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Old 06-19-2015, 10:15 PM   #1
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I am putting the finishing touches on a project to replace the gas locker on the front of my 1988 Eriba Triton with a custom built box that will hold a gas bottle as well as the chocks and leveling blocks.
The old gas locker on mine was just a fiberglass shell that covers the stock twin 11 lb bottles common on European trailers. It was showing some age and starting to crack so I thought I could have a sheet metal shop build a custom box that could free up some storage room inside the trailer.
I used cardboard to mockup a design and took it to a local third generation sheet metal fabricator. For $250 I had a new box that will hold a twenty pound propane bottle and all of the leveling blocks, the jack handle, and a few other supplies.











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Old 06-19-2015, 11:43 PM   #2
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I've been wanting to do something like that. I just thought it would be far more expensive.


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Old 06-20-2015, 12:45 AM   #3
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nice work!
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:18 AM   #4
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I've been wanting to do something like that. I just thought it would be far more expensive.


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I think I'll have around $400 in it all finished including the new regulator, bottle mount, gas strut, various small parts and paint. I did a lot of the fabrication work on the mounts and figuring out where to put everything but I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.
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This is really sharp. Saves looking for all your stuff when unhooking. Love it and bravo!


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Old 06-20-2015, 09:36 AM   #6
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Sweet!
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:25 AM   #7
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Good job, looks neat and clean up front.
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:52 AM   #8
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Great Job!!! And good idea making the cardboard mock up!!!

Great Job!!! And good idea making the cardboard mock up!!!hi!
Great Job!!! And good idea making the cardboard mock up!!!
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:10 PM   #9
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Looks sharp! What did you paint it with?
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Looks sharp! What did you paint it with?
Rustoleum spray bomb from Walmart - the almond color was an almost perfect match for the trailer.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:23 PM   #11
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Don't plan on matching the paint of an Eriba to an all molded towable. One is aluminum the other is gel coat.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:57 PM   #12
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Very nice work , looks good .
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Very nice work.


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looks amazing!
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