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Old 07-24-2012, 11:36 PM
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I am trying to equip my pick up truck to be the most benefitting to carry tools and equipment. Anyone have any advice or recommendations? I just have the bed of my pick up truck. I don't have a trailer.

I would really appreciate it if some people posted some pictures.

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Hmm..lets see..Kinda tough man with just the bed. You could get a truck box but that will take away a lot of room...Truck cap will drastically take away from your capabilities. Check out some websites like : www.streetsideauto.com
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A lot of companies have organizers & accessories for truck beds. Best Of Luck.
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Hmm..lets see..Kinda tough man with just the bed. You could get a truck box but that will take away a lot of room...Truck cap will drastically take away from your capabilities. Check out some websites like : www.streetsideauto.com
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A lot of companies have organizers & accessories for truck beds. Best Of Luck.
Thanks! Checking out those websites now.
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Hmm..lets see..Kinda tough man with just the bed. You could get a truck box but that will take away a lot of room...Truck cap will drastically take away from your capabilities. Check out some websites like : www.streetsideauto.com
www.etrailer.com
www.summitracingequipment.com
www.stylintrucks.com
A lot of companies have organizers & accessories for truck beds. Best Of Luck.
Agreed. I cant stand truck caps. They do keep things under cover but they pretty much take away any significant use of your bed(such as hauling mulch,loam,small tree,branch removal,etc) Plus I just hate the way they look on a truck. Just my opinion.
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I have my truck set up like this for days I dont want to use the trailer.
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I dunno how people do it with just the bed of the truck.

I mean 85% of the time, I don't use my trailer, but I put the mower on a cargo carrier on the back of the truck - the bed is for all my other crap. I wouldn't know what to do if I had to fit a mower in there as well. I guess I'd have to scale back on what I take with me daily.

After 2 seasons of this, I have no desire to remove my cap either.
Any work I need that much room for I just use the trailer. The only drawback I've come across is doing medium sized cleanups in "city" areas where there is no room to park anywhere with a trailer and with the cap and my equipment in the bed, there's no real room left for debris. THOSE places are where a truck without a cap is ideal.

I'm honestly surprised I don't see anyone else using the cargo carriers. If I had to pick up an 85 lb mower twenty times a day, or use standard ramps, I'd find another line of work.
I get a TON of questions about mine from people when I'm out working.





Here's the only shot I have of the "inside". I built the shelf to make getting out the trimmer a bit easier. (open cap widow and it's "right there", no need to bend/lift it over the tailgate)

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How do you lower your equipment? Is there a ramp or do you manually lift it up and/or remove the equipment?
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I dunno how people do it with just the bed of the truck.
As you said before, you and me are the only ones with bed caps. LOL.

Good protection for storing light hand-tools only, like blowers and stuff.
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