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 that DECKED doesn't 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.
Not yet, but DECKED has it on its product radar to fulfill the dreams of mid size truck owners. The company still at least a year out from making it reality, but stays tuned for product updates by following it on Facebook, or by signing up for the Company newsletter at the bottom of the page.
No. The Chevy Avalanche’s bed dimensions are too narrow for DECKED.
Not at this time. DECKED has added these ideas to its product review process.
The DECKED system measures 12 inches in height as measured from the top of bed ribs to the top of the DECKED system.
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. The company adds 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.
The DECKED system is made from 100% recycled HDPE and mostly recycled steel.
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.
There are two key sets of drawer measurements, upper and lower, for the DECKED system. Upper drawer measurements are 61.4" x 18" x 8.5" for the short bed and 72.1" x 18" x 8.5" for the standard length system. Lower drawer measurements are 55.4" x 16.75" x 8.5" for the short bed and 66.1" x 16.75" x 8.5" for the standard length system.
Depending on your bed length, the DECKED system will weigh ~185 lbs. for the short bed unit or ~200 lbs. for the standard bed unit.
Nope. The company designed the DECKED system with spray-in bed liners in mind. It has 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 DECKED 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.
No, because the company has engineered the DECKED system to fit your bed tightly, your plastic bed liner will have to go.
The DECKED system is designed to live outside. Rain won’t get water into your drawers. However, there is a gap between the top of the drawer and the drawer wheel channels which can allow airborne mist (or dust, or fine particulate snow) into the drawers.
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.
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.
The DECKED system is precision formed to match the as-designed geometry and 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.
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 DECKED drawers will hit. You can easily remove that handle and purchase the following Ford part(s) to cover up the opening where the handle resides:
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, 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, 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'.
Made of 100% recycled high density polyethylene (HDPE) that rests on a sub frame made of ~40 pounds of steel, the DECKED system delivers a true 2,000 LBS. deck load rating.
One of the coolest features of the DECKED system is that you can use your drawers as large traveling coolers. With DECKED 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! Note: unless you are Kareem Abdul Jabbar the drain plug location, on the DECKED standard bed system, is out of reach.
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, the company has found that these Titan ramps work great with the DECKED system. Or for a motorcycle try Titan ramp.
You can find all of DECKED installation instructions under DECKED DOCS
The drawer brace is sort of optional, but if you plan to carry heavy gear (100 lbs or more in one drawer) then DECKED 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 team at DECKED is working to build its video library. Soon, DECKED will have a dedicated area for the fun and insightful videos. Here’s the first one to wet your whistle, DECKED calls The Full Monty.
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 the company recommends that you read the installation instructions. DECKED 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. The company doesn’t want you to get hurt installing DECKED.
You will need the following tools:
In some cases you will need to remove the current tie-downs on your truck, replacing them with the hardware DECKED has included, this process will require a:
No way! The company has designed and engineered the DECKED system to utilize your truck’s existing tie-downs. That’s the only valid way to achieve the engineering requirements.
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 DECKED has included with your system.
No. The company wishes the 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.
Yes. 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.
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. The company 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. DECKED has 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.
The drain plug location, on the 6’6' bed length, is out of reach. DECKED 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 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 or supply any defective part at its option.
This warranty DOES NOT cover or apply to:
(a) Damage to the product due to misuse, mishandling, and abuse, (b) products not used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or recommendations, (c) product not assembled or installed according to manufacturer’s instructions, (d) normal wear and tear, (e) undeclared damage to the system during shipping, (f) 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.
The company designed DECKED, using the exact engineering drawings from each of the truck manufacturing companies, for as snug a fit as possible.
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.