My parents are currently visiting and we decided to go camping. Our trusty Comanche Montana camper trailer has ample room for all six of us, with two double beds and enough floor space to easily fit another double bed on the floor. But first I needed to build a new storage box, that sits on the trailer A-frame.
The old one was letting in the water last year, which I temporarily fixed with a bit of sanding and a coat of epoxy resin. But the box didn’t survive the harsh winter and upon inspection, the interior of the box had created it’s own, unique bioverse of fungus, mould and unidentifiable slime.
The new storage box, would need to meet a few new specifications. Firstly it need to allow me to carry the gas bottle on the A frame. Previously, I carried it in the car, which is something I really don’t like doing.
Secondly, I wanted a little more storage space, so that more gear could be permanently stored, ready to go camping (we all need more storage).
It was great to have an excuse to work with my Dad, on a home project, again.
It took a couple of trips to the local hardware store and an interesting drive home with a couple of 4mm sheets of ply strapped to the roof of the car to gather the supplies.
Construction was basically 2″ square lumber glued and screwed to the 4mm panels. Not the prettiest results, but it does the job and with our limited wood working skills, tools and time, it was the quickest and easiest way we could think of.
The bottle is held in place with a couple of turn-buckles and a loop of steel chain around it collar.