These are not your everyday patrol boxes. First, they are aluminum which makes them lighter and more durable than wood. After years of camping experience by many in the troop, we designed and had someone fabricate these quality aluminum patrol boxes. A couple of things that constantly bothered us about typical wooden patrol boxes were the weight and you really couldn't put a LP tank and stove in them. For the same outside dimensions we have accomplished everything, in a lighter and more durable box. This is the complete and ultimate patrol box.
A detailed inventory can be seen below.
The rough outside dimensions are 20x20x36
Both sides doors double a work surfaces. One side is for cooking the other is for food preparation. Measure your stove and tank these vary in size. They will dictate where you put the center divider etc...
Note: ours have older skinny Coleman stoves. On later versions we had to allow for fatter stoves and we started putting the shelf in with the lip up. This helps keep items on the shelf in transit. Suggest you use pop rivets for all the hardware and weld joints. Powder Coat really holds up.
Here is a link to a detailed mechanical drawing of our patrol boxes.
This document provides some helpful hints and notes for anyone thinking of building your own patrol boxes.
The images below are included for your visual reference while using the plans.
View of stove in kitchen.
View of handles installed on box.
View of handle out.
View of door latch.
View of prep side open with shelf measurement.
View of side measurements.
Looking in at the prep side of the box.
Looking down to see the layout (doors closed).
Looking in at the cooking side of the box.
End of the box (doors closed).
Looking down to see the layout (doors open).
End of the box (doors open).