There’s no shortage of aftermarket setups designed to maximize the amount of gear you can stow away in the back of your pickup truck. One of the newest, and arguably the most interesting, has to be this storage drawer system called Decked.
Designed for full-size pickup trucks, it installs right on the bed, giving you access to a pair of pull-out drawers that span the full floor area. The system is only 12 inches tall, so you still get a flat load floor on top of it for holding larger cargo items that won’t fit inside the drawers. Throw in a TUF Bike Rack or some other hanging storage fixture at the rear and you’ve got yourself some serious cargo hauler.
Decked constructs their drawers from steel-reinforced high-density polyethylene set atop a 40-pound steel frame, so it’s tough without piling on too much extra load. The deck bed can handle a hefty 2,000 pounds while the drawers can handle 200 pounds each, so this lets you take full advantage of every bit of available space. Drawers, by the way, come in two sizes — 61.4 x 18.1 x 8.4 inches for short beds and 72.1 x 18.1 x 8.4 inches for standard lengths.
Each of the two drawers are waterproof, so you can rest assured your gear is safe even when driving through the rain. Because they won’t let water in nor out, you can use them as a makeshift cooler for tailgates — fill the drawers up with ice and water, then load it with your beverages. Several accessories for use with the system are available, including dividers and tie-down racks.
Decked is designed to fit on top of the wheel wells for majority of full-size pickups in the US market from the late 1990s onwards (save for the Ford F-150 SuperCrew, according to the product site). Those with 8-foot beds or stepside cargo beds, however, aren’t supported for now. They install without drilling on any part of the truck, too, so anyone can set this up in their garage. Pricing starts at $975.