Hey folks, I thought I'd throw all of these in because they're all up in the air for me right now, and they all work together. First, I've got a '99 long bed F350 supercab. I want a roll-up tonneau cover, a toolbox big enough to carry my chainsaw and its associated crap (for example), and I still need to carry 8' lumber every once in a while. So there are a couple of options:
1. Normal tonneau cover, bed chest (not crossover toolbox), and bed extender.
2. Crossover toolbox and one of those tonneaus that works with your toolbox (I've seen various reviews good and bad). Short enough crossover would let me carry a little bit of 8' lumber, but not that much.
And, I've seen negative reviews of that crossover toolbox with the built-in roll-up tonneau so I'm ignoring it.
How well do these bed extenders work (Bestop, etc.)? I see they have a factory one on the new '08 Super Duty; anyone try to adapt it or is it junk? I want to carry lumber to my cabin by interstate, not just around-town trips at 30 mph; can't risk a 2x4 heading into someone's windshield at 70 mph.
Then there's the porkchop (wheel well) toolboxes that run over the wheel well and don't intrude on your lengthwise or widthwise bedspace, but don't carry that much either.
Basically, I don't want to buy something only to get screwed by something else. Everyone I know either runs a crossover toolbox or throws their crap in the cab, so they're no help.
Thanks for any insight you can share,