The Bed Side Storage Boxes offered for the GMC Sierra 1500 have been discontinued, GM Authority has learned.
The items in question are tagged with RPO code RW9, and were previously available for the pre-refresh GMC Sierra 1500, including the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited. Now, however, with the debut of the fully refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra, the Bed Side Storage Boxes have been discontinued.
Previously, the Bed Side Storage Boxes were offered as a way for customers to maximize the functionality of their pickup bed, as well as to provide a lockable storage space and protect their cargo. The Bed Side Storage Boxes for the GMC Sierra 1500 were designed to hold things like camping gear, tools, or just about anything that would require extra protection in the bed.
The Bed Side Storage Boxes for the GMC Sierra 1500 mounted directly to the bedside, sitting flush over the wheel housing, and included a lockable, tethered door. The boxes were made from a corrosion- and weather-resistant material that would prevent dust intrusion, and included stainless steel hinges and aluminum locks. What’s more, the optional extra included two keys per box.
Sizing varied depending on the truck application, although each was roughly large enough to accommodate more than 7 cubic feet of storage, measuring in at about 60 inches in length, 19 inches in height, and 10 inches in depth. The boxes were also sturdy enough to carry as much as 50 pounds, including 25 pounds in front and 25 pounds in the rear, with a removable center tray provided to accommodate smaller items. Additionally, each box also included two cupholders and a set of drain plugs that enabled it to act as a cooler.
As a reminder, the fully refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 can be had with one of four available powertrains, including the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, the atmospheric 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, the atmospheric 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, and finally, the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax. The GMC Sierra 1500 rides on the GM T1 platform, while production takes place at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana and GM Silao plant in Mexico.