There are hundreds of different types of in bed tool boxes offering you hundreds of ways to store items in your truck. Knowing which type is best for you will depend on how you plan on using your truck. Here we will list 3 of the most common in bed truck tool boxes. We will cover out of the bed tool boxes in the next blog.
- The cross Box and Saddle Box– This type of tool box fits right behind the cab and goes all the way across from one side of the bed to the other. These boxes are normally made of steel or aluminum. Some of the boxes open up from each side with the hinge in the middle of the box, while most will have one lid the opens up from the widest part. Many manufacturers have designed ways to make these harder and harder to break into though they are not safes. If you have a large amount of tools or items to store this would be one of the best options.
- The Side Box – This box is like the saddle box or cross box and usually is designed to match. The main difference with this type of box is that it runs along the side of the truck bed. They tend to be more narrow and have less storage do to the fact they have to run over the wheel well of the truck. This type of box is handy because you can reach all your tools and equipment from one side of the truck. You also can avoid having to climb in and out of the bed if you are shorter and had a saddle box.
- Truck Bed Cover—another popular choice is to just turn the whole bed into a tool box and lay a bed cover over it. Bed covers work well if you carry equipment that may not fit in a traditional truck bed tool box. Bed covers come in soft and hard materials. They also tend to offer different ways of opening and closing. Some slide open while others pop up like a trunk. Talk with a specialist at longhorn truck accessories to determine which type will work best for you.
There are several other types of tool boxes including those that lay flat on the bed and slide out like a drawer. Stop in our call Longhorn Truck accessories to get the best deal on a truck box in San Antonio.