Decked Storage for Our 2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab SR
Not your average truck toolbox.
Trucks are all about utility, and we love that. They are the Swiss army knives of the automotive world, and there isn't much a 4x4 truck like our 2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4x4 SR can't do. Still, being who we are, there is always room for improvement, and we want to share that with you, our FourWheeler.com audience. Truck beds are great for storage, and there are several ways to secure items in the bed of a truck. Truck boxes, bed caps, tonneau covers, and the like all provide some way of locking the stuff that's in your bed in place. The problem with all the above lockable storage solutions is that they change the shape of your truck's bed. A bed-mounted toolbox makes your bed shorter. A tonneau makes it harder to carry items that won't fit under the bed's edge. A truck cap, even the ones with raised room lines. sometimes won't allow you to fit a quad or motorcycle in the bed. The crux of this tale is we found another solution. One that raises the floor of your truck's bed but allows for lockable storage and maintains the inside dimensions of your truck's bed.
A few years back at SEMA we bumped into a display showing off the Decked Truck Bed System, and it caught our eye as being something that makes a lot of sense. It's made from durable yet affordable recycled HDPE for full- and mid-sized trucks and cargo vans. A modern design with intelligently placed American steel tubing inside for support and other metals for most of the threaded anchors. Decked parts are all made in America. The system has large drawers with smooth rolling wheels with a 200-pound weight limit (for the drawers). The deck of the Decked system can support 2, 000 pounds, so you can load up your bed with any items that fit its footprint without any height restrictions (other than bridges and other low-hanging obstacles). The system is weatherproof and durable, lockable and modular, and can be customized with trays, dividers, CoreTrax anchor systems, drawer bags, and toolboxes available as add-ons separately. The Decked System can also be installed by the end user (like we did) or at one of their many dealers around the country. The system also comes with a three-year warrantee. For now, here's how we installed our Decked system in a 5-foot 1-inch, third-gen, short-bed Toyota Double Cab a few hours one weekday evening. Once we've had some time to test the system, we will update you with the details at FourWheeler.com.