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Old 07-08-2013, 11:19 PM   #1
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Shortage of outside storage

Has anyone with a 2007 Colorado 30RL (bed slide) done any mods to increase the outside storage.

I have a dry box on the bumper, but I'm not happy with it, everything becomes a becomes a mess after going down the road for the day.

I have seen the Lippert under chassis slide out storage, but they are pricey.

Any Ideas greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-09-2013, 04:35 AM   #2
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I've been eyeing one of these for several months Stainless Steel Trailer Tongue Box | Princess Auto . They are too much money for the little a guy can put into them though - will wait and watch for them to go on sale. They would really be handy though for the things you need immediately to setup (jack stands, wooden blocks, etc.). I've still got a lot of room in the garage since I reorganized in there. From Lee Valley I ordered these straps Wall-Mount Storage Straps & Brackets - Lee Valley Tools with snap buckles and hung up all the garden hoses, electrical cords and crank handles).
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:31 PM   #3
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Thanks Kayak

Thanks for your ideas. The tongue box is pretty much out unless I used one for the battery box. Added a second battery (had two new ones from the old trailer) and once the 12V's go I'm going to two 6V's.

I did have thought as I was walking past the trailer yesterday, I'm going to look into cutting a door into the lower half of the dry box and put a shelf in it. This will divide the box into a compartment accessed from the top and one from the bottom. All depends on the cost to have it modified.
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That's a good idea to split the storage in half and separate with a shelf. I've been toying with that idea for quite some time now with the storage area under our bed. Things like the extra sleeping bag and quilts could go under there till needed. I think i'll just put some shelving rails in there and use clips to hold them in place. It's just real hard to justifying the time building this when we still have open cupboards in the living room.
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