Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Orange County, CA
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An easy to build and cheap rear storage solution
Been working on a rear storage solution for awhile now. I almost pulled the trigger on the Tuffy drawers but they would interfere with the m-pac rack and the side baskets. I also almost pulled the trigger on the Front Runner drawers but I also wanted something that I could pull out fairly quickly if I needed to haul something big.
I also needed something where I still had access to my plugs in the rear and access to the factory jack (I also store some small work lights in there). So after playing around with a few different options this is what i came up with.
I used 3/4 plywood for the shelf, off the shelf adjustable ikea bed legs, floor mats from lowes for the carpet (glued, wrapped, and stapled), cam buckles to secure it to the truck, front runner wolf packs underneath, two L-track rails, various 5.11 pouches, replaced all zipper pulls with blue ridge overland oversized pulls.
Also to fit my Dometic CFX-28 I had to remove the hard handles, the door wouldn't close with the original handles and the mpac rack. I replaced them with some soft handles.
The best part of all, realistically it probably only took me an hour of actual build time once I had everything on hand (planning and deciding what I wanted to do on the other hand took me a few weeks). Removing the shelf and putting in back in is a one person job and only takes a few minutes.
Hope this helps someone that's trying to build their own real storage.