Are Drain Plugs Compatible With My DECKED System?
DECKED drain plugs are compatible with full-size SHORT (1638 mm in length) systems and midsize systems. They don’t work that well with Standard (1911 mm in length) systems, unless you’re Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as you likely won’t be able to reach them. The drain plugs are meant to be placed in the cabside/driver end of DECKED drawers. You can place the drain plug in the tailgate end of the drawer, but it’s not recommend as it may cause it to drag on your tailgate when the drawer is loaded.
We include a gasket to provide a watertight seal.
Note: Pickup truck beds naturally drain toward the cab, not the tailgate. That is why our drain plugs are cabside. However, if you prefer, you can drill a small hole in the tailgate end of the drawers (there is a dimple to get your hole started) to create a simpler solution (but that will also create an opportunity for water intrusion).
Technical specifications for DECKED midsize systems can be found here: Technical specs: Midsize Pickup
Technical specifications for DECKED fullsize systems can be found here: Technical specs: Fullsize Pickup/Van