Originally Posted by oldbernie
I have a 2010 Chevy Express EB. Non 4 x 4. I bought a garage sale bike rack and a small truck box and built a nice little outside storage container for my electrical cable, water hose and gray water drain hose. As nice as I think it is it does add some length to the vehicle. Is there such an item as a bumper that has storage compartments built in? I'm just trying to avoid having to access the interior in order to get to my exterior use items. I like my box but like all of us I'm always trying to improve. THANKS!
If you don't mind sharing, how big a box did you use? And was the bike rack you used the swing-away type? If you don't mind posting a picture or two I'd love to see what you did. It may give me some ideas.
On longer trips I sometimes use a dual-hitch cargo tray with a fairly large plastic box (maybe 10 cubic feet -- not sure) to carry outside-type stuff, tools, and a couple of lawn chairs. However, I've been thinking of building a swing-away (or pull straight back) attachment, or else install a lower-profile box that will allow rear doors to open over the box (similar to bumper storage but full length for longer items). I don't need a box as large as the one I have now but would like it to be much longer.
Bumper storage seemed like a great idea but it's not quite large enough for my needs.