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Posted: 05/19/20 04:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nothing better IMHO on the market!

HighwayProducts 30" front to back, NOT cheap but neither am I. OH and the hitch is nice also!

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Here is the best picture of my tool box, have issues posting from my phone.
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ON EDIT:I got home to my computer.

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rhagfo wrote:

Here is the best picture of my tool box, have issues posting from my phone.
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That looks like a nice toolbox also, what brand is that ?? Also thats a good 16K Reese hitch ,had one, only reason I got a different Reese was I wanted to go to 18K rating. Very solid, and was always a positive latch when backing into it . I can't count the number of that hitch I have seen in trucks, a lot. Very popular hitch .

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It depends. Depends on the shape of the front cap. Depends on the pin box, stock or extended. Depends if & how high the box is above bed rails if at all.

Got one that is flush with the bed rails & also have an extended pin box. The box is half fuel, about 35 gallons, & half tools.

I don't do it but I could get right at 90 degrees no problem if I wished.


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Posted: 05/19/20 08:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My tool box sits about 6” above the bed rails on our Ford. I’ve towed 2 different fifthwheels 70-80,000 miles without any problem. I don’t make a habit of jackknifing my trailer.





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No law says that you cannot use a slider in a long bed to gain the clearance you need. It also puts the pivot point back a little to get the swing going sooner and quicker. Probably cheaper and more useful than getting a new toolbox.

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Let me add a couple of pictures of my below the rails tool box in our old 2001 Ram. The great part of a below bed box is that you can have a full bed cover.

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Posted: 05/20/20 07:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Super_Dave wrote:

If I have a tool box or equivalent that is significantly higher than the bed rails right behind the cab of my long bed, will it cause turning issues with the trailer nose?


You “will” eventually wish that you had a flush-fit toolbox! 30 years ago, my tool box was “only” about 3” above the bed rails. It took a year or so.....but I finally introduced the 5er to the tool box! [emoticon] [emoticon] memtb


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Retired JSO wrote:

My tool box sits about 6” above the bed rails on our Ford. I’ve towed 2 different fifthwheels 70-80,000 miles without any problem. I don’t make a habit of jackknifing my trailer.


You have been very lucky. Kinda like the guys that bon't need a slider until.......

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I just found a small truck shoulder mount box and it sits on the floor of the long bed and I can close my Tonneau cover over it


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