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Old 06-13-2014, 08:10 PM   #1
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Adding After Market Front Storage Box

I am now thinking that I should have added a front fiberglass storage box on my new Escape 19 trailer at the time of purchase. But at the time of purchase I just wanted to keep the total cost of my trailer under $32000 dollars. Which we did but now I am thinking I got have a front fiberglass storage box. So my question is does anyone know where one can purchase the same fiberglass storage box that ETI uses ?
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Mark, that's a custom Reace build. If you want that storage box, you have to buy it from Escape.
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Only place I know of is ETI.
It's their design and build.
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Thanks Donna & Gbaglo that's kind of what I was afraid I was going to hear. Well the next question is any recommendations for a aftermarket fiberglass storage box as an alternative to ETI ?
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Let's see....a trip to Escape for your box would take you through Glacier NP, Montana (great fishing), Idaho...who knows?? Of course you already know that is the BEST option...

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Thanks Donna & Gbaglo that's kind of what I was afraid I was going to hear. Well the next question is any recommendations for a aftermarket fiberglass storage box as an alternative to ETI ?
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:57 PM   #6
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Who knows there is a 30 day camping trip to Alaska on the bucket list! ETI is most likely will a mandatory stopping point.
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You could get some quotes for having a fiberglass shop build one locally, then compare that to ETI price plus freight. Then you could have stainless hardware instead of the rusty latches problem.........
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Some very nice boxes that hook into the rear receiver too. I'd have one of those if it wasn't already used for my bike.
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Greg that's a great thought the rear mounted storage boxes is probably easiest way to go for now.
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You have to watch the weight of the rear mounted box. I got the lightest cargo platform I could find at etrailer.com and I think it alone was 75 lbs. Then you add the box and contents. I try to fill it with light weight bulky things.

And, you have to ensure that you can remove the box to access the spare tire. I found I couldn't turn my cross-shape lug wrench because it would hit the box. I had used u-bolts with the nuts inside the box to secure it. Would have been a real hassle if I'd had a flat.
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