Pickup Box Bed Side Storage (19H)

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Does anyone know what "Pickup Box Bed Side Storage (19H)" is? It showed up on the Job 2 order guide with no description. It is listed under Ford accessories there. It is now included on the build site as a $1695 option. I originally thought is would be two of the swing out boxes sold by Ford accessories, but those are only $229 each, so it must be much more than that. I have looked through the Ford accessories site and find nothing similar. I am tempted to add it to my 2023 order.
 
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If it’s this, I’m intrigued.
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Definitely intrigued by this... I guess eventually an image will be added to the website along with some level of description.
 
If it’s this, I’m intrigued.
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The problem with these is if the bed is loaded with stuff, you can't get to your storage (opens into the bed).

Why are manufacturers so scared of adding bed storage that can be accessed from outside the bed? Like pretty much every aftermarket bed replacement does?

Ram Boxes don't count since it's top-access, which means they can't be used with a canopy or slide-in camper.
 
The problem with these is if the bed is loaded with stuff, you can't get to your storage (opens into the bed).

Why are manufacturers so scared of adding bed storage that can be accessed from outside the bed? Like pretty much every aftermarket bed replacement does?

Ram Boxes don't count since it's top-access, which means they can't be used with a canopy or slide-in camper.
I would love to see something like the 70s F-150s had...

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This would be similar to what most RVs have, not that they are the model for quality and execution... That typically is not where that industry has issues, though. The sealing strategy is not difficult but it would add complexity (cost) to the stamping and assembly areas vs. something handled purely as an accessory/module that can be added after the fact. One way to handle the complexity is to implement across the board (like on RVs) but that changes the profit equation.

The choices as I see them:
1) chargeable option = most complexity early in the mfg process which is frowned upon
2) universal feature = cost with limited ability to offset w/o removing other features (eg: lighted cupholders, tilting headrests, etc)
3) module approach = inefficient use of available space, but easier to implement and change if necessary

I am expecting to see something aligned with #3...
 
I liked the Bed Side Storage Box's my 60-70's Camper Specials had.
 
Now if only they'd put a little diesel generator and a charging port in the frunk…
They could call it the Rivian "Locomotive" edition... This would obviously come with a factory optioned horn upgrade as well.
 
I had a 16 Ram with the ram box. That is a great option and i wish Ford offered something similar. Used it for storage and tail gating at football gamnes.
 
I would love to see something like the 70s F-150s had...
Yes! A few years ago I actually posted on a different forum and called around to a few places to see if it would be possible to add a toolbox like that for my old F-150. It had so much wasted space in the bed sides I’m pretty sure a toolbox could be built into the bed sides without modifying the inside of the bed at all.

No one I called was willing to consider doing it, though.

With newer trucks I think that’s less feasible as manufacturers have pushed the inside walls of the bed outwards. This does increase bed volume, but the utility of that volume is dramatically lower than toolboxes accessible from the outside.

The sealing strategy is not difficult but it would add complexity (cost) to the stamping and assembly areas vs. something handled purely as an accessory/module that can be added after the fact. One way to handle the complexity is to implement across the board (like on RVs) but that changes the profit equation.

The choices as I see them:
1) chargeable option = most complexity early in the mfg process which is frowned upon
2) universal feature = cost with limited ability to offset w/o removing other features (eg: lighted cupholders, tilting headrests, etc)
3) module approach = inefficient use of available space, but easier to implement and change if necessary

I am expecting to see something aligned with #3...
All very good points for why what I really want will almost certainly not happen.

Not my favorite implementation of storage compared to full replacement beds, but it’s miles better than the traditional manufacturers are doing, and is actually innovating rather than continuing to reuse the same bed design originally created in the…30’s? 20’s?
I had a 16 Ram with the ram box. That is a great option and i wish Ford offered something similar. Used it for storage and tail gating at football gamnes.
Yep, Ram Boxes are good as long as you don’t put anything on or over the bed rails. Canopy. Slide-in camper. Mattress/box spring. Hay bails. Etc.

That’s a pretty significant limitation when there’s an obvious alternative proven in the replacement bed market: access from the walls of the bed.
 
Hell everyone’s bitching about the side step…I could imagine the uproar over side bed storage compartments. Even if it was not standard and only an option. People nowadays would bitch though if they won the lottery 🤷🏻‍♂️
 
Hell everyone’s bitching about the side step…I could imagine the uproar over side bed storage compartments. Even if it was not standard and only an option.

If they were standard rather optional, made out of black plastic, and made body lines look like those of a Chevy… people would be right to bitch. 😁
 
I am definitely not an Obama-Motors fan, but the bed side step is a good idea. Just like when Ford added the tailgate step. Chevy ads mocked Ford... then a few years later, added it.
 
Anybody know if any details were ever released about this? Or anybody actually gotten it?
 
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