One of the biggest benefits to having a truck is the extra storage space it offers. However, there’s a proper way to utilize this storage to avoid accidents and mishaps. You must have the proper gear and know the correct tricks to make sure nothing bad occurs. Here we have some of these tricks to teach you how to keep your equipment secure in your pickup truck.
The easiest way to secure most equipment is to get aftermarket modifications that include storage management. A vehicle aluminum storage trunk fits this bill exactly. They come in custom designs, so it’s up to you to decide what you need. They often come with drawer and slide out options. With these numerous variants, you can easily store your equipment safely. On the other hand, if your equipment is too large it might be time to get a slide out tray that extends the bed size so you can fit more. Another option is to install a locking bed cover, either a tonneau cover or truck cap/topper. If you choose this option, a truck bed slide that telescopes in and out of your truck bed will make access to tools and equipment much easier.
There are many tools you can get to secure your loads when driving. A good place to start is a cargo net. These nets can keep your cargo from shifting around while you drive. Another good purchase to help secure your things are ratchet straps. Designed to hold down any large objects you might be moving, ratchet straps can handle more than rope in terms of weight. Even so, it’s much safer to use at least two straps to hold down cargo so shifting and movement is limited.
Every time you pack your truck to keep everything secure, you must follow certain rules. First, make sure heavy objects are on the bottom and centered near the axel of the vehicle. This will give the cargo the most support possible. By placing lighter objects on top of the heavier ones, you limit the potential for unwanted movement. Always keep the weight of the equipment in mind since your truck has a weight limit of how much you can carry. It’s important to distribute the weight throughout the entirety of the trunk.
With this you should know how to keep equipment secure in your pickup truck. Make sure all your items are secure and held down in at least two places. Using custom aftermarket products will reduce the risk of moving equipment.