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Old 05-18-2012, 11:03 PM   #11
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Re: Buying an Escape 15fter !

I'm only guessing, but I would think that the shorter the trailer, the greater impact of weight distribution.

So, if you put a box on the front and filled it with tools, you might have an issue.

I don't have the Escape box, but I do have a storage box on the back of my 17B. I suspect that it just facilitates carrying more stuff than I need. I can't remember the last time I used the 5lb. maul.

Before I had the box at the back, I stored hoses etc. in boxes that traveled in the aisle, inside the trailer and got shoved under the trailer when at camp.

If I get the Old Bag that bike for her birthday, I'll have to remove the storage box to accommodate a bike carrier and go back to my old system.

Still, those that have the Escape box seem to love them.

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Old 05-18-2012, 11:41 PM   #12
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I'm only guessing, but I would think that the shorter the trailer, the greater impact of weight distribution.

So, if you put a box on the front and filled it with tools, you might have an issue.

I don't have the Escape box, but I do have a storage box on the back of my 17B. I suspect that it just facilitates carrying more stuff than I need. I can't remember the last time I used the 5lb. maul.

Before I had the box at the back, I stored hoses etc. in boxes that traveled in the aisle, inside the trailer and got shoved under the trailer when at camp.

If I get the Old Bag that bike for her birthday, I'll have to remove the storage box to accommodate a bike carrier and go back to my old system.

Still, those that have the Escape box seem to love them.

baglo
Easy to like that storage box - perfectly compliments the cabin .
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:45 AM   #13
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Re: Buying an Escape 15fter !

Transferring the weight from front to back and back to front is important to keep enough tongue weight is the thing. The front storage box keeps the floor of the trailer nice and clear.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:30 PM   #14
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Re: Buying an Escape 15fter !

Guess we won't be the ones to post a pic with a storage box on an Escape 15 ....... all the compelling reasoning seems to side with the exterior hatch choice no matter how pleasing the esthetics ............ however on the subject of extra insulation and thermal windows , having reasoned out that it may not make a lot of difference because of size , there does seem to be reason enough to reconsider that ...............
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:24 AM   #15
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Re: Buying an Escape 15fter !

I think the insulation and window upgrade are the best thing you could add, it can't be done later. Whether to keep the heat in, or out, it is a valuable thing to have from an energy savings and comfort standpoint.

The storage box could always be added later. We have no need for one with the 19 as we find it has more than enough storage for our needs, but with a 15, I am not so certain.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:56 AM   #16
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I think the insulation and window upgrade are the best thing you could add, it can't be done later. Whether to keep the heat in, or out, it is a valuable thing to have from an energy savings and comfort standpoint.

The storage box could always be added later. We have no need for one with the 19 as we find it has more than enough storage for our needs, but with a 15, I am not so certain.
Yeah .... we've rethought that -due to - and really appreciate the input . This Escape 15 is a size upnotch for us ( the Escape is a total quality upgrade ) , we weren't so sure about the extra insulation and thermal windows because of it's size , but we will be calling Reace this morning to add that ( just don't want to call too early with the hour difference) . Thank you
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:52 PM   #17
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Re: Buying an Escape 15fter !

After careful consideration ( including tongue weight ) we have after all decided to have the Escape storage box on our 15 fter. We saw one almost ready to go with it on when we visited the factory - it really does look good !
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