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Old 09-10-2014, 01:08 PM   #1
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truck bed organizers?

I've been trying the search function on this but not having any luck. I just ordered a folding tonneau cover for the pickup truck. I'm interested to know if anyone can recommend a good organizer to fit under the cover and divide the truck bed into useful sections for things like tools, bicycles, coolers, chairs etc.

Or does everyone with a tonneau cover just frame up their own stuff from milk crates and plywood?
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you might find this thread interesting or helpful...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...ps-105413.html

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Goal15, that is part of my plan.

I just purchased and installed the Bakflip G2 for my Ram truck.


But I also have the Ramboxes on my truck.


My personal plans have been to load out my drivers side Rambox with all my recovery/roadside emergency gear & tools. The passenger side I carry extra fluids, and then leave the rest of the space for "other" right now as I'm undecided.

Been thinking of just purchasing one of the slide outs.





To myself it seems like one of the best options. While placing the things I'll use the least towards the front of the truck.

There are a number of truck bed dividers out there also. My Ram came with one of these:


If I don't buy the slide out, I might just pick up a second one off ebay or something and divide my bed into 3 sections.

Most used towards the tail gate, used when camping in the middle, used least often towards the cab.
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My buddy and I have built a couple based on this thread

Pictures DIY - Bed Storage system for my truck

Out differences include 12" deep and I have left off the last covered section so an ice chest fits down into the box. Up top it was too high to open the lid and grab a drink. I ran a drain hose out the side of the box.
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BoldAdventure - that's a sweet-looking lid you have there, and I love those side boxes. I wish my Tundra had something like that. I had three questions:

1. Do you know if a Honda EU-2000 gennie fit under a lid?
2. How much does that slide out cost?
3. Where can I find a slide out? That looks so functional.

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Ooops... just saw the link from Goal. Thanks, that's some good stuff there! It looks like a Honda gennie would fit under a lid. Damn, I have to admire some of you guys and your DIY abilities. I guess some of that comes with experience from being on the road. Nice job guys!
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BoldAdventure - that's a sweet-looking lid you have there, and I love those side boxes. I wish my Tundra had something like that. I had three questions:

1. Do you know if a Honda EU-2000 gennie fit under a lid?
2. How much does that slide out cost?
3. Where can I find a slide out? That looks so functional.

Thanks,

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Ramboxes are very useful. Sold me on them when I saw them in person. I know a lot of 5th wheel guys who get them. Plus they come in both the short bed and long bed, and on the 1/2 tons & 3/4 tons. Smart move Ram.

1.) Yes - On my truck though. Dodge, Ford, Chevy, Toyota, Nissan all have different depths to their beds. They make the Bakflip for all the above too. Check out www.bakfactoryoutlet.com

2.) The ones he posted are pretty pricey. The prices range from 300 to 4000 from what I have seen. I was looking at BEDSLIDE for myself. - A little note, it's a lot like a roof rack. There are cheapo's and then there are ones you can stand in on your roof. That's why the prices vary.

3.) BEDSLIDE is the one I'm a fan of, seen one at a construction site. Heavy duty, had tie downs and stuff.

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The more I think about things though, the more I think I might wait for this mod until I've done some packing/unpacking. I'm still not sure how I'll organize things to start with.
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Haha Bold! Ask and ye shall deliver! Thanks! I just called my dealer and they sell your lid for $795 plus tax. My Tundra already has a liner in it. Does that need to come out if I get the lid?
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Goal15, that is part of my plan.

I just purchased and installed the Bakflip G2 for my Ram truck.


But I also have the Ramboxes on my truck.


My personal plans have been to load out my drivers side Rambox with all my recovery/roadside emergency gear & tools. The passenger side I carry extra fluids, and then leave the rest of the space for "other" right now as I'm undecided.

Been thinking of just purchasing one of the slide outs.





To myself it seems like one of the best options. While placing the things I'll use the least towards the front of the truck.

There are a number of truck bed dividers out there also. My Ram came with one of these:


If I don't buy the slide out, I might just pick up a second one off ebay or something and divide my bed into 3 sections.

Most used towards the tail gate, used when camping in the middle, used least often towards the cab.

Just one observation.... put your emergency stuff on the passenger side. That way when you are on the side of the road, rummaging through there for whatever you need at the moment, you are less likely to be exposed to some idiot texting and driving coming along and taking you out. Just a thought!
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The Bedslide looks pretty cool. Unfortunately it is probably pretty useless when a trailer is attached. I would want to get a good one too, but $4K sounds outrageous and difficult to justify.

I'm interested to see what you decide to do.
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How difficult are these prefab systems to remove if you temporarily need the full truck bed for something? We've talked about building something for the truck bed, but these look slick (and expensive but hey, you can't take it with you...). Chris is pretty handy, so I'll have to show him these. Thanks for the ideas everyone!

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I like the concept of these storage solutions but not the weight, in addition to the weight you put in it. Particularly half-tons with an Airstream attached, a few very light items in the bed, and passengers just about does it.
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How difficult are these prefab systems to remove if you temporarily need the full truck bed for something? We've talked about building something for the truck bed, but these look slick (and expensive but hey, you can't take it with you...). Chris is pretty handy, so I'll have to show him these. Thanks for the ideas everyone!

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The DIY one lifts right out. I think we spent about $350 each, including cabinet grade plywood (not my first choice...)
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