12 Best Cargo Control Accessories for your Jeep or Truck

13 Best Cargo Control Accessories for your Jeep or Truck

Written by Pierce Bryant
October 26, 2023
Are you a proud owner of a rugged Jeep or a powerful truck, always seeking new adventures and challenges? If so, you know the importance of having the right tools and accessories to make every journey safe, efficient, and hassle-free. In our quest to equip your off-road exploits, we've put together a list of the '13 Best Cargo Control Accessories for your Jeep or Truck.' Whether you're a seasoned overlander, a DIY enthusiast, or just looking to optimize your vehicle's storage capabilities, this blog is your ultimate guide to choosing the best cargo control accessories that will elevate your ride to the next level. From roof racks to tie-downs, we've got you covered. Let's gear up and hit the road!
  1. Cargo Net
cargo net


A cargo net offers drivers the convenience of a bungee cord with the effectiveness of rope. Most cargo nets include a series of hooks that will latch onto your cargo carrier, providing a secure netting over your important items. Generally, these hooks are made of plastic and will not leave any scratches on your cargo carrier’s finish. Cargo nets hold a lot of weight; you could even secure one to a wall in your house for a fun, only mildly dangerous climbing wall for the kids (only kidding, don’t try that at home!).


  1. Ratchet Straps


rhino usa ratchet straps


A ratchet strap is a lifesaver when it comes to holding down heavy loads. They are extremely strong and durable, giving you the peace of mind needed for long trips on the road. Our Ratchet Straps are made with weather-resistant, non-abrasive, and low stretch exclusive poly/silk material. This means your precious cargo will always stay securely tightened without the risk of sustaining any damage and can be transported in any weather conditions.

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  1. Truck Tarps


truck tarp poly


Whether you plan on dumping a body or, like normal people, are just looking for a better way to protect your cargo from the rough elements of the road. A truck tarp may be the best option for you. There are many different types of truck tarps: Lumber Tarps, Steel Tarps, Mesh Tarps, Parachute Tarps, and Poly Tarps, just to name a few. Our personal favorite being the parachute tarp. It’s entirely weather-resistant on top while successfully achieving a lightweight wear-and-tear resistance on the sides, making the weight trade-off worth it for many haulers. Did we mention it’s made with parachute fabric?


  1. Moving Blankets


moving blankets


You may know them as furniture padding, but for this article, we’re going to stick with the term we most-often use in California; Moving Blankets. These are typically used by professional movers to wrap and cover vulnerable pieces of furniture in order to prevent potentially disastrous damage when in transport. I recently used these myself to prevent any dirt or dust in my truck bed from staining my brand new couch. Seriously, protect those pricey investments with some affordable moving blankets!


  1. Cam buckle Straps


cam buckle straps


Cam straps are created with the same non-abrasive, weather-resistant material as the above-mentioned ratchet straps. The core difference between these straps comes from the tie-down mechanism itself. Typical ratchet straps use a ratchet mechanism to tie cargo down; however, cam buckle straps use a buckle mechanism instead. Although Cam Buckles are typically used for lighter cargo (dirt bikes, kayaks, etc.), you’d be a fool to underestimate the core strength of these well-known tie-downs.


  1. Loading Ramps


truck loading ramp


These are great tools for reducing the time loading and unloading cargo from your truck. Whether you have a motorcycle, dirt bike, or quad, having a top-rated loading ramp for your pickup truck will seriously boost the efficiency of your operation. Generally, the longer and wider the ramp, the easier the loading will be. We use loading ramps primarily for our motorcycles and dirt bikes. Walk your bike right up, tie it down, and make your life a little bit easier with a quality loading ramp.


  1. Cargo Box


jeep truck cargo box


If you’ve come this far into this article, it’s safe to assume you spend a lot of time on the road, so I’ll do you a favor and cut to the chase. A Cargo box or “roof box” to some, are useful storage containers that securely attach to the top of your vehicle. They come in many shapes, sizes, and styles to best accommodate your needs. There’s likely been a time where you’ve completely run out of storage space in your vehicle, and that’s where these handy boxes can really take some stress off your back. Besides, sitting in your vehicle for long periods of time can be uncomfortable. Adding loose luggage and clutter to that equation makes it all the worse. It may be worth investing in a brand new cargo box!


  1. Recovery / Tow Straps


rhino usa recovery tow strap


Forget the dangerous chains! Towing or recovering a vehicle has never been safer with our heavy-duty recovery tow straps, they’re easier to use and not nearly as heavy (or deadly, for that matter). You never know when this tool might prove useful, I can’t tell you how many people I’ve personally found stranded on the road, with no help in sight, that just needed a little tug with a tow strap to turn that bad day completely around. Plus, if you find yourself off-roading often, you will likely find yourself stuck often! And that’s totally okay, It’s a crucial part of the process we all love so much. Spoil yourself with a heavy-duty recovery strap and enjoy a stress-free trip without worrying about getting stuck again.


  1. Roof Racks


jeep truck roof rack


A roof rack shares very similar benefits with a cargo box; both items will increase the storage space in your vehicle, as well as free up your legroom, and provide a solid platform for transporting cargo on those long drives. Roof racks are generally more affordable. We just highly recommended combining them with a quality cargo net, tarp, and even some bungee cords for added safety measures. Do this, and you have got yourself one hell of a storage container for a fraction of the price.


  1. Recovery Storage Bag


rhino usa recovery storage bag


Remember the recovery gear we mentioned above? Well, it is going to get used often, and with that use will come dirt, dust, and mud, and that’s bad enough on your floor mats. Why add it to the rest of your interior? Invest in one of our high-quality recovery storage bags today and stuff it full of your recovery gear equipment. You won’t have to worry about scrubbing your vehicle's carpet to get that mud out!



  1. Safety Triangles


road safety triangles


During emergencies, portable safety and warning triangles will effectively convey a dangerous situation to other motorists around you. Whether you place them around a car accident or need to place them down while you go and resecure those terrible, cheaply made tie-down straps you bought at the gas station (don’t say we didn’t warn you!). These little triangles could save lives, it’s good to always have a few handy for those worst-case scenarios on the road. You never know when you might need them!


  1. Hitch Mount Bike Rack


hitch mount bicycle rack


The hitch mount bicycle rack! I cannot stress how much better these are than the alternative roof mount. If you often transport your bicycle to trails for riding, you could use this product. First, you will never have to lift your bicycle up on the ceiling again (your back will thank you for this). Second, you won’t take any risk of accidentally crushing your bike when driving into a garage, drive-thru, or overpass. Those are just the tip of the iceberg benefits I can think of on the spot; there are plenty more!

      13. Rooftop Cargo Bag

Rhino USA rooftop cargo bag

Upgrade your cargo accessories with the Rhino USA Rooftop Cargo Bag. This spacious and durable cargo bag provides ample storage space for all your essentials, allowing you to maximize the interior of your vehicle. With its weatherproof construction and secure attachment system, you can confidently hit the road, knowing that your belongings are protected from the elements.

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Rhino USAFAQ's

How much cargo space does a Jeep Wrangler have?

A Jeep Wrangler 2-door has around 12.9 cubic feet of cargo space, whereas the Jeep Wrangler 4-door has approximately 31.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Adding the Rhino USA Rooftop Cargo Bag to your Jeep or truck can almost double (17.7 cubic feet) the capacity of your cargo space, which is essential for long trips, camping, moving, and more.