Can You Use a Truck Bed Tent With a Toolbox?

Toolboxes are a popular addition to trucks, providing a secure storage space for tools and valuables. However, they can present a challenge when trying to use a truck bed tent.

Truck bed tents are meant to be used on the surface of the truck bed, in place of a traditional ground tent. But with a toolbox installed, it can be hard to find the right size and fit for the tent.

The good news is that most truck bed tents will work with a toolbox, as long as you choose the right size and style. The key is to measure your truck bed – including the toolbox – so you can find a tent that fits snugly around it. You may need to go up one or two sizes larger than your usual tent size, depending on how big your toolbox is.

When shopping for a truck bed tent that will work with your toolbox, look for models that have adjustable straps or poles. This will allow you to adjust the size of the tent and make sure it fits securely around your toolbox without any gaps. It’s also important to double check that all of the straps and poles are properly secured in place before using your new truck bed tent.


It is possible to use a truck bed tent with a toolbox installed; however, you need to make sure you choose one that fits properly around the box and secure all straps and poles properly before use. With careful selection and preparation, you can enjoy camping in comfort even with a toolbox in your truck bed.

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Stephen Dunn