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I was looking for a place to store stuff (ie air compresser, tow straps,foldable chairs etc)safely while going for a trail ride. I looked at bed boxes and found them heavy and expensive. I found this rubbermaid action packer box for $60. This and $4 of hardware let me mount it to the floor rails of the utilitrac. It slides for and aft if wanted. I used some extra, short utilitrac pieces I had for braces. Now I also have a place to store the cleats. It's lockable and can be removed in 5 minutes. Thoughts? What has others done?
 

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Great idea!
Weatherproof too.

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Looks good. For now I am using a plastic tub with a cargo bar positioned to prevent it from sliding all over the place. Not secured to the bed, but it barely moves around. Makes hauling groceries easy as I only need to make one trip in the house unless I fill up the shopping cart (God I am so domesticated). All my straps, handful of tools, and the hitch are in there as well. Basically, it condenses my junk to one area that I can put in the cab if I need the bed for big stuff.
 

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My 2007 came with the toolbox option that sits in the utilirack system that allows it to move front or rear as well. I really like the option as it works well for me. Secureable, lockable and weatherproof. Not very original but I like it.
 

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I just looked online at the rubbermaid containers. How many gallons is your size?

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Good option, looks good.

Might be doing something like that in the years to come as the little ones grow.
 

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Cool.. the color even sorta blends.

I've thought of using a 150qt. cooler back there.. ain't too "portable" when it's loaded with gear n' beer.
 

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rubbermaid action packer

I just looked online at the rubbermaid containers. How many gallons is your size?

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44.75 x 20.937 x 17.687 The 48 gallon size. Found it at WalMart.

Cool.. the color even sorta blends.

I've thought of using a 150qt. cooler back there.. ain't too "portable" when it's loaded with gear n' beer.
It will blend even better when I get some plastic paint and at the very least paint that red handle black or gray. I might even paint the whole thing one color.
 

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Great idea!
Weatherproof too.

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not waterproof. the handles/latched leak. i have the 8gal in the back of my truck and drilled a couple of holes in the low spots to allow the little bit of water that gets in there to drain.

I just looked online at the rubbermaid containers. How many gallons is your size?

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depending on your local walmart they may have them in stock. the 3 local to me dont but the one down near my SIL/BIL did have them.
 

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You should put some silicone around the holes drilled in the bottom to make it a little more watertight.
 

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I put a 55 Gal container in mine just like that. What I did is just drilled holes through the bottom and put bolts through with big washers and ran them through the rails. I have a lock on the box so nobody can steel my photography equipment, if the tail gate is locked, they will have a hella hard time getting my whole box out. Great ideas for making the best use of the bed on the cheap!
 

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not waterproof. the handles/latched leak. i have the 8gal in the back of my truck and drilled a couple of holes in the low spots to allow the little bit of water that gets in there to drain.



depending on your local walmart they may have them in stock. the 3 local to me dont but the one down near my SIL/BIL did have them.
SIL= sister in law - BIL= brother in law ? How was my guess?

The drain holes are a good idea. Since it was plastic I took it for granted it was dry all the time. But I now know better, thanks.

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I've been looking for something like this for my truck.

So it looks like yours sits below the top of the bed. Does it? I have a soft tonneau and want to be able to keep the tonneau closed with the box in the bed.

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Yes it sits just below the rim. Your cover should fit no problem. I posted the listed demensions in an earlier post. It sits flat and level. I used 3/8 " x 2" bolts. 1/2" fender washers fit in the utilitrac. I used 1 per side then used a flat piece of metal to hold it down. I personally had some extra pieces of utilitrac that i got when I bought a used bed extender
 

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Yes it sits just below the rim. Your cover should fit no problem. I posted the listed demensions in an earlier post. It sits flat and level. I used 3/8 " x 2" bolts. 1/2" fender washers fit in the utilitrac. I used 1 per side then used a flat piece of metal to hold it down. I personally had some extra pieces of utilitrac that i got when I bought a used bed extender
Home Depot sells a spring loaded nut that is made to hold conduit and other hangers/items to a similar styled track if you ever have the need for an alternate choice to the washers.

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44.75 x 20.937 x 17.687 The 48 gallon size. Found it at WalMart.



It will blend even better when I get some plastic paint and at the very least paint that red handle black or gray. I might even paint the whole thing one color.
Have it sprayed with the bed liner stuff so it would match perfectly.
 

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Just putting this out there. I have a similar set-up.

I used the SMART box that is sold in the auto department of WalMart. It has 4 flat feet that just happened to line up directly with the bottom utilitrac. I used 4 spring nuts, 4 bolts/washers to bolt it down. It also have a lock option and is waterproof. It is also very easy to remove if needed.

The height is also a good thing since it is just under the bed rails. I think the box ended up costing 50 bucks and then 5 in hardware and 30 mins to align everything and drill. Its a very cheap storage solution.

I used mine for a road trip from FL to NC and back over the holidays and my luggage was fine. I also reloaded it with a ton of rocks for the ride back and it held up fine (luggage in the back seat since there was no presents anymore).
 

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Just putting this out there. I have a similar set-up.

I used the SMART box that is sold in the auto department of WalMart. It has 4 flat feet that just happened to line up directly with the bottom utilitrac. I used 4 spring nuts, 4 bolts/washers to bolt it down. It also have a lock option and is waterproof. It is also very easy to remove if needed.

The height is also a good thing since it is just under the bed rails. I think the box ended up costing 50 bucks and then 5 in hardware and 30 mins to align everything and drill. Its a very cheap storage solution.

I used mine for a road trip from FL to NC and back over the holidays and my luggage was fine. I also reloaded it with a ton of rocks for the ride back and it held up fine (luggage in the back seat since there was no presents anymore).
Do you have any pictures? A link to the company?

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Ok ...well it rained all day yesterday, and i just got done powerwashing the truck today. Opened the box and all was dry!
 
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