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Old 04-26-2013, 12:43 PM   #21
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Robert,

We're heading out this weekend in the SittEscape and will take some pics and post them asap.

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Old 04-27-2013, 02:11 PM   #22
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Robert,

Here are the pics of my fiberglass propane tanks, set up in the standard array on the front. I've included the last pic just to show that it all fits together nicely, even leaving room for the storage box between the tank cover and the trailer body.

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Old 04-28-2013, 12:41 AM   #23
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Hi Ksitte,

Thanks for the pictures.. I can see right away that your 17B uses a different propane tank retention arrangement at the bottom of the tanks vs that shown in the first photo in this thread.

Are your fibreglass tanks restrained against lateral movement at the base of the tank?
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:57 AM   #24
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Robert,

Yup, there's a metal, oval pan that accommodates the fiberglass tank plastic housing.

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Old 04-28-2013, 10:38 AM   #25
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Hi KSitte,

Very cool, where did you get that pan? :-) I'm assuming it just bolts to the frame rails like the rusting steel one does?
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:56 AM   #26
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It is probably the same one we all have. If it were me, I would strap the lower half two together, the box would prevent rear ward and the jack front ward motion. Nice being able to see your propane level. These tanks also come in 25# sizes, same width but a little taller, for some extra reserve.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:05 PM   #27
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Driveway Stains Part II

After cleaning up the propane tray rust I decided to look into the battery box mount. As you can see from the photos there was a great deal of rust where the wooden mounting blocks are bolted through the frame. The plastic boxes were clean and had a bit of rust on the bolts but everyting came apart easily and I was able to reuse all bolts, washers and nuts.

As before I used a wire bush on a portable drill, primed and painted. For good measure I also did the same to the exposed portion of the bolt on the inside of the battery box. The plastic boxes are mounted on two pieces of 1/2 plywood, mine were too weathered to determine if it was pressure treated plywood so I put a coat of black paint on the wood blocks. Everything is now coated with fresh paint.

I am not sure why so much rust, the first year I owned my Escape I stored it outside during the summer months. Otherwise any exposure would have been when in use or tow.

I am not sure it is necessary for those of you having exposed battery boxes to take everything apart but I certainly would inspect things carefully. As you can see from the photo the rust area is hidden under the box, you will need to look for rusty bolts or other rust stains.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:53 AM   #28
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was your box an after market purchase. I have only seen the white ones in pictures of others Escapes.
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No, Escape was using the dual black boxes with the nylon web strap. The tongue cargo box was under development when I ordered.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:09 PM   #30
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I noticed the same with Cafe Egg parked now behind the house on the driveway: Rust on the concrete. In my case it is coming from one of the two battery storage bays on the frame. I need to do something about that as well. Haven't noticed any problem on the hitch yet, below the propane tanks.
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