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rsgs

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Posted: 05/24/20 07:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When the cap comes off my truck in the spring, the tool box goes in. It extends 8" above the bed rail and I have never had an issue. If you are turning that sharp that the tool box becomes a factor - you're doing it wrong...


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Posted: 05/24/20 08:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"It extends 8" above the bed rail and I have never had an issue."

Truly wish you the best of luck!


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Posted: 05/24/20 10:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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This tool box is in a short box Chevrolet. I chose it as it has room under the tool box so I can carry full sheets of plywood or sheet-rock. I also store things under the tool box like tire chains and a set of 12 ton jack stands when towing.

The tonneau cover starts at the tool box. It is in the rolled storage position now. The tonneau cover clears my hitch when deployed.

So far after 15 years of towing with two fifth wheel trailers clearance to the tool box and rolled up tonneau cover has not been a problem.

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Simple answer no, one before the transfer tank the other after I added and mover the box closer to the RV to accommodate the tank.
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Posted: 05/26/20 06:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

"It extends 8" above the bed rail and I have never had an issue."

Truly wish you the best of luck!


Thanks - but it's not luck - I know how to drive. 17+ years and never an issue.

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Got a 12” wide box from Lowe’s. Got a long box and still plenty of room left.



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rsgs wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

"It extends 8" above the bed rail and I have never had an issue."

Truly wish you the best of luck!


Thanks - but it's not luck - I know how to drive. 17+ years and never an issue.



I was going to say, its situational awareness , and its apparent you are aware of the sitsuation. No there is no luck involved ,just experience ,and knowing what to do. Same here backing with a short bed truck, and being aware of where I am at in relationship to the cab, how tight I am turning etc. There is no fear of taking out a back window , or denting a cab .

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RCMAN46 wrote:

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This tool box is in a short box Chevrolet. I chose it as it has room under the tool box so I can carry full sheets of plywood or sheet-rock. I also store things under the tool box like tire chains and a set of 12 ton jack stands when towing.

The tonneau cover starts at the tool box. It is in the rolled storage position now. The tonneau cover clears my hitch when deployed.

So far after 15 years of towing with two fifth wheel trailers clearance to the tool box and rolled up tonneau cover has not been a problem.


Looks like you need one of those extended run gas tanks for that generator ,you could eliminate at least one of those gas cans. They are very nice , with at Honda generator you have, plus not having to fill that often.

On edit, it appears you have a hose running to that gas can on the right, so do you have an extended run system ??

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memtb wrote:

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


Yeah, sooner or later. I hope not but I'm still a newbie with the new 5'er. The Coachmen Chaparral with "Turn Tech Engineering" looks like it's good for near 90 degrees. Next time I hook up I'll test the limits carefully. I really want to keep the toolbox off the truck bed. A short bed...

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It's trying to be "spring" on this side of the state!


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rsgs wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

"It extends 8" above the bed rail and I have never had an issue."

Truly wish you the best of luck!


Thanks - but it's not luck - I know how to drive. 17+ years and never an issue.


All I can say is never say NEVER!!!

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