CROSSOVER/SADDLE BOX FAQ USER GUIDER
Crossover toolboxes, also known as saddle boxes, are designed to be mounted behind the cab of a truck. They span across the entire width of the truck's bed, resting on the sides of the bed. This configuration provides ample storage space while maintaining clear visibility through the rear of your truck. It's worth noting that crossover toolboxes don't extend all the way down to the bed of the truck. Some models are even equipped to move smoothly along rails mounted on the bed's sides for added convenience.
The majority of crossover toolboxes fall within the 69” to 72” width range. Although they are not vehicle-specific, it's essential to select the appropriate width to ensure the box neither becomes too narrow nor extends excessively over the sides of your truck.
For full-size pickup trucks like the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, and Ram models, a 69”-71” wide box is ideal, whereas a 71”-73” width is well-suited for a Ford Super Duty. If you own a mid-size truck such as the Chevy Colorado or Toyota Tacoma, a narrower 63” box is the right choice. The Jeep Gladiator, on the other hand, requires a unique 60” box with a notched bottom for a proper fit.
SIDE MOUNT TOOLBOXES USER GUIDER
Side mount toolboxes are a preferred choice among professionals who spend their days working out of their trucks, such as electricians, plumbers, and contractors. These toolboxes are typically installed on both sides of the truck bed and complement crossover toolboxes situated towards the front of the bed. Side mount toolboxes rest atop the bed rails and are uniquely designed with notched extensions that reach down into the truck bed, forming an inverted "L" shape when viewed from the side. They are securely clamped to the bed rails and are further supported by legs connecting to either the bed's side or floor. Some models can also be directly attached to crossover boxes.
This type of toolbox is especially well-suited for storing long tools, straps, and power tools.
Side mount toolboxes come in various lengths, spanning from 36” to as long as 88”. Typically, they measure approximately 12” in depth at the top and 8” at the bottom, with an elevation of about 6” above the bed rails. Depending on their length, these toolboxes may feature either single or double latches for secure closure.