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Old 11-30-2006, 04:47 PM   #21
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I will be with the others and say don't be cheap and go with the weatherguard. I was going to buy a cheap one when I got my first weatherguard, and the salesman at the shop talked me in to the weatherguard saying that "your truck will outlast the cheap ones and a weatherguard will outlast your truck". I am on the 4th truck with that weatherguard and it is still like brand new. Talking about walking on it, just think how nice it is to jump on up when tying something off to your ladder rack, a guy that works for me has a cheap Home Depot one, it feels like it is going to cave in stepping on it. The weatherguard can be jumped on and I do not think it would be possible to dent.
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:06 PM   #22
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I suggest a cap. When I was a carpenter, I had a cap with all my tools. I am downgrading to a toolbox because I no longer need all my tools with me. I have an 8' cap (white) with 2 toolboxes down the siderails. Plywood with hooks for cords, hoses, ect. The front of the cap has a cabinet with drawers for screws, nails, ect. It also has a 3 rung ladder rack. I had it on an F-150, but it will fit others.
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I bought a delta pro crossbox for my new truck. Nice looking box, has the oush button latches on the side, no way anyone could get into it. Had the box 2 months one of the push button latches either fell off driving or someone stole it. I doubt someone stole it because no tools were missing, why would someone take a latch and no tools. Bad setup imo just has a clip that fits rather loose that holds it in. Emailed delta they asked all the questions i gave em the number off it, took a pic with the production date inside the lid so they could see what i had and they wont return my emails now. I guess i just need to call em. It seems to me they didnt really care about my situation.
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The very best in my opinion are the ProTech boxes. Built tough just like their boxes for big trucks.






Ordered these boxes extra deep.

http://www.protech.net/product.php?product_id=75
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Too small for me. Take up to much space in the bed.
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I'm not currently a truck owner (van + suv). But I found that the toolbox behind the cab was:

1. Usless because it holds very few tools.

2. A pain in the arse when loading stuff in the box of the truck, just always got in the way.

Caps are dandy but they make loading the back a pain and crawling on your hands and knees to get at all your tools.

I've got a greenlee lock box but they are a weak truck box since they are heavy and not exactly weatherproof.

In a perfect world I'd loose the cubie and get a suburban and 12-16' trailer...After I win the lottery.
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Too small for me. Take up to much space in the bed.

Too small for me also.


Thats why I have these.
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Thats why I have these.
Too big for me but thats one SAW-WEET looking setup.
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http://www.americanladders.com/ladder/home.php?cat=290
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i have the trac rac set up and love it. Box is nice, but a little small. I have a tool trailer though so anything i need can come too. Nice for tools used daily though. AND IT SLIDES!!!
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When I had a cap/topper on a prior F250 I owned it always seemed a hassle to get stuff out of the box. I was reading a magazine and one of the contributors had taken 5 gal buckets and screwed them on a piece of melamine shelving, added a cheap handle on one end. I made up a few and they worked great. Other contractors saw them and made some of their own and still use them.
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Just wanted to put my 2 cents in

Ive got one of the fing kolbalt boxes i'll sell you cheap

They look ok but the real difference is in the latching mechanisms. THey stick shut and bend and then you have to fit the darn things just to get them open. (go to one side wiggle, then go to the other side repeat. Get a hammer and start slamming the lid while yelling profanities).

Knaack or weather guard only for me (they are the same company).
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Caps are dandy but they make loading the back a pain and crawling on your hands and knees to get at all your tools.

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I found the same thing so this was my answer. Its only been a few months but so far I love it. I added tool boxes inside the side flip up windows since but don't have any pictures of them yet. I also had the windows tinted black so those eyes strolling past don't know whats in there.

Its just a bedslide that I lifted about 8" off of the bed. I welded up a frame built with 1 1/4" tube steel.
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Rivers where did you get that sliding tray thing never seen one of those before. It looks really hand that may actually replace the enclosed trailer I am pulling around.
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Cole , I bought it local . See bedslide..com . Supposed to hold 1200 lbs evenly spaced. There is a contractor grade that holds 1800 I think. I only load tools on it so I'm not near the weight limits.

I can fit a ton more in the truck now and no climbing or digging for crap which is why I went this route.
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I have the bedslide with a DCU topper and it is the cats meow. Everything accesible and cleaning up is easy.

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