Through some horse trading and good luck, I’ve acquired two Yakima Rocket Boxes. I would like to mount them both on the current touring rig for our upcoming summer travels, but they both hinge the same direction. I really don’t want to mount one backward, and therefore am trying to figure out if the hinges can be switched with any success.
(1) Have any of you modified your storage boxes to this degree? Can the hinges be removed without destroying the box [or hardware]? Once removed, can they simply be moved to the opposite side of the box and installed there? Basically, it looks like everything outside of the rack mounts will need to be removed, switched, and remounted.
(2) I wanted to post this to a forum perhaps more appropriate, but there seems to be a gazillion “gear forums” or “outdoor adventure forums.” Outside of PDD – what forums would you recommend posting this question to?
I generally go at things like this without thinking through all the steps. Traditionally, I would be sitting with a pile of parts in the driveway by the time I made this post. But the snow has delayed work on this — perhaps to my benefit.