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  • Trailer tongue box question

    My trailer tackroom is driving me nuts. It's been a mess for a while, but I haven't been using the trailer much, so it hasn't been that much of an issue. However, we went to our first show in over 3 years last weekend and the tack room was so awful I could hardly stand it.

    Part of the problem is that I have a lot of wood blocks, trailer jack, etc just floating around in there with no real place to live. I was thinking it might be nice to get one of those toolboxes that fit on the trailer tongue, so if I have a flat tire I don't need to even get in the tackroom to look for all that stuff. The problem is that the front of my trailer is not flat - it's pointed (1999 Trail-Et New Yorker). Do they make a trailer tongue box that fits on a trailer that's pointed like this, or would I have to just get a flat one and have it look weird?

    Also, I assume they bolt to the tongue somehow - any concerns with structural integrity if we drill holes in the tongue?


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  • #2
    You could probably find a tool box that will fit your trailer tongue, hold your blocks, jack. You might want to get the spare tire mounted to the front or side of the trailer, also out in the clear for use. I would put a tire cover on the spare tire, save the sunshine aging the sidewalls quickly.

    An idea is to ask the local welding shop if they could make a tool box to fit your trailer, if the tongue is that oddly shaped. Not familiar with your trailer model. I would presume the box would be easily bolted to an added-on flat piece on the tongue. Kind of a "filler piece" welded on the tongue arms to bolt box on. I know they used to sell boxes that fit over the tire fenders, which held a lot of stuff, for another idea if you have fenders. They were pretty easy to put on the trailer. Probably not the best if you tie horses to the trailer sides much.

    I added some hooks to the wall for hanging bridle bags, plastic boxes with tight lids, to contain the other mess when I had a 2-horse, in the under-the-manger, LITTLE tack area. The saddle storage might hold one of those saddle holders that roll out, but are open under for not using up all the room in the compartment. Easier than bagging saddles and standing them up on the front ends for travel, better for the saddles too.


    • #3
      I too have been looking into the idea of getting a tool box for the tongue of my bumper pull. I also need a place to put my "extras" like tools, blocks, water hose, jack, ect.

      I have a Trails West Avenger and the nose of the trailer is also pointed and I too thought it would look weird having the flat backed box on the pointed trailer. I have not found a box that would wrap around this extra space, it seems most of the boxes are more designed with boat trailers and things like that in mind.

      I really like the idea of a box to go on the fender! Do you have a link or pictures or anything helping look for one of those? Maybe a just plain rectangle tool box, that is the right size from Home Depot would work too.

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      • #4
        Well I couldn't find an actual box designed like the ones I remember. Wonder if it is because there are so few 2-horse straight loads sold these days, so no call for the boxes now? I know I saw them on some old Merhow trailers, but don't even see any 2-H bumper pulls on their site now.

        I found one box similar, might work if your fender was wide enough.


        Scroll down to Trunks and Lockers, then down a couple rows to Flip Lid Brush Box. Box is a similar shape to what I remember, lid opened way up out of the way, but old box had a couple shelves inside. I am presuming this Flip Lid is a plastic box, while the old one was metal.

        You might have a local shop make one up like that or more squared, to your own dimensions, so it will fit on the fender you have. Maybe taller or longer, to get more space for use.

        There certainly are a lot of boxes for sale that might be useable when I searched. They look quite sturdy, have seals for water proofing and can be locked.


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          • #6
            Looks like a nice box, if you have a flatter front on your trailer, long enough beams to the hitch for setting it on. I found a number of boxes shaped like that in my hunting. Both plastic and metals of various types. So don't buy the first one, hunt for a good deal. I think Lowes and Cabela's were named as sellers for the metal ones, easy to check them out before purchase.

            The OP and TX Eventer both have the pointed front, aero-dynamic style trailers. So a box like that would probably not be real stable while hauling, with only anchor points on the bottom of the box, no flat wall behind it.


            • #7
              I've got a tongue box, works great. A friend of ours has a Trail-et with the pointed nose and a tongue box won't fit. She ended up have a seat/storage cabinet built in the dressing room fitting into the pointed nose. Works pretty good for her.
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