Towing with a crossover toolbox - Dutchmen Owners

Go Back   Dutchmen Owners > Dutchmen Technical | Towing, Maintenance and Repairs > Towing Talk
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-12-2019, 11:12 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Jones
Posts: 68
Oklahoma
Towing with a crossover toolbox

Hi, I have a long wheel base 1 ton chevy. I was wondering if you can tow a fifth wheel with a crossover tool box in place on the truck. Thank Jim
__________________

Grdrod1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2019, 11:28 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
sundancer 87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tahlequah
Posts: 2,722
Oklahoma
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grdrod1 View Post
Hi, I have a long wheel base 1 ton chevy. I was wondering if you can tow a fifth wheel with a crossover tool box in place on the truck. Thank Jim

I tow the Voltage 3800 with my Chevy 3500HD that has an auxiliary fuel tank in the bed.
__________________

__________________
2013 Voltage 3800, 2012 Chevy 3500 HD
2010 Yamaha V Star 950
2009 Yamaha Raider
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Caravanners
sundancer 87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2019, 11:43 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Jones
Posts: 68
Oklahoma
Is it below the sides of the truck
Grdrod1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2019, 11:45 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
ATCguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Somewhere on the road...
Posts: 1,254
Wyoming
Depends on a few things... hitch height, king pin setting, how far the nose hangs over the king pin (if any), and of course the height of the crossover box itself.

I have a low profile box, and have no issues at all.

Click image for larger version

Name:	1F4D79BC-1E24-4E88-97D0-8822ABAC2B68.jpg
Views:	34
Size:	50.8 KB
ID:	5357

Click image for larger version

Name:	66CA99E5-0561-4418-9DF6-C6CB6047B32E.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	53.0 KB
ID:	5358

Click image for larger version

Name:	1321B55A-5F39-41F2-9A42-F7C44DAEEDD0.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	51.8 KB
ID:	5359
__________________
Tom
2013 VOLTAGE 3200 (EPIC I & II)
2014 Ford F-450 PLATINUM
2017 BMW R1200GS Rallye
ATCguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2019, 11:49 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
sundancer 87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tahlequah
Posts: 2,722
Oklahoma
It fits inside the bed but it is above the side rails. As ATC stated, a few things are at play but there shouldn't be a problem if all is good.
__________________
2013 Voltage 3800, 2012 Chevy 3500 HD
2010 Yamaha V Star 950
2009 Yamaha Raider
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Caravanners
sundancer 87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2019, 04:14 PM   #6
RDJ
Member
 
RDJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: W
Posts: 39
Washington
Tool Bos

This is the tool box I have on an F350 that i use to tow a Gooseneck Horse Trailer and a Fifth Wheel Travel Trailer with, wanted a low profile box in case I needed to Jackknife in tight areas, the box has a slide cover that works out very well, it is only 2 1/2" in heights
Name:  Tool%20Box%20004.jpg
Views: 262
Size:  2.6 KB
__________________
99 Freightliner Western Hauler, 300 HP Cat, Allison Auto, 17 Voltage 3970 Epic
RDJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2019, 07:34 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Roselle
Posts: 1,104
Illinois
Towed both my Voltage and my Riverstone Legacy with one on my F-350. No problems.
Rusty
__________________
2015 Black F-350 Platinum Diesel Dually Crew Cab
2019 Riverstone Legacy 38MB (Full Paint/All Options)
2015 Voltage 3990 (Full Paint, All Options) Sold 6/18
2005 Harley Ultra Classic w/too many miles
lcv800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2019, 11:23 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: parksville
Posts: 16
New York
I have 8ft bed fords, we use cross bed boxes that stay below the rails, so we can still use the toneau covers, and they do not interfere with towing fifth wheels trailers.
barrymerle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2019, 09:31 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 14
Saskatchewan
It's your rig, do what you want, I've towed a 5th wheel with a cross over tool box for 41 years and no problems, just set up your hitch according to the clearance you want from trailer to the tool box....
23satd5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2019, 11:48 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: prophetstown
Posts: 196
Illinois
I can't tow mine with took box in ,, but mine sticks above rails,, if I went through a dip am pretty sure it would hit
__________________

Local150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Dutchmen RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT. The time now is 08:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.