Originally Posted by ColtsTRD
I have read and seen many applications with the T-slot nuts and the stock bed rail system, which seems to be a pretty good mount option for many extras. But, even though I have not drilled thru the bed sides at this point, it seems thru bolting items to the bedside would be a safe and sound option, probably stronger IMO then the weight of the item hanging on the bed rail. Maybe consider mounting light stuff like a small fire extinguisher on the bed rails, and heavier options like hi jacks, shovels etc. mounted and thru bolted to the bed sides?... Even though I have seen some with their hi jacks mounted to the bed rails with T-slot nuts and no issues, if your running hard it might be stressful to the rail system the heavier the item is, and the bedside seems like a solid base which may handle the weight load of heavier objects with ease compared to the rail system.