The SEMA Show is the largest automotive trade show in the world. At the SEMA Show, companies can showcase the newest and hottest parts they’re bringing to market and hopefully there is a line of people waiting to see the products. For Bestop Premium Accessories Group, it was the Tuffy Security boxes for the late-model Jeep Gladiators.
This all-new, in-bed storage system from Tuffy is going to be one of the industry’s hottest products for the super-popular Jeep Gladiator. Tuffy has been offering innovative solutions for other Jeep models for some time and the Tuffy continues the tradition with the Gladiator. The storage system consists of long boxes on either side of the Gladiator’s bed space, each with three separate lids.
This allows off-roaders to store gear in separate boxes and keep items organized and out of the elements when out on the trails. Tuffy’s lockable boxes are built with 16-gauge sheet steel and 1/8-inch thick welded steel for a super durable design that will last a lifetime. We caught up with one of the Tuffy Security experts at the Bestop booth, Eric Kuhlman, for the rest of the details on these new boxes.
“The lids themselves are covered with a special composite material that helps make them weather resistant,” said Kulman. “They also have a push-button lock system which allows a lid to be locked without having to manually lock it with a key. The lower bed height allows these boxes to be easily accessible on the Gladiators and allows owners to still use the factory bed-lighting systems.”
On top of that, the boxes feature several bull-ring tie-downs in multiple locations to tie items down or even mount netting to secure larger items in the bed. Kuhlman also stressed to us that one of the most common things for Jeeps is to haul a dirt bike. With the Tuffy boxes installed, it’s still possible, as there’s still plenty of space for your dirt bike.
“When you’re on the trail and want to have all of the things you need, the Tuffy boxes have space for all of your items,” said Kuhlman. “In fact, Bestop has the soft tonneau cover that fits directly over these boxes. This offers a secondary line of security and protection to the boxes and the goods that are packed neatly inside.”
Between the compactness of the Tuffy boxes and the soft cover available for them and your bed, this is a package that should make Gladiator owners take notice. This simple, no-drilling-required bed storage system is available for 2020 Gladiators and additional models soon. For more information about these units, be sure and check out the Tuffy website.