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Old 02-11-2015, 12:33 PM   #1
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Max Height of gear in truck bed - need advice

I have an opportunity to purchase a Truck Vault drawer and cargo glide complete system for my Ram 2500. I have a truck cap. If the system is installed I will have 19" of vertical room between the cargo glide top deck and the opening of the rear hatch. I just looked at the specs on my generator and its 17.9" tall (close but it'll fit).

I'll be taking the remainder of 2015 off for a cross country trip, but I don't know all the gear that I'll need yet. It seems kind of limiting to only have 19" of height in the back of my truck but the drawer systems will lock up all the valuables I'm taking with me. I'm trying to think of generic accessories that would be stored in the covered truck bed that would exceed 19" in height. I know a 30 lb propane bottle is 24" in height, but that can go in the crew cab while in transit to get filled (or on its side if allowed).

Any must have accessories that go in the truck bed that exceed 19" in height that I should know about?

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Old 02-11-2015, 01:05 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by BASE729 View Post
I know a 30 lb propane bottle is 24" in height, but that can go in the crew cab while in transit to get filled (or on its side if allowed).
I would not carry portable cylinders on their sides, full or empty. Upright only.

You could get a 20-pound cylinder as a spare, that should fit in the space available.

Just about anything you carry in the truck can be laid on its side, except containers of liquids and your generatoró which is also a container of liquid in the form of its gas tankó that will need to be upright to prevent spillage.
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