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Old 04-27-2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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truck toolbox in bed of my F250

okay folks i need some advice! just ordered new fw and know that the crossover toolbox i currently have will not work(sticks up to high).so the question i have is will a low profile toolbox(crossover type)work?just had a pullrite super slide hitch installed(16k) in bed.counting days until our first 5er to come in!!!
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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Check places like Tractor Supply and you can find a Box that sets below the rails.
UWS FWB-58 - Fifth Wheel Tool Box - Truck Pro USA

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Old 04-27-2012, 06:21 PM   #3
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Personally, I use a WeatherGuard toolbox that mounts on the bed floor. The top is flush with the top of the bed rails. You really don't want anything eating into your 5th wheel-to-bed rail clearance, especially with a taller 4WD truck if that's in your plans.

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Old 04-27-2012, 07:06 PM   #4
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thanks, i was hoping a low profile(sticks up over bed rails approximately 1-2inches)would work.not having any experience towing a 5th wheel i didn't know how much clearance i needed.
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6" minimum. 8" to 9" preferred.

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I agree with Rusty. The tool box I had in my dually was flush with the bed rails. Worked out great.

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Most late-model pickups have a bed that is 19" from floor to top of the bedrails. So any tool chest or auxiliary fuel tank/toolbox combo that is about 19" or less high and will fit between the bedrails works great.

I'm a Weatherguard fan, and they make both aluminum and heavy steel tool chests that will do the trick. Here's the one similar to the one I had in my F-250:

Model 654-5-01 All-Purpose Chest - Aluminum - Black
Dimensions: H: 19 1/4 W: 20 L: 55
Weight (lbs.): 52
Cubic feet: 12

Click on this link, then scroll down past other models to see it:
WEATHER GUARD All Purpose Truck Tool Chests
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In my dually, I have A regular size box in the front of the bed, that is level with the bed rails, ands also in the back there is a short box, the top of which sets below the hitch level.

The short box is a handy place to store tow straps and levelling lumber.

Also, the short box and the hitch are both set up so I can pull them out, by myself in just a few minutes. If yer interested, I can try and generate some pics.
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thanks everybody for info concerning a toolbox that will also not interfere with towing a 5er.after having a toolbox for the last 12 years i've been accustomed to the extra storage.
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