Originally Posted by mi0809
Did this toolbox mod to add space to keep the hitch parts and found it to be very handy.....snip
Welcome to the Jayco forums....., and looks like were neighbors, I'm east of you over in Hartland.
I have to admit it looks good, and is easy to access
I'm sure your tool box will stay attached to the bumper, but to protect your mod I would consider adding some additional frame-to-bumper rigidity so that you don't have to rely only on the two existing frame weldments holding the thin gauge tube bumper in place. They are notorious for cracking/breaking around the welds if there is any potential for flexing of the bumper do to displaced weight. Unfortunately our HTT's and TT's don't have much of a suspension to absorb all the bouncing either, which is the root cause of bike racks having issues mounted on the rear bumpers.
Just a couple of ideas:
This is one of those things that you may never have a problem leaving well enough alone, but there is some history behind these tube bumpers.
Just a little food for thought