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RC Manufacturing T-Series Trailer Tongue Tool Box - A-Frame - Steel - 5.2 Cu Ft - Black

RC Manufacturing T-Series Trailer Tongue Tool Box - A-Frame - Steel - 5.2 Cu Ft - Black

Item # 313-TM362016M
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313-TM362016M - 16 Inch Wide RC Manufacturing A-Frame Trailer Tool Box
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36" Long x 20" tall x 16" wide locking tool box mounts to an A-frame trailer tongue to provide secure storage. Gas strut helps lift and hold lid. Weatherproof neoprene seal keeps your gear dry. Black powder coated steel. Great Prices for the best trailer tool box from RC Manufacturing. RC Manufacturing T-Series Trailer Tongue Tool Box - A-Frame - Steel - 5.2 Cu Ft - Black part number 313-TM362016M can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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RC Manufacturing Trailer Tool Box - 313-TM362016M

  • A-Frame Trailer Tool Box
  • 36 Inch Long
  • Steel
  • 16 Inch Wide
  • 20-1/2 Inch Tall
  • Medium Capacity
  • Black
  • RC Manufacturing

36" Long x 20" tall x 16" wide locking tool box mounts to an A-frame trailer tongue to provide secure storage. Gas strut helps lift and hold lid. Weatherproof neoprene seal keeps your gear dry. Black powder coated steel.


  • Tool box mounts to your A-Frame trailer tongue to provide secure storage
  • Built-in gas strut assists with opening the lid
    • Holds lid open while loading and unloading
  • Locking, flush-mounted paddle handle keeps your gear safe and secure - keys included
  • Weatherproof neoprene seal protects your equipment from the elements
  • Durable, corrosion-resistant black powder coated steel and stainless steel construction
  • Quick and easy installation - just mount on your trailer tongue
    • Hardware not included
  • Made in the USA


  • Overall dimensions: 36" long x 20" tall x 16" wide
    • 22" long (front)
  • Capacity: 5.2 cu ft
  • Weight: 68 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty

Dimensions of RC Toolbox

TM362016.M RC Industries A-Frame Trailer Tongue Toolbox - 5.2 Cu Ft - Granite Black Powder Coat

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RC Manufacturing T-Series Trailer Tongue Tool Box - A-Frame - Steel - 5.2 Cu Ft - Black - 313-TM362016M

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (115 Customer Reviews)

36" Long x 20" tall x 16" wide locking tool box mounts to an A-frame trailer tongue to provide secure storage. Gas strut helps lift and hold lid. Weatherproof neoprene seal keeps your gear dry. Black powder coated steel.


I originally purchased a less expensive tongue box from a local discount tool retailer. After closer inspection, it was clear that this cheaper model was of very poor build and material quality. I returned it and ordered this RC Manufacturing box from etrailer. After a year of pretty heavy use and all kinds of weather, it has held up perfectly. I should have realized all along hat there is no substitute for quality workmanship and materials.


The product itself is built like a tank. The minus 3 stars is for the shipping experience. Probably the worst shipping experience I have ever had. The box is huge and weighs 71 pounds. It was shipped in a single wall cardboard box with one piece of tape closing it, no padding, and the label was applied upside down. The box traveled with UPS on its lid, and arrived to me mangled. The lid was bent so far in on the corner that it wouldn't open without me having to bend the piece of metal out. The powder coat was damaged in multiple places.

I'm satisfied with etrailer's response to quickly reship, hoping it shows up packaged better. Now I have to figure out how to ship this back. I can't believe that it was shipped so poorly to begin with. Expensive mistake that could have been easily prevented.

Im sorry that this happened to you. I have sent this information over to our shipping department for them to correct this type of issue. I see that your reship has arrived in the same condition, and our customer service department has been informed of this and will be reaching out to better assist you here shortly.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 07/01/2022


Very pleased with this product. It has excellent build quality and should last for years to come.


This is a really well constructed...solid box. Very happy with it. It took a bit of a beating during shipment...a few areas chipped and textured finish scraped off...but nothing to do with the manufacturer or merchant. I put it in the front of my travel trailer...behind the propane tanks. Had to move the tanks forward a bit. It now stores my two batteries, I added a marine battery switch, and it still has tons of room to hold blocks of wood, water hose, and power cord. Had to install angle iron across the front of the frame rails because it was a bit too far back to fit on top of the frame. I'm really happy with the finished product.


The steel RC tongue box is rock solid. Many boxes are flimsy and have cheap components. This box will no doubt stand up to abuse and last a long time. As a trailer manufacturer, we only install premium components on our trailers and this is out go-to toolbox.


I purchased this toolbox for my Jumping Jack tent trailer. I also purchased 6 (1" Long Black Torx Wall Liner Screw) mounting screws. All went well with the installation. It's securely on the trailer with no movement. I bought this particular toolbox to securely store a Honda eu2200 generator even though the dimensions of the box indicated it would fit. Unfortunately, the lid arm and the box lock dimensions would not accommodate the generator(1 star deduction). I still liked the toolbox so I decided not to return. Upon my first use, the locking mechanism stopped opening the lid to the box (another 1 star deduction). As I type this review, I'm on a 30 minute hold to reach customer service to start the process for getting a new locking mechanism for the box. Prior to this call, I spoke with RC Manufacturing representative, who indicated they would send a new lock to me once they receive the relevant information from

I apologize about the damaged lock. This will be covered under warranty.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 08/30/2021


This was my first time ordering from etrailer and was very pleased with their service and communication. Product shipped the same day I ordered it and arrived 2 days later. The packaging was damaged to the extent that I figured the tool box had to suffer as well, but to my surprise there was only one small area that needed touched up with a little black paint and did not warrant retuning. The tool box appears to be built very well and should easily meet my needs. I would purchase this tool box again and not hesitate to do business with etrailer.


Box is really nice. Latch works smooth as well as the strut on the lid.
Was great to see its American made.

One year later still going strong.
Paul L - 03/25/2020


Love it thanks


Already had one of these. Needed another. Excellent quality, and of course etrailer is always on point.


The box is very well constructed.
I am
very pleased with the storage it has provided on our trailer.


Attached are the photos of my toolbox i nstallation.


This tool box, shape and size are perfect for my utility and car trailer. Good gauge steel, well made. Holding up very well. Water tight. Good finish
After a year of use, would definitely buy again. Plenty of storage for winch, chains, straps, ropes, jack and more.


I mounted it on my trailer and installed batteries c/w an inverter. Solid workmanship. The finish has no marks on it even after hauling it down gravel forestry trunk roads and highways.

the tool box is fantastic. Not a mark on it. Very durable. I keep my batteries and inverter in it. Well thought out design and finish. No rust at all. Survived a Canadian Winter stored in the snow and ice as well as UV in the summer.
Brendan f - 06/24/2020


This is a high quality toolbox with a nicer looking finish than most boxes. Seals work really well and keep my contents dry. I would recommend this product to others. I would also like to note that this was my first purchase from etrailer and was a little nervous when ordering. etrailer was great and George kept me in the loop via phone and emails each step of the way. I was very impressed by the service that I received and will purchase from them again.


Installed box on trailer tongue. It fits perfectly. So convenient to have all trailer tools and accessories right there on trailer. Piston for lid works great.
I had shopped for months at retail stores and on line. This box was the best buy.


The trailer tongue tool box I got from Etrailer mfg by RC good quality made in USA
I'm glad I bought it.


Awesome box, cannot understate how well it is built. Very sturdy, and the handle works perfectly! I put this box on my 18ft trailer, and it looks great!!


Great product built very well and shipped quick. It's going to be a good addition to my 24ft. Trailer for storage for straps and chains.


Good quality, well constructed, shipped and arrived as stated. Got a little banged up from the shipping. Great description and measurements of the toolbox.
Fit my trailer perfectly,


Excellent product, fits two batteries, an inverter, charger and extension chord. Quick shipping too.


perfect fit. fast shipping. a quality trailer box. Cost way less than same box from other venders.
Completely satisfied will be a return customer.


excellent product. great price, fast delivery, extremely easy transaction. will buy from e trailer again. THANK YOU


Heavy duty extremely well built.


USA made. Excellent box. Excellent customer service at E-trailer

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    The A-Frame Trailer Tongue Toolbox # 313-TM362016M is made right here in the United States of America, as you can tell by the photo of the cutout of the bottom corner of the toolbox. It is made from 14-gauge steel for durability and there will not be an issue with rain getting inside the toolbox because it features an internal seal at the bottom of the lid. I've added a link to a video review of the A-Frame Trailer Tongue Toolbox for you to take a look at.
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