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Old 03-14-2005, 04:07 AM   #1
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I'm think about buying the tool box that sits in the rear of the bed and is shaped like a 5er tail gate.

Do you have one?... how easy is it to install?... what are your comments, both good & bad?

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I'm think about buying the tool box that sits in the rear of the bed and is shaped like a 5er tail gate.

Do you have one?... how easy is it to install?... what are your comments, both good & bad?

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Old 03-14-2005, 04:38 AM   #3
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There is a company that makes a similar box, but it is the lower height all the way across. That seems like a better solution to me. Their reasoning is that you really don't use the top part on the ends anyway. Also, not having the knotch would allow hooking up at greater angles.

I personally don't like the idea of a rear tool box because I don't want to have to lift the hitch over it, and it also makes the bed useless for hauling large objects like lumber.
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I have the 5th wheel companion box by Highway Products. It is the same height all the way across allowing greater approach angles when hitching up. No need to worry about lining up the kingpin with the notch in the box. One of the best built boxes I have ever used.
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Old 03-15-2005, 05:41 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input. You're the second person to indicate concern about the approach angles with the "V" type box.

With your box do you have any conerns about having additional weight behind the rear axles & hitch?

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With my box, I take the tailgate off. The box itself feels like it weighs less than the tailgate itself. As far as weight in the box, unless you fill it with concrete, I don't even think about it. Don't think you would be putting enough weight in there to make any noticable difference.
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I have a 1997 F250 h/d And a 5th wheel. For a tool box I use one from small truck like a toyota or something. They do not go over the rails so they are low enough to see the hitch and pin when hooking up. The lock are a bit harder to get to as well. Let them work for what they are going to steal.
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ANY, repeat ANY truck will hit, long or short. It's just a matter of when. I use a SWB and have NO, repeat, NO slider. A tape measure put on the pin to the corner of the nose is the ONLY way to know when it will hit. I've seen more long than short bed cabs crunched. The thinking of most is get the long and it won't hit, and they are surprised when it does.

It all depends on where your going to take it and how tight of a spot your backing into.
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