Regardless of whether you use your Silverado pickup truck for work or off-roading, you want to make sure that your gear’s not only easy to access when you want it, but also that it travels safely to wherever you’re going – and this task is what 1999-2006 Silverado 1500 exterior storage is for. Anyone who has had to deal with crowded storage areas such as a garage can easily appreciate the variety of storage products for your Silverado that keep your tools and other equipment not only protected from harm, but also organized for easier access. Tough and rugged polyethylene storage containers come in a variety of sizes, actually meet military specifications for strength, and are easy to tote to where you need them thanks to the strong carrying handles on the ends. Many of these storage boxes come with lockable latches for added security. They’re made from materials that shrug off whatever you and the world will throw at them, too – weather, chemicals, rough treatment. Their metal parts may feature a zinc coating for added durability. If you’re looking for a more permanent 1999-2006 Silverado exterior storage solution, consider installing lidded storage boxes that fit right behind your truck’s rear window. Easy to install with the use of clamps (no need to drill into your truck), these commercial grade boxes not only provide the room you need, but also shrug off weather with ease. Fitted with both interior and exterior pockets, these lidded storage containers makes organization easy. If you do want to remove the box from your truck bed, it can be done in a matter of minutes – it’s as easy to take out as it was to put in. Making the most of your truck’s storage space is often critical, and if you think the space near the truck’s wheel wells is nothing but waste, think again -- swing out storage cases, designed for use with a truck bed cover
, give you even more safely self-contained, weatherproof, and theft resistant story space. Frequently made of ABS polymer, these cases fit on both the driver side and passenger side, and not only swing out a full 180 degrees for easy access, but also include a tool tray so you won’t have to waste time searching for what you need. Each storage case includes its own set of keys, and all you’ll need to install one is a socket wrench and half an hour. The hardware needed for installation is included. Another economic storage solution is adding a 1999-2006 Silverado 1500 roof rack to your truck. These containers works great if you’ve already used up every available inch in your truck bed, and can provide extra storage capacity that’s out of the way yet convenient to reach. Roof racks on American Trucks are often made from heavy-duty aluminum, making them rust proof and lessening their weight so they’re easier to install on your Silverado (and won’t make it top-heavy). Modern roof racks are built with extra conveniences such as adjustable width (using movable slats) and even include light mounts in some cases. At the other end of the scale, truck bags are quick, simple solution to the storage problem. Made of tough, PVC material, these bags are supplied in several different colors and can hold as much as 20-25 cubic feet of items, or more. You can count on them protecting whatever you place inside because all seams are heat sealed to keep out whatever Mother Nature sends your way. Bungee cords hold the bag firmly in the truck bed, while zipped closures provides easy, secure access to the contents. When you’re through one of these bags, you can just take it out, fold it up, and put it into the back seat or closet until you need it again, making an effective space saver. The options certainly don’t end there and bed racks or cargo systems provide a customizable method of preparing your Silverado bed for certain types of hauling. These military-grade aluminum beams let you set up a framework that matches your load shape and size, holding it firmly in place and breaking down quickly (since it just slots, snaps, and screws together) when you need to free up bed space again. Today’s Silverado 1500 aftermarket part makers give you more options than ever before for decking out your truck for carrying and sorting loads effectively, and American Trucks gathers many of the best in one place so that you can choose, mix, match, and get the exact arrangement that will help you get the job done easily, quickly, and with least amount of hassle possible.