You park your Tacoma in an empty parking lot or campground and leave for a backpacking excursion that could see you gone for hours or even nights—but do you really feel confident leaving your remaining belongings in your pickup? Honestly, it’d be easy for thieves to rob your truck of what’s left inside, only for you to return to a massive headache.
Several aftermarket companies offer solutions in the form of safes that perfectly insert into your Tacoma’s center console or glove box. Most units are secured inside the truck via OEM mounting locations, meaning it’d be difficult for thieves to take the entire safe, and are usually constructed of heavy gauge steel and come with high-quality locks to ensure the most safety possible. Sure, you can’t fit everything in your center console, but these safes can go a long way in protecting important items like wallets, personal information, and other valuables.
- Easy installation
- High-grade steel for serious protection
- Several lock options (combination locks, key locks, etc.)
- Added piece of mind
This is also the best option if you plan on carrying a handgun along for your adventure. Placing the weapon inside a locking center console (assuming you have the appropriate permits for your state) will keep things safe while driving, as well as if you plan to leave it in the Tacoma while you’re away.