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TUFFY SECURITY LOCKBOX REVIEW

SAFE and SECURE STORAGE TO GO!
Written By: 
John Arens


Whether in the bed, on a trailer behind, or tossed into the seat next to you, hauling your gear is what you bought a truck for. The problem is, it’s not what one would call organized by any standard, and there are some things you don’t want wandering eyes to see. This is especially true during hunting season when we’ve often got a gun case in the back. Luckily, we’ve found an excellent solution to both our storage and security problem.


SECURITY TO GO!

Tuffy Security Products has been creating and building tools for vehicle storage since 1989, and they’ve got a storage solution for everything from your pistol to your laptop. Most of their product line is vehicle specific, and all of their products carry a limited lifetime warranty against defects in workmanship. From the minute we opened the box we knew that would never be needed; this stuff is built well, and built to last! It was time to get our truck in order!


ROAD WARRIOR

We needed under seat storage for tools, tie downs, and a few other items that constantly work themselves free, but also a much better place to store our guns during hunting season. The TuffyUnder Seat Lockbox was exactly what we were looking for. Details of the Under-Seat Lockbox are:

  • Over 3500 Cubic inches of lockable storage space

  • Easy installation with no drilling, and all hardware is included

  • 10 tumbler lock with built in weather seals

  • Pry-Guard locking system featuring 1/8" thick welded steel components

  • Low profile design stays hidden under the seat.

  • Welded 16 Gauge steel construction

  • Weather resistant lid design incorporates an exclusive hinging system with built-in lid stop, and weather & dust seals.

  • Added security with Pin-Lock hinge design

  • Innovative mounting system permits removal from vehicle in seconds from inside the box when unlocked without the need for tools

  • Durable texture powder coat finish - black

  • Chamfered corners are incorporated into the design for easier passenger access

  • Dual lids that match bench seat splits. Locks on both sides.

  • Interior Dimensions: 12 3/8” L x 55 1/4” W x 5 1/2” - 3 5/8” H (Height is tapered front to back)

  • Lid Opening: 11” L x 35 1/8” W Large lid & 19 1/8” W Smaller lid

  • Shipping Weight: 51 lbs.

  • Made in U.S.A and covered by a limited lifetime warranty


We are highly impressed with the design and manufacturing quality of the Tuffy Under Seat Lockbox. It feels almost like a slimmed down safe, with no flex or flimsy parts. The lid closes securely, the hinges are perfectly placed, and the lid wraps over the edge of the box to prevent prying it open. High quality locks insure it stays closed, and dust seals keep anything inside clean. There are no burrs or sharp edges on any parts, and the entire box is powder coated inside and out in a matte black finish for durability and corrosion protection. A foam lined bottom helps prevent anything inside from rattling, but for hauling valuable firearms you may want to cut and install extra foam as well. We like how Tuffy engineers also had the forethought to ensure the Lockbox didn’t inhibit vehicle use and the box front corners are chamfered to allow for full passenger vehicle access.


Installing the Under-Seat Lockbox is very simple, and depending on how much clutter you have to move out of the way first, very quick. After a couple minutes of finding long forgotten tools, hats, the occasional french fry, and a quick visit from our shop vac, we were ready to install the box. This is a matter of removing one of the factory seat base nuts on each side, slipping on a lockbox bracket, then reinstalling the nut. The brackets then fasten to the Lockbox with four, 5/16” carriage bolts through slotted holes, and inside the box two wing nut knobs are used to secure the box. The wing nuts allow you to remove the box quickly if needed, but there is no way to remove the box if the cover is locked. It’s a quick, easy installation. A well written set of brief instructions along with a couple pics make it very clear.


TIP: Leave all nuts loose during installation. Fully tighten after final positioning adjustment is made.


UNDER ARMOR

We couldn’t be happier with our Tuffy Security Products Under Seat Lockbox. It offers secure, clutter free storage year-round, but during hunting season it also is the extra security we needed. It’s an excellent accessory for our vehicle and exactly what we were looking for. We’re happy to have it every time we get in our truck.


Check out the Under Seat Lockbox and all of the Tuffy Security Products at:


Tuffy Security Products, 25733 Road H, Cortez, CO 81321

866.650.1003         Under Seat Lockbox - GM Truck Crew Cab - sku 307    -     msrp $411.00

www.tuffyproducts.com