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The first vehicle I ever owned was a truck, and I’ll always be a truck owner. I haul stuff every single day. The only downsides about trucks are that it’s tough to organize my stuff in the bed, and it’s not easy to lock it all up. That’s why I’m a big fan of truck bed tool boxes. My previous boxes were all saddle-style, but recently I tried out a Weather Guard PACK RAT® box. The PACK RAT® was my first choice because there are numerous sizes available—I could even choose the height of the box. I opted for black, but I love all the finishes it comes in. It mounts flat in my bed, and there’s one giant rollout drawer with dividers. There are four long sections that can be broken down into smaller spaces if needed.
The PACK RAT® truck bed tool box works great to secure my tools, fishing gear, ratchet straps, tow straps and all sorts of other valuable odds and ends that I’d rather keep in my box than in my cab. I have two kids who are constantly in and out of my truck, so cab space is a big deal for me. That’s why I prefer to have a storage box that’s secure in the back of my truck. Despite its size, the drawer pulls out remarkably smoothly, and I love that I can haul stuff on top of the box without damaging it—up to 750 lbs. of stuff!
I ordered my PACK RAT® tool box at www.mytruckbox.com. The site has a super-simple tool box selection tool. I just entered the make and size of my truck. Then I selected my size, color and locking options, and it showed me the options for my truck. My selection results ended up at www.homedepot.com, and the box itself showed up at the Home Depot closest to me within a week. Nothing could have been easier. Even the installation was simple—it only took me an hour to get it mounted and put together. — Josh Risberg, Associate Editor