Chain storage

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  1. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    Nice boxes.
    I have also seen chain racks mounted under the step behind the drives on bulkhead, The driver had plastic strips (like freezer doorways ) attached over the assembly. Easy access and covered from weather.
     
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  3. TheDude1969

    TheDude1969 Heavy Load Member

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    I'm guessing cost is a concern? You could always bind them on the deck or to the cross members under the trailer. I've seen some really creative things from new O/Ops!
     
  4. LGarrison

    LGarrison Road Train Member

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    Mine are still in the box never been on the ground.
     
  5. zinita17601

    zinita17601 Road Train Member

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    room is a concern,i signed a contract pulling reefers and dry vans on the weekend and need to get rid of the headache rack or reposition the fifth wheel couple feet back which envolves lot of drilling and welding and labor
     
  6. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    Where are your tarps???? Lol
     
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  7. mc8541ss

    mc8541ss Road Train Member

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    We have one driver that doesn't have a headache rack and has been turned away from a few pipe yards in Houston, no big loss imo.
    They build a box that fits down inside your frame rails of the truck. Right where the catwalk is. One of those with an organizer like mj's would work great.
     
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  8. MJ1657

    MJ1657 Road Train Member

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    Fortunately in another box.
     
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  9. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    This is what I use, goes between the frame rails.
     

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  10. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

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    I built my own between the frame rails that way I could maximize space between cross members. I put my battery's in mine so I could do away with the saddle mounted battery boxes and put on step boxes, I'm short on storage. I made the whole deck plate (a local fab shop broke the material) when the lids closed it looks like one long deck plate, I know I know it's dirty, in this picture it was winter. The rear section behind the box is gone now I moved my fifth wheel up.

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  11. snowman_w900

    snowman_w900 Road Train Member

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    JD,

    I like the way you done that box in the frame rails. Would you mind sharing what size steel and how you made it. Almost looks like the top is made of 4" angle iron turned down, but i cant tell anything else.

    I really been thinking of building one of those because i dont trust the aluminum ones unless you would go under and reinforce with steel. Id like one big enough for 8 chains and binders. Right now i keep them in milk crates in my side boxes on my trailer.
     
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