Can You Put a Toolbox on Truck With Bed Cover?

A truck bed cover is a great way to protect your cargo from the elements and help keep your truck bed clean. Unfortunately, it can be hard to store large tools and equipment when you have a cover installed. Can you put a toolbox on truck with bed cover? The answer is yes, but there are some considerations to keep in mind before doing so.

The first thing to consider is how the toolbox will attach to the truck bed. If the toolbox has mounting brackets or clips, they must be compatible with the type of cover you have installed. Some covers are designed to only accept specific types of mounting hardware, so make sure your toolbox is compatible before installing it. If possible, try to use the same type of mounting hardware as what came with the cover for a secure fit and better protection against theft.

Another consideration is weight distribution. Toolboxes can be quite heavy, so if you plan on carrying heavy items in them, make sure you distribute the weight across multiple points in the bed instead of just attaching it to one side of the cover. This will help ensure your bed stays level when driving and that no part of your cargo becomes overloaded.

Finally, make sure you check with your local laws before installing a toolbox on your truck with a bed cover. Some jurisdictions may require special permits or certifications for trucks carrying large items like toolboxes.


You can put a toolbox on a truck with bed cover, but it’s important that you use compatible mounting hardware and distribute weight evenly across multiple points in the bed. Additionally, make sure that any local laws regarding carrying large items like toolboxes are followed.

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James Gardner