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Old 06-05-2011, 07:27 AM   #11
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Hi: captmath...That depends on what you're packing and how big the box of your truck is. In our former shortbox GMC we had a Delta locking tool box that sat down in the truck bed. That was storage for wet/dirty items. In the rear of the box we carried leveling blocks and sundry pieces of kindling and a tote box of firewood. Now the first question they ask at the gate of a Provincial Pk. is "Do you have any firewood"? It is illegal to transport across county boundarys... due to them wanting to sell their own wood.(aka Emerald Ash borer)
So far we have not yet found exactly what type of box to fit in the new tug... but I'm looking!!! Alf
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:02 PM   #12
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Hi: captmath...That depends on what you're packing and how big the box of your truck is. In our former shortbox GMC we had a Delta locking tool box that sat down in the truck bed. That was storage for wet/dirty items. In the rear of the box we carried leveling blocks and sundry pieces of kindling and a tote box of firewood. Now the first question they ask at the gate of a Provincial Pk. is "Do you have any firewood"? It is illegal to transport across county boundarys... due to them wanting to sell their own wood.(aka Emerald Ash borer)
So far we have not yet found exactly what type of box to fit in the new tug... but I'm looking!!! Alf
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Thanks.
I've got the 6-foot bed, so mostly I am wondering if I can put half- or full-height storage boxes between the hitch and tailgate. I also have a roll-up hard cover, so I can't use that space for a locking toolbox.

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Old 06-06-2011, 07:50 AM   #13
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Hi: captmath...We have the Nissan fold forward tonneau/w aluminium frame. We can fit a small tool box in the front of the box but size really does matter. I can't remember the formulae for Sq. root so I just eyeball it!!! Don't know a Cm. from a Mm. so I use my trusty 12' inch marked tape measure.
The blue/grey 25 gal. tote in the pic. has snap lock lid handles, wheels and a tow handle. It is the largest size (171/4"HX31"LX15"W) we could find. You can put small padalocks on the rim of it. I haven't tried it in the box but I'm sure it would fit between the hitch and the tailgate. The fold down BBQ, water hose and campmat all fit in it.
Now we have to get a Grands toy tote for Aylens stuff + the dogs bean bag bed too!!! This summer camping will be busier. Alf
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:48 PM   #14
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Hi CaptMath,

Thanks for the response and tips on the tagging & Registration for your new Escape (Woo Hoo). I was afraid it would be a bit of a nightmare. (hrs sitting in the DMV).

I'm trying to decide if we will drive, have the trailer shipped or some combo. We won't have quite as much time as you. I have a bit of time to decide as I haven't even ordered one yet.

Please post pictures of the new trailer and your adventure.

Would love to see your new trailer if possible, upon your return.

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Old 06-06-2011, 08:36 PM   #15
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Thanks.
I've got the 6-foot bed, so mostly I am wondering if I can put half- or full-height storage boxes between the hitch and tailgate. I also have a roll-up hard cover, so I can't use that space for a locking toolbox.
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Hi Dick,
I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but there is quite a bit of space between the floor of the truck and the trailer...a full height storage box is fine. You just have to remove it before you unhook the trailer. I use the aluminum box for storing tools and water hoses, and stinky slinkys, and the such. Everything else you carry in the back is subject to getting wet unless it's in a closed container (and the top doesn't blow off).
The 2nd picture is site #22 at Bear Creek Lake State Park, Cumberland County (above Farmville) last night. Beautiful!
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:34 PM   #16
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Hi Dan.
Thanks for the pictures. I can't wait to get on the road. We are leaving here Wednesday to start our grand circle tour.

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Hi Dan.
Thanks for the pictures. I can't wait to get on the road. We are leaving here Wednesday to start our grand circle tour.

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How I wish we were able to do that trip too! What is you pick up date in Chilliwack? Going Northern route then back central or south? You will have a ball...take lots of pictures, and make lots of memories. One of the places we loved the most on our way back was Arches National Park. If close, check it out, and camp at the Park if any openings. It's dry (on each site) so you will need to top off the water tanks.
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:51 PM   #18
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We pick up on the 27th. Stopping in Gainesville, FL and Lafayette, LA on the way and then on to Rhode Island. I think we hit every border state except NM, AR, CA, maybe OR, and New England north of Connecticut. I hope gas keeps trending down. We won't be doing much camping on the way North. KOA Kabins maybe?
Started packing the truck this afternoon. I think we have too much.

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Old 06-07-2011, 08:06 PM   #19
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Speaking of packing: What's the Chilliwack weather like the end of Jun - early July? Do I need to pack warm?

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Dick:

Here is a link which gives you temperatures for Vancouver, close to Chilliwack:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate...r#Temperatures

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