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Old 06-05-2021, 05:38 PM   #1
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5.0 w/Anderson Hitch Tool box question

I have a 2008 Tundra Double cab with 6.5' box.
the side of my bed is 56" high. I want to install a tool box that sits on the bed rails behind the cab. I will then be able to access my tools when the tonneau covered is closed and we are not hitched up.

Anyone have recommendations on a good but not horribly expensive tool box? Any issues interfering with any part of the hitch?
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Old 06-05-2021, 09:13 PM   #2
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I'll have a 2021 Tundra with a 6 1/2' bed, I'm interested in this as well.
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Old 06-06-2021, 11:29 AM   #3
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Your search may be assisted if you use Andersen not Anderson.
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Old 06-06-2021, 12:17 PM   #4
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Anderson will tell you due to the tundra frame clearance you must use the 3200 hitch that uses the rail mount system.

Some on here have used the 3220 on a tundra-tho I’m not entirely clear on the mounting details. The ball hitch is used for this install.
The 3220TB would possibly be mounted the same as they did the 3220.

I would get your hitch installed then afterwards look for a tool box.


That’s as far as I’ve been able to get on this.
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Your search may be assisted if you use Andersen not Anderson.

If you have a hard time remembering that it's "Andersen", an executive scratched his name on rocks in National Monument in Utah.
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I got my Anderson hitch with the gooseneck installed yesterday.
And about 20 in of space in front of the Anderson hitch rails to the back of the or the front of the box.
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I got my Anderson hitch with the gooseneck installed yesterday.
And about 20 in of space in front of the Anderson hitch rails to the back of the or the front of the box.
So did you get it installed with the BMW and was it the GNRK1257-
1200 bruce helped me by giving me the info to his installer shop he used, way knowledgeable and helpful guy.

Sequim Washington, too far for me but he still helped me out.
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I have a 2008 Tundra Double cab with 6.5' box.
the side of my bed is 56" high. I want to install a tool box that sits on the bed rails behind the cab. I will then be able to access my tools when the tonneau covered is closed and we are not hitched up.

Anyone have recommendations on a good but not horribly expensive tool box? Any issues interfering with any part of the hitch?
My F-150 toolbox which sits on top of the bed rails in front of my conventional hitch in the F-150’s bed. It projects 19-3/4” backward from the front of the box so there should be adequate clearance to the Anderson, as the Andersen supports are diagonal, not vertical. I can slip a 10-foot Extend & Climb ladder behind the hitch and slip it under the toolbox with my hitch in place. It is a Kobalt Low Profile (Lowe’s) somewhere in the $300 range. I am not sure about the tonneau; do you intend to Mount it in front of the toolbox?
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We have a 2019 extended cab 6.5 bed F150 that we use to tow our 2021 5.0 TA. I installed a Truxport Tonneaumate toolbox directly behind the cab. The Andersen rail mount has plenty of room, and when we are not towing, the Truxport roll-up tonneau covers the whole bed including the Andersen and the toolbox. Here's a photo of the setup with the tonneau rolled up.
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I have a 2008 Tundra Double cab with 6.5' box.
the side of my bed is 56" high. I want to install a tool box that sits on the bed rails behind the cab. I will then be able to access my tools when the tonneau covered is closed and we are not hitched up.

Anyone have recommendations on a good but not horribly expensive tool box? Any issues interfering with any part of the hitch?
I have the same truck in a 2012 and carry a Honda generator and a 30 gal water tank forward of the hitch so there is definitely room. Do you have a tractor supply or runnings store near you? They have a pretty good selection in stock and those boxes are not too expensive.
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