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Old 02-16-2011, 08:15 PM   #1
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Smaller Truck Tool Box on hitch??

I saw this on another site and thought it looked like a neat idea. They moved the lp bottles up and put a smaller truck bed toolbox between the front of the TT and the lp bottles. They then put the battery inside of the tool box with adequate ventilation cut into the box for the battery with a disconnect on the outside of the box. I tried to copy the picture but it would not work.

Has anyone completed this mod? How difficult was it to install? I am assuming that this would greatly increase the tounge weight. I like the idea of having the extra storage for the hitch, blocking ect.

I was just looking for some input on this mod. Good idea or bad idea?
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:18 PM   #2
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Trying to get the picture to come through. Sorry if it doesnt work


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Old 02-16-2011, 08:33 PM   #3
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Good idea for storage. I would not worry about tongue weight, since it will only add a little bit.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:21 PM   #4
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I'm really glad that you found and successfully posted this picture because I looked for this thread a while back and never did find it. I've thought about doing this mod, but would like to find a cargo box that will fit, rather than the "over the rail" bed box like the one in the picture. I don't know that I'll ever find it, but I'm keeping my hopes up. I may just have to hire a buddy to custom make one for me, along with moving the bracket for the propane tanks. I also share the concern of the added weight since I also have a slide box in the front of my Roo. I haven't decided fully what I would use it for...landing blocks for sure...but I know I'll figure it out once it's on there. Thank you for posting this back up.

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Old 02-25-2011, 11:41 PM   #5
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I love this idea! Mine had a platform on the back I installed a truck box. I may try this and put some things up front....

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Old 02-25-2011, 11:49 PM   #6
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Hi Daniel,
If it's not too much trouble, could you post a photo of the rear platform you have on your TT? I thought of doing something like that as well, but wasn't sure if the amount of welding and supports needed would be worth the end result.

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This is not mine but how mine came. I installed a tool box on mine and keep all of my jacks etc in it... Works great!

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Forgot I had this one.
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:09 AM   #9
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Am I seeing something similar to hitch pins holding the tray in the upright position? If so, then I would guess that when it swivels down, it rests on the back bumper? That's Great! Thank you!
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:09 AM   #10
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This box is made to fit tongue of a trailer.
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