I've been concerned about having batteries or generator (or even LP tanks) walk off when I leave them on the tongue unattended or in certain neighborhoods; and have been looking for a tongue box that would do it all and have found nada.... now there are fabricators that for a phenomenal phee can make anything you can dream up in whatever kind of metal you would like. But, I don't want to spend a thousand bucks, either.
I came up with this basic design and sizing... and am going to hit HD tomorrow for wood, etc. At this size, it won't hit in a tight turn and my 2500 doesn't have a problem with the added tongue weight.
Now I really would like to have a metal top or something that will really hold up to the weather; painted plywood will not... even marine playwood gets ugly in a couple of years. I have thought about coating the box inside and out with pickup bed liner or even have Rhino coat it, but again its costly.
Besides the vents (12 x 12)... or? I'm thinking that being able to lift the top a little and still maintain security, would be good.
I also know that if someone really wants to get to it, they can. But, I want the thief to at least make some noise.
If anyone has any ideas, criticisms or suggestions about this box, let me know.
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