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Old 07-26-2019, 05:58 PM   #1
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2010 17B Front Box Designs??

We have a 2010 17B that we are renovating and see a need for a front box. It has the two propane tanks on the tongue, and we use a WDH, which complicates things.

I am very interested in what others have done to build a front box for a 17 trailer. Pictures would be very helpful, because so far I have not been able to come up with a design that results in enough storage to be worth the trouble. Have been wondering about a full width box that also protects the trailer some.
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:43 PM   #2
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I don't have the box, but I did have the propane tanks rotated 90 degrees so I could use the hard propane tanks shell. That left room for a storage box.
Anyway, here's pix and measurements.
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:52 PM   #3
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Thanks. My tanks are crosswise to the tongue, as yours. I am so new to Escape I did not realize they were arranged in any other way. I also have the WBH as you do. I am just trying to figure out how to maximize the storage area in the box.
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I made one for my 19 and I'll make another one for my coming 21.

Aluminum sheet aluminum over a wood frame. Maximized for volume. WDH brackets are in an "alcove" which allows for more interior volume.

Simple hand tools project. Later sprayed to match the trailer.

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Old 07-26-2019, 09:16 PM   #5
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Does ETI no longer give the front box for free to returning customers?
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:18 PM   #6
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Here's mine (variation of Ron's) when it was a work in progress. Bolts down to same frame holes for batteries. Lesson learned-- be sure it is not no-never going to ever touch the trailer gelcoat.
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Does ETI no longer give the front box for free to returning customers?

Why do you ask?
What prompted the question?
I wasn't aware they did until a recent post ( Jim N? ). Not sure it was ever a policy. Still don't know if it was.
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You're just full of questions eh? Didn't know it was a policy- didn't get the memo? Why do you ask?
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Just caught this now.
I was busy searching to find out how far back your animosity toward me goes.
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:37 PM   #10
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Does ETI no longer give the front box for free to returning customers?
Come to think of it I think that I did hear something about that once. Never offered to us. Don't mind too much because I don't really like the look of it.

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