Best Truck Tool Box of 2017

Best Truck Tool Box of 2017

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Truck tool boxes are without a doubt some of the handiest accessories for truck owners. Having a secure, weatherproof storage solution for your tools is invaluable. Gone are the days of ripping up and dirtying your back seats, losing tools to theft or rust damage. These tool boxes for your truck are great, but there is a ton of options out there, so how do you choose? We’ve researched all of the best brands like Delta, Dee-Zee, UWS, WeatherGuard, Husky and JOBOX, so it’s safe to say we know a thing or two about the tool box models available. We’ve done our research and filtered out all the various choices to put together a list of the best models available in 2017. We’ve set out a few categories for you to choose from and hopefully find the option for you and your rig.

Crossover Style for Full-Sized Trucks

Best in Class: WeatherGuard Low Profile Boxweatherguard rear mountedKey Features:

– Thick, rugged aluminum
– Tamper-resistant, retracting locks
– Level holder and removable tray
– Weatherproof
– Lifetime warranty

Top of the list for the Best Truck Box for full-sized trucks is the 71-inch WeatherGuard low profile tool box. This box provides a great amount of storage while still maintaining check pricea low profile, not impacting any visibility out of the rear window of your truck. WeatherGuard really is an industry leader in truck tool boxes for a reason. This box is certainly a little more on the expensive side, but you are getting a top quality tool box for the money. If you’re storing hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars of tools in your box, you may as well invest in a tool box that is going to keep them safe and sound. Check out our full review of this truck tool box.

 

Runner up: Husky Low Profile Box

Husky Low ProfileWhile not the same quality as the WeatherGuard box, the Husky Low Profile tool box is a well-built and secure tool box, without the same price tag as the WeatherGuard box. check priceCheck out our full review of the Husky truck tool box.

 Crossover Style for Mid-Sized Trucks

Best in Class: WeatherGuard
weatherguard large rear mounted

Key Features

– Thick, rugged aluminum
– Tamper-resistant, retracting locks
– Weatherproof
– Removable tray
– Limited lifetime warranty

No surprise here that the tool box for mid-sized trucks is also the WeatherGuard 66-inch low profile box. This is the best box for mid-sized trucks for the same reason the full-size box is. It’s built with the same industrial-grade thick aluminum, secure locks and a low check priceprofile. This box will set you back a few dollars more than another box, but you’re getting the quality and security of knowing your tools aren’t going anywhere. You can check out what people think all over various forums of their WeatherGuards to know that these boxes are for real. If you’re still not convinced this is the best tool box for mid-sized trucks, check out the full review of this box.

Runner Up: UWS
UWS rear mounted
The UWS 63-inch low profile tool box is our runner up for mid-sized tool box. Again, the check pricequality doesn’t rival that of WeatherGuard, but for a more affordable box, it is built well and will keep your tools safe and secure. Plus, its made in the USA. Check out our full review of the UWS crossover box here.

Chest Style

Best in Class: WeatherGuard
best truck tool box for the money

Key Features

– Thick, rugged aluminum
– Tamper-resistant, retracting locks
– Weatherproof
– Removable tray
– Use with tonneau cover or canopy
– Limited lifetime warranty

You’re probably sensing a trend by now, and it’s no surprise the best box in a chest style is also WeatherGuard. We warned you earlier that this wouldn’t be a competition. check priceWeatherGuard chest boxes are solid and secure, fully weatherproof and keep your gear clean, dry and locked up tight. They also manufacture a chest box for full-sized trucks and mid-sized trucks which is great. Chest boxes are also great since you can use them with tonneau covers or canopies. Make sure you check out our full review article of the WeatherGuard Chest tool box.

 

Runner up: Dee Zee
dee zee side mounted

The Dee Zee chest tool box is an awesome alternative to the more expensive WeatherGuard if you’re trying to stay within a tighter budget. The aluminum isn’t as check pricethick, the locks aren’t as secure, but it will still certainly do the job. Dee Zee also makes a full-sized and mid-sized chest tool box. Have a look at the full review of these Dee Zee tool boxes before committing to a decision.

 

Side-Mounted

Best in Class: WeatherGuard
black metal
Key Features

– Thick, rugged aluminum
– Tamper-resistant, retracting locks
– Weatherproof
– Easy access, extra storage
– Limited lifetime warranty

Side-mounted boxes are awesome alternatives to crossover or chest boxes since you can access your tools from the side of your vehicle without needing to strain or stretch, or to get into the back of your truck. They’re also great for adding storage to a truck with a check pricecrossover box already installed. For side-mounted boxes, the best box is once again WeatherGuard. You just can’t beat the quality of these boxes. The weatherproofing is too good, the locks are that secure, the aluminum the thickest in the industry. You can have a look at our full review of this box here.

 

Runner up: UWS
UWS
UWS makes its return to to our best tool box list with their side-mounted tool box. For a check pricemore affordable box, UWS still boasts impressive quality in its aluminum, welds and locks. You can check out our full review of this tool box here.

Honourable Mention: DECKED
Decked

Key Features:

– Heavy-duty HDPE & steel construction
– Easy assembly and removal
– Weatherproof, lockable drawers
– Full-size trucks only
– 3-year limited warranty

The DECKED storage system is a very unique solution to the bed storage problem. It’s not technically a truck tool box, but is such a great system deserved a spot in our list of the check pricebest tool boxes. The DECKED is custom fit to mount directly into your bed, with drawers mounted into the system that can lock up keeping your gear safe. You can haul up to 2500 lbs on top of the DECKED, so it doesn’t reduce much versatility of your bed. The DECKED system is great for fishers, hunters, bikers, skiers and so many more. Check out our full review of the DECKED in this article.

 

Did this list of the Best Truck Tool Box of 2017 help you choose a box for your truck? Do you own one of these boxes already? Let us know your questions and concerns below, we love hearing from our readers!

 

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