A little over 2 years ago I decided that I wanted to put some drawers in the bed of my truck to store my gear. I knew I wanted something watertight and I also wanted to still be able to load the back of the truck if need be. After doing a lot of research on what was available and what I wanted I came to the realization that I only had a couple of options. I could go with something like weather guards bed drawers or I could go with this brand new product from a company called Decked.
Since you are ready this post about Decked drawers obviously I choose Decked, but before I made the purchase I made sure to talk to them on what I wanted and what I expected. I was re assured that the Decked drawers would fit my needs. The Decked drawers are completely watertight, can withstand a 2000 pound payload and is exclusively made in the USA.
A few days after I made the purchase the large box on a pallet arrived at my house. I was able to convince a couple of friends of mine to come over and help me assemble it. After going over the instructions and laying out the parts we got to work. The drawers are assembled in two half’s. Once both half’s are assembled they are moved into the truck and bolted together. The neat thing about these drawers is that you use the factory tow hook locations to tie it down so there is no need to drill into your bed. Total install took us about an hour.
At this point in my trucks build I still had a camper shell and was using the Decked drawers as a sleeping platform. After a night in the high sierras in the low 40’s I decided to add a 1/2″ heavy floor mat (like used in gyms) for insulation and a 3″ foam mattress for comfort. This setup was used for about a year until I decided to upgrade to a RTT and get rid of the camper shell. With the camper shell gone it was time to see how watertight the system was going to be.
After running the system for over 2 years I do have some complaints. My first gripe is that the drawers do not fully extend open. I would say they only open about 75% which makes the last foot very hard to get too. The second gripe is that the dividers that you get do not work very well off road. In my experience they would wiggle out of place and if you had loose items in the different sections it would become one big jumbled mess (though I have heard this has been fixed in the newer generations). Until very recently my drawers were not very organized and I had considered getting rid of them.
This all changed when I saw Decked post about some new Drawer boxes they were developing and would soon be offering. I waited it out and I am very happy that I did. The new Decked D boxes are amazing. The construction and finish is second to none. I was lucky enough to have partner up with Decked on reviewing their new Decked D boxes and after organizing all my gear in the 4 boxes I can now say that I once again love my Decked drawers. The gear stays put and it is now completely organized. My only issue is that all 4 of the boxes look the same so I need to find a way to neatly Mark them so i know what is in what.
If you own a Full size Truck and need a way to store all your gear then the Decked system is a must especially when its paired with their D boxes. You can find more specific details about them here: Decked Drawers