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Old 08-15-2019, 02:36 PM   #21
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A third consideration - but only on a 19 - would be that you dont really want to store your propane and your batteries in the same enclosed container.
Yah, what do you call a battery and propane tanks in a metal box? A bomb.

And under the wrong conditions they could be. None the less, on my Scamp 13 I made an aluminum tongue box that contained two batteries and a propane tank. The key to not having a potential problem is good ventilation and I had a large bottom drain.

Had an aluminum tongue box on my 13 and on my 19 and expect one of the first mods I'll be doing next month will be making an aluminum tongue box for the 21.

P.S. Also in the Scamp photo is my home made power dolly. Worked really well for the little Scamp, not so well, well, not at all, for the tandem axle 19.

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Old 08-16-2019, 01:24 AM   #22
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Yah, what do you call a battery and propane tanks in a metal box? A bomb.

And under the wrong conditions they could be. None the less, on my Scamp 13 I made an aluminum tongue box that contained two batteries and a propane tank. The key to not having a potential problem is good ventilation and I had a large bottom drain.
The box can also be partitioned, so that while it is one box externally, it is effectively two enclosures.

It is routine for fifth-wheel trailers to have both propane tanks and batteries in the front of the body; while this could be a problem, it's not because they are appropriately compartmentalized. The propane compartment of has no floor at all; the battery compartment is typically not open to any other space, and has a vented door.
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Old 08-28-2019, 10:43 AM   #23
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I plan to remove the vinyl protectors and use white bed liner paint in that area. I don't like the vinyl protectors either. I still haven't decided which box I want to use, but having that additional storage is great.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:15 AM   #24
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I may have posted this before so forgive me. For those interested in a custom box, Highway Products in Medford, OR makes custom aluminum truck boxes and most likely could make one for the Escape.
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:39 AM   #25
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Of all the options on an Escape, I consider the front storage box to be the #1 must get option. Added benefit is getting the battery out of the trailer and into the box. Price is reasonable IMHO for a custom made, fiberglass box that fits the trailer perfectly.
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Old 09-03-2019, 01:21 PM   #26
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Removed from build list at first but then put it back . So glad we did and the most valuable option for trailer . Pat
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Old 09-03-2019, 01:30 PM   #27
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Front Box

One of the few options that I could say we use every time we go out. Holds a lot of accessories, keeps them clean and dry, easily accessible, reasonably secure
( lockable) and protects the trailer. Yes, I sold stuff for a while. Sold a lot of fertilizer after giving it away for years.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:39 PM   #28
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Speaking of front boxes, in one the threads the question was asked if they're still giving free boxes to returning customers. I'm happy to report the answer is a big yes.

I hadn't ordered a box because I've made my own previously but yesterday there were a couple of comments about free boxes to returning customers.

We were due to pick up today so I fired off an email asking if that policy was still in effect. Since we'd previously gotten the $1,000 discount I wasn't holding my breath. But lo and behold in comes an email this morning saying that the policy was still in effect and did I want the box mounted?

So, didn't get it mounted because I want to put more paint on the frame etc. but I now have a box. I'm not a great fan of a couple of aspects of the design but, hey, for free, I'm sure that I can grow to like it.

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Old 09-11-2019, 05:15 AM   #29
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That's the spirit Ron. join the free box club for returning customers, I'm a lifetime member......
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:13 AM   #30
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Actually it was your post that inspired me to send off a night before pickup email.

When I saw your "3" comment, I thought, what the heck, I may as well ask.

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