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Old 11-11-2005, 06:38 AM
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Question Bed Tool Box

I've looked (googled, and yahooed) without any luck. Have any of you folks seen in your travels a tool box that can be mounted behind the wheel wells or in that general area that does not require drilling thru the bed? After commiting myselft to a $38K (on sale during the friends and family sale), I am extremely reluctant to make holes in the bed ... ya, I know it's stupid as my next big thing is a 34' fifth wheel, and they will have to drill holes to mount the hitch. The hang up it that the FW hitch goes over the axel, but the tool boxes I've looked at mount behind the wheels where they will catch all the splash. I keep thinking holes + water (even with sealer) will = rust at some point.

Thanx in advance for you help (positive or negative) I know I'm a bit weird as after all, it is only a truck

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take a look at this, the box is powder coated and you could just spray any exposed hardware under the bed with a generous helping of rust-o-leum.

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...at=Truck+Boxes
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Man, why didn't I think of that? I need to invent something that'll sell like hotca....I mean sell like PSD's!!!!!!!!!
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I have used this trick many times: after drilling your holes, squirt a little silicone sealer around the holes, like making a gasket. Be sure to use enough so that it will come out a little initially when you tighten the screws/ bolts, then just wipe off the excess. This works better than paint (in my opinion). Please keep in mind that the silicone (the good stuff) is guaranteed for 50 years. Hope this helps!!
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if you don't want to drill, Grizzly.com has bed locks that snap onto a solid plastic bedliner and hold a box by the corners
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Thanx for all the help and ideas. Didn't have any luck on grizzly.com. I like the ones from Sears, but looking at the picture, not sure they would work. It appears that they are taller than the bed rail .. maybe it's just that particualar style.

Anyway, not making holes is now sort of a moot point. Splurged (actually, went temporarily insane) over the weekend. Having a FW hitch installed this comming Friday. We picked up a "condo" on wheels. 37' Everest 364Q FW. Empty Wt: 11700, Pin Wt: 2350. Gonna make that 350 dually do some work for a change. The tow boss package will probably be my friend.

I've driven large motor homes, pulled fairly long travel trailers (30'), but this will be a first for a FW. A few of the guys here at work that have them (smaller) assure me that they are a piece of cake with a dually, but still, I keep thinking 23' truck and 37' trailer, that's 60', jeesh, that's as big as some of the big rigs on the road (gulp), now I'm starting to get frazzled.

When we get back, I'll start a post as to how things went, well anyway how the truck / FW combination worked.

Larry
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