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Truck Bed Toolbox question?!?

Quick question for you guys out there with tool boxes.. i want to get a tool box for my truck, however, i noticed that our super duty bed rails are a bit wider than the regular beds on the half ton trucks. did you guys order/buy/purchase the wider tool box or did you just buy the regular ones they stock in the stores. I have been to lowes and tractor supply looking for these wider boxes, but they don't stock them and have to order them. the wider box for the super duty's is literally only like 2-3 " wider than the regular boxes.

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I have one of the boxes that sit down in the bed. Runs almost even with the rails just does hang over the side.


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We use Weatherguard boxes and they fit fine on the SD and I have a chest box on my 150. Weatherguard is more expensive but we feel they are worth it because of the strength and security that they provide, plus they last forever without the locks and hinges coming apart, we use them daily in the construction business and we are hard on them, a Kobalt box from Lowes will only last about 8-9 months with our guys.


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I'm fine with the way my Weatherguard fits and looks. Size/model 121.

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thanks for the replies guys.. i just thought i would need the wider box for the superduty's... i guess not if you guys aren't having any trouble with the regular ones. I just didn't want to order one online, and then have it not fit or something.

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i have a box that sits on top of the rails but doesn't fit flush with them. I didn't think it looked right at first but after using it for a while i realized that i can put stuff down along the sides of it easier because of the extra room.


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I run a tool box from tractor supply. it sit on the bed sides but has a little gap on both sides to fit a slightly smaller truck bed. when buying it should give you the total width and then the width of the part that drops down. just make sure the part that drops down is thinner than the width of your bed rails and make sure that the overall width sits on the bed rails before you order if that makes sense. I can get a pic of the gap mine has if you would like

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I run a tool box from tractor supply. it sit on the bed sides but has a little gap on both sides to fit a slightly smaller truck bed. when buying it should give you the total width and then the width of the part that drops down. just make sure the part that drops down is thinner than the width of your bed rails and make sure that the overall width sits on the bed rails before you order if that makes sense. I can get a pic of the gap mine has if you would like
Hey travis.. thanks for the info.. i don't need any pics... i ended up going with a Kobalt 2500 series from Lowes. i checked out the tractor supply boxes and i wasn't a fan of the latch system. i couldn't get a single on in the store to close from one side, i had to push it down in the middle to get both sides to latch. this kobalt box has handles that you pull instead of levers to open this thing. i love it. and it closes with one finger. even my GF can reach the handle and close it with one hand. i'll try to get a pic up later today when i get home of the handles. and fitment was pretty good.

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