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Old 08-22-2015, 10:38 AM   #1
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Tongue box options

Agreed, having a box on the tongue is a very practical addition. I was wondering if anyone else has decided there must be cheaper alternatives.

I saved a bundle by building my own but clearly that option is not for everyone. So how about it? What other solutions are out there?
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:18 AM   #2
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Nice job! In my next life, I'm going to become more self-sufficient!
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:42 AM   #3
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Definitely agree a tongue box is handy, don't know what I'd do without one. Not that I'd ever be without one. I even fabricated one for my Scamp 13.

And I definitely agree that there are alternatives to the big bucks for the ETI box. I also wanted a box that was more in scale to the 19 and the ETI box looks too wide to me.

It's certainly well within the range of most DIY'ers to fabricate one. I took advantage of the front slope of the trailer front to gain more interior volume. Not that I pack more stuff in, it just makes it easier to see objects because they're less piled on top of each other.

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Old 08-22-2015, 11:45 AM   #4
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Nice Ron. Again, sure wish there was a "like" button so I didn't take up space with my appreciations of cool posts!
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:49 AM   #5
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Very inexpensive truck box options at the depot or lowes. Shouldn't be difficult to mount them, and they run about $280 in aluminum or black.
Nice work on the custom ones above.
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Yeah, I've seen the truck boxes used as tongue boxes, but they've never looked quite right to me. I love the custom ones above because they actually 'fit' the style and shape of the trailer. When we first looked at the options sheet, the $700 price tag on the storage box seemed quite high. As we did more research, we soon found out that there were very few viable 'store-bought' alternatives, and most of those were even more money - and not custom fit. Best $700 I ever spent. If I didn't have it, I'd be about designing and building a custom one, as others have.
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:05 PM   #7
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If you pass on getting the ETI tongue box you get this cool mud skirt.
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:08 PM   #8
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After tar on the road Alaska, I'd have been happy if it had only been mud.

Oh well, a little Varsol and all is well again.

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Old 08-22-2015, 11:17 PM   #9
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Was going to say I thought it would be good to have one a little less wide until I saw those leatherette rock guards. Had 'em on the 17; don't miss them at all.
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Ian needs to post a picture of the tongue box he made for his Boler. oooo-la-la!
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