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Offline Kane

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Truck Tool Boxes
« on: January 02, 2019, 06:21:45 AM »
Just looking for some suggestions or input. I used to have an enclosed trailer, 7x12, which I no longer have because the frame snapped on it while I was going down the road. Next I put a 60"" Knaack box and a 48""x48"" Pack Rat bed box in my truck to carry just my framing and trim tools, drills, guns, routers, etc in the packrat and table saw, miter saw, etc in the knaack box. But I didn't really like that set up because the Pack Rat took up most of the truck bed. So now I just have the Knaack box, which carries everything except the big saws, but I really don't like this either because everytime I need a drill or a saw or something I have to climb in the bed of the truck.
The only other option I can thing of is to get side boxes for my truck. I can't really get another trailer because the lots I have been building on are tiny and there isn''t much room, plus I am kind of sick of pulling a trailer around all the time. I could get a van again and probably will in a year or two but don't really want to deal with another expense/payment right now. So I am back to making my present truck work. I have looked online and can't find any examples of what will realistically fit into side boxes (i'm talking about inner boxes that fit on the bedrail) if anyone has these types of boxes and could offer suggestions of how to set them up or what will and will not fit in them if would really help my decision. In a perfect world I would like to put about 6 drills, two routers, jig saw, 3 lasers, 5 or 6 nail guns, sanders, plate jointers, planners, and misc hand tools in the side boxes and then bigger items in either a cross over box or my existing Knaack.
If there are any framers/trim guys out there that can offer pitures or suggestions I would really appreciate it. I looked for the old gallery pictures but couldn't find them. Sorry for the long post, thanks for reading and thanks for the help.


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Offline iam4liberty

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Re: Truck Tool Boxes
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 07:06:10 AM »
Not a contractor so not sure this will work.  But i have a hard tri-fold truck bed cover and locking tailgate which essentially turns my truck bed into a large trunk. Then inside this i use large SKB iseries wheeled boxes for gear.  When  I need something, i just pull that box to the tailgate, open it to get what I need, then slide it back in.  This type of setup is used by a lot of DJs as they need easy access, waterproof storage.