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UWS Rod-Connector

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UWS Accessories and Parts - UWSRODCONNECTOR

  • Truck Toolbox
  • Handle
  • UWS


  • Rod connector piece connects the latch handles to the rod inside box
  • Works with paddle handles


UWS-RODCONNECTOR





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Video Transcript for Review of UWS Truck Toolbox Rod Connector - UWSRODCONNECTOR

Hi there. I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today we're going to take a quick look at the UWS rod connector. This rod connector is going to connect your toolbox latch handle to the rod inside the toolbox that operates that latch. It will work with any UWS box with two handles and it is going to allow that lid to be opened from either the driver's side or the passenger side of your vehicle. Give you a few pictures here to show you how that's going to connect to that rod.

You can see it's going to allow the rod to pass through and then we can easily tighten down this bolt up here with a eighth of an inch hex wrench and that will hold that rod in place and allow us to get everything connected.Do want to give you a few measurements, but they are pretty small measurements so you can see on the diagram there, the head is right about 0.62 inches. It is in total about 0.7 inches tall. The overall width of the lower part there is 0.439 of an inch, and the opening of our hole is about 0.27. I did independently verify those measurements with my own digital calipers, so I can tell you that they are accurate and this is going to be a great option for you if you need to reconnect those latches on your toolbox. That's going to complete our look at the UWS rod connector, again I'm Michael with etrailer.com.

Thanks for watching.


Customer Reviews

UWS Rod-Connector - UWSRODCONNECTOR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (293 Customer Reviews)


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Worked perfect. Zero issues. 707756



- UWSRODCONNECTOR
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Has worked great and was easy to instal l! 706257



- UWSRODCONNECTOR
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Great service! Exactly what I needed! 703186



- UWSRODCONNECTOR
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I had spent hours trying to rig stuff up for these rod connectors, clamos, little U-bolts, etc, because I couldn't find replacement parts...Finally, I found them on your site and they work perfect!! 5 minute repair! Love it! Don't have to walk all the way around my truck any more to open both sides! 268276


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Still works great! Tool box opens first pull every time from either side!
Andrew L - 07/05/2017

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- UWSRODCONNECTOR
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Great item, great price, very fast ship ping, 857481



- UWSRODCONNECTOR
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Order processed and shipped quickly. Part was exactly what I needed. Thank you ! 856674



- UWSRODCONNECTOR
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Great status report regarding order and shipping. 854364



- UWSRODCONNECTOR
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This product works great. This was an exact replacement. 850840



- UWSRODCONNECTOR
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perfect just what i wanted 848822



- UWSRODCONNECTOR
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Worked great 848482



- UWSRODCONNECTOR
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The part was exactly what I needed. My truck toolbox couldn't be opened with only one paddle handle until I installed this part which meant I had to climb into the bed of the truck to open it. Now I can stand on the ground and open it from either side of the truck using only one handle without climbing into the bed. Thanks 848455



- UWSRODCONNECTOR
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Easy to install and fixed my toolbox!! 847568



- UWSRODCONNECTOR
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fast shipping 847332



- UWSRODCONNECTOR
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The part i orderes fit perfect and delivery was spot on thanks 815847



- UWSRODCONNECTOR
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Exact replacement. Fixed the problem and been working like a champ for a year now! 811878



- UWSRODCONNECTOR
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Great product! Still working perfectly! 796737



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The following might seem kind funny to read as this little part seems kind of arbitrary right? Wrong! First off finding a rod connector isn't easy, second off the ones used by many toolbox manufacturers are riveted/crimped in place and for most brands it works for a long time. If a latch should fail though what do you do? If you're me you go to the interwebs and buy the best replacement latch you can find and figure out what else you need, in my case I was replacing two paddle handles on a box that was only two years old! No brand names mentioned on purpose because the latches installed in the box were absolute garbage and I dont really want to sling mud. They had the crimped on rod connectors of course, why make something serviceable? After finding latches I had to really search for rod connectors and who might sell the little necessities and found etrailer, WOOHOO! good quality steel machined nicely and galvanized well. The rod connectors showed up before the new paddle handles did! Black oxide set screws treated with a bit of lock-tite to keep them in place and the galvanisation didn't rub off or scratch when I put them through the new stainless latch! I would definitely buy these again, definitely recommend them, and will certainly do business with etrailer again. Thank you for a great product (as the "simple" things are often overlooked) at a good price in timely manner. Disclaimer: most things are not designed to be retrofitted or replaced and minor modifications to latch/linkage was required...but it was easy. 795843



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as expected 796961



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Pretty straight forward product. Although it is a UWS product, I used it on a cheaper manufacturers toolbox (Delta or DeeZee - came w/ used truck I bought). Perfect fot. I am primarily writing this review for the company -Etrailer. Never purchsed from them before but will not hesitate to go to them next time. Excellent customer service and very fast shipment. 777419



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Perfect replacement. Works great 771436



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Works perfectly after 1 year 744724



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Worked well 738151



- UWSRODCONNECTOR
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Exactly what I needed, solved the problem of the connected rod. 727172



- UWSRODCONNECTOR
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Better than the original connectors and easy to install. Fit perfectly with replacement teardrop handles. 722902



- UWSRODCONNECTOR
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I had to ream the rod hole a bit for the rod to pass through it. Then it did the job, thanks. 716867


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Ask the Experts about this UWS Accessories and Parts

  • Compatibiltiy of UWS Connector Rod with DeeZee Tool Box Latch
    I went out to our warehouse and tested the UWS Rod-Connector # UWSRODCONNECTOR with the Replacement Locking Latch for DeeZee Tool Boxes - Hook Style # DZTBLATCH1 to confirm they will work together.
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  • Dimensions of Part # UWSRODCONNECTOR
    The # UWSRODCONNECTOR is the only rod connector we carry. I did include a link to replacement parts for toolboxes that we do carry. For the rod connector, I pulled one from the warehouse to take some measurements. Take a look at the photo I produced showing the dimensions.
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  • Is UWS Rod-Connector # UWSRODCONNECTOR Sold Individually
    The UWS Rod-Connector # UWSRODCONNECTOR that you referenced is sold individually. If you needed two you'd need to select a quantity of 2.
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  • Lid of UWS Toolbox Can Still Be Opened with Lock Engaged
    I spoke to my contact at UWS and they informed me that the rod inside of the box that attaches to the latch needs to be adjusted. In order to do this you will need to loosen the set screw (see photo) and slide the rod either to the left or right and then tighten the set screw. This should allow the latch to catch the capture plate in the lid and prevent the box from being opened while the lock is engaged. If there is anything wrong with the rod connector you can use part # UWSRODCONNECTOR...
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  • Rod Recommendation for a UWS Tool Box
    I should be able to help you. However, stopped carrying UWS products so we no longer stock the rod you are looking for. We just happen to have some stock of the # UWSRODCONNECTOR left over so it's still on our site. Based on the dimensions of the # UWSRODCONNECTOR if you could find a rod that is 1/4 of an inch it would work for you. You will just need to cut the rod down to the length you need.
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Info for this part was:

Expert Research:
Mike L
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Updated by:
Tyler C
Updated by:
Scott K
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Kristina F
Updated by:
Erin H
Installed by:
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