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Old 05-28-2015, 11:33 AM   #15
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One Rambox dedicated to holding a toolbox, breakerbar with wheel socket attached, fire extinguisher, tire repair kit and onboard air. Second Rambox dedicated to cleaning supplies and spare fluids, paper towels. Both Ramboxes have empty space for come and go storage, like coats or dirty boots or dirty diapers while traveling between trash can stops. Should mention I keep my fishing poles and tackle in there too.





So the bed is a little different from this picture. We had 4 ~ 5 gallon Nato gas can's but I brought them with me to NY to give 2 to family. Replacing with two empty 5 gallon water jugs. They stay empty until needed when boondocking.

Honda 2000i, 158pc Craftsman Mechanics toolbox, two storage boxes (we keep winter coats, hiking shoes, backpacks, camelbaks, climbing gear in the two storage containers. They don't weight much actually.

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Old 05-28-2015, 11:33 AM   #16
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Wow lots of stuff in some rigs!

I don't think 2 2000watt Honda generators will run a/c'S

I have a roller bed in my pickup with grill, chairs and some incidentals.
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:40 AM   #17
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2500 HD Silverado with cab height Century topper. Coleman cordura wheeled carrier with two burner Coleman stove, Weber Q grill. 20 pound propane tank for the previous with connection hoses. A couple of Strongback chairs, and occasionally a couple of Lafuma chairs. Two folding tables. Occasionally a Coleman canopy. Extra potable water hose and connections in container. Extra sewer hose, doughnut and gloves in container. Blueboy when needed. Tool box with bottle jack, hand tools, folding shovel, hatchet, hitch parts, electrical parts, emergency road kit with small compressor. Yamaha 2400 inverter/generator when needed. 32' of foldable 4' high fencing for dogs. Outdoor rug for under awning. Flyfishing and bushcrafting stuff. All sitting on a bed slide. 15 foot canoe riding on top.
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:58 AM   #18
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chain & locks

Heavy duty chain and locks for that Honda 2000.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:19 PM   #19
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I have begun reducing what I carry depending on the location, however, I always carry one Honda 2000, gas for the generator, a large air compressor, grill and charcoal, one lounge chair maybe 2 at most, an outdor rug, screen room and my fire in a can along with propane.
I also carry some miscellaneous tools, the power cord and an outdoor extension cord.

If you have not bought a top for the truck bed think about getting the tall one and not the one that lays level with the top of the Bed. I wish I had then I could have carried our bikes in there
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:37 PM   #20
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Posted a pic of my truck bed with all the "stuff" that lives there in the "Cover or not to cover" thread yesterday. Includes a Honda genset, hitch box, tool box, floor jack, battery charger, bar b q , compressor, blocks and the like.
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Old 05-28-2015, 03:16 PM   #21
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Great replies, folks... thank you. Gives me a lot of ideas of what and how we will carry stuff in the truck bed. I like the ideal of clear plastic containers so the stuff is protected from water (should any even get in there), dust, etc. And being clear, makes it easy to see what bin you want to open for what is needed.

We still haven't decided what to do to cover the bed. Don't think we want a canopy, in spite of the useful addition of height. Considered Retrax, Bakflip, and a one piece hinged cover... still undecided on which way we will go. I like the idea of a low profile cover that doesn't call any attention to itself.

Some say the Retrax can leak a little and I'm not so sure how well it would deal with being in very dusty environments... lots of little crevices for dirt and dust to get into. I'd better head over to the cover or not thread.

Please keep the cards and letters coming in! :-)
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Old 05-28-2015, 03:46 PM   #22
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We have a shell on our truck and carry most of what was stated in the previous posts. Perhaps one of the more important items I keep in there permanently is a telescoping boat hook. I use it to retrieve and move stuff around without having to climb in and out of the back. Love the boat hook. Amazon.com : Garelick Telescoping 3 Section Boat Hook (3 1/2 - 8-Feet) : Sports & Outdoors

Oh...and we also have our wet dogs back there after going swimming!
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Old 05-28-2015, 04:01 PM   #23
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I thought about a camper top but I'm payload restricted so couldn't afford the 200lbs for a camper top. I chose the BakFlip VP because the vinyl top covers all the hard, hinged sections and is supposed to be more resistant to water infiltration. I use the drains on the front for water that gets in the channel. It also allows a rack system to be installed later in the bed sidewalls. I don't think a one piece cover is convenient for getting items toward the cab. I love the ability to fold up the 4 sections to expose the whole bed. However you have to watch the height of items you place in the back which is the most convenient feature of a camper top.

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Old 05-28-2015, 05:20 PM   #24
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We have a shell on our truck and carry most of what was stated in the previous posts. Perhaps one of the more important items I keep in there permanently is a telescoping boat hook. I use it to retrieve and move stuff around without having to climb in and out of the back. Love the boat hook. Amazon.com : Garelick Telescoping 3 Section Boat Hook (3 1/2 - 8-Feet) : Sports & Outdoors

Oh...and we also have our wet dogs back there after going swimming!
Considering everything must serve at least 2 purposes, I keep the Zip Dee awning hook in the pickup to snag things.
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:30 PM   #25
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What's in the bed of your truck? Pics, please.

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that not much head room for trailer and people.. this must be a 3500 DRW dodge eh....



got a picture of this backend. ??

No, SRW. And it's pretty full back there. Still have 1k capacity remaining on rear axle. And some room in front. TW will account for truck being near max. But this truck type built for that. And I've driven this type commercially. A pic wouldn't show much besides 8' bed being full within a foot or two with tubs, etc.

Leer topper without side glass. Painted body color.[IMG][/IMG]
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I thought about a camper top but I'm payload restricted so couldn't afford the 200lbs for a camper top.

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As an example being used impersonally:

Realistically, only if one is up against tire/wheel/axle ratings. "Payload" is subjective. Those of us who work pickups for a living (as I have) take these "ratings" as none too meaningful. For a vacationer not traveling full time, a few hundred pounds over isn't meaningful.

The one tons I used in the oilfield were loaded heavy for around 300k miles. With trailers that made the combined vehicle one where a CDL is required. They didn't wear out due to it. The Cummins engine has a design life of 350k miles (100k higher than competition) and this is another reason it is chosen for oilfield: time to trade in at about that many miles of work.

So get the topper you want. Cab height is best for usefulness without an aero penalty.

Highway Products Pickup Pack is the slickest bed storage solution I know of short of a custom bed. Plenty of options. They know how to build, and resale value would be high. It'd be my choice were I able to start with new truck and equip it as I chose.

Don't worry over going over some. Weight is not the problem, per se, it is in setting the setting the hitch properly. There's more room to it than most would think.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:32 PM   #27
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We have an extang solid fold over the bed of the tundra. The truck is a crewmax, so when just the Mrs and I are traveling we have lots of room in the truck itself by utilizing the back seat area. This summer we plan to put a 9 year old grand lad there.

On top of the tonneau is an advantage sport 4 banger bike rack adapted from its intended use inside the bed of a truck. Several pieces of 1/8" aluminum stock have it bolted directly to the bed rail of the truck with brackets passing under the gasket of the tonneau).

Under the tonneau is a platform for 2 Honda eu2000 generators and two 20 lb LP bottles. It's in the front of the bed when we are underway but it has 9 wheels so it can easily be pulled to the tailgate for operation. Depending on the trip and my loadging I can leave one generator and one or both LP bottles home. I have never run the generators on gasoline and just don't like the idea of carrying that much gas in portable containers. The generators can run directly off the LP port of the trailer. Behind the generators is a box with grease, oil and such plus jumper cables, a foot operated air pump and all the gas fittings (quick disconnect hoses, regulators, splitters and such). In the area by the tailgate is a 32 gallon rolling waste tank (I only use it for grey water and just to keep from moving the trailer after my traveling companions take long showers. We have never stayed in a site with full hookups) also a gas grill.

The stuff lots of other people carry in the truck we have in the trailer... Folding chairs , water hoses and power cable in the utility compartment under the bed, tool box under the dinette, chocks in the bumper box.

I'm getting set up for a trip this weekend to test how the 9 year old will do for 5 weeks to Montana. I'll take some pics if I get a chance.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:41 AM   #28
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I have 4 small plastic containers with fresh water hoses, sewer hose, electrical and misc.. You will want 2 Honda 2000 and 4 to 5 gal. of gas. I also have lawn chairs and table a "rug" and door mat. And as someone said a chain for generators. Really not much weight to worry about.
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