Bed Storage

IconicTremor1

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Looking to see what people are doing about storage of ratchet straps, tow straps, jumper cables, etc in the bed of the truck. Currently have 2 different tow straps (20’ and 30’), soft shackles, cables, and 3 5k ratchet straps and that takes up most of about 1/2-3/4 of the under seat storage.

I have a tonneau cover (soft folding) on the truck now but have a MX4 due for delivery Friday. Just want to get this stuff out of the truck.

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I installed a swing case on the passenger side. It holds ratchet straps, jumper cables, 12 volt air compressor, receiver etc.

Works great.
 
BuiltRight Industries molle panels and Quick Fist clamps are an option.
 
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Second on BuiltRight, great products. I also grabbed their Milwaukee brackets, and picked up some zippered molle bags.
 
I feel that the builtright is a little over kill for my situation. I mean I like the idea of the panels but I’d need multiple I would think.

The swing box is an option for sure, I won’t ever use my tie downs in the bed.
 
Built right is the way to go, grab a couple of the bags they sale as well, if you don't want to do the full set but want storage out of the way do one side, front and back, then buy a large travel bag MOLLE compatible and strap between the front and rear, they hold a lot of stuff. Cabela's and Bass Pro sale a good one in the ATV section that works great.
 
If you want a box that's better than a Home Depot tote, I love the Frontrunner Wolf Pack Pro's. They are expensive but are dust and water resistant, stackable, have an available soft insert that doubles as a soft sided foldable box. The even have a taller lid option for taller gear. One has two soft shackles, two hard shackles, snatch strap, receiver hitch mount, coveralls and tire plug kit. The other one has a small Milwaukee 12v work light and compressor. I usually through the 18V compressor in when traveling just in the bed. It also has a full trauma kit with some MRE's, ammo and power bars. The one just sitting there has a small detail kit in it and usually doesn't stay in the truck. Also note the Rad ratchet straps that mount to the factory Ford cleat mount location.

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While it is a bit speedy, I have the BAKbox which attaches directly to my MX4. Holds all my recovery gear, small shovel, blanket, etc. if I need the bed it folds up under the folded MX4. Despite the price, I am very satisfied with it.
 
Since I do not have the under seat storage I picked up the builtright molle panels for under seat from recommendations here on the forum, best investment so far.
 
While it is a bit speedy, I have the BAKbox which attaches directly to my MX4. Holds all my recovery gear, small shovel, blanket, etc. if I need the bed it folds up under the folded MX4. Despite the price, I am very satisfied with it.
Have thought about grabbing this, was hoping someone would eventually post experience with it. So box seems reasonably sturdy and solid, or would this be more for lightweight items? I don't have much left under back seats, with addition of Builtright, and BAKbox would clear the rest, with some to spare.
 
Anyone ever look into the Decked system? You obviously lose half of the height of your bed. Seems like a pretty cool system otherwise but maybe not all that convenient for a large number of circumstances.
 
Have thought about grabbing this, was hoping someone would eventually post experience with it. So box seems reasonably sturdy and solid, or would this be more for lightweight items? I don't have much left under back seats, with addition of Builtright, and BAKbox would clear the rest, with some to spare.
Box is very solid provided you mount it correctly. There are a bunch of negative reviews that based on my experience did not mount it correctly. Here’s a picture of mine and all the stuff I carry in it. Recovery equipment including tow strap, kinetic rope, hard and soft shackles, shovel, air compressor, cargo straps…. Pretty much everything! Open and loaded it takes about the same space as a roller tonneau cover canister. Folded up its all the way under the permanent panel for the MX4. I balked a little at the cost, but having had it for over a year now, wouldn’t do anything different.
 

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Box is very solid provided you mount it correctly. There are a bunch of negative reviews that based on my experience did not mount it correctly. Here’s a picture of mine and all the stuff I carry in it. Recovery equipment including tow strap, kinetic rope, hard and soft shackles, shovel, air compressor, cargo straps…. Pretty much everything! Open and loaded it takes about the same space as a roller tonneau cover canister. Folded up its all the way under the permanent panel for the MX4. I balked a little at the cost, but having had it for over a year now, wouldn’t do anything different.
I think this is what I’m going to do, spending 1100 on the cover and another 349 for the box makes my buttshole pucker a little bit. Been shopping around for it cheaper somewhere else but looks like the keep the price locked everywhere.
 
Anyone ever look into the Decked system? You obviously lose half of the height of your bed. Seems like a pretty cool system otherwise but maybe not all that convenient for a large number of circumstances.
If you need that much storage I think it’s a good option. But man they are expensive.
 
I think this is what I’m going to do, spending 1100 on the cover and another 349 for the box makes my buttshole pucker a little bit. Been shopping around for it cheaper somewhere else but looks like the keep the price locked everywhere.

If you haven’t gotten BAKFlip yet, but from these guys. Got mine for 969 out the door, no tax or shipping. Someone else on here shared with me.


 
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Home Depot FTW.
 
I went to the Army Surplus store and got a 30mm ammo can for about $25. Waterproof and indestructible. I’ve had I it cargo strapped to the front of the bed in my past 3 trucks. Holds a ton of gear and comes out easy if I ever need the full bed
 
I went to the Army Surplus store and got a 30mm ammo can for about $25. Waterproof and indestructible. I’ve had I it cargo strapped to the front of the bed in my past 3 trucks. Holds a ton of gear and comes out easy if I ever need the full bed
How big are those? Any pics?
 
How big are those? Any pics?

I'm looking at the Undercover swing case (or 2) if I need more room beyond a Du-Ha under seat box.
 
Simple solution 👍🏼
 

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