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Trailer Tool Boxes Provide Extra Lockable Space Where You Need It

Trailer tool boxes turn airspace into storage space. We cover boxes that mount on A-shaped trailer tongues, underneath frame rails, above frame rails, and virtually anywhere.

When you carry a boat, ATV, or other equipment on a trailer regularly, you're going to need to bring a lot of gear and equipment along for the variety of tasks inevitably required during the loading or unloading process. First, there are tie-down straps, hooks, bungee cords, hitch locks, safety chains, gloves, and a flashlight. Then, then there's assorted hand tools you may need in a pinch like wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers, pry bars, and other essentials - because flat tires and burned out bulbs need to be changed immediately. Not to mention other motor oils, lubricants, and fluids no one wants to be caught without. Whether all this stuff is loose or in a portable container, it's going to take up a lot of space in the cargo area of your vehicle. And if you don't want to leave it in your car all the time, there's the hassle of lugging it back and forth to your garage or somewhere else.

In this article, we'll discuss storage boxes sized and shaped specifically to fit on areas of your trailer frame which typically aren't used - turning air space into storage space. You won't have to carry gear between your house and your vehicle, and you'll have a permanent storage place that's always right where you need it. In the trailer tool boxes section of our website, you'll find triangular-shaped boxes designed to be mounted on A-shaped trailer tongues as well as boxes designed to be mounted underneath or on top of trailer frame rails. Depending on the specific tool boxes, you'll find a choice of lids that open from the side or the top, and you'll be able to pick from a variety of sizes and shapes crafted out of aluminum or steel.

All of the boxes we've hand selected for sale are designed to stand up to years and years of use - taking the hits while remaining intact when accidental contact occurs with overgrown brush, rubble, or other unexpected things that lurk on boat ramps or wooded trails. You'll find once you've got any of these boxes mounted, it's easy to locate and grab the tool you need quickly. Because whether you're dealing with a boat in the water or an ATV on wooded, uneven terrain, urgent situations arise where there is absolutely no time to waste fumbling for the equipment you need.

You'll also find the trailer tool boxes we offer feature integrated hinges that span much of, if not the entire width of the lid - eliminating the headaches of folding arm hinges which snag and bind. Not only will lids open evenly, gas struts on almost all of the boxes allow them to glide open with dampened, jewel-like smoothness. And when you want the lid open, it stays open without falling. When you want the lid shut, it will stay shut without loosening or rattling. All feature robust weather seals that block any moisture and dust from creeping in.

Tool Boxes For A-Shaped Trailer Tongues

Tool Box For A Shaped Trailer
Tool boxes for A-shaped trailer tongues taper at angles that match 50-degree industry standards.

Tool boxes for A-shaped trailer tongues taper to a narrower point in the front - matching 50-degree trailer tongue angle industry standards. All of the ones we sell have lids that open from the top. If you're looking for the best value, take a look at the DeeZee Poly Triangle Trailer Box. It features lightweight black polymer construction instead of metal, and a built-in lock and gas strut have been left off to keep costs contained. However, a reinforced framework skeleton on the inside provides high strength, and its steel hasp (padlock not included) makes this box extremely difficult to break into.

If you prefer a trailer tongue box crafted from unpainted aluminum with diamond tread pattern, Lund offers the Utility Vehicle Standard Single Lid Crossover Tool Box in one taller shape and the Challenger Trailer Tongue Storage Box in several lower-profile shapes. The Better Built Crown Series V-Shaped Utility Trailer Tongue Tool Box is available in a choice of unfinished or black diamond tread aluminum, or in heavy-duty steel form with smooth surfaces in black (see Product Options to select sizes.)

DeeZee Triangle Tool Box
With plastic construction and no built-in lock, the DeeZee Poly Triangle Trailer Box offers best value.
Lund Challenger Specialty Tool Box
The Lund Challenger Trailer Tongue Storage Box.
Lund Armor X Specialty Box
The steel Lund Armor X Specialty Box, with optional aluminum lid.

For those that need a heavier-duty trailer tongue tool box, Lund offers the Armor-X Coating Black Trailer Tongue Storage Box with thicker steel construction and taller dimensions useful for heavy gear. In Product Options, a matching steel lid or bright metal aluminum lid can be selected.

Square Trailer Tool Boxes With Lids That Open On The Side

We've got "underbed" tool boxes which are designed for mounting underneath or on the side of trailer frame rails. Because they're meant to be located on the side of your trailer, doors on this style of box typically open from the front and swing down. Support cables hold doors open once they're lowered, and heavier-duty weather sealing keeps the elements out at any speed. If this type of box is your preference, we’ve got the Lund Single Door Underbed Tool Box as well as the DeeZee Single Door Underbody Tool Box – both of which are crafted from diamond-tread aluminum. If you prefer a double-door setup, there’s the Lund aluminum Commercial Double Doors Underbody Tool Box.

Lund Commercial Double Doors Underbody Tool Box
The Lund Commercial Double Doors Underbody Tool Box.
DeeZee Single Door Underbody Tool Box
The DeeZee Single Door Underbody Tool Box.

Square Trailer Tool Boxes With Lids That Open From The Top

How about a tool box that's capable of wedging into narrow spaces at the front, side, or rear of your trailer? We’ve got several aluminum storage boxes with lids that open from the top. While they may not be created for sitting on top of trailer A-frame rails specifically, there’s no reason these boxes can’t be welded in place if dimensions and configuration make them ideal for your trailer.

Lund's Tower Tool Box features aluminum diamond tread construction with tall, narrow dimensions that let it squeeze in and fit where other boxes won't. Most importantly, a top-opening lid eliminates the need for side access. If you're looking for a decent-sized aluminum tool box with a lid that opens from the top, the Lund Hand-Held Tool Box delivers. Because it's created to be portable and carried anywhere by hand, a grab handle is located on top of the lid's center. However, it has no built-in lock and it does not have a tongue where a padlock can be inserted.

Lund Tower Tool Box
The Lund Tower Tool Box.
Lund Brite Aluminum Hand-Held Tool Box
The Lund Hand Held Tool Box.

To help guide you through the selection referenced above, we've set up items in our Trailer Tool Boxes area to provide choices available for dimensions, materials, finishes, and other variations in the Product Options field for each item. Should you still have questions about what you've seen for sale on CARiD, we encourage you to contact us seven days a week with any questions you may have before purchasing.

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