People praise trucks as the best vehicle for hauling and carrying large loads, and it’s easy to see why. They offer great capacity for carrying things, and their beds are perfect for storing items. However, sometimes you need more space, and the best way to do that is with a space organizer like a bed slide. Here are the four best styles for a truck bed slide that you can put in any truck.
A lot of sliding trays don’t fully extend outside the truck bed, even those that claim 100% extension. A tray that boasts 100% extension will only be able to extend to where the frame is mounted inside the truck bed, leaving 8” – 12” still inside the truck/van bed. Unless a slide extends over 110% – past the taillights – it will inhibit access to items stored on the sliding deck, especially at the back or cab end, and it can also limit how much you can carry in your truck bed. Full-extension trays, those that extend over 110%, on the other hand, make storage easy, accessible, and plentiful. For this reason, full-extension trays are a great truck bed slide for any truck.
One great modification you can utilize in your truck bed is sliding drawers. Sliding drawers can fit right on the tray and make storing smaller items and gear very easy. Additionally, they provide extra protection for the gear by preventing items from shifting while you drive. Again, unless you have a tray that extends over 110% you will not be able to access drawers on the side of the tray at the back/cab end.
A lot of people don’t think about weight distribution when they get a bed slide, and they regret it. Even if your tray states it can handle thousands of pounds, most trays require that you distribute the weight evenly. This means it’s difficult to store large, heavy items, as you can’t distribute the weight. However, Extendobed is one slide that does not require weight to be evenly distributed. Their stated weight capacity can be point loaded anywhere on the deck. This is the only truck bed slide out tray style that lets you distribute weight as you need.
Speaking of which, the best style of truck bed slide you can get in your truck is a custom truck bed slide. Most slides aren’t custom and come fully designed, which means you can’t get all the features to match your needs. Your best bet is to invest in a company like ours that can work with you to build the perfect storage solution for your truck. Extendobed® has everything you need, so contact us today!