Universal Over-tank Utility Platform
Product DescriptionCustomer install photos for the production version here.
Pictures from the first prototype install (over a Reese WDH) here
The Universal Over-tank Utility Platform gives owners the opportunity to maximize front end storage space. Use the built in holes on the top rail to tie down supplies, water cans, fuel cans, or generators. The platform top plate is made of diamond plate aluminum which helps to stop items from sliding around. Frame under the top is pre-drilled for Honda EU2000i & EU3000iS and Yamaha EF2000iS LowPro LockDown base plates. It is strong enough to support the Honda 3000 generator on our LowPro LockDown system.
** if you only need to put a small generator up there take a look at our smaller version **
The standard 20 pound propane tanks can be easily changed out through the open front. The valve can also be reached from the front.
The base unit comes with no back or front panels. An optional upgrade can be purchased to add a sliding front door and fixed back panel.This will be a simple bolt-on upgrade that can be ordered later if desired. Scroll down to add this option - or just the front door - or just the back panel.
The platform comes with 4 grade 8 bolts for attaching to the top web of your frame through 4 holes you will drill. Or for a small upgrade we can supply 4 long u-bolts to allow you to attach without drilling. See below to order. Holes in the platform base are pre-drilled for the expected mount points.
Note for customers that have fitted our jack relocation plate: The platform will definitely NOT work if you have relocated an electric jack, due to the height of the jack.It will work with a relocated manual jack.
Except for the aluminum diamond plate top, and powder coated aluminum back panel, everything is White powder coated steel. All stainless-steel hardware is supplied. The platform comes as a flat-pack (to save you shipping) and assembly is required.
The top is just under 32 inches wide by 17 inches deep (minus the front corners). It weighs about 43 pounds with the diamond plate top. Adding the aluminum door,steel door runners and aluminum back panel brings it to about 55 pounds.
IMPORTANT: Owners who already have a weight distribution hitch installed may have interference issues. If you have a weight distribution hitch installed, please contact us prior to purchasing the platform. Note however that we have installed one over a Reese WDH by spacing it off the frame with the 1.25" spacers. Sway bars that do not protrude above frame height are OK.
Some older Casita trailers have propane tank supports welded closer to the body. If your Casita is older than 2008, please check out our 'frequently asked questions' page which describes how you can measure to be sure before ordering. Or now you can just cut those unneeded supports off!
FedEx Ground Shipping (lower 48): $39.95
Buying a 'LowPro LockDown system' at the same time? Use coupon code shelf_plus_lockdown during checkout to get a 5% discount
Install kit for 3 inch frames
Product DescriptionConsists of 4 square zinc-plated u-bolts with stainless hardware and a thick stainless clamp-plate. They are long enough to fit up to a 4" deep by 2" wide frame. Casita frames are 3" deep by 1.5" wide.
Install kit with spacers for 3 inch frames
Product DescriptionConsists of 4 square u-bolts with stainless hardware and a thick stainless steel clamp-plate. They are long enough to fit up to a 3" deep by 2" wide frame when used in conjunction with the 4 laser-cut,powder coated slotted spacers provided. Casita frames are 3" deep by 1.5" wide. Spacers allow the shelf to be fitted above 1.25 inch protrusions above frame height.
Product DescriptionThis option adds a fixed back panel, and a sliding front panel (with lock) to the Universal Over-tank Utility Platform. It is a bolt-on option and can be added later if desired. Fixed rear panel and front sliding door are gloss white powder coated aluminum. ($19.95 shipping if not ordered at same time as shelf)
Product DescriptionThis option adds just a sliding front panel (with lock) to the Universal Over-tank Utility Platform. It is a bolt-on option and can be added later if desired. Kit consists of one door, 2 slider rails, 2 backer plats and required hardware. The sliding door is aluminum and powder coated in gloss white to match. Push-lock is pre-installed onto the door. ($16.95 shipping if not ordered at same time as shelf)
Universal back only upgrade
Product DescriptionThis option adds a fixed back panel only to the Universal Over-tank Utility Platform. It is a bolt-on option and can be added later if desired. Rear panel is aluminum and is powder coated in gloss white to match. No additional hardware is need to install. ($14.95 shipping if not ordered at same time as shelf)
Latest News 5-15-2017: Wow. If you have noticed that the item you want is out of stock, it's because we are selling things as fast as we can make them! That said. Hitches are back in stock. Lowpros for Honda are in stock. A new full load of shocks will be on hand within a couple of weeks. The waitlist cleaned out our Over tank platforms but more are ordered. NOTE: If you email or call us you may get slow answers from us. We are sorry! We have hired a person to answer messages but they need to be trained on our products first ... so help is on the way!
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