Tuff Truck Bag: How to Keep Bed Items Dry and Secure
One of a truck’s greatest assets is its bed, which gives it the ability to transport all sorts of things for both work and pleasure. Unlike a closet, where items can literally be thrown in and piled to the brim with the greatest risk being a startling and annoying “avalanche” upon item retrieval, the risks of haphazardly packing a pickup bed come with greater consequence for the driver, fellow road mates, and cargo. This fact, coupled with potential exposure to all the elements Mother Nature has to offer, means you better have a solid plan for cargo. After all, the only thing worse than missing cargo is soggy cargo. Luckily, the OE and aftermarket industries are full of bed accessories to help organize, secure, and protect contents, including hard and soft tonneau covers, tie-down systems, caps, racks, cages, boxes, and so on. We can all rest assured there is a practical solution for most reasonable cargo needs.
It’s safe to say, however, that the traditional blue tarp is a lousy solution, neither securing nor weatherproofing contents. We’ve all been there: the tightest tarp tie-down job (normally done during a downpour) begins to fail as soon as the first wisp of air gets trapped underneath. Slowly but surely, the glorious blue kite noisily sets sail as your eyes become glued to the rearview mirror instead of the road. Wet contents are free to slip, slide, and escape. Enter a solution you may not have considered: a cargo bag.
Let’s not over-complicate the concept: The Tuff Truck Bag is ideal for items that would physically fit into the bag that need to be contained and stay dry. While it won’t keep items from falling over or shifting, per se, it will keep them dryly contained within the confines of the bag. Baggable items to consider include helium balloons, loose tools, work clothes, bags of stuff, cement bags, corded tools, luggage, and so on. There are hundreds of applications for the working-guy-turned-weekend-family-man. And if you can’t think of a use offhand, it can’t hurt to keep the bag tucked under the rear seat just in case. When that threat of rain hits, or when you need to transfer stuff into the bed to hold more passengers, you’ll be glad to have a Tuff Truck Bag handy.
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