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Old 05-30-2010, 10:53 PM   #15
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I picked up a nice box from Menards - made by Contico. It costs about $50 and I fastened it to the tongue of my EggCamper. It holds my Honda 2000i generator / 50' 12ga cord / extra rinse hose / chocks / jack crank / gloves / and a 20# propane tank. I had to use a dremel to cut thru a few 'webs' on the lid to allow for the height of the 20# tank - but it's perfect since it also secures it from moving, since I only cut out little 'slices' that close down over the top piece of the tank. The width is a bit snug for the Honda 2000i AND the 20# tank to sit side by side, but I put a piece of Reflectix between them to act as a friction barrier.

It's a great box for the price - strong, light. roomy, but not too large! I drilled breather holes in the floor and up under the molded 'handle' pieces. I has provision for double padlocks. I mounted mine 'backwards' to allow more room for the lid/hinge swing when open, since it was a tight fit on the tongue - I kept my battery box separate just in front of the tongue box for safety reasons. I don't run the generator in the tongue box - it is always removed for use and locked to the trailer via a 9' plastic coated cable with double loops.

I can post a photo if anyone is interested - just don't have one handy today.

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Old 05-30-2010, 11:02 PM   #16
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Is it possible to buy a bigfoot tongue box "lp/batt cover"? And is it possible to modify the Bigfoot box on to a Boler?


Anyone know the price of one of thoses boxes?

I love this thread, a lot a great ideas.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:30 PM   #17
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Just a passing thought.

Was down at the local Fred-Meyer and saw those plastic deck boxes in the garden shop. Perhaps being able to modify one of t hese to fit? They have one with a rattan finish that was interesting.

To answer a previous question; I would build the box using a wood frame with foam in the open spaces, then wrap with NRP. For the lid; made from foam, laminated at the edges, radius the edges, then give both inner and outer surfaces coats of resin reinforced cloth. Apply extra resin to exterior to be able to sand smooth.
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Old 05-31-2010, 03:25 PM   #18
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Is it possible to buy a bigfoot tongue box "lp/batt cover"? And is it possible to modify the Bigfoot box on to a Boler?


Anyone know the price of one of thoses boxes?

I love this thread, a lot a great ideas.
I suppose you could put it on the Boler, if you could find one! There's been several requests from Bigfoot owners looking to replace a damaged tongue box. Until Bigfoot is up and running and producing trailers and manufacturing the tongue boxes, I think it's going to be (nearly) impossible to find a used one for sale.
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Just a passing thought.

Was down at the local Fred-Meyer and saw those plastic deck boxes in the garden shop. Perhaps being able to modify one of t hese to fit? They have one with a rattan finish that was interesting.
That's exactly what we're working on. I'll try to take pics along the way for reference

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