How Do You Lock a Yeti Cooler in a Truck Bed?

Yeti coolers are known for their superior insulation, making them perfect for long-haul trucking. But this superior insulation also makes them a prime Target for theft. Fortunately, there are several ways to lock your Yeti cooler in the bed of your truck and keep it secure.

Padlocks and Chains

The most common way to lock a Yeti cooler in the bed of a truck is with padlocks and chains. This method requires two padlocks, one for each latch on the lid of the cooler, as well as two sets of chains, one for each side of the cooler.

The chains should be long enough to loop around the cooler and through the bed rails or tie-down points in your truck bed. By looping the chains through both sides of your cooler and then attaching each side to two separate points in your truck bed, you can ensure that it won’t be easily removed by would-be thieves.

Cable Locks

Another option for securing a Yeti cooler in a truck bed is with cable locks. These are essentially two pieces of steel cable connected by a locking mechanism at one end. The cables should be long enough to loop around both sides of the cooler and through two different tie-down points in your truck bed. This type of lock is lightweight and easy to transport, making it an ideal choice if you’re frequently on the move.

Locking Straps

A third option is to use locking straps specifically designed for Yeti coolers. These straps have built-in locks that securely attach to loops at either end of the strap, keeping it securely fastened even when jostled or bumped around while driving down rough roads or trails. The locking straps also provide an extra layer of security by making it difficult for would-be thieves to lift or remove the cooler from its secured position without first unlocking it from its attached strap.


No matter what method you choose, locking your Yeti cooler in your truck bed is essential if you want to keep it safe from theft or vandalism while on the road or trail. With so many options available today, there’s no excuse not to take advantage of one (or more) when necessary – just make sure you always double check that everything is locked up before hitting the road!

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James Gardner