How to Keep Luggage Dry in a Truck Bed?
Many people are unaware of the dangers that come with leaving your luggage in a truck bed. How many times have you seen an advertisement for “Luggage Protection” while driving down the highway? How many times have you wondered how it is possible to protect your luggage from getting wet and dirty, even if only for a short period of time?
If you’re like me, you’ve likely had to deal with an unfortunate event where your luggage was left in the rain. How does this happen? How do I keep my luggage dry in a truck bed? Well, let’s find out!
Use a Tonneau cover
This is just as good for keeping your items from getting wet if they are not already and will protect them once we get caught on some rainy days or while driving through heavy storms. If you don’t have one of these bad boys installed now might be a great time to buy one! It’ll help prevent any water damage which could lead to rusting–not something anyone wants happening!
Buy a Truck bag
These are an easy way to keep your things dry and they also have a ton of different sizes so that you can find one for all sorts of items. They are also fairly cheap and will save you from having to touch the wet truck bed.
Use some Luggage Covers
If you don’t want to buy anything or need something more temporary, these should do the trick! They will help prevent water from coming in through small openings like zippers on suitcases and seams on backpacks. These work much like a suitcase but they have straps that go over your rear seat headrests so it can be secured in place while driving, which is especially great for those who want to keep their stuff out of sight. If this sounds good then check these guys out!
Make a truck bed riser
How about we try this out? I’ve never done it myself but if someone has then let me know how well it works–I’m very interested! This would just be something people could make themselves with wood scraps lying around the garage. It’ll create a barrier that will keep any water from coming in. You could use plywood or even cinder blocks if you don’t feel confident enough with woodwork–then just make sure there are no leaks by using plastic sheeting as an underlayment and seal everything uptight. This idea may not seem very attractive.
The tarp and bungee method
How about we try this out too? This should work for larger items like kayaks, so if you have one of those just set it up on the bed liner–or whatever your truck has underneath!–and tie it down with some heavy-duty straps! They might be a little hard to find but they are worth the hunt since they’ll help protect against rusting and also prevent things from sliding around or falling over (which can cause damage).
How will you protect your luggage dry in the back of your truck? It depends on your preference and what you’re carrying but either way, it’s a good idea to take precautions and cover-up!