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Old 08-02-2015, 08:29 PM   #71
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Potential use of a distribution hitch would certainly be a good argument for the tanks to be mounted forward as the photos show. Honestly I don't envision using a WD hitch as I intend to keep the tongue weight low, LPs only, will have a truck and balance future additions as needed around the axles taking proper tongue weight into account. Thank you Brian.
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:32 PM   #72
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Ross and Robert, you make an excellent argument on the box, will mull some more but I have to tell you I have a long minimalist streak. Simplicity and less stuff is good.
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:33 PM   #73
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Just remember to watch George Carlin's stuff.....you may not realize just how much storage there is under the bed

Edit: the box is too cool. And versatile. Also expensive to freight down later!

We put our chocks Andersen chains when unhooked, bbq, charcoal & chimney, Trailer-Aid, Bal-X tandem chocks, small tool kit...just all the stuff you want a ready reach to but able to lock against opportunity thieves.
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:57 PM   #74
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Ross except for the big stuff like a BBQ or lawn chairs all the trailer stuff will fit in the two side compartments. All our outdoor dining stuff is portable and fits under the dinette seat easily with lots of room to spare - in the Scamp 13' !!!

As a point of reference, Kim and I travel Europe, lately Spain and Portugal by train and buses with just a backpack each, for two weeks at a time. Due to many heavy lenses, I wear a coat and stuff them in the pockets so as to pass the occasional carry on weighing some foreign carriers impose on us. Less is best.

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Old 08-02-2015, 09:09 PM   #75
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The box is perfect when you pack up in the rain and have wet hoses, chocks, etc. Not really about minimalism vs consumerism - you are going to have wet stuff you don't want to put in the hatches.
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:25 PM   #76
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Hello Jan and Paul, like most owners here, you too make an excellent argument. No rule saying we need to fill with heavy stuff and yes or course I know the value of storage, come to my house and you will see a three car garage and two huge sheds out in back as I love working with my hands and store a lot of materials.

My wife Kim was not too keen on the box as looking at it in the 21ft option photo it does not look good, It seems the photo was of a smaller trailer and the box was wider. Thank God I saw your photo of the box mounted on the 21ft and it looks like it belongs there. the proportions are just right on the bigger trailer. Kim wants it. I will do all I can to keep it light.

Thank you, Ross and Robert for good advice and caring.
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:40 PM   #77
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The box is my favorite option on the 21' for all the reasons cited.
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:50 PM   #78
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The box is my favorite option on the 21' for all the reasons cited.

Lalalalala, my wallet can't hear you.
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Old 08-02-2015, 10:04 PM   #79
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After breaking camp during a rainy week it was nice to watch all the water drip out of the drain holes on the box after I threw in the outdoor mat, 9x12 ground cover, drippy water hose and detachable electric cord.
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Old 08-02-2015, 10:10 PM   #80
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It can be your wet locker and mud room floor. Stuff I don't want anywhere in the trailer..... But not leaving it either!
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