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    Ideas on toolbox mounting/gas can rack...pics included

    I am trying to get some ideas from anyone on how I should go about mounting my gas can rank and toolbox...I am going to have a friend help me do it and he has some good ideas but I wanted to get second opinions because I want it to look at nice as possible..

    The pics show the gas can rack on the trailer and not the box...the box will go from the gas can rack all the way to the first screw on my trailer jack

    I may need supporting bars of some sort of the box? He mentioned maybe just drilling holes in the box and trailer and run a bold, locker washer, and lock nut through them

    The gas rack has a lip on both sides for either a u bolt or something of that form...
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    He is what I would do. Move your skis back about 12 inches and move your axle back appropriately.
    This will give you room to move back your fuel rack and mount your box.
    Pain in the ass, but it will give you more tounge room.

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    I dont think I can move my skis back any further...my rxp will move back but the rxt I would say is already hanging off about 6 inches

    I think I can squeze it all in there with the current design...I know the gas cans look close..and indeed they are...but they fit just are snug

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    can you move the bunks back? also could get a folding tongue bracket and longer piece of metal to extend it.

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    I'm not sure about moving axles... I built a trailer a while back and that seems a bit on the difficult side to me.

    I would extend the tongue. This could be done several ways--box tube or build something and bolt it on to the tongue (like those folding tongues for ski boat trailers). This would give you any amount of room you need where you need it--just make your new part however long you want to extend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyc1423 View Post
    I don't think I can move my skis back any further...my rxp will move back but the rxt I would say is already hanging off about 6 inches

    I think I can squeze it all in there with the current design...I know the gas cans look close..and indeed they are...but they fit just are snug
    Quote Originally Posted by Dockside View Post
    can you move the bunks back?

    also could get a folding tongue bracket and longer piece of metal to extend it.
    Extending the tongue with a folding tongue hinge and a couple of feet of added length would give you a lot more working room.


    Also you want to keep the trailer box away from the tow vehicle when backing and turning tight corners.

    Regarding the RXT, you want the rear of the hull to be properly supported by the bunks.

    If the hull is hanging of the rear end of the bunks, it can warp the bottom of the hull, and create a permanent 'hook' that affects handling.

    Adding a lot of weight (full fuel cans + trailer box + contents) to the front of the trailer can upset the trailer balance. Normally you want around 7-10% of the total trailer weight on the hitch ball.

    To regain the balance, either the axle needs to move forward under the trailer frame, or the bunks and PWC need to move rearward.

    The weight of the fuel tanks in the hulls can also add weight to the tongue.

    You also need to consider how much lighter the tongue weight will be when the fuel cans and fuel tanks are empty. You want the tongue weight to be reasonable for both fully loaded and tank empty conditions.

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    This is both of mine on two dif 2 place trailors works for me waiting on my four can rack. Lee Can get picks in the day time if you want?
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    I got the storage box hooked up....its alittle tight but it all works fine
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    Looks good

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    Here is a bunch of better pictures
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