Hard cover Tonneaus and truck boxes - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
 

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Misc. > Bed Covers, Tonneau covers, Toppers/Canopies & Bed liners
Log In 


Bed Covers, Tonneau covers, Toppers/Canopies & Bed liners Tonneau cover, caps, racks, canopies, shells, etc.SPONSORED BY:
Click Here

Hard cover Tonneaus and truck boxes

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-04-2013, 08:33 PM
FordmanNJ's Avatar
FordmanNJ FordmanNJ is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 436
FordmanNJ has a very good reputation on FTE.FordmanNJ has a very good reputation on FTE.FordmanNJ has a very good reputation on FTE.
Hard cover Tonneaus and truck boxes

Hello.

Quick question. I have a thin style truck box. It has served me well in the 1 1/2 years I have owned it. I keep all kinds of stuff in it like a spare towel for the dog to some basic tools to help make a quick fixes on the road to my towing equipment for the trailer. I recently purchased a bakflip G2 but I know my truck box will have to go.

Currently, I am looking for another box to hold all my gear for the truck. How are you FTE members going about this? Keeping stuff in the garage is not an option since I do not have one. My shed and basement already have enough stuff in them. Are you guys going with an in bed truck box? How are you mounting them?

Thanks!
__________________
2011 F250 XLT CCSB 4X4, 6.2L V8, 6R140, 3.73 Elocker, Cooper Discoverer A/T3 LT275/70R/18, Lariat Rims, Premium XLT, Chrome, FX4, Camper, Plow packages, ESOF and Powerscope mirrors Tuxedo Black Metallic
2008 Kodiak 30BHLS Travel Trailer
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 V6 4.0, 5RE55, 3.73LS
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-09-2013, 09:38 PM
TruckDaddy TruckDaddy is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 754
TruckDaddy is starting off with a positive reputation.
You can use one or two (one on each side) Undercover Swingcases.

Undercover ™ is the new standard in tonneau covers. Our Patented X-effect ™ design and advanced polymers give this tonneau cover unparalleled strength and durability at a fraction of the weight and less cost than fiberglass.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-16-2013, 06:41 PM
FordmanNJ's Avatar
FordmanNJ FordmanNJ is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 436
FordmanNJ has a very good reputation on FTE.FordmanNJ has a very good reputation on FTE.FordmanNJ has a very good reputation on FTE.
Hello!

Just a quick update. I wound up with a Bakflip G2. Very nice cover BTW. Looks clean with the truck. Ease of use was pretty important as my wife would need open the cover once in awhile. I wound up buying a poly truck box from Tractor Supply. The dimensions were where I needed to be for all the stuff I carry. Surprisingly, the amount of the room I have in the new box is about equal if not a bit more than what I had before. I carry all kinds of stuff like hammers, towing hitches, WDH bars, a small tool kit, cargo straps, tarps, moving blankets, oil, grease gun, etc. Everything in the box has been used on several occasions. The box is just strapped to the front wall. The only downside is I have to under strap the box so I can open the top up to get to the items I need. Not really a problem for me though.

Click the image to open in full size.

I hope this helps someone else in a similar situation.
__________________
2011 F250 XLT CCSB 4X4, 6.2L V8, 6R140, 3.73 Elocker, Cooper Discoverer A/T3 LT275/70R/18, Lariat Rims, Premium XLT, Chrome, FX4, Camper, Plow packages, ESOF and Powerscope mirrors Tuxedo Black Metallic
2008 Kodiak 30BHLS Travel Trailer
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 V6 4.0, 5RE55, 3.73LS
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-16-2013, 10:58 PM
Stewart_H's Avatar
Stewart_H Stewart_H is online now
Nekkid Mod Extraordinair
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Central Coast of CA
Posts: 20,821
Stewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by FordmanNJ View Post
The only downside is I have to under strap the box so I can open the top up to get to the items I need.
Instead of undoing the strap, you can always shim the back of the box away from the cab with a 4x4 or something larger. Maybe even build an "H" with 4x4's and 2x4's and just set it behind the box.

Stewart
__________________
The Brotherhood of FTE <-click the link
1999 F150 Lightning: WMS built block, 6lb lower, Monsterbox, Truetrac, CF driveshaft
1999 PSD F250 SC 4x4: 38R, 225/100 AB's, Terminated, JW trans, lotsa Riffraff stuff
2000 PSD Excursion 4x4: 38R, JW trans, F5, MBRP, AFE, OBA and Pre-Pump, V & B codes
Never Fry Bacon NAKED!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 10:58 PM
 
 
 
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Steering Damper 77_f250_custom 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 6 04-21-2015 07:17 PM
Steering box question Krisverde 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 1 10-27-2014 07:15 PM
50 merc m-68 express box vintage tin 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 24 04-02-2014 11:36 PM
Box compartment and glove box, lock issue! Gear619 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 6 11-09-2013 06:15 PM
Tool Thread BigBlockF350 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 23 09-07-2013 08:51 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Misc. > Bed Covers, Tonneau covers, Toppers/Canopies & Bed liners

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44 PM.

 

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC2
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup