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Old 02-20-2016, 05:54 PM   #15
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My electric over hydraulic actuator is in there. I also keep a jack plate, grease gun and grease cartridges in there in a heavy zip lock bag.
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Old 02-20-2016, 06:06 PM   #16
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We had two new Airstreams.
28' and 30' Internationals and in both units that is where the batteries were.
It is battery box.
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Old 02-20-2016, 06:21 PM   #17
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We had two new Airstreams.
28' and 30' Internationals and in both units that is where the batteries were.
It is battery box.
Sorry, in my trailer (2002) it is not deep enough to hold batteries. As Sandlapper (John) said, it evolved into a battery box, but in the 2002-era Classics, batteries are in two separate externally accessible compartments under the sofa.

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Old 02-20-2016, 06:23 PM   #18
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We have a 1999 28' Excella and our batteries are in doors of the trailer on each side of the propane tanks. We store stuff for the Hensley hitch in that box.
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Old 02-20-2016, 07:04 PM   #19
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I got a BFH...(big fine hammer), pounded the bottom down, drilled a one inch hole in the center for a drain, put plastic drain tile on the bottom, ammo can tool box and 1 1/2 gal gas.

Oh..... and spray undercoat on the inside go the box.

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Old 02-20-2016, 08:22 PM   #20
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Gas can behind propane tanks..not me.
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Old 02-20-2016, 08:26 PM   #21
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Gas can behind propane tanks..not me.
Why not????
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:47 AM   #22
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This got me thinking, where is the safest place to store a gas can while traveling?

Probably in the open bed of a pick-up. What if the bed is covered and could accumulate the vapors. Seems like if the can is leaking gas due to shifting cargo puncturing or crushing it, there are a lot more ignition sources in a vehicle than the trailer.

Storing on the Airstream, though, gives you a lot more to lose. The only real outside storage on my rig is behind the propane tanks. I too would worry about the proximity of these two combustible items. But could it ignite here? The gas can is well protected in that box. And I assume the jack has a brushless motor. But how about that DC switch... don't they all arc a little bit?

Of course, in the case of a vehicle accident, this could be bad news. Maybe it is better in the truck.
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This got me thinking, where is the safest place to store a gas can while traveling?

Probably in the open bed of a pick-up. What if the bed is covered and could accumulate the vapors. Seems like if the can is leaking gas due to shifting cargo puncturing or crushing it, there are a lot more ignition sources in a vehicle than the trailer.

Storing on the Airstream, though, gives you a lot more to lose. The only real outside storage on my rig is behind the propane tanks. I too would worry about the proximity of these two combustible items. But could it ignite here? The gas can is well protected in that box. And I assume the jack has a brushless motor. But how about that DC switch... don't they all arc a little bit?

Of course, in the case of a vehicle accident, this could be bad news. Maybe it is better in the truck.
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:47 PM   #24
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Old 02-22-2016, 07:59 AM   #25
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I doubt the jack motor is brushless. That's a very expensive DC motor not likely found in a jack, and as noted the switch ( and also the limit switches in the gear head ) are spark producing items. The upside is that the area is well ventilated and unless you have a major leak or leave the gas can open, there is a very small probability of an explosive mixture around the can. If the gas can did leak then there might be gas fumes inside the belly wrap...not a good thing when you start to occupy the trailer. I would vote for the bed of the truck as a storage place, although the smell of gas does contaminate everything in there. At least there is some ventilation and most pickups don't have ongoing sparking devices present in the bed.. As in checking the bilge in a boat your nose is your best gas detector. If you can smell it ...don't spark!
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Better late than never! I'd use a safety can type gas can, even if it was in the truck bed and bunge cord it down at the very least. Expensive, but no vapor release.
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My 2 trailers have battery compartments in the front with al doors. Both trailers came with the jack cone and the chocks in the nasty little box behind the propane tanks. A few models have a battery in that location but the ones that do not have the leaky little box.
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I read once, somewhere, where it referred to as the flag box by Airstream. No matter what, it was intended for storage of things that could get wet.
The flag box is something completely different. That is a long box that goes under the trailer side to side and has room to carry the flagpoles for the flags used by the Airstream Club officers. It is about 4" x 10" x 8' long with a hinged door on the end. I helped install a flag box on a friend's Airstream. It is usually installed in the area of the steps on rear bedroom Airstreams.
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