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Tool Box VS Tonneau cover POLL

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by maxpower29, Apr 24, 2011.

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Tonneau cover VS Tool box

Poll closed Jan 18, 2014.
  1. Tonneau

    314 vote(s)
    53.7%
  2. Tool Box

    282 vote(s)
    48.2%
  1. May 1, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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    PkTaco

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    If I had to get one or the other I'd get a toolbox. Really having both would be awesome though. I have a Tonneau Cover on my truck and a small tool box that was originally used as the side box on an F-350 that sit close to the cab. It not huge but it stores my camping gear and other odds and ends.
     
  2. May 1, 2012 at 8:42 AM
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    jazzystoy69

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  3. May 1, 2012 at 10:43 PM
    #83
    Wallygater

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    Get a Softopper :spy:
     
  4. May 8, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    Maxshred

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    Why not both?

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  5. May 27, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    maxpower29

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    no bed space
     
  6. May 27, 2012 at 6:20 PM
    #86
    TacomaMatt

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    I have a tonneau and love it. I also have a rubber mat that keeps things from sliding around. It keeps things dry and "out of sight, out of mind." No one knows if I have something in the bed or not. If you go with a tonneau avoid the snaps. They are terrible. My new one is from trucksido and it uses velcro with integrated metal poles. Roles up in one piece.
    I didn't want the tool box because you lose bed space. Good luck picking...
     
  7. May 27, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    Bodz

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    3" lift, Xd Spy wheels, 265/70/17 Michelins, skid pan, fog lights tint, Flyzeye LED lights, ADVMonster LED lights, tri-fold tonneau, box divider........will it ever end? LOL
    unless you need to lock up tools that are worth as much or more than the tool box itself then a tonneau is the way to go IMHO

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  8. Jun 10, 2012 at 12:58 AM
    #88
    RedTaco2134

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    tonneau cover, because then your whole truck bed becomes a tool box.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    Hey man this is the exact kind of setup I want to switch to. What kind of tonneau cover is yours? And was it pricey? Also I'll get a toolbox that sits under the bed rail so I can fit my atv in the bed safely. I have a uws tool box right. Ow that I will be selling in the near future.
     
  10. Jul 24, 2012 at 5:57 AM
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    opiestaco

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    I vote both also. And the best part about my setup is I can have my full bed back in 10 minutes.

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  11. Oct 8, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    They make hard folding tonneau covers that lock, I'd go for one of those. I've got a soft folding tonneau that works well for me, and I keep a red toolbox with all the tools I need behind the passenger seat in the cab. I only use the tonneau in the winter because I hate shoveling snow out of the bed, just so nice to pull it back and have a dry bed.
     
  12. Oct 8, 2012 at 6:58 PM
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    I just recently got a box for my truck and i already love it and it has payed for itself in the first week
     
  13. Nov 26, 2012 at 6:45 AM
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    Taco Guy11

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    whats the model number on this bad boy this is exactly what i wanna do and the girlfriend is willing to buy it for christmas i already have the cover or i would get a low pro box i like this set up tho.
     
  14. Nov 27, 2012 at 6:58 AM
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  15. Nov 27, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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    I would rather have the cover so I could leave stuff in my bed overnight with out people seeing what's in there like my fire gear when I have in my personal vehicle..also sometimes I have move stuff inside cause I stay at my girlfriends house who lives in an apartment with a parking lot in a small borough so it'd be nice to cover up what's in there and prevent snow from piling up..if I had money to get one I would but I'd go with soft one u can roll up so I don't lose the option of having the full bed with no height limitation.
     
  16. Jan 13, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    Domreis

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    I have a Bakflip G2. I would have a toolbox instead if I had a long bed. I would have a long bed but I wanted a manual transmission in my DC.
     
  17. Jan 16, 2013 at 3:50 PM
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    Leggo

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    I chose tonneau cover. I still haul shit around, folds up to a shortbed, only better. It's like a giant trunk.:D
     
  18. Jan 19, 2013 at 8:40 PM
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    Taco Guy11

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    Just bought a tractor supply tool box off a friend to fit under my tonno cover got it for $50 can't beat it
     
  19. Feb 11, 2013 at 9:17 PM
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    tylershane17

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    This is exactly what I want!
     
  20. Feb 12, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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    GWinstead

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    I know most people like things nice and centered, but I wanted some length (full 6') in my bed, and some long storage as well. I had a custom steel box made, 24" wide, 50" long, as tall as the top of the bed, positioned on the passenger side. Secured down of course, but with some quick releases hidden inside. Just stand at the side of the truck, unlock and lift the lid and there is all is. Mostly road trouble stuff inside, tools and such. Nice place to stash guns and fishing rods.

    Was reading another thread about Taco-tilt. This idea might help.

    I'll get a pic up when I can.
     
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