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Old 05-12-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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UHaul Battery Box Cover? (CT or VT)

Anyone have an original UHaul battery box cover (I only need the cover
not the entire box) or the complete box that they might wish to sell?

I'm trying to replace one that was missing since I bought my CT13

Also, I am still seeking the two larger rear cushion covers in the original oatmeal material...

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Old 05-13-2012, 08:40 AM   #2
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Anyone have an original UHaul battery box cover (I only need the cover
not the entire box) or the complete box that they might wish to sell?

I'm trying to replace one that was missing since I bought my CT13

Also, I am still seeking the two larger rear cushion covers in the original oatmeal material...

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Don, Hey. I am sure you can make one. I had to rebuild mine and I know you can do it. Just find the plastic pieces that are needed to vent the thing. Just an FYI This is what I did.
Drill hole on bottom of cheap new box, take a barbed 3/4 inch fitting with plastic washer and glue to bottom, put a small 3/4 inch clear tube on it then run it thru the hole in the floor from under your battery box. Then drill hole in the right top side of lid and get some of that 1/4 in. neo black foam from a rubber Co. (I used a belt Co. scrap) and glue to underneth side of lid, cut to fit to seal. Find another plastic barbed fitting L shape with nut and washer and glue to the hole in the top of box. Then fit a Approx. 12 in. 3/4 diam bilge pipe over the barb at top of box and out the back of trailer. This is cheaper than buying a vented box from an RV service dept. They cost about $50.00 new. Boonedocking and 12 volt is great! You can go anywhere. Good luck.
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I agree with Diane, the original box is nothing special, except it has "UHaul Not to be Sold" embossed in the top - like everything else on the trailer.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:07 AM   #4
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Thanks Diane and Tom

I appreciate the comments. Just trying to stay 'original' on a second CT I bought awhile back. (it is really in all original trim) I may end up making
a lid myself as that is all that is needed. The rubber latches are still there
on the box. Apparently when the battery was removed at one point the cover got lost. Thanks!

Incidentally,I stayed at a State Park in the middle Florida Keys the last few days, I'll try to load a couple pics here...(I have been very negligent on pics, my apology)
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That is an interesting rack on the front. Did you add it?

Since you are interested in keeping it all original, did you see the UHaul decals Goosler had for sale on eBay?
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The non-original one

Tom, I bought two sets of those decals from Goosler before he sold his
CT. I think he may still have them available as he does graffic arts among other things. The CT in the pics is my non-original one. The original has all the decals and even the rear bumperUHaul markings.

That rack was added by a former owner and is quite handy to help move
the tongue into position when hooking up. It is all standard marine railing
hardware and it is carried over into the inside with some grab rails, etc. I thought it was original UHaul until I realized no one else seemed to have it!

An ego booster for us UHaulers is that the State Park Ranger who sees
RVs all day, every day, said he really liked the UHAUL! (How about that?)
Of course, he may say that to every brand but it felt good anyway!!!
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........The original has all the decals and even the rear bumperUHaul markings. ..........
This intrigues me. What graphics were originally on the rear bumper? Mine just has instructions for the stabilizers.
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CT13 rear bumper original decal

Tom,
Besides the stabilizer instructions it had this big decal
that I may cover over for travel or UHaul may be getting calls to rent them again!
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Besides the stabilizer instructions it had this big decal
that I may cover over for travel or UHaul may be getting calls to rent them again!
Thanks, I've never seen that graphic before on a camper.
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Don: what campground is that in the Keys?
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State Park

Bob,

It is Long Key State Park(MM67) located just north of Marathon.
They don't show vacancies on Reserve America right now because they have some light construction going on. But presently, they have plenty of space if you just drop in. Tho, they will only go 3 days at a time on reservations and then renew. I was told that once they are back in Reserve America they will be fully booked months ahead, which I believe.

From the Mountains to the Keys we can do it all!
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I appreciate the comments. Just trying to stay 'original' on a second CT I bought awhile back. (it is really in all original trim) I may end up making
a lid myself as that is all that is needed. The rubber latches are still there
on the box. Apparently when the battery was removed at one point the cover got lost. Thanks!

Incidentally,I stayed at a State Park in the middle Florida Keys the last few days, I'll try to load a couple pics here...(I have been very negligent on pics, my apology)
Oh Don you have a beautiful trailer! I love the pics, thank you for sharing them. You might think about posting them to the camping reports thread.
Looks like a great place to camp. Personally I would love to see your awning up, what kind etc. Along with your inside and close ups of your rail in the front. Now HA, you have a lot of demands on you.
I also appreciate the shots of your other trailer.
Happy Camping!
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Don, Hey. I am sure you can make one. I had to rebuild mine and I know you can do it. Just find the plastic pieces that are needed to vent the thing. Just an FYI This is what I did.
Drill hole on bottom of cheap new box, take a barbed 3/4 inch fitting with plastic washer and glue to bottom, put a small 3/4 inch clear tube on it then run it thru the hole in the floor from under your battery box. Then drill hole in the right top side of lid and get some of that 1/4 in. neo black foam from a rubber Co. (I used a belt Co. scrap) and glue to underneth side of lid, cut to fit to seal. Find another plastic barbed fitting L shape with nut and washer and glue to the hole in the top of box. Then fit a Approx. 12 in. 3/4 diam bilge pipe over the barb at top of box and out the back of trailer. This is cheaper than buying a vented box from an RV service dept. They cost about $50.00 new. Boonedocking and 12 volt is great! You can go anywhere. Good luck.

Diane,
Thank You.Very excellent description about making a battery box and I appreciate it. I will probably make another fiberglass lid from a casting I will make of the original lid I do have. It would be much easier just to buy one that someone no longer needs!

Hope you have been, or soon will be, enjoying your CT !!!
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