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Storing Binders and Chains?


 
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Tim in New York
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:55 am    Post subject: Storing Binders and Chains? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Been thinking of a way to put some kind of box in the front bin of my 16' trailer to hold the binders and chains and rachet straps when hauling my tractor to pulls. Can't just leave them laying on the trailer or in the truck bed or they might walk. And don't really want to lug them in and out of the back seat of the truck. And don't want to put a tool box across the front of the bed.

I need something that can be bolted or welded down so it can't be picked up, weather proof if possible so it won't rot or rust inside, and with a heavy lock that can't be easily pried open. And big enough for 4 chains and binders. Anyone figured this out already?

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Tim
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Storing Binders and Chains? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What about mounting an aluminum truck box on the trailer? They come in numerous sizes and configurations. I put an underbody on my gooseneck for chain/binder and general storage.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Storing Binders and Chains? Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I made a steel box using 1/8 inch thick flat steel sheet welded to the front of my goose neck trailer, welded a loop and heavy hasp also welded hinges on the lid and use a paddle lock to keep it secure from chains and binders from growing legs and walking away.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Storing Binders and Chains? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you type trailer tongue box into your search, all kinds of boxes come up, from a little over $100.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:12 am    Post subject: Re: Storing Binders and Chains? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for that info. Lots of things to choose from.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:32 am    Post subject: Re: Storing Binders and Chains? Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Maybe even a heavyduty metal drawer under trailer in front of wheels.
Could even be one drawer as long as width of trailer deck.
Then once un locked, you could pull it open from either side of trailer.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Storing Binders and Chains? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Aluminum trapezoid shape tool box mounts on tongue. Got mine off Amazon.


 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:23 am    Post subject: Re: Storing Binders and Chains? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Expanded metal under the hitch area, 1/8 plate with hinge on the top
 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Storing Binders and Chains? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a homemade trailer, and the box is just like that. Cheap and easy to build.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Storing Binders and Chains? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have two over the counter tow chains, they fit neatly in a gallon paint can. Need be you can put the lid on too. Home depot has started selling empty plastic paint cans so it could be kept in the weather without the can rusting.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Storing Binders and Chains? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

20 years of otr driving and only had somebody steel my Tarp straps once at FT.Worth TX at a Richie bros auction. Never had a chain stolen or strap.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Storing Binders and Chains? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I bolted a pickup toolbox in the v on the neck on my big gooseneck
 
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