I have decided to build a trailer storage cage on the front of the trailer with a lockable lid. I have designed it to sit high enough so the mowers will slide under it. I wanted some input on which way the lid should open, it seems like both ways would be somewhat cumbersome, on the trailer side you would have to climb over the mowers to get to it and on the truck side you would have to stand on the tongue. Maybe the best way is to make the lid on the front side of the box instead of the top? I really dont like these type of storage cages as they add so much weight to the trailer, but there has been a rash of thefts lately and I would be crushed to come back to the truck and find all the handheld power stuff gone! I saw a trailer made by Turf Pride that looks great, they mount it on the driverrs side front and it is totally enclosed and takes up almost the whole side of the trailer and looks to be around 4-5ft. tall! I thought about building something like that but I think the trailer would ride funny with all that weight on one side?Any suggestions would be helpful.Thanks!