Originally Posted by ashleymeadow
It looks like the Cabela model is the best solution. My concern is the hinged top clearing the coach body. It is 13 in. wide and I think that I will have only 13.5 in. clearance. Opening may used up to 2 more inches.
I think you will be fine. Reace and I placed the box on a 17' and 19' tongue, and there was enough clearance between the two propane tanks and trailer shell...no issues on the lid opening. I am not sure if my parents 19' frame has been built yet, but Reace will be adding some mounts on the frame to mount the box. If you want to add this box onto your trailer, I am sure Reace will be able to tell you how the install went and how it will work on your 17'.
For those wondering about the two propane bottles, Reace is now going to mount the two bottles perpendicular onto the front of the tongue, not inline. Reace is also going to be installing the batteries on the tongue vs. under the front bench seat for the 19', or in our case the plan is to install the batteries in the storage box. From my understanding, Reace is going to mount the box about 6" above the frame for clearance in case my parents decide to install a weight distribution hitch. This storage box is big enough to store blocks, hoses, hand cleaners, a awning mat, tools and so forth (along with the two 6V batteries).