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Old 04-01-2021, 11:36 AM   #1
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Replacing Front Box on 25B25RT

I picked up my 25b25RT and I love the camper, but I do not like the front storage box and LP tank/battery location.
I am planning on removing the box and relocating the LP tanks and adding a rack. Something similar to this.
I will locate the batteries under the tongue in the drop down area of the camper and have the rack designed so it will lift for battery access.

Has anyone done a similar mod?
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Old 04-01-2021, 03:29 PM   #2
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I picked up my 25b25RT and I love the camper, but I do not like the front storage box and LP tank/battery location.
I am planning on removing the box and relocating the LP tanks and adding a rack. Something similar to this.
I will locate the batteries under the tongue in the drop down area of the camper and have the rack designed so it will lift for battery access.

Has anyone done a similar mod?
I saw your post over on BOCI. You didn't get any action there. I suspect you will be the first one to do something like this. Who knows you may start a trend.

There are only 7 or 8 screws holding the box down. I had mine loose when I was installing my Pro-Pride hitch. To take the box off you will have to loosen or remove your trailer jack because the box has to slide forward before you can lift it off.

I was kind of thinking about it also. That would make a great spot for a heavy ebike or a small motorcycle. Maybe you could put a smaller version of a Rampage lift there.

https://motorcycletrailer.com/rampage/

Fortunately I figured out a way to load my heavy ebike into the bed of my truck without getting a hernia.
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Old 04-01-2021, 11:50 PM   #3
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Tom what is your eBike? Sorry I changed topic. Your bike is dynamic looking.

Thanks Kenny
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Old 04-02-2021, 01:37 AM   #4
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Hobby

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Tom what is your eBike? Sorry I changed topic. Your bike is dynamic looking.

Thanks Kenny
Ebikes are a hobby for me. Here are a few build threads.

https://electricbike.com/forum/forum.../104012-enduro

https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...an-electra-fat

I have a trike or two also.

https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...kmx-trike-with
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Old 04-02-2021, 01:08 PM   #5
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Thanks Tom went to your sites; very nice.

Kenny
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Old 04-09-2021, 02:21 PM   #6
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The start of the mod.

THIS HAS TO GO!
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Old 04-09-2021, 02:22 PM   #7
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That was easy!
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Old 04-09-2021, 02:26 PM   #8
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Coming up with a plan.
We measured everything out and this is about what we will end up with.
Cooler rack at back, propane tanks at front and batteries underneath.
My guy who will build the racks wants all of the items on hand before we start.
I have ordered two battery boxes and a propane tank cover.
This mod will take two to three weeks depending on delivery of the above.
I will post pictures as we move along.
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Old 04-12-2021, 05:35 PM   #9
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Coming up with a plan.
We measured everything out and this is about what we will end up with.
Cooler rack at back, propane tanks at front and batteries underneath.
My guy who will build the racks wants all of the items on hand before we start.
I have ordered two battery boxes and a propane tank cover.
This mod will take two to three weeks depending on delivery of the above.
I will post pictures as we move along.
I am going to find this very interesting. How about posting a photo of the building that you have it in? There is a building thread here somewhere.

Ah here it is.

https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...tml#post800084
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Old 04-13-2021, 09:20 AM   #10
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I am going to find this very interesting. How about posting a photo of the building that you have it in? There is a building thread here somewhere.

Ah here it is.

https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...tml#post800084
Thomas

My building is 36' x 30'.
This is for my Bigfoot and tractor.
Too small of this is your only building.
But I also have a two car attached garage and a two car detached garage, still never enough storage.

The Bigfoot is getting the mod now.
Shuld have it back in a week or so.
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Old 04-16-2021, 08:44 AM   #11
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Mod moving along.
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Old 04-16-2021, 10:37 AM   #12
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Mod moving along.
I am looking at the front corners of your new platform and I'm worried they may hit the corners of your TV. I have read that a few people with bike racks in that area have had some interference.
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Old 04-19-2021, 03:34 PM   #13
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The mod is moving along.
This picture shows one location for the batteries.
The propane tank rack is installed.
Also, we added rubber tape to fill the low places in the frame, about 1/8"
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Old 04-19-2021, 03:37 PM   #14
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The rear rack is set, still needs to drill and tap the frame for the bolts that hold the rack in place.
The cover for the batteries needs to be installed when the paint dries.
We left a gap between the covers/rack, to access the WD brackets, sure hope I don't need them.
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Old 04-19-2021, 03:38 PM   #15
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A front shot of the rack.
Sure looks better then the BEAK box.
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Old 04-22-2021, 07:48 AM   #16
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A front shot of the rack.
Sure looks better then the BEAK box.
It looks great and well thought out. It will be very functional for you.
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Old 04-23-2021, 02:35 PM   #17
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Now the Bigfoot is back in the barn, I took some trailer tongue weights measured at the jack foot using a Sherline scale.
The trailer came from Bigfoot with a weight of 5,310 Lbs. The dealer added 60 Lbs. of LP for a total of 5,370 Lbs. The tongue weight was 850 Lbs.
I added 30 Gal. of water to the tank and 6 Gal. to the hot water heater, new total weigh at 5,670 Lbs. new tongue at 1,000 Lbs.
I removed the water for storage and added camping gear, new tongue weight of 925 Lbs.
I removed the fiberglass box, added custom rack, new tongue at 750 Lbs.
I knew the FG box was heavy, but I did not expect this much of a drop.
When I add the cooler and two group 31 batteries and add water I should be close to 1,150 LBS???
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