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I just got my tradesman ecodiesel about a week ago. I'm not looking to turn it into a Laramie one after market product at a time, but I'd like to add a few accessories. I don't need anything that just adds to the look of it. I'm happy with how it looks and i'm not one to really dress things up for looks. I'd like to know what are the most practical accessories that you've added aftermarket to your trucks. I'm just looking for things that increase the functionality or usability. For example I'm planning on having a backup camera installed.

Thanks for your ideas!
 

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My favorite accessory is my Qi wireless cell phone charger. If you've not heard of this, google it. Most reasonably new phones are Qi capable, mine was. Some of the very newest have integrated Qi capability. I have a Samsung S3. I had to buy a little thing about half the size of a playing card that goes inside the phone next to the battery. I bought wireless chargers for both home at work. As a result, I don't have to plug the phone in to charge it. At home or work I just lay it on the charger. In the truck I just drop it in to the charging slot. This makes it really easy to keep bluetooth and data enabled on the phone, even tho they are hard on the battery.

I got 2 of the Qi chargers for the truck because I wasn't sure which idea I'd like the best. One is a conventional cell phone holder, and the other fits into a cupholder. I decided I liked the latter best. Charging the phone was always a pita. Now it's no trouble at all.
 

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I like that idea. I have an iphone and have been considering a few different battery cases. some of them come with wireless charging.
 

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What are you using the truck for? I went without step bars for 3 weeks then I got 5 in. Oval wheel to wheel bars installed.Raptor brand was one of the only ones for a 6'4 bed. Made a big difference getting in and out. It's a seat saver too wheel to wheel bars make it where you can wipe down the back glass.
 

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Have you thought about any sort of bed liner or bed cover?


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Floor mats and mup flaps 100%
 

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Roll N Lock tonneau cover with the Cargo Manager. It is a great way to manage cargo and keep things safe and secure in the bed. I am finding new uses for it all the time. I also really like the Weathertech cargo liners front and rear. They are considerably better than their floor mats.
 

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Extang trifold soft tonneau cover. Works well with the locking tailgate to keep things out of sight and secure. Plus it's really easy to open up when you need to haul items. It can be removed in 2 minutes and reinstalled just as quickly.
 

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Good Floor Mats (I like Weatherguard) and Step Bars, first ride my wife went she asked when I was installing them, I put 5" oval stainless on and they work great.
 

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I think that I'll definitely be putting on a tonneau cover. My last truck had a trifold Bakflip cover that I really liked.
I also like the idea of the side steps.

My main use is as a daily driver, but will also occasionally be hauling gear for camping or pulling a small travel trailer as well as the occasional yard/home improvement materials. So basically a daily driver with occasion other uses.
 

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My favorite accessory is my Qi wireless cell phone charger. If you've not heard of this, google it. Most reasonably new phones are Qi capable, mine was. Some of the very newest have integrated Qi capability. I have a Samsung S3. I had to buy a little thing about half the size of a playing card that goes inside the phone next to the battery. I bought wireless chargers for both home at work. As a result, I don't have to plug the phone in to charge it. At home or work I just lay it on the charger. In the truck I just drop it in to the charging slot. This makes it really easy to keep bluetooth and data enabled on the phone, even tho they are hard on the battery.

I got 2 of the Qi chargers for the truck because I wasn't sure which idea I'd like the best. One is a conventional cell phone holder, and the other fits into a cupholder. I decided I liked the latter best. Charging the phone was always a pita. Now it's no trouble at all.
Ranger, which brand/model of Qi charger did you get for the truck?

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I just ordered the Bak Roll-x tonneau cover. It looks great and it a hard rollup cover. If its as good as the Bak Flip cover I had on my Tacoma i'll be very pleased.

I ordered from BakFactoryDirect.com and got it for $680. I have the 6'4" bed so guys with the shorter beds might be able to get it for slightly less. Great service and free shipping.
 

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680 for the 6'4 bed is pretty good, think he quoted me around 625 for a Fibermax for the 6'4 bed with rambox and it's usually about 50 more for RamBox covers. Just have to decide if it's worth the hundred more
 

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I agree a good tonneau cover is very handy... I went with an Access Original Roll up. I've had them in the past and the quality is great, they have a life time warranty and once rolled you have complete access to the bed without removing anything. They also have there own storage straps that work very well to keep the cover rolled up and stop it from rubbing on the cab. I managed to get one shipped to my door for just over $425.00 (MSRP is just over $600.00).
 

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Did a 2" leveling kit in front, step bars and just left the dealer after activating the Nav. system. Very nice on my Big Horn.
 
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