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Old 04-06-2015, 06:38 PM   #21
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Just look at how many could not do without the storage box on the tongue..
There are some things that you just don't joke about. I'd be lost without mine.

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Old 04-06-2015, 07:05 PM   #22
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I am considering one....
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:21 PM   #23
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I'd rather have it and not use it versus needing it and not having it.
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:11 PM   #24
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I have to admit I have a "Gismo" addiction. It was a major part of my job before retiring designing electronic solutions to theatrical problems, props, and effects. That said, I can live without any of them, but one of the advantages of a trailer over my previous tent camping is I can haul them along.

My other problem is I can't stand not to have the tools & parts to fix anything. I carry far too many spare parts & tools than necessary, many of which I have never had to use, but if I needed them, the idea of not having them just isn't acceptable. I only have 3 tool boxes & three parts bins...
I too am keen on gizmo's, it is just that I can't, or more accurately don't want to, bring them all along. I have a buddy who is a major techno geek, and he brings a small duffel bag of electronic gizmos along. For all the camping I do, it is a nice break to get away from most of it. If I were in your shoes, and travelled what you do Jon, I would likely bring more along.

A have tools to do most anything, BUT I have resigned myself to only bring tools for small repairs. I am willing to suck up the cost should I need any major work, and fortunately that has yet to happen. When I tow with my work truck, it is loaded with tools, but most of them are building/woodworking oriented.
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I'd be lost without mine.
We consider you pretty much a lost case anyway, Ron.

I remember discussing your obsessive need to carry tools.
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I'd rather have it and not use it versus needing it and not having it.
While this is fine to some degree, we could easily find a horde of things to bring along. If one keeps going with this attitude, in short order you would need larger trailers, and larger tow vehicles. If one is good with this, there is nothing wrong with it. Just for me, if I see no need, why create one. I am weird that way.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:00 PM   #25
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..... I only have 3 tool boxes & three parts bins...
That's probably worth about 1½ MPG?
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:05 PM   #26
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I wonder, does the Can Cooker fit in this catagory?
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:35 PM   #27
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dbaily, I like your concept of "precision" concerning wants/needs. Helps clarify things for me.

As to gizmos... I'm still trying to figure out if we want/need an inside table!
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:22 PM   #28
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As for the storage box on the front, the extra room will come in handy and a big plus is the rock protection for the front of the trailer. As for a whole bunch of cooking aids, who wants to spend hours cooking up a gourmet meal when on vacation. But again if that is your thing, go for it and be mean when your cooking odors come wafting in our direction. Loren
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:05 AM   #29
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Old 04-07-2015, 02:58 PM   #30
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Going from a Casita 17' LD to the Escape 19 is like decadence to us. But it's true, with that extra room, comes great responsibility! I tend towards hoarding and will have to keep this in mind when packing for the Escape. We do look forward to the box in the front, for storage and quick access of outside items. Everyone I've spoken with who has it, likes the box's extra space and its' rock protecting qualities.

Now, as I continue to pack for the upcoming trip, will try and heed the wise words spoken by many--"less is more"! Peace~
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