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Old 05-16-2018, 10:52 PM   #1
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Bouncing front storage box

We have a classic 21 and have noticed lately that the front storage box seems to bounce around a lot. Today driving in strong winds it bounced around the entire drive. Does anyone else have this problem? Do we need to be careful how we load it? Maybe intentionally put heavy items in the bottom? We probably only had about 20 or 30 lbs of stuff in it.

With no wind and on smooth road it does better.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:07 PM   #2
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You should check to see that the four bolts holding it down to the frame are tight.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:09 PM   #3
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Kevin said he checked the bolts so don't think that was it. But I will ask him to check again and actually try to tighten them rather than just look at them.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:20 PM   #4
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Kevin said he checked the bolts so don't think that was it. But I will ask him to check again and actually try to tighten them rather than just look at them.
make sure that the fiberglass on the box bottom isn't cracked around hte bolts, too!
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IS it the entire box or "just" the lid?
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:18 PM   #6
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mine on my 17 never bounced
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:34 PM   #7
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IS it the entire box or "just" the lid?
Good question! We think it's the entire box but maybe it's just the lid? Will watch closely when taking it back to storage today. One bolt was a bit loose and so maybe that was the problem too.
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:04 PM   #8
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It also depends on the construction of the box bottom. I've never seen inside a factory one but ideally there is a wood bottom to add rigidity. Even so, fender washers under the bolt heads will stiffen it up and keep it from moving so much.

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Several folks have had issues with the box on the 21 - not with "bouncing" (it can't bounce because it's bolted to the frame) but with forward and backward flexing, and smacking up against the front of the trailer as it's buffeted by the wind.

It's larger than the box on the 17 or 19 but constructed the same, which means it's got a little more flex than the smaller boxes do. An easy fix is a pool noodle between the box and the trailer, or some other piece of thick foam you can wedge in there.
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Our box in our 19í has a weight limit warning inside the lid. I had noticed it before, but the irony of it didnít register with me till I saw it again yesterday. Warning label says the weight limit of the box is 100 pounds. Interestingly, my twin 6v batteries, which reside in the box, weigh a combined 134 pounds. Go figure.
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