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Old 03-04-2016, 08:03 AM
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Default Pickup tool box, regular or side boxes.

Currently have a RAM 2500, and could use a tool box to lock some stuff from time to time..

For those with experience in this field, what do you think?
Regular box across the truck bed or side boxes?
Shallow or deep box?
Full lid? or the butterfly type?
Any brand in particular?

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Old 03-04-2016, 08:13 AM
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For just a single box, I'd go across the front and single lid of butterfly.

Weatherguard is supposedly the best, but I've had great service from both UWS boxes and Camlocker.
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Old 03-04-2016, 08:15 AM
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I have a weatherguard regular box, shallow with a full lid. I went shallow so I can still have some room to fit stuff like lumber or steel in my bed and under the box. 2500 Duramax with a 6-1/2 foot bed.
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i have a Chest style tool box in my Sierra, sits down below the top of the bed for a clean look and i still have room for a fold up bed cover

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I has a full size deep well Camlocker on my truck until I put the camper shell on it.
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:05 AM
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Shallow full lid. With shallow you can still haul lumber and I like the full lid because mine is a mess and it's easier to dig through all my junk.
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I have 2 sides and one across.the bed. Different boxes have different tools, supplies, etc.
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I have Rawson Koenig boxes, deep, with the doors on each end, so access from outside the truck. I prefer that to the single opening, for ease of access. However, since the ends open, the middle is a barrier to putting long items in. You can still put long stuff in, but it's not as easy as just tossing it in like you can with a single opening.
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I prefer the UWS shallow, full lid, low profile, black model.
Camlocker is a much better built box and is much more expensive. A thief with a sawzall or crowbar can get in either. Camlocker owner gets more damage to the truck in the process.
Locks are for honest people.
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I prefer the UWS shallow, full lid, low profile, black model.
That's exactly what I have and no complaints. I had a camlocke 2 trucks ago, wasn't going to sell it but the guy buying my truck insisted, when I went to get one to put on the new truck they were hard to come by for some reason, like couldn't find one like I wanted anywhere in the state, so I went with UWS.

The 2 things I miss about the cam locker are : 1. Powder coat finish 2. Low profile with rails.

The camlocker was a sturdier box but the UWS isn't flimsy by any means. I've had this one on 2 trucks (4 years total) and it has held up exceptionally well.

The full vs. gull wing lid is really preference, I don't think either is any easier to access from the ground, and like another poster the full kid makes it easier for me to dig through all my crap
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I can say from much experience the traditional truck box is near worthless and a total pita. It is good for two things and two things only. Keeping tools dry and deterring theft. To retrieve ANYTHING out of it is complete pita unless it right on top which it never will be. The bedside top boxes are far superior in almost every way. Very secure, easy to organize, and always exactly where you need it to be extremely accessible. As far as I'm concerned the ONLY drawback ( if it is even a draw back ) is it makes the truck look like a work truck. This set up is what we have on the work truck currently being used and honestly it's the first time using this set up. Every time I go to get a tool I think to myself I CAN NOT BELIEVE I didn't do this a long time ago!
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Originally Posted by JUST GOT RIVERRED View Post
I can say from much experience the traditional truck box is near worthless and a total pita. It is good for two things and two things only. Keeping tools dry and deterring theft. To retrieve ANYTHING out of it is complete pita unless it right on top which it never will be. The bedside top boxes are far superior in almost every way. Very secure, easy to organize, and always exactly where you need it to be extremely accessible. As far as I'm concerned the ONLY drawback ( if it is even a draw back ) is it makes the truck look like a work truck. This set up is what we have on the work truck currently being used and honestly it's the first time using this set up. Every time I go to get a tool I think to myself I CAN NOT BELIEVE I didn't do this a long time ago!
Soooooooo, I Googled "bedside box"

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Cross bed, at least 17" deep, single lid with buttons on each END which open the lid. I use a step ladder to get into the box..dam new trucks are stupid high.
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https://www.google.com/search?q=truc...heC6q_g20FM%3A

I have both the standard box with single lid and one of the bed pull drawer boxes. It is unreal what all you can put in the drawer box.

Take a look at the link and you will see all the configurations.

I have one similar to this and it makes things real easy not to have to get up into the bed of the truck. Just drop the tailgate and pull out the drawer

http://shop-truck-tool-box-com.3dcar...file_p_83.html
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If your not storing large items I prefer the fender well boxes. I messed up and let my last 2 go when I sold the last truck a few months ago and now I miss them. I'm looking at purchasing some new ones now. I'm like these because they are out the way and doesn't take up the open space between the whee wells and are completely out of view.
http://www.deezee.com/Wheel-Well-Tool-Box-Black/p412
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