Making The Best Use Of Your Pickup’s Cargo Area

truck bed accessories

If you’re like most truck owners out there, you choose your vehicle for a reason. You don’t need to be a cattle rancher to enjoy the benefits a pickup truck has to offer. Any person, be they outdoorsman or suburbanite, can enjoy the rugged power and utility of these vehicles.One of the most valuable aspects of a pickup is its cargo bed. From tools to furniture, kayaks to lumber, your pickups cargo area is instrumental when it comes to getting the goods where they need to go.  And there are some great tools out there to help you do so. We wanted to share a few of our favorite truck bed accessories for making the best of your trucks cargo area.

Top 5 truck bed accessories for your pickup

Truck Bed Extender

A bed or tailgate extender is one of our favorite truck bed accessories which increases your truck bed’s load-hauling area. Always use an extender for any item that extends more than 4 ft beyond your tailgate.  Most extenders work well with truck tonneau covers and fold up when not in use. Hitch load extenders mount right into your receiver hitch. They are a great option for the truck owner with only the occasional need to haul extended loads.

Swingcase Storage Box

For a convenient out of the way storage solution consider the Undercover Swing Case Truck Tool Box. These side mount toolboxes mount along the bed wall behind the fender wells and hold up to 75 lbs of gear without eating-up precious cargo space. With a pull of a latch, toolboxes pivot nearly 180º over your lowered tailgate giving you instant access. The locking lid keeps your gear secure, and the moisture seal keeps the weather at bay. The toolbox organizer easily lifts out of your truck bed to become a portable toolbox you can carry anywhere. On the inside, a sliding tray keeps your stuff in order.  Crafted from rugged ABS, the Swing Case can handle all the abuse you can throw at it.

Truck Bed Drawer System

While it is probably one of the bigger investments you can make, an in bed drawer system like the ones made by Truck Vault can also be one of the most beneficial pieces of equipment you could possibly add to your truck. Customize drawers to specific types of cargo like guns, tools, or recreational gear to create your perfect storage solution.  They provide a lockable water and debris-proof storage solution, while still allowing bed storage up to 1,000 lb.

Truck Bed Ladder

Tailgate ladders are designed to make getting in and out of your cargo bed quick and easy for just about anyone.  Simply attach to your truck’s tailgate or hitch. Then fold out when the tailgate is down creating an easy step up into your truck bed. Tailgate ladders and tailgate steps offer increased safety and put less strain on your knees and back.

Bull Ring Anchor PointsI

Investing in quality tie-down anchor points is one of the best improvements available for your truck. Your anchor points are the first line of defense when it comes to securing your cargo. Anchor points, like tie down straps, should be rated for strength and quality tested.  The last thing anyone wants is their valuable cargo spilled out all over the road. Bullring’s anchor points are rated at 1,000 lb. each. So you know they’ll stand up to the most rigorous workload.


So, there you have it. A few truck bed accessories we hope will help make your vehicle a safer, more organized tool for the job.  For more helpful info from our blog check out these articles on How To Haul Long Lumber In A Pickup or 10 Tips To Help Your Truck Run Well Over Time

BullRing Gunmetal Retractable Tie Down Anchor for Dodge Ram and Toyota Tundra

Try Bullring Tie-Downs Anchors on your Truck Bed

Make securing cargo quick and easy with these retractable tie-down anchors. Available for Ford, Chevy, GMC, Dodge, and Toyota truck models. With a 1000lbs capacity, and a “No Bull” Lifetime Warranty.

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