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Old 02-21-2013, 02:40 PM   #11
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We only use 1 battery, so I purchased an additional battery box from WM ($8.00?) to sit next to it. I simply use the add'l box for cheap tools and flashlight that come in handy for hitching up etc when I'm outside. Much easier than having to unlock main storage compartment or looking inside trailer.

Since it simply looks like another battery, not worried about theft....
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:01 PM   #12
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My Storage Box

Enough room for two batteries and small tool box and chocks. Bolted box to the frame. Never had trouble with sharp turns. Lowest priced tool box at Lowes. Used on my travel trailer that I traded in for my Wildcat.
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Enough room for two batteries and small tool box and chocks. Bolted box to the frame. Never had trouble with sharp turns. Lowest priced tool box at Lowes. Used on my travel trailer that I traded in for my Wildcat.
So the squared off corners didn't give you any problems on your turning? Did you vent it? Any chance you remember the measurements of it?
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:17 PM   #14
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I did similar to Tedstr, with a narrow box from Lowes. Vented the back of it by drilling holes, then covering the holes with fine screen. I have hit it once with the corner of my bumper, making a VERY tight backing in move (almost a jack-knife). Mine holds two 6v GC batteries (soon to be four batteries), lynx-levelers, assorted wood blocks, and a few other odds and ends typically used for leveling/stabilizing.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:20 PM   #15
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I put on a similar box made of heavy duty plastic. It is a snug fit between the propane tanks and the front of the trailer similar to tedstr's picture above. I built a wood platform that I U bolted to the trailer tongue and then bolted the box to the wood platform. I did put the battery in the box and therefore vented it. I cut holes in the back and then attached several pvc elbows (facing down) to both vent the box and also to run the battery cables. No issues with water getting in or any built up fumes. It works well and I basically just use it store wood blocks and my weight distrution/sway equipment. I think it was about $40 at Lowes and is lockable. The picture below is not very good but you can see the box sitting behind the propane tanks.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:35 PM   #16
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I did the same as Fire_Instructor. Vented holes in the back (side toward trailer) to keep out the rain. As far as turning, I drew a string from the hitch ball to the corner of the trailer and the box stayed inside of the string, so I never had any turning problems. Measure with a string in place and get the max dimension for the box you buy. I think my box was for a medium truck, not a full size. The advantage of the box was that you could lock it if you kept your personal tool box inside.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:09 PM   #17
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I think another advantage is that the battery would fit better all the way to one side. Love to be able to lock it and keep the WDH bars and hitch in there maybe. Those tongue boxes would make you put it more towards the middle.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:34 PM   #18
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WARNING! Be very careful what to mount to your trailer tongue. Think about what you are going to carry in that box. Look to see what you TV hitch max tongue weight is.
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