Choosing truck bed storage containers can be a challenge. You have to know what your needs are now and in the future. But, most cargo bed systems are limiting and restrictive. And this can cause problems down the road. Read on to learn more and how to avoid these hassles.
While most storage solutions are removable, some systems are more difficult to detach from the cargo bed than others. For example, top mount boxes are great for easy gear access but removing them can be an hours-long endeavor. And if a storage system is time-consuming to remove, it’s also an effort to reinstall.
Some truck storage systems don’t offer cargo bed flexibility. The inability to quickly uninstall a box means that adding a tonneau cover or loading a bulky object can become a project unto itself. Plus, loading drywall, plywood, and other large goods can be challenging. Further, particular containers like wheel-well boxes aren’t suited to large or odd-shaped items.
Moisture and dirt can easily damage sensitive tools and valuable cargo stored in a truck cargo box. But, a container’s ability to block out the bad stuff is only as good as the seal. A defective rubber ring or loose lid can expose the contents to the elements. And a visible storage box in the cargo bed is an advertisement that there might be something valuable inside. A tempting target for a would-be thief.
Crossover cargo boxes (that sit behind the cab) in pickups are common at countless job sites. For years, it’s been the go-to solution for equipment storage. But, these boxes are hard to get to, especially if the truck has a raised suspension. Difficult access also means that storage space may not be used efficiently.
Typical pickup storage systems do one thing well, store certain types of gear. But, how do you secure odd-sized equipment or other valuables if you only have a side-mount or wheel-well box? There’s simply no room for a chainsaw or even a bag of groceries. Throwing something valuable in the cargo bed exposes the item to the elements and theft.
As we mentioned, traditional truck bed storage containers are one-trick ponies. There’s limited or zero flexibility to use these boxes beyond holding tools. The inability to use a storage box for multiple purposes means you may not be getting your money’s worth.
Unruli offers an innovative family of cargo bed storage solutions that address the shortcomings of traditional options. These made-in-the-USA systems provide:
- Extra protection with an integrated tonneau cover
- Easy installation and removal
- Convenient no-stretch access
- Adaptability for multiple uses
It’s an exclusive box and tonneau cover combination that takes storage to the next level and is available for most Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, RAM, and Toyota pickups.