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Old 04-29-2014, 01:13 PM   #1
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New tongue box

I wanted to maximize my storage space so I sloped the rear of the box to match the front on the trailer and I made "alcoves" for the WDH.

The box is a wood/metal hybrid. The lid hinges forward because it can be "parked" out of the way and doesn't need struts to hold it up.

My two Group 27 batteries, in boxes, ~just~ fit fore and aft in the center, which is great because it leaves full height storage on both sides.

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Old 04-29-2014, 01:21 PM   #2
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Looks really good. You have gotta be a sheet metal guy by trade?
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:02 PM   #3
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First class!! You might want to patent that.
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:27 PM   #4
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Looks great, Ron!
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for the kind comments. "sheet metal guy", no, I just like building things, all types of things.

"Patent it". No, I'm happy to share if the design is any use to anyone. If anyone wanted to build one and someone told me how to superimpose dimensions on some photos, I'd be happy to post a few step-by-step photos. It would save some "figuring out" time and I would give a few hints about the type of materials to use.

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Old 04-29-2014, 04:41 PM   #6
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Excellent. Any idea of the completed weight?
Is that aluminum?
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Or better yet Ron, could I just send you my design?

I have been thinking of building my own to better suit my needs. Contemplated using thin fiberglass reinforced 1/8" ply using a two part marine paint to finish.
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Patent it tonight! Then send these pics to Airstream. Bet you could sell them the patent tomorrow afternoon. That's one great fabrication job!
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:45 PM   #9
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Wow! That looks great! You're quite talented.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:23 PM   #10
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Well done. Step by step photos, dimensions, and a list of materials would be great.
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