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Old 05-28-2020, 06:50 PM   #1
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My shiney new underfloor storage box

I recently ordered, received and installed the underfloor storage box that I got from Sam @ North Left Coast. I'll have to say, he does such a great job that it was a shame I had to hide it under the van.

It was a bit scary for me cutting a big hole in the floor of the van, but following Sam's advice & reading through the other posts on this forum helped make it quite a bit easier.

I added a LED license plate lite & switch to the inside of the box and had to modify the U-Joint Off Road aluminum skid plate to accommodate the box, but everything went fairly smoothly. I also had Sam make the box 2" shorter in depth in order to get it under the skid plate.

All said & done, it's well worth the investment to have that much additional storage space.
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:01 PM   #2
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Nice job! I don’t know what I’d do without my underfloor storage.
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:10 PM   #3
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On my to do list! My last SMB had one and I miss it in my new one.
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:19 PM   #4
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Do you guys know if anyone uses these for extra batteries? I know a lot of guys will put their batteries on the underside of their rigs but I don't like the idea of having it exposed/easily accessible to outsiders.
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:20 PM   #5
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Great job on the install. Just think of all the goodies you can now purchase to fill it up...
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:25 PM   #6
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Do you guys know if anyone uses these for extra batteries? I know a lot of guys will put their batteries on the underside of their rigs but I don't like the idea of having it exposed/easily accessible to outsiders.
For me, because I have the skid plate that covers the whole area where the spare tire was, I have enough room for up to 4 (not that I'll do 4) batteries right in front of the storage box. They will at least be protected by the skid plate, but still kinda exposed.
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:29 PM   #7
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Great job on the install. Just think of all the goodies you can now purchase to fill it up...
I hear ya... Now I'm trying to figure out what I'm actually gonna put in that cavernous box. Because I have the Aluminess rear storage box where most, if not all, of my recovery gear will go, I'm most likely going with stuff I want to have on hand, but not necessarily needing to access all the time. Right now, I'm thinking snow chains, jack stands, extra tools & parts, Etc.

I'm also trying to keep weight distribution in mind...
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For me, because I have the skid plate that covers the whole area where the spare tire was, I have enough room for up to 4 (not that I'll do 4) batteries right in front of the storage box. They will at least be protected by the skid plate, but still kinda exposed.
Got it! I am highly considering going that route for battery storage
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Nice job on that install, Glen. Ain’t it a beauty?
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Nice job on that install, Glen. Ain’t it a beauty?
One of the best investments so far. And Sam does such a great job...
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