The DECKED system can handle a true 2,000 LBS. deck load rating. DECKED can handle just about anything your factory truck bed can withstand. However, this isn’t a license to shut off your brain. If you drop a 2,000 LBS. cannonball on the deck it will damage it, just like it would wreck your truck bed.
DECKED drawers are weatherproof, but you can still get some water in them as they don’t seal like Tupperware. Anything that is airborne, like mist, dust, or really fine particle snow can get in the drawers – usually in small amounts. In most cases the drawers will stay dry, but please use caution (e.g. car washes). Also, the four ammo cans are not waterproof, but you can drill drain holes in the bottoms if you wish.
The DECKED ammo cans are not waterproof, they are structural elements that are located in each corner of the DECKED system. These also act as secondary storage bins, but the ammo cans are not waterproof. There are dimples in the bottom of each ammo can that allow you to drill drain holes, or not, depending on your preference.
The DECKED system is precision formed to match the as-designed geometry & dimensions of your truck. Unfortunately, truck beds aren’t manufactured perfectly. They vary from left to right, and the bed, is usually not perfectly flat. If you center your DECKED unit perfectly on the center rib (or trough) of your truck bed, and there is variation in the deck-edge gap, then that’s just cuz’ your bed isn’t square.
Yes, the DECKED system can handle a true 2,000 LBS. deck load rating so feel free to load up that ATV, snowmobile, or moto. For loading an ATV or other 4 wheeled items, we’ve found that these Titan ramps work great with the DECKED system. Or for a motorcycle try this Titan ramp.
2004 was a transition year for Ford and as such they produced old and new body styles in the 2004 model year with a 6’6″ bed length. So, for a time, both body types were being sold as 2004 models.
If you do NOT have a stepped down passenger and driver side door windows, you have the older F-150, or “Heritage” version. If this is the case, select the DECKED product F-150 1997-2004 Heritage edition.
If you have the “step down” side windows (see image below) you have the “new” 2004 version thus you will select the DECKED F-150 2004-current, bed length 5’6″ or 6’6″.
NOTE: DECKED DOES NOT fit the full size four-door short bed (5’6″) Ford F-150 SuperCrew made from 2001 through 2003 or the similar sized truck in 2004 badged as the SuperCrew Heritage. The bed dimensions are just too small with the rounded tailgate. If you have any questions please give us a call so we can make sure you order the correct DECKED system.
2007 was a transition year for Chevy and GMC, and as such, they produced old and new body styles in the 2007 model year with both a 5’9″ and 6’6″ bed. So, for a time, both body types were being sold as 2007 models.
If you have a 2-part headlight array and only modest body flare (see image), you have the older Silverado/Sierra, or “Classic” version. If this is the case, select the DECKED SILVERADO 1999-2007 or SIERRA 1999-2007 Classic edition, bed length 5’9″ or 6’6″.
If you have a single-part headlight array with more significant body flare, (see image) you have the “new” 2007 version thus you will select the DECKED SILVERADO 2007-Current or SIERRA 2007-Current, bed length 5’9″ or 6’6″.
We found this company, which makes an extension for your tailgate cables. This allows you to offset the ramp angle of your tailgate. We have not tested this product, but here is a bit more details so you can see if this will work for your needs. Hope this helps!
Rider Tailgate Accessories has developed an innovative new truck accessory called the Tailgate Lowering Links which, when added to the existing tailgate support cables on a truck, allow the tailgate to lay flat.
For example, the tailgate on a 2013 Ford Super Duty is about 1.5 inches higher than the bed (See Photo). With the Rider Tailgate accessory, model FD1, the Links allow the tailgate to lay flat or about 1.5 inches lower than the level of the bed (See Photo):
Rider Tailgate Links are constructed to allow the tailgate to be lowered without the tailgate contacting the bumper. The amount of tailgate drop varies from 3 to 5.25 inches depending on the truck. This patented product is the only product on the market that lets consumers lower, and use, their tailgate in a position that is lower than the conventional open position.
Rider Tailgate Lowering Links are engineered for strength and performance. To learn more about this innovative patented product or to see what other truck models they fit, call at 801-678-1405 or visit their website at RIDERTAILGATE.COM
The DECKED system can hold a load of 2000 lb, distributed evenly. Furthermore, DECKED’s load rating is designed for a “real world” 2000 lb. What does this mean? If you hit a pothole, that will significantly increase the stress on DECKED for a moment in time and the system can handle that. Lastly, if your load is not evenly distributed, you might overload the system. For instance, if you placed 2000 lb onto the DECKED system on a 4′ x 4′ pallet, then the loading per sf is about double what our system is designed to handle. There’s nothing magical here, just good engineering and known limits. If you plan to place concentrated and/or very heavy loads on the decks, you might add a thick piece of plywood to spread the load over that larger area.
DECKED spent 18 months investigating materials that would work. HDPE is a common material that, when formed with DECKED’s proprietary tools and process, results in an unusually durable, rigid and weatherproof system. We add a UV enhancer to the material to protect it from the sun’s harmful rays. When this material is precision formed, meticulously engineered, and supported by a steel sub frame, the result is DECKED.
Yes! If you are looking to permanently mount tracks that provide a strong, low profile attachment point for Yakima or Thule rack systems, we have you covered. Our T-Track 6063 T5 aluminum alloy, is anodized clear, and will fit a DECKED system. The track length is 48″ (for 5’5″ truck beds) or 58″ long (for 6’6″ truck beds), 1 5/8″ wide and .45″ tall, and can be oriented towards the cabside or tailgate side of your truck bed. These T-tracks have been custom manufactured to align with the steel tubes in your DECKED deck part. Each set of T-tracks come with two tracks and stainless steel mounting screws.
One of the coolest features of the DECKED system is that you can use your drawers as large traveling coolers. With our added drain plug accessory kit you can just park your truck on a flat surface, unscrew the plug, and let gravity do the rest. Once the water has drained, take a rag and wipe out any extra water, reinstall the plug, and you are ready to go!
However, unless you are Kareem Abdul Jabbar the drain plug location, on our standard 6'6" bed system, is out of reach. We missed that one in the design process. Unless you have 4′ long arms you cannot reach the plug to drain the water out of your drawer.
DECKED drain plugs are only compatible with SHORT (64.5″ in length) systems. They are NOT compatible with Standard (75.25″ in length) systems. Because drain plugs are meant to be placed in the cabside/driver end of DECKED drawers the length of Standard DECKED Drawers makes the end nearly impossible to reach. Placing the drain plug in the tailgate end of the drawer will cause it to drag on your tailgate when the drawer is loaded. Therefore we DO NOT recommend this accessory for Standard length systems.
To see if the DECKED system for your van or truck takes a short DECKED system (will fit drain plugs) or standard DECKED system (will NOT fit drain plugs), please check the ‘overview’ section in the product page or call us directly at 208.806.0251.
Yes! We sell Core Trax 1000 tie-down tracks made from 6061-T6 aluminum alloy and powder coated silver. They are custom manufactured to align with the steel tubes in your DECKED deck’s subframe, allowing you to mount extra hold points on top. The track can be oriented towards the cabside or tailgate side of your truck bed. The 4 attachment loops can be placed at 1"" increments along the trax. These DECKED custom Core Trax 1000 are beveled 45 degrees at both ends to avoid snagging your stuff.
The drawer brace is sort of optional, but if you plan to carry heavy gear (100 lbs or more in one drawer) then we recommend that you use the brace to reduce drawer side-wall deflection. If you want to mount the brace even with the deck when the drawer is fully extended, have at it. This will help the drawer deflection (but not as well as it would work if the brace were in the middle of the drawer) and keep the brace out of your way when loading/unloading gear.
The DECKED system has been built to ship in a manner that helps reduce costs to you. Unlike the rocking horse you got your kid for Christmas, the assembly process for DECKED is fairly straightforward yet needs to be done in the right order, so we recommend that you read the installation instructions. We made it as easy as possible: less words, more pictures. The DECKED system is pretty big and sort of heavy so YES, please get somebody to help you for just a couple of steps. We don’t want you to get hurt installing DECKED.
If you own a newer short bed Ford F-150 or a Ford Super Duty or a Toyota Tundra you will need to remove your factory tie-downs and replace them with the hardware we have included with your system. The Fords require changing out the cabside tie downs only. The Tundra requires that all four be swapped out.
Some cargo van systems also require installation of DECKED tie-down mounts.
You bet. In fact we encourage you to go out and meet our dealers. These people love trucks just as much as we do. If we don’t have a dealer in your area then we are happy to drop ship it to you. We have made it as easy as possible to order online and have taken the sting out of shipping costs by offering you a flat rate.
No. We wish our DECKED system could fit in a shoe box, but at +/- 200 lbs this puppy is going to be shipped freight right to your front door or be picked up and installed at one of our dealer locations. Our accessories, if ordered, will ship using UPS.
Shipping of a DECKED system anywhere in the continental U.S. is included in the purchase price of the system. DECKED accessories will ship separately using UPS and will be charged at prevailing rates based on your delivery address.
The DECKED system can hold a load of 2000 lb, distributed evenly.
DECKED can withstand a load rating of 50 lbs per square foot, so if you have something heavy to carry, please put a piece of plywood down first. Use common sense; if it's heavy, SPREAD THE LOAD.
DECKED’s load rating is designed for a “real world” 2000 lb. What does this mean? If you hit a pothole, that will significantly increase the stress on DECKED for a moment in time and the system can handle that. Lastly, if your load is not evenly distributed, you might overload the system. For instance, if you placed 2000 lb onto the DECKED system on a 4′ x 4′ pallet, then the loading per sf is about double what our system is designed to handle. There’s nothing magical here, just good engineering and known limits. If you plan to place concentrated and/or very heavy loads on the decks, you might add a thick piece of plywood to spread the load over that larger area.
The drawers are not sealed tight like a Tupperware lid, so some airborne particulates (dust and fine particle snow; the kind of snow that happens when the temperature is really cold), can get into the drawers, although not in significant quantities. This isn’t a common occurrence but it can happen. This condition will be worse if you don’t have a tailgate, or your tailgate is down. Lastly, if you don’t install the weatherstrips on the drawers this condition will be worse.
You can puncture the deck if you drop quite heavy (50+ lbs.) or pointy objects from about 3 feet above the deck. Basically, anything that would cause your truck’s metal bed to get bent or punctured, might puncture the deck. No normal use will cause the deck to get punctured, the HPDE and steel are stout.
No and yes. No in normal use cases but yes if the drawers are loaded >100 Lbs each (and depending on the ramp angle of your tailgate). The drawers are pretty stout and they can easily handle 200 Lbs each, but the bottoms of the drawers will sag slightly under big loads.
The DECKED drawers were designed to accommodate 200 Lbs each. When the drawer is fully extended that places a large/leveraged load upwards onto the deck. We chose a compromise that limits the extension but still minimized the height of the DECKED system and the deck itself. This also allowed for a taller drawer.
Yes. The topside hardware and all the metal parts of the DECKED system are coated with rust inhibitors or they’re made of stainless steel. That means that all these parts will rust slower……but they’ll still rust. We’ve used rust inhibitors that are beyond OEM specs, but they’ll still rust over time. The stainless steel will also rust even though it’s not supposed to.
We are in the works for midsize trucks including Tacoma, Ranger, Colorado/Canyon, Frontier, Hilux and Amarok. We are anticipating to roll-out with that DECKED system in mid 2017, stay tuned on social media or sign up for our email newsletter for the exact release date and also more information on compatible years, makes and models. Several of us have midsize trucks here at HQ so we are anxiously awaiting the midsize system as well!
DECKED fits 17 of the 18 full size pickup trucks on the market, dating back to the late 1990’s – but no 8′ beds or stepside/flareside beds.
The only truck we do not fit is the full size four-door, short bed (5′ 6″) Ford F-150 SuperCrew made from 2001 through 2003 (2004 badged as the SuperCrew Heritage) that has the rounded tailgate and smaller sized bed dimensions.
No. We are going to have an 8' integration available summer 2017. It will still be 6'5," but it will be engineered to fit in an 8' bed. There will be remaining space cab-side (where you can insert a toolbox).
Nope. We designed the DECKED system with spray-in bed liners in mind. We have taken into account the normal additional volume and created enough lateral space to accommodate a spray-in liner (unless your installer went crazy with the amount of material they added to your truck bed) you should be fine.
Note: some of our systems require that you replace the factory tie-down brackets. You will need to heat up the spray-in material, cut around the tie-down bracket and then peel the spray-in material away. It is recommended that you use a heat gun or hair dryer to warm the spray-in material. Once you have removed the bracket, you can install the new bracket that comes with your DECKED system.
The 2014 F150 and prior Ford models in addition to the current Super Duty models with the factory step have a bump on the driver’s side of the open tailgate, which will interfere with the opening of the DECKED drawer on that side. The 2015 F150 models have the improved step and do not have a bump on the tailgate. The tailgate step will not impact the installation or use of your DECKED system. However, DECKED will interfere with the handle because that part causes the tailgate to have a big bump in it that the DECKED drawers will hit.
There are three possibilities for a successful installation:
1) If you already have a spray-in liner, your DECKED may reside high enough so that the drawer clears the handle.
2) You can purchase cable extenders to offset the ramp angle of your tailgate. We have not tested this product, but here are some more details so you can see if this will work for your needs. Hope this helps!Rider Tailgate Accessories has developed an innovative new truck accessory called the Tailgate Lowering Links which, when added to the existing tailgate support cables on a truck, allow the tailgate to lay flat.
For example, the tailgate on a 2013 Ford Super Duty is about 1.5 inches higher than the bed. With the Rider Tailgate accessory, model FD1, the Links allow the tailgate to lay flat or about 1.5 inches lower than the level of the bed.
Rider Tailgate Links are constructed to allow the tailgate to be lowered without the tailgate contacting the bumper. The amount of tailgate drop varies from 3 to 5.25 inches depending on the truck. This patented product is the only product on the market that lets consumers lower, and use, their tailgate in a position that is lower than the conventional open position. Rider Tailgate Lowering Links are engineered for strength and performance. To learn more about this innovative patented product or to see what other truck models they fit, call at 801-678-1405 or visit their website at RIDERTAILGATE.COM. Check out this blog post for suggestions on how to change ramp angle of tailgate: BLOG POST.
3)You can easily remove the handle and purchase the following Ford part(s) to cover up the opening where the handle resides:
F150 Platinum: If you have the Platinum version (prior to 2015 – non aluminum) of the F150 and the tailgate step, using the tailgate extenders can result in the Platinum plate hitting the bumper and marring the plate. Removing the handle may be a better option for this application.
The bed lights on the new aluminum F150 reside above the DECKED system.
The switch for the bed lights located on the left (driver’s side) bed wall do reside beneath the DECKED system; however, it is accessible by reaching to the left side of the ammo can in that location. You can trigger the switch here, or you can turn on and off with the switch located in the cab of your truck.
The box cleat system on the F150 also resides above the DECKED surface, however the ramp option for this system cannot be used in conjunction with DECKED.
Yes! CargoGlide makes product that are DECKED compatible.
*CARGOGLIDE Compatible SKU’s:
5 1/2’ DECKED Systems take CargoGlide CG1000-DM6348
6 1/2’ DECKED Systems take CargoGlide CG1000-DM7348
*It is important to note that we are separate companies and not responsible for integration and harmony with other products. Please contact CargoGlide directly for confirmation on product compatibility, specs and model numbers. CARGOGLIDE.COM
There are many side mount toolboxes which clamp to the bed rail and do not require modifying DECKED at all. But, you will need to measure your truck and find a toolbox which would allow the system clearance.
Most all of these have legs which support the back side of the toolbox by resting on the bed of the truck. You will need to look for a box with a "C" dimension which would rest the box on the system. This dimension would need to be equal to the measurement of bedrail to floor minus the height of the DECKED system (12").
Verify that you have received the correct system for your vehicle BEFORE you open anything or begin your assembly. Please include UNASSEMBLED in the system return info as "unused" doesn't specify that nothing can be put together.
Returns to DECKED must be made within 30 days of receiving the shipment and are subject to a 20% restocking fee in addition to return shipping costs. DECKED accessories must be in the original packaging. DECKED system returns must be unused and in the original packaging. Call DECKED customer service for additional questions regarding returns and for return authorization at 208-806-0251.
Systems purchased from a DECKED reseller should be returned to, and are subject to the return policy of, that reseller.
We provide a three year limited warranty on DECKED. If you have an issue we will work with you to make it right. If you have a great story as to why you need a warranty replacement, we want to hear it! Make sure to register your DECKED unit here: REGISTER YOUR SYSTEM
DECKED 3-year Limited Warranty
DECKED LLC warrants to the original purchaser of this product that the product will be free from manufacturing defects in workmanship and materials for a period of three (3) years from the date of the original purchase. If within three (3) years from the original date of purchase this product fails due to defect in materials or workmanship, DECKED LLC will replace any defective part at its option.
The original purchaser must contact the DECKED LLC customer service team and provide a description of the defective part, including digital pictures if requested, with the original purchase documentation as validation of warranty coverage or have previously activated their warranty online.
This warranty DOES NOT cover or apply to:
Damage to the product due to misuse, mishandling and abuse
Products not used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or recommendations
Product not assembled or installed according to manufacturer’s instructions
Normal wear and tear
Undeclared damage to the system during shipping, acts of God. In addition, consequential damage and incidental damages (including lost time) such as damage to persons or property are not covered under this warranty
REGISTER YOUR PRODUCT FOR ANY FUTURE WARRANTY NEEDS AS WELL AS TO BE INFORMED OF PRODUCT IMPROVEMENTS, ISSUES, OR SOLUTIONS SPECIFIC TO YOUR MODEL.
Just email our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 208-806-0251 and we will start working on getting your issue taken care of. The DECKED team is here to answer any questions, offer suggestions, provide relationship advice, hear about your secret hunting and fishing spots, you name it, so give us a call.
We designed DECKED, using the exact engineering drawings from each of the truck manufacturing companies, for as snug a fit as possible. If you have a drop in bed liner, we won't fit; the drop in needs to be removed.
Note: Pickup truck bed dimensions are NOT precise and there needs to be a little slack along the DECKED deck edge to accommodate the manufacturers’ slop.
If you ordered/received the wrong system, STOP...DON'T OPEN...CALL US IMMEDIATELY.
An aftermarket lighting, tie down, or towing package may have elements that will interfere with DECKED. DO NOT ASSEMBLE! CALL US IMMEDIATELY. 208-806-0251 - or - email@example.com
The GM models are so similar (symmetrical front to back) that it's easy to put the deck panels on backwards - will result in a close fit, but won't fit; need to remove the panels and swap the left for right.
Yes. Also, your DECKED system comes with a three year limited warranty. Call our support number at 208.806.0251 -or- firstname.lastname@example.org and speak to our team. We want to hear what happened, see some pictures, and figure out the next best steps to address the issue.