These 23 Truck Gadgets & Accessories Are Perfect For Your Pickup

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By Nathan Jude | Updated: August 4, 2021

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In recent years, five of the top ten selling vehicles in the US have been pickups [source].

This relationship isn’t going anywhere!

If you’re one of the millions of Americans that loves trucks, you probably treat them like family and love to spoil them with accessories that make life with your pickup easier, more practical and way more fun.

From backup cameras to truck bed storage and even tailgate beer pong! We’ve found the best truck gadgets around.

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The Coolest Of Cool Gadgets For Truck Drivers In 2021

1. Nilight Waterproof Truck Bed LED Strip Kit

Illuminate your cargo with the Nilight Waterproof Truck Bed LED Strip Kit.

Since it includes two strips, you can light up both sides of your truck bed with super bright white LED lights using the simple on/off switch.

The waterproof lights have a lifespan of up to 30,000 hours, and the super-strong adhesive should keep the lights up long enough to match that lifespan, although the kit also includes fasteners for a more secure hold.

You do need to have some basic knowledge about electrical wiring to install this yourself, but it’s relatively simple.

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2. NOCO Boost Pro 3000 Amp 12-Volt Battery Booster

Jumpstart your truck anywhere using the NOCO Boost Pro 3000 Amp 12-Volt Battery Booster.

With spark-proof reverse polarity protection, this may be the safest remote jumpstarter available.

One 2-hour charge in your truck’s auxiliary port can jumpstart your vehicle up to 40 times.

When you aren’t using this gadget to jump your truck, it also functions as a portable power bank, LED flashlight, and 12-volt portable power.

Using this battery booster is as easy as attaching the clamps to your battery, turning the unit on, and starting your truck.

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3. GOLOHO Inflatable Truck Bed Pool

Who says you need to have a yard to have a pool? With the GOLOHO Inflatable Truck Bed Pool, you can have a pool anywhere.

Fitting a standard truck bed, this 66″ x 62″ x 21″ pool inflates in under 10 minutes with the included pump and holds 270 gallons of water.

3 air chambers provide plenty of support for the pool, while an included drain pipe makes emptying it a breeze.

With its convenient storage bag, you can keep this pool in your truck so it’s easy to pull out and set up anytime you want to cool off.

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4. Hopkins Smart Hitch Backup Camera & Sensor System

Hopkins Smart Hitch Backup Camera & Sensor System

Take the frustration out of trying to hitch up to your trailer by yourself with the Hopkins Smart Hitch Backup Camera & Sensor System.

Unlike regular backup cameras, this one includes a hitch mode with guidelines that help you hitch up in one shot.

When you aren’t hitching up to a trailer, you can also use this in everyday mode as a regular backup camera.

Installation is easy using your existing tow package connector. However, if you have a long truck, you may need additional wiring.

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5. BlueDriver Bluetooth Scan Tool

If you maintain your truck yourself, you NEED the BlueDriver Bluetooth Scan Tool.

While any scan tool can give you some of your truck’s trouble codes, only BlueDriver:

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This is a great scan tool for any car. If you’ve got another auto in your garage, why not spoil it with some of these amazing car gadgets!

6. GATORTRAX ELECTRIC TONNEAU COVER

GATORTRAX ELECTRIC TONNEAU COVER

Cover your truck bed with the push of a key fob button with the GATORTRAX ELECTRIC TONNEAU COVER.

Once it’s installed, you can open, close, and stop the cover in any position with either of the two included key fobs.

Additionally, the 11” x 11” canister includes a light you can turn on with the fob. The light automatically shuts off after 3 minutes, so it won’t drain your battery.

Made of LEXAN, the same material used for bullet-proof glass and airplane windows, with added aluminum support rails, this cover can support loads up to 500 pounds.

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7. WARN VR EVO Electric 12V DC Truck Winch

Looking for a high-performance winch? Check out the WARN VR EVO Electric 12V DC Truck Winch.

Available with steel or synthetic rope in 8,000, 10,000 or 12,000-pound sizes, the high-performance Albright contactor delivers maximum reliability with a lower amp draw.

The remote can be used wired or wireless, and the control pack can be relocated for a low-profile installation.

This winch includes a limited lifetime warranty for mechanical parts and a 7-year warranty on electrical components.

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8. WARN Wireless HUB Receiver & App

WARN Wireless HUB Receiver & App

Avoid the hassles of wired remotes and control your winch with your phone or tablet using the WARN Wireless HUB Receiver & App.

With up to a 100’ or more Bluetooth range, you can use your phone to control the winch even if you don’t have cell service.

In addition to controlling the winch, the app also provides battery voltage feedback.

This receiver is compatible with any contactor-controlled WARN truck winch, including VR, VR EVO, ZEON, Heavyweight, and Classic series winch models.

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9. SwingCase Truck Bed Storage Boxes

SwingCase Truck Bed Storage Boxes

If you want the absolute most convenient pickup storage solution, you need to look at SwingCase Truck Bed Storage Boxes.

There are a number of sizes, so you can get the one made for your truck model. Choose from driver’s side or passenger side installation (or get one of each).

These boxes make great use of the space above and behind your wheel wells, which could otherwise go to waste.

With at least 3” of clearance above and below each case, they won’t interfere with your truck cover and easily swing out nearly 180°.

Easy to install and lockable, there’s nothing not to love about these storage boxes.

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10. Napier Backroadz Truck Tent

Stop searching for the perfect piece of flat ground for your tent and upgrade to the Napier Backroadz Truck Tent, instead.

Available in several sizes to fit just about any truck bed, this tent is easy to set up with color-coded poles and sleeves and instructions sewn right into the bag so you don’t lose them.

Two windows plus the door offer great ventilation, while storm flaps and a full rainfly keep you dry if it rains.

A lantern holder, gear loft, and gear pocket finish off the accessories.

Maximize your experience by also getting the Pittman Outdoors Truck Bed Air Mattress.

As an added bonus, for every Backroads Tent purchased, a tree gets planted through Napier’s partnership with Trees for the Future.

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Love to explore the great outdoors? Check out our article on the coolest camping gadgets to bring on your next getaway.

11. CURT Echo Smart Electric Trailer Brake Controller

Installing a brake controller for a trailer couldn’t be any easier than using the CURT Echo Smart Electric Trailer Brake Controller.

All you need to do is insert it between your truck and trailer’s 7-way wiring connections, download the Echo Smart Control app, and configure your settings.

Since the app remembers multiple settings, you can easily switch the Echo between any number of vehicles and trailers without needing to memorize the settings.

Best yet, the app can tell you if your trailer becomes disconnected or overloaded while you’re driving.

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12. Pittman Outdoors Truck Bed Air Mattress

Trying to use a regular air mattress in a truck bed is a nightmare. It either ends up uneven or you have a bunch of wasted space.

Those problems are solved with the Pittman Outdoors Truck Bed Air Mattress.

It’s designed with cutouts for the wheel wells, but it also has padding over the wheel wells, so you can use every inch of space in your truck bed.

This air mattress comes with a pump you can plug right into your truck’s 12V DC socket.

Pair this air mattress with the Napier Backroadz Truck Tent for the best camping experience!

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Do you take your sleep seriously? Take a peek at our article that looks at the best gadgets to help you get a better night’s sleep.

13. Westin Truck-Pal Tailgate Ladder

Get into your truck bed easier with the Westin Truck-Pal Tailgate Ladder.

This foldable ladder mounts directly to the inside of your tailgate and takes up as little of your truck bed as possible while not getting in the way of any covers you may use.

With a maximum open tailgate height of 38”, this will work for a wide variety of truck models.

Installation is easy with four self-grilling/tapping screws – just make sure you won’t be drilling into any wiring or other critical components that might be embedded in the tailgate.

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14. Tripp Lite 200W Truck Power Inverter

Charge more than just your phone with the Tripp Lite 200W Truck Power Inverter.

Fitting conveniently in your cup holder and plugging into your truck’s DC socket, this inverter can simultaneously charge or power up to 4 devices with 2 USB ports and 2 outlets, so you can power your laptop, phone, tablet, and more.

A built-in 20 amp fuse protects your devices from short-circuiting, overheating, overcharging, and overloading.

Since it has a power switch, you can leave it plugged in and just turn it on when you need it.

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15. Mount-It! Tailgate TV Mount

Bring your tailgating to a whole new level with the Mount-It! Tailgate TV Mount.

Fitting any standard 2” receiver, this mount holds TVs up to 55” and up to 55 pounds. You can adjust the height and swivel the TV up to 360° for the perfect viewing angle, even in the sun.

When it’s time to go home, this mount folds up flat and doesn’t take up too much space in your truck.

Need power for your TV? Try the Tripp Lite 400W Truck Power Inverter!

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16. Beer Pong Tailgate Liner

Beer pong at your next tailgating party just got easier with the Beer Pong Tailgate Liner.

Rather than setting up folding tables or trying to balance cups on your uneven tailgate, use this liner with formed cupholders arranged in the perfect beer pong pattern.

Installs in less than 10 minutes, as long as you get the right size for your truck.

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17. Portable Truck Vacuum Cleaner

Keep the inside of your truck clean anywhere with this Portable Truck Vacuum Cleaner.

Since it plugs into your truck’s DC port with a 16’ power cord, you don’t need to make sure it’s charged or search for an extension cord to plug it into your home.

With several different attachments included, you can clean every crevice of your truck’s interior, including the upholstery.

An additional filter, plus a special brush for keeping the filters clean, can give you plenty of use out of this little vacuum.

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18. EPAuto Waterproof Truck Trash Can

Tired of small, flimsy car trash cans that don’t stay where you want them? The EPAuto Waterproof Truck Trash Can is big, sturdy, and has straps to help keep it in place.

At 10.5″ x 8.25″ x 6.75″, this is about the biggest trash can you would want for your truck.

The lid has both an elastic opening and a velcro lid, making it easy to put trash in and take it out.

Since it’s waterproof, you don’t need to worry about half-empty drinks leaking all over your truck.

Available in 5 colors – black, grey, dark grey, pink, and green – this trash can will look good in just about any truck.

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19. TOOENJOY Universal Fit Truck Door Step

Reach your truck’s roof easier with the TOOENJOY Universal Fit Truck Door Step.

Latching securely onto your truck’s door latch, this step can hold up to 400 pounds and, at over 8” long, is wide enough for you to have both feet on it at the same time.

Adjustable to fit any vehicle and with rubber legs that won’t damage your truck, you can be confident that this truck door step will work for you.

It folds down small enough to fit in your glove compartment and is available in orange, grey, and green.

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20. Loadhandler Pickup Truck Unloader

Turn your pickup into a dump truck with the Loadhandler Pickup Truck Unloader.

This unloader attaches to any tailgate 4” thick or less. You extend the mat across the bed of your truck before loading, then use the crank to shift the load out of your truck.

With a 2200-pound weight capacity, this should be able to handle just about any load your midsize pickup can manage.

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21. Yakry FHD Digital Wireless 2 Backup Camera

Easily add a backup camera to your trailer with the Yakry FHD Digital Wireless 2 Backup Camera.

Since the cameras and monitor can communicate up to 60 feet, you can easily add it to the back of most trailers without dealing with complicated wiring.

The 7” diameter monitor can be used in full-screen or split-screen mode. Add an SD card, and you can record video in 1080P – perfect for providing video evidence in case of an accident.

Since two cameras are included, you can put one on the back of your trailer and one on your dashboard facing forward.

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These cameras are also great for older model RVs. If you love to hit the open road, you’ll enjoy our article on the latest RV gadgets that are perfect for your next getaway.

22. B-Qtech Wireless Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Easily monitor your trailer’s tire pressure with the B-Qtech Wireless Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

Once you program the system and put the sensors on your tire stems, you’ll get constant readouts of your tire pressure with alarms if your tire pressure or temperature is abnormal.

The monitor is powered by both solar power and a USB power cord, so it should always work, and the green LCD display is easy to read.

With 6 sensors included, you can confidently monitor the pressure on all your trailer’s tires.

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23. REDTIGER Dual Dash Cam System

Unlike other dashcams, the REDTIGER Dual Dash Cam System can record footage of a hit and run when your truck is parked.

With a built-in G-sensor, the camera automatically records incidents when it detects a shock, even if your truck is off.

Additionally, this camera works better in low light conditions than others, which is perfect if you spend a lot of time driving in the dark.

A built-in wifi connection allows you to access your video clips from your smartphone, while the camera also supports up to a 128GB SD card to store recorded footage.

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The Top 6 Truck Gadgets We’re Geeking Out Over

GOLOHO Inflatable Truck Bed Pool

Unnecessary? Maybe. Awesome? Definitely!

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Napier Backroadz Truck Tent

An easy-to-set-up tent for your truck bed.

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Beer Pong Tailgate Liner

Take your tailgating to the next level.

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NOCO 3000 Amp 12-Volt Battery Booster

Stuck is a word you’ll never need to use.

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BlueDriver Bluetooth Scan Tool

Know exactly what’s up with your truck.

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Westin Truck-Pal Tailgate Ladder

The most space saving option available.

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Hey! I'm Nathan Jude, also known as the HPGE (Human Powered Gadget Engine) and I freaking love all things gadgets. I started 6gadgets.com to share my passion and geek out with other like minded 'tech heads'! If I'm not searching the globe for new gizmos, you'll find me on the golf course or spending time with my beautiful family.

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