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Old 03-22-2015, 08:06 PM   #71
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I decided not to get a removable power cord hoping that the power cord opening could be used as a way to get coax or antenna wire into the trailer without having to go the window route if I am ever overcome by the need to connect. Maybe that will work.
I do this. It works fine.
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:08 AM   #72
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I didn't order the storage box for our 15B and regret it. Now to have it delivered would cost @ $1600 USD versus $700 if ordered when built. I'm contemplating picking it up at ETI since we want to visit Crater Lake, OR and perhaps explore BC in the fall. Question: Does anyone know of a comparable storage box? I haven't been able to find one that fits our needs, much less looks as good as the box ETI offers. Any suggestions, greatly appreciated. - Jen
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:18 AM   #73
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Saw a storage box that looked nice but the price was comparable and the problem was that it went on the back --- and all of the weight with it. You can find a box to go on the front but it will probably not be as big and will not match. And will not run across the width as the Escape one does, which keeps rocks from hitting the front. The box is treated for rocks.
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:15 AM   #74
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Myron made a real nice one, check his out, A few modifications to my 19
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:22 AM   #75
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I decided not to get a removable power cord hoping that the power cord opening could be used as a way to get coax or antenna wire into the trailer without having to go the window route if I am ever overcome by the need to connect. Maybe that will work.
I didn't have the choice when I ordered my Scamp, and I did run a wire for a WiFi antenna through the power cord opening, commonly called the "mouse hole." Turns out that when in storage and plugged in, even with plastic grocery bags stuffed around the cord, the mouse hole became an ant hole. No food in the trailer, but I got an infestation that was very difficult to eliminate. Finally had to set off a "bomb" inside the trailer. So I ordered the detachable cord. If I didn't have TV ready, I would find a way to install a coax fitting through the wall.
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:28 AM   #76
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If I didn't have TV ready, I would find a way to install a coax fitting through the wall.
It is really quite simple to install one, a little drill hole, some butyl and tighten, I have installed several through both fiberglass and aluminum and filon walls.
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I didn't order the storage box for our 15B and regret it. Now to have it delivered would cost @ $1600 USD versus $700 if ordered when built. I'm contemplating picking it up at ETI since we want to visit Crater Lake, OR and perhaps explore BC in the fall. Question: Does anyone know of a comparable storage box? I haven't been able to find one that fits our needs, much less looks as good as the box ETI offers. Any suggestions, greatly appreciated. - Jen
Hi Jen

We were in the same boat, we got our 19 before Reace had come out with the box and once we saw one we knew we had to have it. Our solution was to plan a holiday and make a detour to ETI and have one installed, best thing we ever did.

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Old 03-24-2015, 10:24 AM   #78
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I didn't order the storage box for our 15B and regret it. Now to have it delivered would cost @ $1600 USD versus $700 if ordered when built. I'm contemplating picking it up at ETI since we want to visit Crater Lake, OR and perhaps explore BC in the fall. Question: Does anyone know of a comparable storage box? I haven't been able to find one that fits our needs, much less looks as good as the box ETI offers. Any suggestions, greatly appreciated. - Jen
I picked this box up for our former 17B. I liked it because it fit between the propane tanks and the body of the trailer. It was roomy enough to store the Lego blocks and our miscellaneous sewer connections. I think I picked it up that Home Depot, although it may have been Lowe's.

FYI, the nicer polyethylene or polymer trailer tongue storage boxes do not fit between the trailer and the propane tank cover. I tried to figure out a way to no avail, at about 2 inches too big, front to back.

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Old 03-24-2015, 12:36 PM   #79
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I didn't order the storage box for our 15B and regret it. Now to have it delivered would cost @ $1600 USD versus $700 if ordered when built. I'm contemplating picking it up at ETI since we want to visit Crater Lake, OR and perhaps explore BC in the fall. Question: Does anyone know of a comparable storage box? I haven't been able to find one that fits our needs, much less looks as good as the box ETI offers. Any suggestions, greatly appreciated. - Jen
Maybe some nice Escaper would bring it down for you in the back of their pickup? You're not going to find anything aftermarket that comes close IMO. Having had those leatherette front snap-on guards on a 17, I will tell you the protection the ETI box offers is far superior.
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:52 PM   #80
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Thanks to all for the kind, thoughtful responses. Klaus, I may check out your suggestion as a temporary solution but as many suggested it seems the trip to ETI is warranted. We traveled to Chiliwack mid November last year and found the area incredibly beautiful. Picking up the storage box makes a great "excuse" to explore BC some more.
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