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Old 06-10-2015, 09:18 AM   #1
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Separating stuff in the front storage box

We just got an Escape 19 with front storage box. So far we have put our hitch, wheel blocks, water hose and a few other parts in it. I got some sewer accessories like a clear elbow and right angle end adapter for the dump hose end. My question: how do you separate things in the front storage box? I am looking for a good way to keep the sewer parts separate from the clean water parts and from the hitch and leveler parts.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:41 AM   #2
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You could place the sewer parts into a plastic container then into the front storage box, that would isolate them from everything else.
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I don't keep any sewer parts in the front box, everything fits in the hose holder, even the right angle connection for the hose. I keep fresh water parts (right angle elbow, water thief, pressure regulators, spray nozzle) in a small plastic bin along with various propane parts. Water hoses and electrical cors are in the driver side corner of the storage box (closest to where they're used). Stabilizer pads (two types, wood& plastic) are velcroed together, and wheel chocks are on the passenger side, along with the hatchet and folding shovel. The Anderson Levelors stay in a separate bin in the truck. Also keep the rug in a bag on the very top.
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:15 AM   #4
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We put our clean water supplies [hoses, connectors, etc.] in the rear storage compartment in sink tubs. The sewer hose and its variety of connectors, along with chocks, the Anderson leveler, leveling pads, etc. go in the front storage box.

Since the storage box is not intended to be waterproof [there are drain holes in the bottom], we don't keep fresh water supplies there. For the sewer connectors, we use a small Rubbermaid covered container to hold the elbows and fittings.

All those items, along with the removable power cord, just about fill up the box, along with the batteries.
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We keep our hoses in big ziplock bags in the front bin - keeps them clean. Amazon.com: Ziploc Big Bag Double Zipper, 3 Jumbo Big Bags: Health & Personal Care

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Old 06-10-2015, 04:35 PM   #6
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I store my clean water stuff in a big plastic zippered bag in the front box and i also store my sewer hose attach in a different plastic zippered bag. All my electric cords plugs levelers etc... are in the front box too.
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We keep our hoses in big ziplock bags in the front bin - keeps them clean. Amazon.com: Ziploc Big Bag Double Zipper, 3 Jumbo Big Bags: Health & Personal Care

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Kathie,

Thanks for the tip on those larger ziplock bags! They are very useful for a lot of things in our Escape. Hadn't noticed them in the store before.

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I have some of these that I use to store electrical in one and fresh water in another and sewerage in a third.https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...h/CE27481.html
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:59 PM   #9
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We keep our hoses in big ziplock bags in the front bin - keeps them clean. Amazon.com: Ziploc Big Bag Double Zipper, 3 Jumbo Big Bags: Health & Personal Care

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That's a good idea, as one can see the contents. I have been using cheapo ones from the dollar Tree, and I use different colors for the drinking water and the "garden hose". They have held up surprisingly well, and they keep my rear storage compartment dry. However, it looks like a change is in order.
I would have preferred to get the storage box, but it hadn't been invented yet, so I got two front hatches instead.
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We keep our hoses in big ziplock bags in the front bin - keeps them clean. Amazon.com: Ziploc Big Bag Double Zipper, 3 Jumbo Big Bags: Health & Personal Care

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Wow - thanks for posting Kathie. I had no idea those existed. Perfect!
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I have a couple of small office sized oval plastic trash cans. The driver's side has the water filter and tank filler that fits the end of the hose, as well as the bottle of poo tank enzyme we use (instead of harsh chemicals). The rolled up hoses fit nicely behind it.

The passenger side holds the tools for setting theWDH bars and the crank for the stabilizers along with a few other odds and ends like 15 amp and 50 amp adapters. The power cord fits nicely rolled up behind it.

This leaves room for my leveling blocks, Anderson leveling wedges and the immobilizers that fit between the tires.

I lay my WDH bars across the top of the plywood covering the batteries when they are not in use.
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Wow - thanks for posting Kathie. I had no idea those existed. Perfect!
That's the size I use for my lunch when I go for a hike.
Seriously we use small plastic buckets that delis get pickles and stuff in or if a bigger bucket is needed, I use a cat litter bucket. I also like those small clear tubs that only cost a couple bucks.
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When I needed an easy bag to hold my screen room poles, I used a durable cotton rifle case that ties on tha end securely
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I guess I better catch up on a year's worth of thank you's! You are welcome! I know I appreciate all the hints we get from other folks on this forum.
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I'm afraid I'm in the "Toss everything in" school. I do keep the sewer hose in a 5" fence post under the trailer, but grill, water hoses, electric cord, Anderson Leveler, a few leggo blocks, and some misc small stuff all goes in. Of course, if it is something I want, it will always be on the bottom...
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