Originally Posted by WolfWhistle
You mean the plastic cover won't fit between your gas tanks and spring bar jack? Did you have to move the propane tank mount closer to the tongue jack?
Obviously, a black soft cover should work. I have one in white from the old camper that came from CW. They come in 20# and 30# sizes.
Not sure you pulled with it yet, but let us know if its a good as people claim. The price is the only drawback, plus maybe the weight. I would love to have either this one, or the blue ox. I've looked at one, its the design clever?
Have you done a full lock turn going forward to see if the new box hits your bumper? Mine hit the factory rack... had to cut the rack down.... but it will come off as soon as I get the tongue box I've ordered from eTrailer... its a DeeZee DZ91717... they shipped me the DZ9171P... I'm going to have to paint it black.... which isn't the best... thought about before mounting it (after checking fit), getting it Rhinoliner(ed) first. How cool would it be to have the propane tanks Rhino'd too?
Why would DeeZee use almost the same part number, when they didn't have to. The boxes are entirely different. Now I have to make sure when UPS drops off the new one, someone is here to hand him the return. My closest USP store is over 25 miles away.
Another thing.... every ground ship UPS item I have received lately, looks like they were run over by a train! Anyone else seen this? I hope not, but probably the aluminum box will probably be damaged.
Yes, the plastic cover is too tight to fit between the spring bar jacks and the tongue jack. I did have to move the tanks slightly but no matter where I put them, it wouldn't have fit. Without the tool box, I may have been OK because there is +/- 1/2" adjust ability in the spring bar jacks and I have them 1/2" forward right now... so the extra inch would probably allow the tank cover to fit properly. But I'd rather have a soft cover and the tool box since storage is a little limited on the 24HFS.
All I have to say is WOW!!!! I towed to the same campground where I had previous issues due to a stretch of highway that is known to be a wind tunnel. The last trip, I ended up sending a Ford F150 onto the shoulder because of a gust of wind. This time the trailer didn't move an inch the entire way. I've NEVER had a trailer tow so solid in my life. My mother-in-law was behind me and said she has never seen a trailer as steady as this was. There is definitely a learning curve with it, but mine is with disconnecting. I actual prefer connecting to this more than a standard trailer even though that was some complaints people had. I can be fully hooked up in about 2 minutes. Unhooking is a bit tricky because it's hard to judge when the weight is taken off the TV so you can pull away. But that will just take some getting used to. As far as mods go, this is probably the best money I've ever spent on this trailer. The piece of mind and safety is worth a lot more than I paid.
The box is a DeeZee box but I can't remember which model. I picked it up from my local auto parts store (Pep Boys). They actually had it in stock. I just took some pre-measurements and found the one that fit best. The only thing is I had to play around a bit with mounting because the lid moves further back than I expected so I had to space it out from the front of the trailer a little more than I expected so it wouldn't rub when opening. As far as a full lock turn, the PP hitch extends the TV about an extra foot in front of the trailer so I am nowhere close to hitting. I'd have to really jack-knife the heck out of it to actually get the box to hit.