Trucks are the workhorses of the vehicle world, with the most capacity to haul and tow the equipment you need for the day’s tasks. A truck toolbox gives you additional, secured space to store valuable tools and materials in the bed, and they’re also helpful for keeping lightweight items from flying out. There are several styles of toolboxes available with different methods for mounting or with specific purposes in mind. Here are some things to consider from the team at Duraflap Drill-Less Mudflaps.
Crossover toolboxes span the width of the bed’s truck and mount directly behind the truck’s cab. With a T-shape design, the box attaches directly to the truck’s sides or is constructed to slide along tracks on top of bed rails. The bottom of the box does not touch the bed floor; however, some room in the bed is lost, lessening the bed length available for hauling a load.
Chest Tool Boxes
A chest toolbox is similar to a crossover toolbox, except it does not attach to the truck’s sides. Instead, the height is lower than the bed’s sides, allowing the owner to use the toolbox in conjunction with a tonneau cover. These are an excellent option for truck owners who use a tonneau cover but want additional security for equipment. Like the crossover, a chest toolbox does cut down on the available hauling capacity of the truck’s bed.
As the name implies, a side box attaches to one of the side bed rails, and just like a crossover box, the bottom of the box does not touch the bed floor. A primary advantage of the side box design is easy accessibility while standing outside of the truck.
Top Mount Boxes
Top mount boxes are similar to side boxes, except the height is greater, allowing cabinet-like access to the materials stored inside. Another benefit is that the storage area is above the top of the bed’s sides, so there is no obstruction within the bed itself–allowing the entire bed to be used for carrying loads. While they make it easier to access materials from outside the truck, the height can create blind spots for the driver.
Storage drawers work similarly to under-the-bed storage units in your home. Essentially, a raised platform is installed in the truck’s bed that cuts down on the bed’s depth, making room for a set of drawers to be installed underneath. These systems work well for truck owners who do not carry full loads of material or want to add organizational structure in conjunction with a canopy.
The Sky’s the Limit for Storage Options
Several other styles add storage capacity to underutilized areas, such as wheel well boxes and fifth wheel boxes. For truck owners with particular storage needs, it’s easy to find trailer toolboxes and even pet carriers.
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