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Old 06-23-2017, 01:10 PM   #1
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Hello all,
We are relatively new Escape owners. We purchased an almost new 2016 19' last July. Our rig came with most options but does not have the front storage box. I am trying to find a good place to store chocks, leveling blocks, hoses, etc. Has anyone made their own storage box? We have been using the outside storage hatch but it is somewhat of a pain to haul things in and out of. Any thoughts, suggestions?
Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 06-23-2017, 01:23 PM   #2
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In our 19 I stored all that stuff in the hatch under the bed. I did put in a larger batch though.

You could always contact Escape, and either arrange to go for a trip and get one installed, or they could ship one out to you I would imagine.
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See this post which has links to many of the things that have been done:
www.escapeforum.org/forums/f7/why-not-use-the-trunk-instead-of-the-front-storage-box-8871-8.html#post197269

In addition a few of us have done Stowaway carriers on the rear but this negates the option of using a rear bike rack in the receiver:
www.escapeforum.org/forums/f8/adding-after-market-front-storage-box-4007-6.html#post145597

My experience is that Escape will not ship the front storage boxes and won't deliver them on a load with their trailers....at least not to NJ.
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Old 06-23-2017, 03:29 PM   #4
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Hello all,
We are relatively new Escape owners. We purchased an almost new 2016 19' last July. Our rig came with most options but does not have the front storage box. I am trying to find a good place to store chocks, leveling blocks, hoses, etc. Has anyone made their own storage box? We have been using the outside storage hatch but it is somewhat of a pain to haul things in and out of. Any thoughts, suggestions?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Karen
Karen, some owners have indeed made their own storage box, as was mentioned. My advice though (and take it for what it's worth) is to get one from Escape if you can. It's the right width to protect the entire lower front of the trailer, holds plenty of gear, and for us it's indispensable. If you price out ready made boxes that are anywhere near suitable for an Escape, you'll find they aren't cheap, so $700 isn't really bad at all.
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:06 PM   #5
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Karen, some owners have indeed made their own storage box, as was mentioned. My advice though (and take it for what it's worth) is to get one from Escape if you can. It's the right width to protect the entire lower front of the trailer, holds plenty of gear, and for us it's indispensable. If you price out ready made boxes that are anywhere near suitable for an Escape, you'll find they aren't cheap, so $700 isn't really bad at all.
I couldn't agree with that statement more. Take a nice vacation to Chilliwack and get it done right. Loren
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