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UWS Rod-Connector

UWS Rod-Connector

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UWS Accessories and Parts - UWSRODCONNECTOR

  • Truck Tool Box
  • Handles
  • UWS

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


Video of UWS Rod-Connector

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

Hi there. I'm Michael with 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

Thanks for watching.

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Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (599 Customer Reviews)


Even though this wasn't a huge purchase through E trailer, this part was exactly what I needed to repair my nearly 15 year old UWS toolbox. Purchasing and shipping happened with ease.


I was impressed not only that the part worked, but that you guys even had it! It was of a good quality also. Thanks so much.

Still works like a charm. Very pleased.
Robert - 11/22/2022


Very easy install. One of my latches has a part similar that's riveted on. You can't remove it. I needed one of these for the new latch that I had replaced because it didn't have this rod connector. I bought two, and just tightened down the spare one on the rod. If I have to replace the other latch, the spare will be readily available.


This little connector was exactly what I needed to repair the broken/missing parts on my truck tool box. It was priced at $xx.xx-$xx.xx elsewhere which is a ridiculous price! I got two and a spare for under$xx.xx. Great deal for me and delivery was prompt.

This part is working fine after a year. I am very pleased I could obtain it and it was perfect for my job.
James - 04/28/2022


You should get with the latch manufacturer to include your connector in their package. works perfect. good fast and inexpensive. I usually only get two of the three.


Excellent company and products. My company built trailers several years ago
I purchased everything from them
They are a very reliable and honest company


Easy to install and now I can open my tool box without having to open it with both handles at once.


I only needed one,but they were cheap enough compared to [online],so I bought two. Now both sides of the tool box can be opened.


Exact replacement for lost one. Fast shipping at a great price. Quality product


At first i wasn't sure if i had bought the right part never fixed a tool box before. made it easy would definitely shop again


Perfect replacement for my tool box.


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!

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


I found what I needed,at a good price.It was received in a timely manner. Well pleased.

All is well.No complaints.
william m - 10/02/2022


Heavy duty but do not fit my box. They are a little too large in diameter to fit the holes in the latches. I need to bore out the holes to make them fit.

Definitely not worth the full price. Luckily I got them on sale.

This rod connector is designed to to work with any UWS toolbox that uses two handles. If using on a non UWS toolbox it may not be a perfect fit.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 06/23/2022


Exactly what I ordered. Part was not hard to find online. After order support to edit the order was great. Will buy from etrailer again in a heartbeat.


It worked great I had to modify it a little for mine. That was probably my mistake for not measuring my size and comparing


I have heard for years how dependable and reliable this company is.
So ordered a piece for my dad's toolbox on his truck and it was so easy and it came when they said. Highly recommend


When replacing paddle handles on truck tool box you need these to connect cross-over rod that operates second latch on the other side of tool box. They are made well, work perfectly and cost very little. It does not pay to mess around trying to create a connector with tie wire, hose clamps or such when these UWSRODCONNECTORS are available from and shipped quickly at very low cost.


Exact fit. Quality product at a great price. Fast shipping.


Excellent ordering experience. Simple, great communication via email on product shipment, and tracking info great.


Good price on a quality product. Rec’d item quickly with tracking info provided. 5 stars


Shipped quickly and got exactly what I ordered. Many thanks. Wish all business transactions went as well as this one did.


It works great. Does what it is made to do.


Fit like the original. Great price! And friendly service!


Need couple of these to fix a truck tool box, These guys also had all the various measurements you might need to make sure you were getting the correct part which was very nice. order shipped fast and was exactly what I needed.

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