DECKED rolled out its complete from-the-ground-up redesign of its truck bed storage solution for full-size and mid-size pickup trucks. Fleet operators can store tools and other equipment in the next-generation storage system, which includes:
- Increased drawer storage capacity.
- More efficient use of truck bed space.
- Increased drawer extension.
- Integrated cargo tie-down solutions.
DECKED also released its new D-co case collection, a modular storage case line featuring six integrated cargo cases that boast waterproof and dust proof protection.
DECKED released its original Drawer System for truck beds in 2014. Since then, the company's engineers have gathered notes from previous sales to its more than 250,000 customers and redesigned the second-generation Drawer System using that feedback.
Adaptable to Various Truck Makes and Models
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 fleet operators 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 up heavy objects like ATVs, motorcycles, or construction materials.
Below the deck, full-bed-length weatherproof drawers 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,” DECKED VP of Marketing Greg Randolph said. “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 for DECKED.”
Pick What Meets Your Fleet Operator's Needs
DECKED’s all-new Drawer System is offered in two distinct configurations: full-size pickup trucks and cargo vans, and mid-size trucks. The mid-size Drawer System is no longer a scaled-down version of the full-size.
Both of the new product line offerings address and solve concerns around wasted bed space,drawer usage and function, weatherproofing, and cargo management. Additionally, new molding technology has improved impact resistance and durability by over 25%.
Featuring 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 also larger at an 18-in. 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.
Using Customer Feedback to Update the Full-Size Drawer System
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.
The 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.
Also new and 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, 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.
The passthroughs 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.
Designers increased protection from the outside environment by adding cabside and drawer-side panels that enclose the drawers in a protective shield as well 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.
Maximizing Storage Capacity in the Mid-Size Truck Drawer Systems
Seeking to maximize storage capacity and eliminate wasted space in the bed, DECKED created one “Super Drawer” to replace the two asymmetrical drawers previously offered.
Reducing the system payload requirement from 2,000 lbs. to 1,000 lbs. more accurately reflects the use cases and capacities of modern mid-size trucks.
It also enabled engineers to create the single Super Drawer with a 400-lb. payload rating. The Super Drawer spans from wheel well to wheel well and runs the full length of the bed.
With 30% more drawer storage capacity than previous versions, mid-size customers will now have more than enough space for their tools, camping gear, or bug-out essentials. The drawer can also be reconfigured into a big sliding tray by removing the drawer sides for better access and storage customization with DECKED’s line of D-co Cases.
Improvements in drawer extension were also realized with a 3.0-in. extension gain in 5.0-ft. beds and 8.0 in. in 6.0-ft. beds, leaving a scant 14 in. of the drawer supported under the deck when fully extended.
Similar to the full-size system, users will find that the Ammo Can corner bins have been deleted. In their place are two pass-throughs, one on each outbound side, reaching from the tailgate to the wheel well — and even beyond, in some fitments. Mid-size systems have two stash bin access ports, one on each side, which are also covered by a waterproof and lockable lid.
Four Stash Bins come included for dropping into these locations as desired. On the cabside end, the system is fitted with two access ports that pop open to provide access to any space left unoccupied by the wheel wells outbound of the drawer.
The mid-size Drawer System features six burly 400-lb. load-rated steel-to-steel bed tie-down locations atop the deck, three on either side. Just as in the full-size, cargo tie-downs are integrated into theoutbound edge of the deck of the system using a D-ring tie down system. When not in use, these D-ring tie-downs lie flat, countersunk in the surface.
As with the full-size update, increased protection from the outside environment has been realized by adding cabside and drawer-side closeout panels which wrap the drawers in a protective shield as well as a more effective drawer face seal against the elements. These additions vastly reduce the amount of air which can swirl around in the bed and possibly deposit dust or other airborne particulate matter into the drawer.
The All-New D-co Case Cargo Line
During the redesign of the Drawer System, DECKED also redesigned its original storage box line, creating a system of "better-together" protective storage cases, known as D-co Cases.
The initial offering of six different form factors is constructed using a mineral reinforced polymer.
Engineered as a waterproof and dustproof offering of cases to segment, store, transport, and easily stack all of one’s tools and gear, the D-co Case line is built with particular consideration to stand alone performance and in-drawer functionality.
Corresponding geometry between the bases and lids of the cases as well as a shared form factor enables the cases to be stacked in any configuration without the worry of them tipping over or sliding off one another at up to a 42-degree angle, with the Stable Stack design.
The patent-pending Clutch Latch on the Sixer 16L, Halfrack 32L, and Hauler 80L allows one to open the case with one hand via a mechanism which accuates two latches by squeezing the latch to the handle, popping the case open.
A waterproof seal is achieved by simply slamming the lid shut eliminating the common two-handed multi step latches found in most cases in this category.
The Minuteman 80L is designed for the safe transport of firearms, recovery gear, or other equipment. The waterproof vault is perfect for loading up and mounting to a roof rack, sliding in a drawer, or strapping it to the deck.
Featuring a unique Trigger Latch system, the Minuteman can be opened in the drawer and closes securely with a two stage locking process. A keyed lock and TSA-certified lock hasps are included.
All cases come fitted with a Gore-vent to allow air to pass back and forth keeping the contents inside dry while being able to adapt to changes in air pressure.
The D-co Bin 32L is a rugged, durable replacement for a department store bin. It's shaped to drop into the drawer.