DECKED detail video

  1. ralphjjr

    ralphjjr Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Ralph
    Vehicle(s):
    2014 Ford TC Titanium | 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2018
    Location:
    Central NJ
    Posts:
    1,075
    Liked:
    952
    At first I was thinking I probably would not get this, but after watching a few videos... maybe I might:



     
    pparks72 and Professor57 like this.
  2. OP
    OP
    ralphjjr

    ralphjjr Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Ralph
    Vehicle(s):
    2014 Ford TC Titanium | 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2018
    Location:
    Central NJ
    Posts:
    1,075
    Liked:
    952
    or, custom, in your choice of material - probably plywood!
     
  3. megamucho

    megamucho Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    mega
    Vehicle(s):
    '19 Durango R/T, '18 BMW R1200GS
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2018
    Location:
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Posts:
    141
    Liked:
    154
    Everyone knows Gladiator has issues with plywood, so looks like Decked it is!! :giggle:
     
    steffen707 likes this.
  4. steffen707

    steffen707 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2001 Jetta TDI RIP, 2010 Grand Caravan, 89' Civic SI, 2019 Pacifica Hybrid
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2018
    Location:
    Middle Wisconsin
    Posts:
    4,601
    Liked:
    3,752
    HA! i was 2 seconds away from posting this, then i saw yours. Watch this video of a midsize truck install. Making me rethink if I want a decked setup. Looks like so much unused space.......I'll have to measure the square feet of space it takes up, vs the amount of space in the sliding drawers.
     
  5. steffen707

    steffen707 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2001 Jetta TDI RIP, 2010 Grand Caravan, 89' Civic SI, 2019 Pacifica Hybrid
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2018
    Location:
    Middle Wisconsin
    Posts:
    4,601
    Liked:
    3,752
    Now that is using up every bit of space! Would have to do it out of treated if it'll get rained on that's one nice thing about the decked setup. No design, no frustration. Made out of a plastic that is tough, wont bend break (with normal use), won't have to be replaced. For a truck with sealed topper, I'd say custom plywood boxes are awesome, i'd line the boxes with the same material he used on the drawer fronts.
     
  6. smlobx

    smlobx Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Eddie
    Vehicle(s):
    2014 EcoDiesel, 2016 F-350
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2018
    Location:
    Smith Mt. lake, VA
    Posts:
    280
    Liked:
    369
    I can tell you that this will be heavy.
    I built (With the help of one of my guys who is a great trim carpenter) a storage drawer set for the back seat area of my F-350 for my truck camper.
    These things are for sale and cost about 2 grand so we decided to build one for ourselves. It cost me about $500 in parts and turned out great but it is heavy.
    I would not build one out of plywood if it was left exposed to the elements.

    Here’s a link to what we did starting on post #23...

    https://americanadventurist.com/forum/threads/big-green-my-2016-f-350-build.4405/page-2


    I’ll probably be going with the Decked System
     
    Slapping_Rabbits likes this.
  7. OP
    OP
    ralphjjr

    ralphjjr Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Ralph
    Vehicle(s):
    2014 Ford TC Titanium | 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2018
    Location:
    Central NJ
    Posts:
    1,075
    Liked:
    952
    Yea, the more videos I see, the more I think I will have a decked system too... check this one out, you can actually use them as coolers:



    2019-04-12_18-31-28.png 2019-04-12_18-32-09.png
     
    Professor57 and steffen707 like this.
  8. steffen707

    steffen707 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2001 Jetta TDI RIP, 2010 Grand Caravan, 89' Civic SI, 2019 Pacifica Hybrid
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2018
    Location:
    Middle Wisconsin
    Posts:
    4,601
    Liked:
    3,752
    its just a shame it doesn't utilize the space more.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    ralphjjr

    ralphjjr Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Ralph
    Vehicle(s):
    2014 Ford TC Titanium | 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2018
    Location:
    Central NJ
    Posts:
    1,075
    Liked:
    952
    That’s the thing I’m also hating a bit - but I realize that a lot of it is structure and strength... tho I wish you could do custom heights.
     
    steffen707 likes this.
  10. Chukronos

    Chukronos Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    Tahoe
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2019
    Location:
    Colleyville, TX
    Posts:
    59
    Liked:
    39
    They should have a latch cubby up front in the bed for up to a 40" tire. Great spare solution, have extra storage, and still have use to your truck bed.
     
    5chema likes this.
  11. steffen707

    steffen707 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2001 Jetta TDI RIP, 2010 Grand Caravan, 89' Civic SI, 2019 Pacifica Hybrid
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2018
    Location:
    Middle Wisconsin
    Posts:
    4,601
    Liked:
    3,752
    decked system is only 200 lbs for a 5'2" colorado setup.

    gotta do some quick math to estimate the plywood option.....
     
  12. 5chema

    5chema Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Mateo
    Vehicle(s):
    Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited 2011
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2019
    Location:
    Quebec, Canada
    Posts:
    131
    Liked:
    109

    You can also use plastic. It’s available in 4'X8’, 2"X4", etc, but it’s really heavy and more flexible... too much when heated... and you must choose the optimal screw thread for strength...
     
    steffen707 likes this.
  13. steffen707

    steffen707 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2001 Jetta TDI RIP, 2010 Grand Caravan, 89' Civic SI, 2019 Pacifica Hybrid
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2018
    Location:
    Middle Wisconsin
    Posts:
    4,601
    Liked:
    3,752
    And after all that screwing around (pun intended) it'll probably be worth getting the decked system and sacrificing the maximizing space issue.
     
    5chema likes this.
  14. OP
    OP
    ralphjjr

    ralphjjr Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Ralph
    Vehicle(s):
    2014 Ford TC Titanium | 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2018
    Location:
    Central NJ
    Posts:
    1,075
    Liked:
    952
    This is what I keep coming back to... do I want to screw around (pun also intended) or just buy a thing that will give me like 85-90% of what I want and need?
     
    5chema and steffen707 like this.
  15. steffen707

    steffen707 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2001 Jetta TDI RIP, 2010 Grand Caravan, 89' Civic SI, 2019 Pacifica Hybrid
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2018
    Location:
    Middle Wisconsin
    Posts:
    4,601
    Liked:
    3,752
    and it has a bottle opener! and is more water proof than a heavy marine plywood custom thing I create. I probably have enough projects, UGH. Those waterproof D boxes and tool boxes also look sweet.
     
    5chema likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page