Double Gunner Kennels and DECKED Drawers/Toolbox

Jamco6000

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Wanted to document my kennel installation as a finally have it set up the way I want. I haven't seen two kennels set up this way and documented.

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Gunner kennels recommends putting the two kennels side by side and attaching the outside edges to the truck and inside edges to each other. This sucks.

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You can't see out the back and there's wasted bed space. I wanted to put the kennels along the edge of the truck. When I did that, the straps on the inside edge would work loose. It would not have held up in an accident.

I ended up replacing two of the DECKED bolts with eye bolts.

For the eye bolts, they are 2-5/8" long (1/4"-20/Coarse Thread).

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I threaded the nut all the way up the eye bolt, added a flat washer, then a rubber washer. Removed the existing screws and installed the eye bolt assembly.

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Now I have plenty of space for my yeti and a 12v for the Gunner fans.
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Hopefully this helps someone set up their Gunner Kennels.
 

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Pretty creative! I’d be interested in your thoughts on the integrity of the decked HDPE where the eye bolts are mounted. I have a set of those drawers and recall they didn’t recommend using power tools during assembly, everything pretty much called for “hand tight” torque. Not sure how much lateral stress that setup would take in an extreme situation.
 

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I have a Decked box and a Ruffland. I had to do a lot of brainstorming as well. I ended up buying one of their tracks and putting the single kennel to the side much like you have your driver side one. I really like the tracks for other uses as well.
 

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I have a Decked box and a Ruffland. I had to do a lot of brainstorming as well. I ended up buying one of their tracks and putting the single kennel to the side much like you have your driver side one. I really like the tracks for other uses as well.
Really like the tracks and would love to have them but really wouldn't work for the two kennel set up.

I have another idea to secure the kennels a little better. Will report back.
 

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Really like the tracks and would love to have them but really wouldn't work for the two kennel set up.

I have another idea to secure the kennels a little better. Will report back.
You could get two tracks. Right kennel goes to left track and left kennel goes to right track.
 

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Is there any reason you don't take longer ratchet straps all the way across the top of the kennels? Then you can anchor to the bed on each side and still have usable space between?
 

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