I agree. My current bag is certainly well made but it's way too large for what I need.
Yes, same here. I would think ideal size for a truck would span from the tailgate latch to the edge, top to just shy of the bottom. I found when our bag was loaded and I lowered the tailgate it would bind up on the bumper and try to eject the tailgate off the hinge. The only way I got around that was to scoot it to the middle (where the bumper step recess is) but that covered the latch. I eventually gave up and it's collecting dust in the shop.
The small ladder bag, could it hold 2-4 Treds or Maxtrax? It wouldn't have to close but do they have vent holes water could drain through?
I have enough room inside my truck's canopy that I don't use an external bag, but I can see uses for one. I used to use one for bulky, dirty, relatively light loads. Charcoal and a little wood for fire, an empty Luggable Loo, that sort of thing.the bag looks like a well made product, but my word if you need to carry this much stuff, shouldn't there be a rethink about why?