The right truck storage box is like a trusty tool; it helps get the job done without any fuss or drama. But with so many options, choosing the best storage solution involves careful consideration. We’ll explore the features and characteristics to review in your research.
#1 Capacity: The most essential aspect of any storage box is that it’s big enough to hold your equipment and valuables. Do you need to protect odd-size objects like a circular saw or golf clubs? Get the dimensions and see if they’ll fit inside what you’re considering. In addition, you’ll want to think about any other gear you may acquire and carry in the future.
#2 Placement: Where will you mount the box? A crossover configuration goes behind the cab while a side-mount/top-mount system rests atop the cargo bed rails. Other options include a wheel-well box or drawers that rest on top of the cargo bed. You can also choose a slide-out system that’s accessible from the tailgate.
#3 Flexibility: Think about the payloads you carry regularly. Will a particular storage box inhibit you from taking these loads? For example, crossover storage eats up about a foot of the cargo bed. It can be an issue if you need to haul long items like lumber or piping. In addition, check to see what’s involved to remove the box; a necessary thing to think about for reconfiguring the bed for different cargo. Lastly, is the box compatible with a tonneau cover?
#4 Accessibility: Everything inside a truck storage box should be easily accessible. While many truck owners choose a crossover container by default, the truth is it’s tough to get to the center area. You’ll either have to stretch to reach in or not all the inside will be used. Ease of access is even more critical if your truck has a lifted suspension. Temporarily removing a crossover box can also be a challenge.
#5 Materials: You’ll come across storage boxes made from various materials, including metal, plastic, or fabric. Each has its pros and cons, so consider what material best meets your needs. Metal is the most durable, but it’s also the most expensive. Plastic is lightweight and less costly but more vulnerable to the elements. Fabric is also lightweight but less secure. Pay special attention to the weight of the storage box if you have a tendency to max out the truck’s payload weight limits
#6 Security: Do you need a storage box just to hold items, or must it be secure to keep away prying eyes and hands? A lockable system protects your valuables from theft and the weather.
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