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Old 03-06-2012, 12:13 PM
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Looking for ideas of mounting a storage/tool box to my trailer under the bow for storing a jack, extra straps, lug wrench, etc. I don't have room to use a normal tongue box. Was curious if anyone has ever installed some kind or storage to their trailer.
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Well I will have to steer you towards a made in the USA aluminum tool box.
Made right here in Pensacola, FL
Look at the ATV boxes being 20" or 30" long.
I bolted one behind the winch stand of my trailer.
http://www.dawsbetterbuilt.com/products/bbc
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I mounted 2 ATV boxes very similar to the ones above. Here is a link:

http://www.truckcustomizers.com/prod...-tool-box.html

I purchased them locally from a truck accessories place.

Here are a couple of pictures. I started off with one and then added the second. I used 1/4" thick 2" by 2" aluminum angle bolted to the bottom flange of the trailer I beams.

They hold alot and I keep my jack, tools, boat cleaning supplies, spare trailer parts in one and then a pressure washer and hose in the other when I am gone for awhile to wash the boat and trailer.
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Has that box been waterproof in that position? Looks like it's right in the blast path off the rear wheel if you're driving in the rain.
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One of the many advantages of a Cat, is space under the bow.....

Planning to mount a box rearward of the winch stand this spring.
It'll be somewhat under the bow.

Click on my sig pic for a larger view.
The box will be in about the area near the front side marker light.
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I really like the way this box was mounted:
http://www.thehulltruth.com/4246143-post14.html
I have a keystone-shaped box on the front of my trailer that has the E/H Brake Actuator in it, and all sorts of other stuff. A little while back I was having trouble finding a place to park after launching, got to a dead end with a circle. Without realizing it until it was too late I had dented the box with my rear bumper. Still need to finish straightening it out, and no, I never did go into reverse. It happened going forward.
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Has that box been waterproof in that position? Looks like it's right in the blast path off the rear wheel if you're driving in the rain.
It is totally waterproof. It is inside the rear whel alignment and i do have flaps, but either way, the box is water tight.
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I found that waterproof in my case was nothing but a mold bucket. I had to add some venting and even a drain hole in the bottom of the box. The box never got submerged, but nothing was ever dry when it went into the box. One wet rope,and you are in mildew city without some venting.
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do you have any pics that show how you attached the aluminum angle to the trailer and then how it is attached to the box?

they look great on your trailer.
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Thanks everyone. Never thought about some kind of side mounting.
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do you have any pics that show how you attached the aluminum angle to the trailer and then how it is attached to the box?

they look great on your trailer.
I will get some photos this weekend showing how they are attached and look.

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Here are some pics of the boxes. They are installed with stainless hardware and rubber washers under SS washers where they touch the aluminum. The rubber serves to reduce disimiliar metal contact and seal the bolt holes.
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Take a look at roto molded trailer box from Tractor Supply or Northern.About $100. Much lighter and very rugged. Mounted one on an EQ trailer and will do same for rebulid on tandem axle LoadRite for the E/H components and such. Beware of loading up a trailer tongue box too much. Can alter tongue weight and cause towing issues.
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