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Old 09-17-2020, 06:58 AM   #1
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Tool box for battery location

I am installing lithium ion batteries inside my 24KRS, and would like to use the space on the tongue for a tool box.

What have people found that fits well there, without significant modifications?

I would like something that is water-tight, and with an attached lid.

I have thought about trying to modify the Century Plastics battery box. It should fit nicely and be sturdy. Anyone try that?

Thanks!
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:26 PM   #2
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I'm wondering the same. Our lithium batteries are in the front pass-through compartment, leaving some space on tongue. but our 2020 280KVS has an overhang over the battery area making it difficult to put anything very tall there.
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I'm working on the same issue and this is what should arrive tomorrow:
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The problem that I was having is anything with a hinged lid would not fully open due to the overhang on the cap over the battery area. I also bought this to house the DC to DC charger:
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
which I hope to mount on the back of the toolbox between the toolbox and trailer. I will keep this thread posted and pictures if it all works according to plan.
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I will have to measure the space before I get something. It doesn’t have to open completely, although it would be better if it did, as long as I can get a few tools and spare parts in and out of it.
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I use a Hefty brand tote.
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Try this

https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt...pe=E211US558G0
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Old 09-24-2020, 03:56 PM   #7
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Check the Harbor Freight Tongue boxes.... yes its harbor freight... but the tongue boxes are a great size and cost efficient.
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Given the recess it would seem that something like a Century Plastics box (mentioned by the OP) with a lift off, rather than tilt, lid, would be the answer. If they make one in the appropriate size, of course.
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Old 10-01-2020, 07:42 PM   #9
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After seeing the battery tray (yes, I bought the trailer sight unseen) I am not too optimistic about using the space. On the positive side, I am glad I am not using it for batteries! It would be really hard to get batteries in and out for storage.
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Don't take me for certain here---Harbor Freight has/had a metal box that was about the same size as the battery area on a 24RKS. It was black.
There might be an issue with vertical clearance for a box with a hinged lid. The front cap hangs out over the batteries.
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Don't take me for certain here---Harbor Freight has/had a metal box that was about the same size as the battery area on a 24RKS. It was black.
There might be an issue with vertical clearance for a box with a hinged lid. The front cap hangs out over the batteries.
Thanks, I will take a look there.
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