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How to Prevent Water Leaking Into Bed During Water Crossings

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Tundra'25, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. Feb 16, 2020 at 6:45 PM
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    Hey everyone! I was just wondering: I put my luggage in the back of the bed and occasionally sleep there when I go overlanding (and I have a truck cap on it too), but if I ever do a deep water crossing (to the point where the water is just above the tailgate hinges), water will definitely get inside the bed. Any solutions or ideas?
     
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    I'd say that's too deep. Door handles are above or even with the top of the engine. Water in the bed would be the least of my concerns
     
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    Gotta agree with Pudge, if the water is at the top of the tailgate, you’d probably have bigger problems.
     
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    Sorry, I meant to say hinges, not the actual DOOR. Thanks for your input.
     
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    What’s the set up like? Any chance you could put drawers in? Or a platform just above the wheel wells and keep stuff underneath that you aren’t worried a out getting wet and the other stuff up a big higher?
     
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    There are drawers the height of the wheel well, and there is a platform above, but I am trying to make sure NOTHING gets in. Like: Dust and water. I just want to reassure myself that all of my stuff is safe from the elements. It would be nice to know if anyone has any good ideas
     
  7. Feb 16, 2020 at 7:53 PM
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    You know, I could make something that resembles a trashcan liner . . . so basically, it's just a watertight box that fits inside of the bed.
     

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