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Old 06-10-2015, 10:18 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, 10:41 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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Old 06-10-2015, 11:14 AM   #3
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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, 11:15 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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Old 06-10-2015, 12:32 PM   #5
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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, 05:35 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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Old 06-25-2015, 06:04 PM   #7
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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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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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