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Old 02-01-2016, 10:42 AM   #1
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wondered if anyone had plans or advice about making a cargo box for a casita. i'm hoping that the weather co-operates long enough for me to go get the one i am buying next week; and i would like to get started on a box when i get home! all comments appreciated!!
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Old 02-01-2016, 11:13 AM   #2
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I'd recommend a Google site search. On the blue menu bar below your log-in information, select "Search" and scroll down to "Site Search/Google" at the bottom. I tried it with a query of "cargo box" and got plenty of relevant hits, some specific to Casita.
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:08 AM   #3
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tried the search you recommended and got nothing useful. what did i do wrong??
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:17 AM   #4
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I installed a light aluminum cargo box ,off the rear bumper.Mounted the spare tire under the front ,under the propane tanks.I then installed LED tail lights on the box. Only light items are in the box.Check your tongue weight, and enjoy.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:44 AM   #5
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thanks for the info, milt. did you make it yourself or find it somewhere?
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:00 AM   #6
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Hi Linda, The aluminum box was purchased as a pickup storage box.Very light but seals well (a promo from Delta ).I built two L brackets from 2 inch angle iron that saddle to the trailer bumper ,which is 4 inch square tubing.The box is set higher then the bumber for clearance.
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:09 AM   #7
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Welded a piece of angle iron to frame and bolted plastic box to frame. Eleven pound propane tank fits inside along with levelers. Fence post cover sits behind the box for sewer line. Space in bumper is used for canopy crank. Bought box on line: (Truck Boxes | Trailer Tongue Boxes | Buyers Polymer Trailer Tongue Truck Box 36"W - 1701679 | B652520 - GlobalIndustrial.com)

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Old 02-02-2016, 01:45 PM   #8
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Or you may want to consider a roto-molded storage box like this, made by Stow-Away. Just another option.
https://www.stowaway2.com/cargo-carriers-standard.aspx
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Old 02-02-2016, 05:23 PM   #9
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wow--thanks, guys!! really great info. much appreciated!
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Old 02-02-2016, 07:05 PM   #10
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Here is my home-boy tongue box. Total cost probably $35bucks.
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Old 02-02-2016, 07:37 PM   #11
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that is very cool. i think i would need to be far more proficient in building than i am now to accomplish anything close to this, though. guess it's never too late to learn!
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Or you may want to consider a roto-molded storage box like this, made by Stow-Away. Just another option.
https://www.stowaway2.com/cargo-carriers-standard.aspx
With all the different comments on bike racks/rear boxes causing sway, how has your box worked out for that? I've got the same model and the extra storage would be nice. Also do you know the TW of your trailer, I'm at #365 loaded, full water tank and ready for the road.
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Old 02-03-2016, 03:21 AM   #13
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Rear cargo box on Casita hitch

This is what I put together. Abt $130 for the aluminium electric scooter cargo hauler, abt $100 for the patio box, abt $25 for the turn signal lights. Hope the pic comes through.
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Old 02-03-2016, 03:35 AM   #14
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Myron,

I really like your wooden box behind the propane tanks. I am thinking of mounting my Honda eu3000 generator, which weighs about 130 lbs, over the propane tanks. I have been considering the OMW steel, over the tanks, shelf, but I am thinking I may be able to replicate what you have done (albeit not quite as slick, since I don't have your skills)

Do you think a wooden box, constructed such that it would include the propane tanks, be study enough to carry the weight of the generator, filled with gas?

That is, a box built from the shell forward, such as yours, with the generator placed on top, maybe sitting inside the box, but maybe not.
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