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Tidefan15 04-06-2013 01:17 AM

Aluminum Tool Box Question
New member here and a new Dodge Ram owner. I bought a new 2013 1500 regular cab last Saturday and I want to get a new low profile aluminum tool box. I kept the Better Built that was on my F150 I traded (not low profile) and was going to use it but changed my mind. My question is about the width. My old box is 69" wide or long, not counting the lid, and the bed measures 65 1/2" between the bed rails which leaves 1 3/4" on each side to sit on the bed. I have seen some with a length of 71" which probably includes the lid but nobody stocks them so I would have to order it. On the F150 I had around 3" per side over the bed at least. What box are some of you using?

gonefishin776 04-08-2013 11:19 AM

I have a kobalt from Lowes. Black low profile. 69" wide

nice and light...but dents easy if your boss crushes it with the forklift loading a pallet into the bed :doh:

also not as sturdy to sit on as my old heavy duty box. but I like it.

Tidefan15 04-21-2013 12:43 AM

I ended up getting a Duralast from Autozone which is actually a Better Built box. They gave me 10% off because their warehouse was out of the wider one and they couldn't order it. I know one thing, this new one is lighter than my old Better Built and the lid isn't reinforced as good either. If I could do it over I would have bought one from Tractor Supply because the lid has better reinforcement and it's a little cheaper too.

gonefishin776 04-21-2013 10:47 AM

ya that's the only thing I don't like about mine. lid isn't reinforced. but oh well

shawnu 04-23-2013 10:32 PM

I have a black kobalt slim low pro, i have a good gap between the rails also bit it holds no problem.

I just wish they werent so expensive!! Mine was only 180 and i know why... A quality one cost 300 or so..

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