As I anxiously await the start of my build journey (spot #1921) I thought I would share what my current build out looks like. I’m curious if anyone has a V2 on a Ram that can shed some light on a few things. Mainly, where are the mounting brackets on the box rails? I’m really hoping they line up with my current cut outs. And also out of curiosity, how much does the front upper bed platform overhang inside the box?
As for my build, the truck is bone stock as I was waiting for it to be out of warranty as it just recently did. So on the wish list to start is a set of Air Lift 1000HD air bags, and MotoFab 2” leveling kit.
Bed build out was inspired by @takethetruck and another YouTube channel.
The bed has one side that is modular that neatly tucks away to give full box height. Added a ski/paddle rack along the right side with an upper shelf. There are two storage cubbies in the front of the wheel wells (one contains the power fuse centre). There is a storage latch in the front half that is split into two, one side for tools and tire chains (I live in northern BC and sometimes don’t make the best choice with the sled trailer ). Then the other half is for storage.
The rear side has a storage tote on wheels that contains my cooking items. Left side of the reach wheel well is reserved for the potential permanent heater install. The right side has the C&D Tel 12-90 Gel battery. This is wired out to an Eco-worthy solar Charge controller and portable 100W eco-worthy solar panel. For power, on each side wall of the box there are 2 USB ports for charging and switches to control the LED strip lights (which need a dimmer). Left rear has a 12V socket used to connect the portable diesel heater.
The heater is installed in a transit case that is used as a step to get in the box. The heat is then piped though the window and works great. I am looking for Diesel heater piping suggestions for the GFC when it arrives, I’m totally racking my brain.
It’s a great setup for the fam in both winter and summer. If you have any questions or suggestions drop me a line.