I recently had a customer who wanted a quote on Zip-Dee awnings all-around for his new Safari 25 FB LE. In walking around, I noticed a nice, BIG diamond plate aluminum box sitting on the back bumper. It was maybe 5' across, 2' deep and 3' high.
'Nice storage area' I said as we did the measuring......'where did you get it?' I asked. 'Oh, my brother has a machine shop and he made it for me and welded it to the bumper'. 'Really' I replied.
Well, since this 'expert' seemed to know everything about his new Airstream.....even though THIS WAS HIS FIRST TRAILER (former MoHo owner), I decided to keep quiet about the possible problems his box will cause with the frame, not to mention it's NEGATIVE effect on the tongue weight and the probable handling degradations that come with it. He wouldn't want to hear the facts anyway!
PS: He said that the prices I gave him for the awnings were 'way too high'. Just goes to show ya'!