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Tool box/storage opinions

Would like some input on my situation here before I go and spend $300+ and find out it stinks. I have the CC/SB. I need to store/carry the following in my truck:

-30' HD Procomp Tow strap
-two Large shackles
-hitch shackle insert
-3 ball hitch insert
-Ratchet straps
-Few bungee cords

I've been looking at a tool box, low profile & slim. also saw they make under bed boxes which sounds cool. Have to look at the room under there. I'm not very gung ho about a tool box in the bed b/c I'll lose my front hooks down below and on the rail. Not to mention 10" of bed space and Hauling 8'x4' sheets of plywood might be interesting. Any opinions??

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will any of it fit bihind your rear seats?? it may not be as convenient but it will save your bed space.


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Look for one that is raised off the bed.

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raised off the bed so I can slide plywood sheets under the box right? Heres the kick. I loooked at a DUHA. and for our trucks it doesn't go under the seat, it goes behind the seat.... and that plastic DUHA tray costs more than a diamond plate tool box! Aint that a kicker.

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I am a roofer and I have UWS low profile. I carry plywood, shingles, my ladders... no problems. There is enough roof under the toolbox for my ladder to slide under.

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I am a roofer and I have UWS low profile. I carry plywood, shingles, my ladders... no problems. There is enough roof under the toolbox for my ladder to slide under.
Plus I can still use my hooks with my box...


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Plus I can still use my hooks with my box...
Yep plenty of room. I am about to mount some "Eye" bolts into the box facing toward the tailgate when I strap the 4 wheeler in.

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Thanks for the input guys. Yeah the Duha plastic tray is $269 IIRC. NO way am I paying that much for a plastic tray. I'd build something out of MDF wood you make speaker boxes out of. I am going to try one thing before I buy a lowprofile UWS tool box. I have that pull out tray under the back seats. I'm going to remove it and see how much room is actually under the seats and maybe build my own underseat box of some sort. I'll post up how it goes and if I build something. I need something... monster truck with no storage, or lockable compartments.

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i fit 3" tow straps under my rear seat and way more rigging equipment than that plus a 6" 80,000 lb strap behind the rear seats.. you shouldn't need a tool box for what you want to carry...
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my buddie at work has a 99 xcab sb and his is a low pro tool box but its also not as deep as the rest (his is like 12 of so inches) and there is PLenty of room under his for garbage to collect

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