The thought of hauling groceries home in the back of a truck doesn’t sound appealing to most people. The mind’s eye almost immediately goes to boxes of cereal or crackers being blown about by the wind; possibly ending up on the side of the road. Heavy items are likely to completely squish and destroy items such as chips or bread.
Weather is another factor when hauling groceries in the back of the truck. Plastic shopping bags only go so far in helping protect items from rain. Boxes will become soaked through, ruining the contents quickly. The fix is actually quite simple, and inexpensive.
Install These 3 Items
Truck Bed Liner: A nonskid surface is perfect for large items like dog food or cases of bottled water. A bed liner will also keep other items in place. It will help keep all grocery items in place with the help of the next item on the list; the grocery hugger.
An added benefit of installing a bed liner is that it will protect the paint in the bed of the truck. Many times the bed is the first to become damaged and rusted because people just throw things into the back of the truck with no regard to scratching the paint. A bed liner will help protect against damaged paint and rust.
Grocery Hugger: This little device is designed to hug up to 15 bags of groceries and hold them safely in place. It works in your trunk, floorboards, or in the back of your truck. Simply place the bags where they need to be, tighten the hugger around them, and Velcro it into place.
A great grocery hugger alternative is the installation of bull rings and a grocery hammock. Just tie either side of the grocery hammock to the bull rings and your groceries will be safely in reach when you stop. A bed liner may not be required if you use a hammock, as all of your items will be resting on the hammock instead of sitting on the truck bed.
Truck Topper: A topper gives the truck a sleek SUV-like appearance. It offers a weatherproof cover for anything that needs to be hauled in the back of a truck. A topper is the perfect solution for weatherproofing the truck bed.
Benefits of a Truck Topper
Hauling other items such as mulch or furniture is precarious in potentially bad weather. It seems we can never really trust the weather forecasters anymore; test that theory by planning a motorcycle ride or outdoor event. A shower will likely pop up at the worst possible time. A truck topper keeps all of the items in your truck bed dry and safe, no matter how hard it rains or how hard the wind blows.
Never Worry about Hauling Dry Goods Again
Those three items don’t cost a fortune, and will make carrying groceries in the truck bed a breeze. No more worrying about spilled bags when you get home; or missing or destroyed items. Keep your grocery items safely in place in the back of the truck without spending a fortune on another car or SUV.