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Old 07-13-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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I wanted more secure storage for my propane tank and battery. It is made out of 18 gauge stainless, with a 3/16 aluminum bottom . It was a little tricky matching the lines of the trailer, but I think it turned out fairly well.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:03 PM   #2
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Excellent job Willis.
I've been trying to come up with a similar solution.
Short of making my own FG mold to make (1) box.
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They sure don't give us a lot of room on the tongue do they? I want to go with 6V golf cart batteries but where to put them. I am thinking of taking the TT to a welder to build a stacked arrangement.
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Any chance you'd like to make another one of those and ship it out east?

Great job!
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Thanks for the compliments. I could fit 2 6v battery's in this box easily, or another propane tank, but not both. I have left it with one tank, and one group 27 battery at the moment. I really have no idea what my usage will be when camping so I figure, start out light, add more later if necessary.
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Nice work. Do you own a sheet metal brake?
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Any chance you'd like to make another one of those and ship it out east?

Great job!
This took me 4 days after work to complete, plus materials. I could do it, yes.
But i'm afraid you would not like the price
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Nice work. Do you own a sheet metal brake?
Yes I do, accurpress 8ft 100ton ets2000 control,
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Yes I do, accurpress 8ft 100ton ets2000 control,
Rats, I was hoping you'd say you did it with two pieces of angle iron and a large plastic hammer.
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I agree this is nice work.

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Rats, I was hoping you'd say you did it with two pieces of angle iron and a large plastic hammer.
I was expecting that it was done with tools that mere mortals possess. Now I don't feel bad about not having built anything like this!
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Very classy job!

I've been thinking of making a tongue box. After seeing what you have done here I threw those plans away.
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This took me 4 days after work to complete, plus materials. I could do it, yes.
But i'm afraid you would not like the price

Haha... we could negotiate. Need any decals? I've got a vinyl cutter that loves to earn its keep.
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