DO’S & DONT’S:
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QUICK FAQ’S:
REMOVE PLASTIC DROP IN BED LINERS: These inter-
fere with DECKED. Spray-in liners are fine.
NO POWER TOOLS: Air tools and impact drivers
create WAY too much torque. Don’t over torque
any bolts, particulary the center vert bolts.
CENTER SYSTEM: The center vert must be
centered over the center rib (or trough) of the bed.
Uneven gaps on either side of system are OK.
J-HOOKS: Tighten J-hooks evenly until hand snug.
L-R-L-R until the vert is centered. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN!
If system is bowed or crowned, they’re too tight.
DRAWER SPRINGS: Verify good tension on handle
springs. If handles don’t snap back firmly, springs are
seated incorrectly. Need help? Watch DECKED.com/
videohandle.
AMMO CANS: Ammo cans are not weatherproof; water
will get in them. We recommend drilling two 3/8”
drain holes per can using the bottom dimples as
guides (unless your bed is covered).
WEATHER STRIPS: IMPORTANT! Install weather strips
so they point towards the driver. If installed backwards,
water will get in the drawers. Trim any overhang.
WHY DO THE DRAWERS ONLY PULL OUT 4 FT.?
DECKED drawers pull out 4 ft. This allows a solid 200 lb payload
per drawer and good vertical utility. See DECKED.com/D-Box.
HOW WEATHERPROOF IS THE DECKED SYSTEM?
The drawers are not sealed air-tight. Mist and dust are air-
borne and can get into the drawers. Car washes won’t hurt
DECKED, but the high pressure creates lots of mist. Make sure
you close your drawers completely!
WHAT IS A 2000 LB DISTRIBUTED PAYLOAD?
DECKED can handle 2000 lbs of EVENLY distributed payload.
If an object has legs or wheels, this creates concentrated
weight loading. Distribute this weight by placing a sheet of
plywood (or similar) under item. Anything which could punc-
ture or dent your metal truck bed might puncture the deck.
WHAT TOOLS DO I NEED TO INSTALL DECKED?
You will need: the instructions that came with the system (seri-
ously take a sec to read ‘em), an adjustable wrench (that opens
to about 1”), a 1/2” and 7/16” open end wrench, Phillips screw-
driver, 3/8” socket, 7/16” deep socket and a 7/32” hex wrench.
Some models may need a Torx 30, Torx 40 or 10mm socket.
HOW MUCH DOES THE DECKED SYSTEM WEIGH?
Between 200 lb (short bed) - 230 lb (standard bed).
DOES DECKED FIT WITH A SPRAY-IN BED LINER?
Yes. DECKED is designed with additional space that will
accommodate spray-in bed liners. Drop-in liners will not fit.
I NOTICED THAT THE SPACING AROUND MY DECKED SYSTEM
IS NOT CONSISTENT. WHY NOT?
The DECKED system is precision formed to match the geom-
etry and dimensions of your truck bed. Unfortunately, truck
beds are not manufactured perfectly and frequently are out-
of-square and usually not entirely flat. If you center the vert
exactly on the center rib (or trough) of your bed and there is a
discrepancy, it’s because your bed isn’t square.
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