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Old 06-15-2014, 09:27 AM   #21
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Hi: Marksalot... I'm old enough to remember what cars from the 30's looked like. A trunk was usually just that a trunk strapped to the rear of the car.
One thing the 5.0TA has is storage. We just don't have enough STUFF!!! Alf
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:08 AM   #22
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We just don't have enough STUFF!!!
That particular problem seldom fails to solve itself...
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:34 AM   #23
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Hi Ron in BC I like your front storage box I think it gives your trailer a nice clean look on the front tongue.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:44 AM   #24
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3]I decided to get the ETI storage box for my 19 and spend the $700. What really helped justify the cost is obviously the storage, but the front mounted box also serves as a rock guard. It's hard to have too much storage and the box coming as a factory option also increases the resale value more than an aftermarket.
Mark I 100% agree with you and in hind sight if I had to do it over again I would of order the factory storage box.
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:28 AM   #25
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Mark I 100% agree with you and in hind sight if I had to do it over again I would of order the factory storage box.
Maybe you can get ETI to ship one on the next delivery truck heading your way. Might be worth asking about.
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:45 PM   #26
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Maybe you can get ETI to ship one on the next delivery truck heading your way. Might be worth asking about.
I agree that it's worth asking about, but I have the same concern that I did when this was previously discussed: the trailer delivery truck is set up to deliver trailers, not a loose bulky fiberglass box that could easily be damaged just by strapping it down. It could be crated, but that will put the cost up further.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:57 PM   #27
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I agree that it's worth asking about, but I have the same concern that I did when this was previously discussed: the trailer delivery truck is set up to deliver trailers, not a loose bulky fiberglass box that could easily be damaged just by strapping it down. It could be crated, but that will put the cost up further.
I don't think it would be difficult at all to ship. More fragile stuff gets shipped all of the time all over the world. If you are really concerned, One option may be to have it shipped inside one of the trailers on the truck. It should fit through the door and with a bit of padding could probably be set down on the hallway floor of a 19 ft or 21ft.
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:17 PM   #28
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I don't think it would be difficult at all to ship. More fragile stuff gets shipped all of the time all over the world.
Sure, but typically not on open deck trailers or trucks set up for hauling trailers. As I mentioned, a crate - or at least a wooden base - could fix this.

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If you are really concerned, One option may be to have it shipped inside one of the trailers on the truck. It should fit through the door and with a bit of padding could probably be set down on the hallway floor of a 19 ft or 21ft.
If you were getting your new Escape trailer delivered to you, would you want someone else's huge fiberglass box wrestled into it, then later unloaded by one truck driver, perhaps with the assistance of a random stranger? Maybe... maybe not. They're not cargo trailers.
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...If you were getting your new Escape trailer delivered to you, would you want someone else's huge fiberglass box wrestled into it, then later unloaded by one truck driver, perhaps with the assistance of a random stranger? Maybe... maybe not. They're not cargo trailers.
You are probably right on that point.

As for shipping the box on an open truck, I would be fine with that provided it is done with care, preferably with some kind of protective wrap. Of course, this is all speculative since my 19' already has the front fibreglass box.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:45 PM   #30
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Does the trailer not require a frame modification to take the front storage box? I thought the frame was extended a little to accommodate the box...

If that memory is accurate, you might not be able to add the box after the fact...
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