Truck bed covers protect cargo from the elements while providing a sleek look. Toolboxes are a great way to keep tools and supplies organized and secure in the bed of a truck. Many truck owners are asking if they can put a bed cover on their truck with a tool box installed. The answer is yes, you can put a bed cover on your truck with a tool box installed, although there are some considerations to keep in mind.
The first consideration is the type of bed cover you choose. Soft and hard tonneau covers come in many different sizes and can be easily modified for tool boxes.
If you have an over-the-rail tool box, then you will have to select a folding tonneau cover that has specific cutouts for the rails of the tool box. This allows the tonneau cover to fold up around the tool box and still provide protection for your cargo in the bed of your truck.
Another consideration is clearance between the top of your tool box and the tonneau cover when it’s folded up. Depending on how much clearance there is, you may need to use additional padding or foam underneath the tonneau cover so that it doesn’t rub against your tool box when it’s folded up. This could cause damage to your paint job or even wear out your tonneau cover faster than normal.
In conclusion, yes, you can put a bed cover on your truck with a toolbox installed, but you will need to take into account what type of bed cover you choose as well as any necessary padding or foam needed for proper clearance between the top of your tool box and your tonneau cover when it’s folded up.