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Posted: 11/20/2012 4:34:57 PM EST

I'm looking for something well made and tough. It needs to fit a Tacoma. Anybody have any good suggestions?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:36:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 4:40:45 PM EST by biglou250]




But for real, I'd check out Delta boxes. They make some pretty decent stuff.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:38:00 PM EST
You looking for something that sits on the rails or sits flush inside the bed?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:41:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 4:42:13 PM EST by DuraToTheMax]
Weatherguard.

I had a couple cheaper boxes before, Delta I think. Complete crap, they lasted a few years maybe.

Weatherguard will cost you more initially but they last forever. My current one is five years old and still works/looks like new.

You'll see lots of old Weatherguard boxes around, but not so many Deltas, Husky, etc.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:47:27 PM EST
Check your local pawn shop.
For some reason mine has a ton.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:48:37 PM EST
Most if not all 'truck bed tool box' es are easy and quick to break into. A friend that works at Lowe's showed me that with a hacksaw blade he could open all of them that they sold.

I went out and found a JOBOX, and bolted it to the bed of my F350. These and others of the same quality are designed to defeat the efforts of scumbags at construction sites that have power tools and know how to use them.

Get a real tool box and you'll never regret it. Buy a cheap one and the first time your stuff goes missing it'll piss you off that now you have to go out and get a good one.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:05:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By PigButtons:
Most if not all 'truck bed tool box' es are easy and quick to break into. A friend that works at Lowe's showed me that with a hacksaw blade he could open all of them that they sold.

I went out and found a JOBOX, and bolted it to the bed of my F350. These and others of the same quality are designed to defeat the efforts of scumbags at construction sites that have power tools and know how to use them.

Get a real tool box and you'll never regret it. Buy a cheap one and the first time your stuff goes missing it'll piss you off that now you have to go out and get a good one.

Lowes sells garbage for truck boxes. The job box in the bed thing is fine if you don't mind losing your rear view, some don't. Also, that's a shit ton of storage, more than I need for most jobs.

A portable plasma torch will work on a job box just a quickly as a sawzall on a truck box.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:06:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:
Weatherguard.

I had a couple cheaper boxes before, Delta I think. Complete crap, they lasted a few years maybe.

Weatherguard will cost you more initially but they last forever. My current one is five years old and still works/looks like new.

You'll see lots of old Weatherguard boxes around, but not so many Deltas, Husky, etc.


This.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:08:39 PM EST
I have a Delta....I thought the locking hooks were junk when I got it, but the price was right so I bought it...It withstood 3 crowbar attempts when I still lived in the city without ever coming open, I just hammered the bent up part of the lid back down and drove on. I'd probably buy another one.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:09:26 PM EST
tractor supply, they have whatever truck box you are looking for.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:10:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 5:11:04 PM EST by NathanL]
Every maker makes a couple of lines from the bottom on up. Even weatherguard makes a couple of lines of differening quality.

UWS is another optinon as well I don't think anyone has mentioned so far.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:10:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By Laramie:
You looking for something that sits on the rails or sits flush inside the bed?


I'm open to either...
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:15:42 PM EST
Id say a smaller jobox/knaack type gangbox if you want a durable box if you want the view out the back. I have a weatherguard side box ( sits on the top of the bed length wise) that I use as an "in bed" low profile box to hold my tie downs and odds and ends.

Ive had good luck on Craiglist buying the gang boxes for $75 or less. I keep my ammo and tools locked up in my shop in them
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:18:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 5:20:50 PM EST by quijanos]
R&K.........period

Rawson & Koenig

Worth every penny......can elaborate more on quality but......all good things to say


ETA
Mine is also in a Tacoma




Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:24:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By quijanos:
R&K.........period

Rawson & Koenig

Worth every penny......can elaborate more on quality but......all good things to say


ETA
Mine is also in a Tacoma






Do you have any pics of it?

Searching for info on it now...

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:25:12 PM EST
WG always served me well
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:27:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 5:30:28 PM EST by JaxShooter]
I've got a UWS in my '04 Taco double cab. I went for a low profile but opted for the regular size. I like being able to slip smaller items under the box and appreciate the additional storage up top.

My biggest problem was finding something to work with the wheel wells. It narrowed my options considerably.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:27:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 5:31:04 PM EST by quijanos]
Originally Posted By Vaquero45:
Originally Posted By quijanos:
R&K.........period

Rawson & Koenig

Worth every penny......can elaborate more on quality but......all good things to say


ETA
Mine is also in a Tacoma






Do you have any pics of it?

Searching for info on it now...





Mine is Black

http://www.rki-us.com/productDetails.aspx?&cat=2&type=2&series=24&prod=C63

I can show pics of my truck later

Online it says it 178lbs and that sounds pretty accurate.
I've walked all over the top of the box (180lbs myself) and stand/walk all over it to wash the roof / top of truck and no dents or so much as flex.
IIRC it was around 700-800 bucks but its been a few years and it has held up very very well


Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:32:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By Vaquero45:
Originally Posted By Laramie:
You looking for something that sits on the rails or sits flush inside the bed?


I'm open to either...

I don't care for the top mount boxes, but that's just personal preference. I've been debating between something like this box, and just a standard "jobsite box"

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:35:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 5:36:23 PM EST by Lord_Grey_Boots]

Originally Posted By NathanL:
Every maker makes a couple of lines from the bottom on up. Even weatherguard makes a couple of lines of differening quality.

UWS is another optinon as well I don't think anyone has mentioned so far.

I just got an UWS low profile for my Tacoma. It sits in the bed, and then my tonneau cover goes over it.

My UWS looks like the Deezee in the above post.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:40:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:

Originally Posted By NathanL:
Every maker makes a couple of lines from the bottom on up. Even weatherguard makes a couple of lines of differening quality.

UWS is another optinon as well I don't think anyone has mentioned so far.

I just got an UWS low profile for my Tacoma. It sits in the bed, and then my tonneau cover goes over it.

My UWS looks like the Deezee in the above post.

Does it stick up above the rails at all? How do you like it? Any complaints?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:46:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 5:48:31 PM EST by DuraToTheMax]
This is the box that I have on my truck-



It's the "low profile" model so even though it mounts on the rails it doesn't impose on the view out of the back window.

I prefer black to chrome, personally.


ETA: I don't like in bed mounted boxes because they close off a portion of the bed. I like to stuff things under the box, ladders for instance, that would otherwise be hanging out the bed the extra length that the box occupies.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:51:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By Laramie:

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:

Originally Posted By NathanL:
Every maker makes a couple of lines from the bottom on up. Even weatherguard makes a couple of lines of differening quality.

UWS is another optinon as well I don't think anyone has mentioned so far.

I just got an UWS low profile for my Tacoma. It sits in the bed, and then my tonneau cover goes over it.

My UWS looks like the Deezee in the above post.

Does it stick up above the rails at all? How do you like it? Any complaints?

It looks to be even with the top of the rails, or a just a bit above it. I put on a Truxedo Tonneau cover over top, and with the extra inch or so
clearance that provides, the cover does not touch the top of the box. I have no complaints. I drilled three holes in it to mount it. Two at the side, and then one at the bottom to match the bed drain hole.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:54:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:

Originally Posted By Laramie:

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:

Originally Posted By NathanL:
Every maker makes a couple of lines from the bottom on up. Even weatherguard makes a couple of lines of differening quality.

UWS is another optinon as well I don't think anyone has mentioned so far.

I just got an UWS low profile for my Tacoma. It sits in the bed, and then my tonneau cover goes over it.

My UWS looks like the Deezee in the above post.

Does it stick up above the rails at all? How do you like it? Any complaints?

It looks to be even with the top of the rails, or a just a bit above it. I put on a Truxedo Tonneau cover over top, and with the extra inch or so
clearance that provides, the cover does not touch the top of the box. I have no complaints. I drilled three holes in it to mount it. Two at the side, and then one at the bottom to match the bed drain hole.


Cool thanks. I just went on the UWS website and their fitment guide didn't allow for the 05+ body style. What year is your truck?

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:24:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By Laramie:

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:

Originally Posted By Laramie:

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:

Originally Posted By NathanL:
Every maker makes a couple of lines from the bottom on up. Even weatherguard makes a couple of lines of differening quality.

UWS is another optinon as well I don't think anyone has mentioned so far.

I just got an UWS low profile for my Tacoma. It sits in the bed, and then my tonneau cover goes over it.

My UWS looks like the Deezee in the above post.

Does it stick up above the rails at all? How do you like it? Any complaints?

It looks to be even with the top of the rails, or a just a bit above it. I put on a Truxedo Tonneau cover over top, and with the extra inch or so
clearance that provides, the cover does not touch the top of the box. I have no complaints. I drilled three holes in it to mount it. Two at the side, and then one at the bottom to match the bed drain hole.


Cool thanks. I just went on the UWS website and their fitment guide didn't allow for the 05+ body style. What year is your truck?


2012 with the 6' bed. I got the UWS model TBC-42-W-BLK That's the Black 42" wide Standard Wedge chest. ~$350 on Amazon.

The Amazon fit guide claims it shouldn't fit my truck, but it does.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:23:08 PM EST
Great suggestions. Thanks.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:27:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:

Originally Posted By Laramie:

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:

Originally Posted By Laramie:

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:

Originally Posted By NathanL:
Every maker makes a couple of lines from the bottom on up. Even weatherguard makes a couple of lines of differening quality.

UWS is another optinon as well I don't think anyone has mentioned so far.

I just got an UWS low profile for my Tacoma. It sits in the bed, and then my tonneau cover goes over it.

My UWS looks like the Deezee in the above post.

Does it stick up above the rails at all? How do you like it? Any complaints?

It looks to be even with the top of the rails, or a just a bit above it. I put on a Truxedo Tonneau cover over top, and with the extra inch or so
clearance that provides, the cover does not touch the top of the box. I have no complaints. I drilled three holes in it to mount it. Two at the side, and then one at the bottom to match the bed drain hole.


Cool thanks. I just went on the UWS website and their fitment guide didn't allow for the 05+ body style. What year is your truck?


2012 with the 6' bed. I got the UWS model TBC-42-W-BLK That's the Black 42" wide Standard Wedge chest. ~$350 on Amazon.

The Amazon fit guide claims it shouldn't fit my truck, but it does.


Great. Much appreciated.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 8:50:07 PM EST
PROTECH makes a damn fine all aluminum HD box

Link
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:19:20 PM EST
I've had numerous truck bed tool boxes. All quality ones are pretty much the same IMO. My current truck has a cover on the bed and a slide out drawer type setup. I doubt I'll ever go with any other setup. If that works for your needs I'd recommend it.
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