Pick Up Truck Owners, where do ya put your stuff ?

HDRock Posted By HDRock, May 12, 2013 at 12:26 AM

  1. HDRock

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    Where do ya stow, Saws, gas,oil ,maul,sledge, wedge, ropes, chains,cant hook, hookaroon, helmet,chaps,beverages, toilet paper ;lol, etc ??? Just sayin what ever U need to go get the wood.
    I only had one PU , never used for that purpose.
    I use a trailer and Tahoe, or Jeep ZJ, all the stuff fits nicely in the back.
    I am not knocking Pick Ups Just wondering
     
  2. Descending sparky

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    I just throw all the stuff right in the back seat, driving a ram 1500 crew cab with one guy it it leaves a whole lot of room for everything else! I was going to buy a tool box a while back for times like this, however this is before I considered a woodstove! Now I am glad I didn't spend a dime on the box cause that means less wood in the truck!
     
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  3. BrianK

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    I just picked up one of these at TSC today:

    JTT King Kong Mobile Jobsite Box​

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    It fits my Stihl MS 250 and Stihl MS290 Farm Boss, 2 gallon jugs of bar oil, six pack of mix oil, gallon jug of mixed gas, two sets of chaps, my helmet, various tools and felling wedges, Timberline sharpener, spare chains, etc. Seems to be water tight. We drove 45 miles in pouring rain with it in the bed of the pickup with no water getting in and its easy to lift in and out and wheels around easy too.
     
  4. nate379

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    The stuff that doesn't matter to get wet (saws, gas cans, rakes, peavies, wedges, chains, bar oil, empty beer cans, etc, etc, etc.) goes in the bed and the other stuff (chaps, ear pro, gloves, $hit tickets, food) goes behind the front seats. I keep the back seats folded up so there's a fair amount of room back there.

    I don't use my truck bed for hauling wood though. I have a trailer and a dumptruck for that.
     
  5. swagler85

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    All my gear goes in the tool box, keeps it out of the bed so I can throw rounds there and not worry about burying any gear I'm not using. And when I'm done I simply throw my stuff back in the box and head out. Would be nice if I had an extended cab to give me more room for rounds in bed. But that will come with the next truck when this one dies.
     
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  6. NH_Wood

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    I have a bad cap on my truck - sucks for hauling wood, but I need to lock my other work equipment when I'm working away from home - so, easy storage for the saws, etc. in the back. Really hate loading and unloading wood with the cap though:confused:. Cheers!
     
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  7. gmule

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    My truck is really only used for plowing snow and hauling wood so I just throw all my gear on the passenger seat or on the passenger side floor. When i am not cutting I have everything on a shelf in my workshop.
     
  8. WellSeasoned

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    If I'm going to wood site everything goes in the bed. I have a ratcheting load bar to keep things in place. Afterwards when the bed is full, I either find a safe splot amongst the wood in the bed or it goes in the back seat on the floor.
     
  9. Scols

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    I keep everything but the gas can and tie down ropes in the back seat of my ram 1500. The floor of my back seat fits my saw, fiskars,timberjack, chaps, small tool box and a few other odds and ends and still leaves enough room to fit one adult or two kids in the back seat.
     
  10. HittinSteel

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    In the toolbox
     

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  11. blacktail

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    Saw, gas, and oil go in the bed with the wood. Everything else is in the back seat.
     
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  12. MrWhoopee

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    Milk crates, toolbox and saws, everything in the bed 'til I get to the cutting site, on the ground 'til the truck is full, on top of the load on the way home. TP and permits in the glove box.
     
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  13. Bigg_Redd

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    I wedge most of that in the 4"-6" left between the last row and the tailgate. Sometimes I have to bungee a couple things down. If worse comes to worst I stow items in the extended cab portion of my extended cab Dodge 3500.
     
  14. KaptJaq

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    I have a crew cab. Everything except the gas can goes in the back seat in a couple of covered tool boxes or lays across on the floor. Easy to clean out if I'm going to have more than two people in the truck.

    KaptJaq
     
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    You're cutting your wood an inch too short.!!!
     
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  16. Bigfoot

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    I'll be using a regular cab longbed to get rounds, almost got a utility trailer today but its already sold. I too was wondering where the gear is going to go. The truck has a lid & if im with a helper there will be no room in the cab & the stuff in the bad may get damaged. I was thinking I can use a trailer reciever cargo carrier thing intill I get a small trailer. Those are licely priced at china freight.
     
  17. nate379

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    Passengers side floor. On top of the wood, etc.
     
  18. Hills Hoard

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    i've protected my rear seats with covers and have rubber floor mats etc so i am happy putting the saw, axe, petrol, oil etc back there. I will usea plastic tub to put oil, lube and petrol etc..This weekend I installed a cargo net on the back seat so I can safely place things in the back seat without than flying around. I even put logs int he back seat if i can.

    The tray is reserved for wood!
     

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  19. Pallet Pete

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    I have a bed rail box it holds everything 2 saws, oil, 3 axes, extra chains, cant hook, jumper cables ( Never know when you need to jump start a tree ) ;lol, floor jack, random tools, ratchet straps and a few other things.

    Pete
     
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  20. MasterMech

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    I'm thinking about a small enclosed trailer for the saws and other gear and just leaving the wood hauling to the truck! >>
     
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  21. USMC80

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    I have a tonneau cover and made a separator out of a 2x10, and painted it. I'll have to get a pic. It keeps my saw, oil, gas etc.. from moving around
     
  22. Pallet Pete

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    Why not a hitch mount box that can be pulled out when your loading ?

    Pete
     
  23. lukem

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    In with the wood. I don't carry much gear though. Saw, gas, oil, scrench, file. Do most of my cutting with the ATV anymore, so I just take the saw and fill up the gas and oil after every couple loads.
     
  24. Danno77

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    I use a hitch mount tray and a hard plastic box that fits right on it. I bungee the box down and take it completely off the truck when I'm loading, but I leave the hitch rack on there because it makes a nice step up onto the tailgate if I need to be climbing in and out of the truck bed.

    If nothing else you could just buy a big rubbermaid tub and strap that to the hitch rack. Mine is sized right so that it fits two chainsaws, my PPE, a couple of mauls, chains, tools, etc and then I have room on the rack to strap some mix with space to spare. I bet there is a picture around here somewhere of it.
     
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