Would heavy boxes mounted on the top pose a stability issue at all?
I hope not.
The ones on the side balance each other out - and relative to the weight of the rest of the steels, they're not that much - as far as I can tell.
I'm not really planning on loading them up with heavy stuff either. One is for tents, sleeping bags, air matts, and that kind of stuff. The one on the other side is cook stove and other cooking stuff. The one in the front is for tools, recover gear, etc. That'll be the heavy one - at least heavier than the other two.
I guess we'll see how it goes. Wish me luck (:
And stop saying "Jugs"; it reminds me of Raquel Welch.
Funny you should say - last night I had a strange dream where I was in a building and someone asked me to come into a room and there was a TV show going on - like one of those Oprah, or Sally or other BS talk shows going n and I was asked to comment on a women's breast job. So she showed her huge tits and I said, "Well, I don't want to be offensive or anything - but honestly, those are way too big - they look like some kind of deformity" and the woman cried. Go figure.
Anyway - you might be interested to know that this trailer is designed so that, if you wanted to, you could sleep in it. Take out all the cargo, put in your air mattresses and sleeping bags, and close up the doors from the inside (I'll make them lock from the inside too). You can also sleep on top of it. It has a flat roof, and it's long enough (88") and wide enough (48"). I'm going to try to make some attachment points so that you can throw up a few polls and then throw a tarp over the top to make it somewhat tent-like. Not as fancy as one of those overland tents, but just an option in case the ground is really crappy or something.