When DECKED, first introduced its truck-bed organizing Drawer System in 2014 it was an immediate success as many truck owners needed truck storage to keep things organized and protected. Now the company is proud to reveal its next-generation Drawer System and D-co Case protective case line. Nearly a decade after transforming the disorganized chaos of truck beds from a hopeless abyss into an organizable and weatherproof, lockable storage area, DECKED engineers listened to consumers and redesigned the all-new second-generation Drawer System from the ground up. The new version will feature the capacity to hold 400 pounds of gear in the main “super drawer” while allowing 2,000 pounds of cargo to sit on top of the insert.
The DECKED Drawer System is made to fit all full- and mid-size trucks and cargo vans produced in the last twenty or so years. The Drawer System provides a solution to a problem that most truck owners face: the need to organize, easily access, and securely store essentials protected from the elements while maintaining uninhibited use of the truck bed’s footprint. The Drawer System creates a flat load floor in the bed — perfect for use as a sleeping platform or loading heavy objects like ATVs, motorcycles, or construction materials. Below the deck are full-bed-length weatherproof drawers to secure tools, recreational gear, rescue equipment, and any other essentials.
“After ten years of listening to the feedback from our most rigorous testers and critics, and constantly improving the products we were selling, it was time to scrap the old playbook and start over from scratch. That meant redesigning the product the way we knew it needed to be built,” said DECKED VP of Marketing, Greg Randolph. “This is a total redesign with new molds and tools as well as our very own in-house manufacturing. This is a huge leap forward for the customer and DECKED.”
DECKED’s all-new Drawer System is offered in two distinct configurations: one for full-size pickup trucks and cargo vans and one for mid-size trucks. For the first time, the mid-size Drawer System isn’t a scaled-down version of the full-size. The mid-size Drawer System is completely re-envisioned to better suit the limited bed space of modern mid-size trucks.
Both of these two new offerings address and solve concerns around wasted bed space, drawer usage and function, weatherproofing, and cargo management. The all-new products take an already successful problem-solving family of products and make them remarkably better. Additionally, new molding technology has improved impact resistance and durability by more than 25 percent.
Drawer Performance Improvements And Specs
Boasting the same hefty 2,000-lb payload capacity and 200-lb per drawer weight rating, the full-size Drawer System still weighs in at 200-220 lbs, depending on bed length. Focusing on drawer functionality, DECKED increased drawer extension, making reaching the back of an open drawer easy and practical. The drawer itself is noticeably larger at an 18-inch width with an updated square profile that increases volume by over 10% per drawer in a form factor more conducive to storing commonly shaped items.
Added Cargo Tie Downs
Addressing the complaint of the system covering bed tie-downs, users will notice the addition of topside cargo tie-downs integrated into the outbound edge of the deck of the system. Eight tie-down locations (four per side) have been added with a D-ring tie-down system, which lies flat and countersunk in the surface when not in use. These tie-downs make a steel-to-steel connection with factory bed tie-downs for a 400-lb load rating. The Drawer System still utilizes factory bed tie-downs for a drill-free installation in nearly all fitments.
Greater Truck Bed Space Efficiency, Increased Storage
Also new and vastly improved is the removal of corner bins called Ammo Cans, which formerly connected the system to the truck bed and offered small additional storage compartments. In their place, users will find an uninhibited pass-through to the wheel well both fore and aft outbound of the drawers. This not only enables storage of longer items (camp chairs, anyone?) but also makes access to side-mounted electrical outlets without any modifications possible, reducing wasted space in the bed to literally just the center support beam. These pass-throughs are covered from above by waterproof and lockable stash bin lids. DECKED also includes four removable Stash Bins that lock into these openings from above and can be used or not in any of the four corner locations.
Truck Storage With Enhanced Weatherproofing
DECKED has always been clear that its drawers are not Tupperware-tight, but very effective at keeping the elements out. Designers increased protection from the outside environment by adding cab side and drawer-side panels that enclose the drawers in a protective shield as well as redesigning the drawer face to better seal against the elements. These additions vastly reduce the amount of air that can swirl around in the bed and possibly deposit dust or other airborne particulate matter into drawers.