5 Unexpected Truck Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed

Roof racks, light bars, lift kits – you’ve probably heard the list of the standard upgrades for your truck. But maybe you’re looking for one of those unexpected truck accessories? Have you considered a truck bed tent? What about a roof shower? Not all accessories are created equally. That’s why we rounded up these five unexpected truck accessories that you didn’t know you needed.

Truck Bed Crane unexpected truck accessoryTruck Bed Crane

This truck bed crane is utility at its finest. Ever feel like you need an extra set of hands to help you lift that obnoxiously bulky thing into the bed of your truck? Well, say hello to your new best friend. The base swivels 360˚ and the entire thing is built out of solid steel for extra durability.

Don’t let its tiny price tag fool you. This crane can hoist up to 1000 pounds – which is over half the hauling capacity of most truck beds. For those moments when you need just a little more reach, the boom will lock in four different positions. Plus, when you’re not using it, the boom swivels out of the way to store over your wheel well.

Compact Truck Tent

truck tent unexpected truck accesoriesAh, camping. There’s nothing better than sleeping under the stars – well except for sleeping under the stars in a tent in the bed of your truck. Do a simple search for a truck bed tent, and you’ll find that there’s a wide range of options. Our favorite has to be the Smittybilt GEN2 Overlander Tent XL because it basically turns your truck into a mobile hotel. 

This massive sucker sleeps three to four people and can accommodate a king-size bed. It’s made of lightweight, waterproof materials like anodized aluminum and polyester, but don’t let that make you think it’s not heavy duty. It comes with a two-year warranty so you can hit the road and travel worry-free. Does this count as glamping? We think so, but we’ll let you be the judge of that.

Bed Storage Sliders

bed storage sliders unexpected truck accessoriesIt’s funny how that 8’ bed can feel so large and yet so small at the same time. Now, runs to the hardware store get that much easier with the SlideZilla bed storage trays. Instead of piling everything into the bed and cab, you can neatly organize your haul and retrieve it easily by simply pulling the tray out of your bed. 

Install one, or install two – it’s customizable according to what you need. This is a great truck accessory option if your truck functions more like a work truck. Not having to climb in out of your bed to get what you need will be a luxury you never knew you were missing.

Roof Shower

roof shower Ok – hear us out on this one. It sounds a little crazy, but you’ll thank us later. Introducing the RoadShower – the must-have accessory for any truck owner who always seems to find themselves covered in dirt, mud, or other ick that you don’t want to track back into your cabin.

While it’s technically meant for easy access to a solar-heated shower while you’re on outdoor adventures, we think it could be just as helpful if you’ve got a dirty job (sans Mike Rowe, obviously). When you’ve buttoned up your job at the end of the day, you can use the RoadShower to clean up before you hit the road. With three different capacity options, you can find a size that gives you that squeaky clean feeling you’ve been missing out on.

Trailer Hitch Hammocks

trailer hitch hammocksAfter all that work is done, it’s time to relax. And at the end of a long day, the last thing you want is a measly folding lawn chair. Tailgaters, campers, and hard workers rejoice! This set of hammock chairs attaches to your hitch via a stand.

Available in tan or midnight blue, this set of hammock chairs will let you kick back and relax, all from the convenience of wherever you’re at. The durable frame is made of powder-coated aluminum for superior rust resistance. And the whole assembly only weighs 69 lbs. When you’re ready to hit the road again, just fold it up and place it back in your bed until it’s time to take a load off again.

Truck accessories don’t have to be vanilla. From utility to comfort, find something that floats your boat. Mix it up with a whole range of unexpected truck accessories that you didn’t know you needed. Grab one of these accessories to go with your Magnum Truck Rack to make your truck the ultimate road warrior!

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