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Old 05-22-2011, 07:11 PM   #1
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Trailer tongue storage box.

I have spent the past several days searching for a box that we could attach to our '72 Boler American's trailer tongue. We want to be able to keep the propane tank and battery secure and out of the elements as well as have a little extra storage space. Thus far I have not discovered an available light weight (ie: plastic of one sort or another) box that is tall enough to accommodate the 18" propane tank. Surely someone out there in FG land has figured out a solution to this dilemma. Perhaps they have made one or found something they could modify.
Sadly, I have never had any luck searching on this site....no doubt a clear case of pilot error. I've read the "how to" blurb but still, nothing pertinent shows up. ...sigh. Any tips would be implemented STAT and I would be very appreciative.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:30 PM   #2
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I will suggest E bay if you have not already looked there. Without being able to weld and with a for some strange reason modified hitch, I really don't have room on my tongue.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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Here is mine with 2 group 27 batteries and a small propane tank- purchased at Tractor Supply- $99
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:49 PM   #5
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Tongue Box search

If I wanted a box for my trailer tongue, I would search the internet for "Dock Boxes" . The boating fraternity uses a large number of these in a huge variety of shapes and sizes. Your local marina or marine supplier may have a line on these as well.

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Based on Bill's suggestion, here's a page to look at: Dock Boxes from this company: DockItems.com - Products for your home Boat Docks
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I will suggest E bay if you have not already looked there. Without being able to weld and with a for some strange reason modified hitch, I really don't have room on my tongue.

Good suggestion Greg. Thanks, it's great to hear from another Boler American aficionado.
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Whoa, Jim. That looks pretty much perfect but what exactly do you mean by "small" propane tank? The one we have is 18" tall. Is your's smaller than that? Thanks for the response and good pictures!
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Not an Aficionado, but still learning.
Greg, Perhaps appreciator would have been a better choice of words. I'm still at the bottom of the learning curve myself but having lots of fun learning.
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Based on Bill's suggestion, here's a page to look at: Dock Boxes from this company: DockItems.com - Products for your home Boat Docks
Thanks for the link Donna, I have to admit that living here in land-locked Montana, the concept of the Dock Box is a new one to me. Will definitely explore further.
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:21 PM   #13
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You're welcome Sara. Until Bill mentioned it, I had never heard of a Dock Box. Learn something new everyday here on FiberglassRV

BTW: Jim's smaller propane tank is like this: http://www.google.com/products/catal...w=986&bih=619# You can also get one with the same footprint as the 20#, but it's 11# http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/l...pane-tanks.htm I wouldn't go through a big tank in a year. YMMV
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I used 2 11# propane tanks and a battery box under the tongue box.
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