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Old 04-08-2009, 02:02 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone with a fifth wheel has a toolbox in the bed of their truck that sits on the bed rails? My dad had a box that sat inside the bed in front of the hitch.



I took mine out when I got the 5ver hitch installed. I was looking at the box sitting in the garage and started to measure it. The box would only stick up 4 inches above the bed rails and 16 inches back from the front of the bed. It seems that there would be room for it when pulling the 5ver. It looks like if the hitch is slid back when maneuvering, it should not hit. I have not seen the 5ver that close to the cab or bed rails that I can remember.



Looking for comments on this. I have never seen one on a truck with a 5ver.



I'm going to be at a campground with out internet until Saturday. I might try to do some measuringwhen hooked up and maneuvering the 5ver and can post that when I get back.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:17 AM   #2
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I have a tool box that sits between the hitch and the cab. It does not however sit up on the bed rails. The entire box islevel with the top of the bed rails. I bought this one because it still allowed me to see the kingpin on the 5er and the hitch plate when hooking up. I did look at some of the kind that sit on the rails but they completelyblocked my view of the hitch. I wanted to be able to see it when hooking up. I bought mine at Lowes. Tractor Supply hadone I really liked but it was just 1/4 inch to big to fit between the hitch and the front of the bed.

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Old 04-08-2009, 02:25 AM   #3
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I had an above the bed rails tool box on my old 2001 truck and had a couple of close calls with it even with the LWB. I decided when I bought my 05 I was going with a chest type below bed rail tool box. I am very happy with it and do not have to worry about cutting to sharp and hitting the tool box anymore.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:32 AM   #4
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I have one and i take it out when pulling 5er had a very close call...Becides tool boxes are easy to take out and put back in.
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:48 AM   #5
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I purchased a low profile box that sits on the side rails but rises only about an inch above the sides. Works fine.
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:40 PM   #6
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It depends on your truck. Do you have a long bed or short bed with slider hitch? I have a long bed and an above rail toolbox. I've towed my 5er for 5 years now and have never hit the toolbox. But I also watch my turns and campsite backing.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:29 AM   #8
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I have had my tool box hit the camper on one extream ocasion. Its is a little hard to see but I bought mine from TSC.
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Currently it's looking for a new home lol. We are going to get rid of it as we have realized we are not dog people.

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Old 04-09-2009, 09:47 AM   #11
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I have a long bed and a back flip cover. When the cover is forward it is about 2" high and we have never had a problem.
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Mine sits flush with sides of box.

Also has 91 gallon aux tank under it (RDS).

Haven't towed yet due to another problem stated elsewhere here on Forum
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:24 PM   #13
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Mine fits flush with top of rails. Don't think I would want one that sets above the rails.
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:40 AM   #14
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I have one that sits on the rails of my short box. No problems...but I keep an eye on it

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We got a tool box that is suppose to fit in the back of the bed with a low middle for the 5th wheel hitch, but we do not use it there because the low area is still a little too high. Had to crank the hitch too much to clear. So we moved it to the cab end of the bed, behind the auxillary fuel tank. Works great.

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I have a 6.5 foot bed and a reese 16K slider hitch.



Looking the last couple of days, with the hitch slid back for backing up into a site I should have no problem. If I would try to back up into a site with out sliding the hitch back, the 5ver would hit the box. Normal turns and bends while driving would be fine.



Going to put the box in the truck when I get back from the factory later in the week. I will let everyone know how it works out. Thank you all for the input.
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:19 AM   #17
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I have one on my shelf looking for a new home. I have a short box and it is to risky while pulling the camper. Plus i toss my generator up front of the hitch now.

the tool box is heading to a garage sale this summer.
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