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What is your guys opinion on toolboxes? Do you think they take up too much room?

Over the rail vs inside the bed?

I am debating on weather or not I should get one. I have the 5.5ft bed and that is why I can't decide.

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I think the 5.5ft bed is small enough already, so I personally would go with something else.
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I think the 5.5ft bed is small enough already, so I personally would go with something else.
Ideas for something else? Were you thinking something else in the bed or like something under the rear seats?
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just a thought but what are u going to be putting in the bed with a 5.5 foot bed that wont fit in a bed thats only a foot and a half or so shorter?

edit: tool boxes on full sizes hold a lot of stuff in my opinon.
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ive got a small bed as well have an over the rail box and i hate it but need it for my tools ext i have aout 4 ft of bed left to mess with after my box and it drives me insane but what can i do lol like i said i need my tools for my job :( on top of that i have the ext cab /sigh
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also i haul alot so its tough lol like garbage for my mother for now once i fix my truck up ill be buying a trailer for that i also haul alot of wood ect..
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Ideas for something else? Were you thinking something else in the bed or like something under the rear seats?
I would put a container like one of those rubbermaid things that you can easily take out and put in the back seat just in case you have to use the whole bed.
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I'm not a fan of them in smaller trucks... there just isn't enough room left once it's in! If I had a truck with an 8' bed I'd have one!
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Yeah I'd like one but with the 5.5' bed space is a premium already.
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Im running an inbed tool box from tractor supply. i also have the 5.5 ft bed, and i still have plenty of room to put stuff in the bed.
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Get a tonneau cover. I think you mentioned before that you have a bedrug in your truck? It's even better under a tonneau. What I used to do before was I stole a few milk crates and kept them in the front of my bed with stuff in them and used a ratcheting tie down to hold them in place. Then if I needed the bed space I could take them all out and stack them in my garage
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^Thats a good idea Korey.

Ive never had a tool-box, so I cant really say. I really need one though.
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Get a tonneau cover. I think you mentioned before that you have a bedrug in your truck? It's even better under a tonneau. What I used to do before was I stole a few milk crates and kept them in the front of my bed with stuff in them and used a ratcheting tie down to hold them in place. Then if I needed the bed space I could take them all out and stack them in my garage
I used to have one. I sold it about a month ago. Got 4 times what I paid for it so I couldn't really pass that up.

I was thinking about the milk crate thing too but I am not a fan of the tonneau covers for on the bigger trucks. If I had a cap I would be all set. lol
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It all boils down to what you are useing the truck for. Is it just a DD/grocery getter or a work truck that hauls material every day? Are you moving tools and people or just the occasional bulky items once a month?
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I used to have one. I sold it about a month ago. Got 4 times what I paid for it so I couldn't really pass that up.

I was thinking about the milk crate thing too but I am not a fan of the tonneau covers for on the bigger trucks. If I had a cap I would be all set. lol
Just get a cheap soft tonneau. They work so well and take seconds to roll up all the way, as long as you don't get one with button snaps
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It all boils down to what you are useing the truck for. Is it just a DD/grocery getter or a work truck that hauls material every day? Are you moving tools and people or just the occasional bulky items once a month?
Its a DD/grocery getter. Doesn't haul much but it might haul a little bit here and there.

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Just get a cheap soft tonneau. They work so well and take seconds to roll up all the way, as long as you don't get one with button snaps
That thought has crossed my mind as well.
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i love my toolbox. i still have enough room to put stuff in the bed. its nice to keep your cab clutter free and still keep your stuff safe.
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Have you ever seen those DUHA toolbox's? I think thatd be the best solution
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Have not. What are they?
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What's google? I am new to the whole internet thing. I am used to smoke signals.
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What's google? I am new to the whole internet thing. I am used to smoke signals.
well see, first there was the internet, created by a few guys with some degrees from some pretty snazzy university. Then a while later (rather a long time) came Google.
get it now?

Also, i vote milk crate idea, I picked up a crate from work that with a little modification, fits in between the rollbars and has a cover, it has gave me a bunch more space inside the truck and more storage outside also.
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I like the toolbox in the ranger. I have everything I need for doing a job on site. It locks, it's water proof, it's great. I tried one in the f350, hated it. Have to get in the bed to get whats in the middle of the toolbox. That and I use the bed so it became a PITA to take in and out all the time.
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