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Old 04-04-2014, 12:56 AM   #81
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I don't have the box, but Escape moved my propane tanks 90 degrees and installed a side-wind tongue jack on my 17B. It involved some cutting and welding.
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:31 AM   #82
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Here's another photo that may help you visualize modifications.
I assume that when Escape moved the tanks they did it as they would to make room for the box.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:41 AM   #83
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Here's another photo that may help you visualize modifications.
I assume that when Escape moved the tanks they did it as they would to make room for the box.
Thanks for these. I agree, the design change was probably to incorporate the storage box but with the cover, it looks much cleaner as well. The side wide jack provides the clearance needed as the standard jack won't work with the tanks right against it. Do you know the distance between the trailer and the tank cover?
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:49 AM   #84
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I can measure, but because the front of the trailer isn't perpendicular to the frame rails, it changes, depending where you lay the tape. Seems to me that the Escape box leans forward ( / / ).
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:53 AM   #85
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I looked at that and was thinking of cutting a wedge to sit on the frame to level, then plywood on top, possibly bolted to the frame with U bolts. The box would then sit on the plywood. So the measurement I am looking for would be just straight across from the trailer to the propane cover...
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:08 AM   #86
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I'll get measurements for you shortly.
Doing it the way you suggest will make for a considerably smaller box.
I'm thinking of using the space for some sort of bike carrier, but I'm in no rush since we don't have bikes.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:54 AM   #87
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I can measure, but because the front of the trailer isn't perpendicular to the frame rails, it changes, depending where you lay the tape. Seems to me that the Escape box leans forward ( / / ).
The box sits flush to the frame, but it's back is canted forward to parallel the slant of the bottom half of the trailer.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:18 PM   #88
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Measurements for box on modified 2008 17B.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:14 PM   #89
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Measurements for box on modified 2008 17B.
Thanks so much, you went the extra mile.... So envious of the green grass and cherry trees in bloom.
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Sorry have not been able to respond sooner. We are on the road.

If memory serves, my box is 15 inches wide, (that is,) deep. This made for a very tight fit. In fact, so tight I was forced to stop, disassemble the box frame -find a way to lower the box height- to gain space and eliminate the back of the lid's binding against the tapered front of the trailer. Fifteen inches is still a very snug fit front to back, right up against the propane tank shroud. It's working for me so far, in particular, the proportions.

As can be seen, my box is square at the corners. Never thought to make the back wall parallel to the trailer body's slight taper. "...back canted forward...etc." Suppose that could gain some interior area but ... not to my taste. From your 17 pix it is looking to me like I had about the same shallow "depth" to work with.
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