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Old 12-31-2015, 01:12 AM   #21
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I made a front enclosure on the Scamp for the same reason plus a battery and propane tank sitting out on the tongue looked ugly to me. Managed to get in an extra battery, some chocks and the tongue wheel.
Looks great, Ron (no surprise there!)
I like the way this fits on the A-frame shape of the tongue.
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Old 12-31-2015, 01:30 AM   #22
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That is a sweet setup on the Scamp Ron. One of the better one's I've seen.
Needed a power tongue jack on there.
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Old 12-31-2015, 01:35 AM   #23
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Finally glad to hear of others who have had water come into the box. A couple of years ago I posted about water coming into our box and no others acknowledged that they had that problem as well.
We recently completed a trip down to Arizona and back and hit one incredible rain storm while passing through Seattle area in late Nov. We had a lot of water come into the box, but it was one mother of a rain storm.
We also had mega rain storm while returning back north through Washington State mid Dec. Hardly any water came into the box this time. Not sure why?
Our tow vehicle has a short wheel base and I thought maybe that could be one factor that causes excess water to come up off the rear tires and spray onto the front of the box??
Originally picked trailer up in 2013 rained until we got home ,Canada to California , even California then in November . Never found any water in box . We were driving highway 5 all the way except for our stops for 2 weeks . Many times hard driving rain . Maybe because we have a F250 long bed with a cap . So never have drilled holes . Pat
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Old 12-31-2015, 07:17 AM   #24
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The front storage box looks cool, but how practical is it? What do you put in it? Is it waterproof? Did anyone out there weld, bolt or crazy glue a platform in it's place to tote a generator, in law or something else smelly?
Fans of the front storage box are many here. We opted to not get it and have not once missed it. When we saw the front storage box in person we thought the shape odd and impractical to contain much. I think we travel with less stuff than many others do (and no generator, as you you are considering), and we have easily found good, accessible storage in the 19 for what we do take. Even the back of our tow car is relatively empty--mostly just bag chairs and bulky winter coats. If our hose is wet or dirty, we quickly run a paper towel over it before storing it under the bed through the side hatch, and our leveling wood and X-chocks go in the same place.
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Old 12-31-2015, 09:24 AM   #25
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Jim, who'd ever have the nerve to flame you Although, maybe it'd be fair to say after you're retired and making longer trips than you do now your perspective on what to take with you may change.

I made a front enclosure on the Scamp for the same reason plus a battery and propane tank sitting out on the tongue looked ugly to me. Managed to get in an extra battery, some chocks and the tongue wheel.

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I have always said that when on extended trips after retirement the box might be revisited. What we would mostly bring in addition to what we have, that might not fit into the existing extra storage space we already had, would be things for additional activities, like gear for backcountry canoe travel, but that stuff we would want in the tow vehicle anywat.

However, that is all moot now, as the 5.0 does not even have that option.

That box on your Scamp looks great. I much prefer that style, one like Bigfoot uses, to enclose everything on the tongue. Much sleeker looking.
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Fans of the front storage box are many here. We opted to not get it and have not once missed it. When we saw the front storage box in person we thought the shape odd and impractical to contain much. I think we travel with less stuff than many others do (and no generator, as you you are considering), and we have easily found good, accessible storage in the 19 for what we do take. Even the back of our tow car is relatively empty--mostly just bag chairs and bulky winter coats. If our hose is wet or dirty, we quickly run a paper towel over it before storing it under the bed through the side hatch, and our leveling wood and X-chocks go in the same place.
You rebel you.
But, your take is pretty much parallel to mine. I bet you don't miss all the extra stuff you could take... just because.

We used clear plastic bins about 6" deep to store all our trailer setup stuff in, and any dirt off that stuff did not get everywhere that way, plus it kept things handy, just pull out the bin and you have everything you need right at hand.
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:16 AM   #26
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We usually travel with a lot of fishing gear on top of camping gear, so the storage box's space is helpful. Even if we didn't need the space, I like its proximity to the hitch area and protection of the trailer's front end. We store all the dirty stuff in the box, including hitch, chocks, lubricants, axes, campfire accessories, ropes, etc. It saves having to reach in the truck bed for the right bin, which most likely would be out of reach for me. So, while there are different strokes for different folks, we think the box was well worth the cost for us. I do like some of the custom boxes though. Nice work!
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:59 AM   #27
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We have the storage box, and I agree with most of everything that's been said here: both pro and con. It's very useful, but it's also awkward. I bitch and swear every time I need to get at anything that's not right on top. But it's useful nonetheless for the dirty stuff that I don't want under the bed.

'course accessing stuff under the bed also often incurs much swearing... Getting at stuff stuck in the back corner through that small hatch is awkward at best.
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:19 AM   #28
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'course accessing stuff under the bed also often incurs much swearing... Getting at stuff stuck in the back corner through that small hatch is awkward at best.
Having the large hatch I like I put in, definitely was a great thing for accessing under the bed from outside.
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How do you use your front storage box? Or do you use that space for something...

We don't find the storage box too small - in fact, just right for storing all our outside gear like x-chocks, hoses, the torque wrench for the lugs and the Andersen hitch adjustment, our patio mat, etc. Love it.
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Old 12-31-2015, 12:25 PM   #30
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We didn't have the storage box on our 17. We hesitated when doing the build sheet on the 19, mostly because of cost. We're very glad we added that option, however. Here are a couple of shots of all we store there. Hope that's helpful.
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