Yes, technically she’s a truck girl and not a truck guy. And not everyone can jump three feet nearly straight up into her lifted Super Duty wearing 3-inch heels, but she can. What does she need automatic running boards for?
Hitting the mud or the slick rock is just as fun for her as going to the mall. A dreamcatcher or bling like a crystal pendant hangs off of the rearview mirror of her F-150, though. On the tailgate, she may have her name custom-painted in loopy script or a cowgirl pink camouflage decal from Etsy.
She may be your sister, your neighbor, or your girlfriend. And she’s probably the nicest person you know. Still, if you see her truck on the highway, she’s going to make you feel like you’re moving backward. You’d best get out of her way because she’s late for work or picking up the kids from school.
He jumps out of his truck with the Honda bike in the bed. He claps the helmet on his head, clicks the visor down, and yanks on his gloves and boots. Moto Bro shares his latest moto exploit, complete with sound effects like “braaaap, braaaap” and “bwaaaaaaam, bwaaaaaam” to give us that “you are there” feeling.
He’s ready to ride. The only problem is, he has to have someone else unload the bike from the truck bed. Now, he’s ready to grip it and rip it, as he tells us. Except that he needs the friend who unloaded his bike to hold the handlebars while he tries to kickstart it.
Finally, he’s good to go to find a patch of grass in the office development to tear up, but for the giant F-250 hulking in his way.
Work truck guy
Clad in a plaid flannel shirt, jeans, and construction boots, this Truck Guy announces that he doesn’t need mods on his work truck because it’s a truck for work, ya know. He scoffs at guys who own trucks with color-matched bumpers and proudly points out the machine screws that hold his bumper to the truck.
Work truck guy demonstrates his “easy drop tailgate” with a clang — it’s easy to drop. As he peels rusted paint off the underside of his truck, he praises its weight reduction. Crank windows are also part of his weight reduction system, too.
He boasts that his work truck is pretty fast as he revs the engine. Real trucks, he declares, have sticks as he proceeds to miss a gear. He goes on to proclaim that work trucks don’t have ABS, so they slide a good bit if you jam on the brakes.
To prove the utility of his work truck, he tosses a shovel, a rake, a snowboard, a door, and a weedeater into the bed of his huge old GMC. He tries to smoke the tires in one last lame attempt to prove just how fast his work truck is.