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Old 10-09-2015, 08:44 PM   #1
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Rear Storage Box With a Step Bumper?

Is it possible to get a storage box with away arm without buying an aluminess bumper?
I like my step bumper and would like to keep it.
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:06 PM   #2
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Re: Rear Storage Box With a Step Bumper?

Sure, there are several ways to relocate your spare tire to make room for the box. Aluminess is a good place to start but there are others too.
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Old 10-09-2015, 11:05 PM   #3
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Re: Rear Storage Box With a Step Bumper?

I hung ours off the read door, viewtopic.php?f=13&p=116391#p116391

I believe that other members have done something similar.
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Re: Rear Storage Box With a Step Bumper?

Charlie: ....there are a couple of different ideas going on above....

Do you want to have a storage box mounted on a swing away arm behind the rear doors or move the spare to the rear door and have an underfloor storage box?

Aluminess makes a swing away arm for non-Aluminess bumpers.....i think it's designed to hold the spare; I have no idea if this could be easily modded for holding a box. If you use this to relocate your spare, then you can do an underfloor storage box of that is what you are after.
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Old 10-10-2015, 09:09 AM   #5
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Rear Storage Box With a Step Bumper?

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Aluminess makes a swing away arm for non-Aluminess bumpers.....i think it's designed to hold the spare; I have no idea if this could be easily modded for holding a box. If you use this to relocate your spare, then you can do an underfloor storage box of that is what you are after.
That's a good idea, but Aluminess will also make the rear mount for a box, which you can use with your step bumper as stated above. There aren't a lot of them, but I've talked to them and they will do it. You could do right or left since it is a custom/occasional build for them. The only stipulation is weight. That carrier is designed to only hold something like 50 lbs. which is why they mainly just market it for the spare. I personally think it would hold much more just fine, but that's what they're going to tell you when you ask. Good luck!

Here's what I did:







As you can see in the last pic I have an Aluminess spare mount (not mounted to my bumper, it is not Aluminess) and a door mounted box on the right. It probably has about 100 lbs. sitting on it with generator, 5 gal of water and 25 of fuel.

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Re: Rear Storage Box With a Step Bumper?

Scotty, how do you cover the gen outlets? Nice installation!
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Old 10-10-2015, 03:01 PM   #7
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Scotty, how do you cover the gen outlets? Nice installation!
I don't. They're pretty weatherproof as they are. I've never had any problem with them at all. It's a Honda. It should work forever no matter how little I care for it.

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Old 10-10-2015, 05:25 PM   #8
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Re: Rear Storage Box With a Step Bumper?

I would think the Aluminess swing arm is rated for a lot more than 5 pounds. Did you mean 50 maybe? That's around what a van wheel and tire probably weighs.
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Re: Rear Storage Box With a Step Bumper?

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=16896

Someone actually recently sold one on this forum. The link shows a picture of the Aluminess box/swing arm for a stock bumper.
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Old 10-10-2015, 10:50 PM   #10
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Re: Rear Storage Box With a Step Bumper?

Mother of sweet buttery pancakes that genny box is so sick!!
Does the box lock?
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