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Old 03-05-2015, 01:24 PM   #11
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Re: Aluminess Box choices

One choice would be to have a custom setup where you can add or remove something to a standard deluxe box like a smaller box or even an open rack on top. I do plan to add a open rack over the spare one of these days.
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Old 03-05-2015, 07:10 PM   #12
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Re: Aluminess Box choices

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One choice would be to have a custom setup where you can add or remove something to a standard deluxe box like a smaller box or even an open rack on top. I do plan to add a open rack over the spare one of these days.
That would be nice.

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Re: Aluminess Box choices

I am thinking of having the hinge on the deluxe box with rails mounted on the left side of the box. It looks like I might have better access if the van is right up next to an obstacle. I do not plan to pull a trailer.

Is there a down side to having the hinge near the spare?
Is there a conflict with the spare - 285/75R16?
Why do almost all of them have the hinge on the right side of the box, there must be a reason?
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Re: Aluminess Box choices

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I am thinking of having the hinge on the deluxe box with rails mounted on the left side of the box. It looks like I might have better access if the van is right up next to an obstacle. I do not plan to pull a trailer.

Is there a down side to having the hinge near the spare?
Is there a conflict with the spare - 285/75R16?
Why do almost all of them have the hinge on the right side of the box, there must be a reason?
That's the way I had mine built - hinge on left - so it was easier access from the 'camping' side of the van.. no problems, totally happy with my decision.
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Re: Aluminess Box choices

I'm fairly sure Aluminess contracts out the boxes. Probably the way they come??? Reason, most people are right handed??? Just to add info, I kinda just agree with Robbs previous post. I just figured my trailer might be a problem when hooked up. If the box was on the other side of the van it would be the opposite. Seems normal for the passenger side
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Re: Aluminess Box choices

Hinge on the right or left is just a matter of turning the box over - it can go either way, right up until the rails are welded on the "top".

For the same reasons Robb stated I think the hinge on the left of the box is the way to go.
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