Decked first introduced its Drawer System to truck beds in 2014 and is now releasing its fully redesigned, next-generation Drawer System and D-co Case protective case line.
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, creating a flat load floor in truck beds for sleeping or loading construction materials while below the deck, full-bed-length weatherproof drawers can secure tools, rescue equipment, and any other essentials.Read more: GM Q3 sales report shows growth for pickups, EVs
“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,” 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.”
The 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 isn’t a scaled-down version of the full-size, but is re-envisioned to better suit the use cases and limited bed space of modern mid-size trucks.
Both of these two new product line offerings address 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%.
Full-size truck drawer systems
The reimagined full-size truck Drawer Systems offer the same 2,000-lb. payload capacity and 200-lb. per drawer weight rating as the original while still weighing in at 200-220 lbs., depending on bed length. The second generation also increased drawer extension, while the drawer itself is noticeably larger at an 18” width with an updated square profile that increases volume by over 10% per drawer.
The new Decked Drawer System has also added 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 itself still utilizes factory bed tie-downs for a drill-free installation in nearly all fitments.
The new drawer system also removed the Ammo Can corner bins, allowing for uninhibited pass-through to the wheel well both fore and aft outbound of the drawers. This not only enables storage of longer items but allows for better access to side-mounted electrical outlets. These passthroughs are covered from above by waterproof and lockable stash bin lids and can be filled with four removable Stash Bins.
Further embellishments include increased protection from the outside environment with added cabside and drawer-side panels.
Mid-Size Truck Drawer Systems
For the mid-size truck Drawer System, Decked created one “Super Drawer” to replace the two asymmetrical drawers previously offered. This reduced the system payload requirement from 2,000 lbs. to 1,000 lbs. 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, offering 30% more drawer storage capacity than previous versions, the company stated. This drawer can also be reconfigured into a sliding tray by removing the drawer sides with Decked’s D-co Cases. The mid-size truck drawers also extend 3” more in 5’ beds and 8” more in 6’ beds.
Similar to the full-size system, Decked removed the Ammo Can corner bins from the mid-size truck Drawer System in exchange for two pass-throughs, one on each outbound side, reaching from the tailgate to the wheel well. The mid-size systems have two stash bin access ports, one on each side, which are also covered by a waterproof and lockable lid and can be filled with four Stash Bins that are included with the system. 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 also features six 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 the outbound 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. The cabside and drawer-side closeout panels from the large-size system are also included in the mid-size version.
D-co Case Cargo Line
During the redesign of the Drawer System, Decked also redesigned its storage box line and emerged with a new system known as D-co Cases.
The initial offering of D-co Cases is constructed using a durable mineral reinforced polymer. Waterproof and dustproof, these cases can segment, store, transport, and easily stack all of one’s tools and gear. The bases and lids of the D-co Cases allow them to be stacked in any configuration without any tipping or sliding at up to a 42-degree angle, Decked stated. The patent-pending Clutch Latch on the Sixer 16L, Halfrack 32L, and Hauler 80L also allows users to open a case with one hand via a mechanism which accuates two latches by squeezing the latch to the handle, popping the case open. Decked’s largest D-co bins, the Minuteman 80L and D-co Bin 32L, can both be slid into a drawer, and the former includes a two-stage locking process as well as a keyed lock and TSA-certified lock hasps.
All cases come fitted with a Gore-vent to allow air to pass back and forth, keeping the contents inside dry while adapting to changes in air pressure.
Decked is also offering several bundled options they call “Stacks” which include multiple cases priced to offer value at purchase.
For more information, please visit www.decked.com.