28 Sep Your Custom Toolbox Checklist
Lists make life easier, and they certainly make accessorizing your truck easier. What should you include in your custom toolbox design, and what should you place in your toolbox when it’s finished? Let’s take a closer look.
Tips for Designing Your Custom Toolbox
Much like building a custom home, it is important that your toolbox meets your needs specifically. Not only should it look good, but it should also be a functional part of your vehicle. We recommend that you apply the following tips when designing your custom toolbox.
1. Take size into account.
One of the benefits of building a custom toolbox is that you can fit it perfectly to your truck’s size. While you can certainly make factory toolboxes fit as well, the “custom” aspect allows you to mix fit with function. Need more storage space? No problem. Just make sure it’s proportional to your vehicle.
2. Decide whether or not you need extra fuel storage.
Additionally, custom toolboxes can be designed to either hold fuel or to fit over an extra fuel canister in the bed of the truck. If you do a lot of off-road driving or long distance traveling, extra fuel storage might be a good decision.
3. Make a list of items you need to store in the toolbox.
Another helpful tip is to create a list of everything you need (or want) to carry on your vehicle. If you can, gather these items together so you can accurately estimate how much storage space you will need.
4. Invest in a durable, high-quality toolbox.
A toolbox is an investment. It can either last a long time or bite the dust early, resulting in a costly replacement. It is always best to pay for a high-quality toolbox that can withstand the elements in the long run.
Make sure the box is watertight and secure.
The purpose of a toolbox is to protect your personal belongings both from the elements and from other people. A watertight toolbox with a strong lock prevents moisture damage and burglary.
Items to Include Inside Your Toolbox
Naturally, what belongs in your toolbox primarily depends on your driving habits. You likely keep a list of items you need for work, travel, etc. However, it can also be helpful to consult a list when filling your toolbox. In no particular order, the following are a few items that are helpful to include in your truck’s custom toolbox.
- Paper Towels
- Water Bottles
- Rain Coat and Boots
- Super Glue
- Basic Tools (screwdriver, nuts, bolts, hammer, wrenches, etc.)
- Tire Changing Kit
- First Aid Kit
- Bungee Cords
- Ice Scraper
- Extension Cord
- Trash Bags
- Duct Tape
- Cleaner (for oil and grease)
How Can RC Industries Help?
RC utilizes continuous improvement methods, high-quality materials, and the best fabrication tools money can buy, RC constantly refines our toolboxes and other products to give you the best result at the most economical rates. If you struggle with your current supplier’s quality, call RC today. You will find that we deliver as promised.