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Old 02-25-2014, 08:18 AM   #121
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:03 AM   #122
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We have the front storage box and we love it.
But we have to admit that if it was not there we would instal a bike rack instead.
I hate having the bike in the back were I can not see them and we know that they do get shaken a lot.
Our first trailer used to be a Tab and we used to have a bike rack that was very very light that you put in the front.
Miss the bike rack but not the Tab....
Picture of the rack and also picture of bike wine carrier
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:01 AM   #123
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Belated thanks, Jim. That is nice to know. I will have a monumental task of getting to the compartment as I have a ton of bedding, and a 3" (3 in = 7.62 cm) memory foam topper as well as the tabletop to remove. I made the bed a lounge area as well, for my granddaughters with those giant long bed pillows (so they would not lean against the windows) and a washable cover which adds to the "stuff".
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:39 AM   #124
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:49 AM   #125
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At the top right of this message is #121 ( white on black bar ). Yours is #120, so you just scroll back to #115.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:26 PM   #126
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I really like having my Sky Box. Skis, Poles, Boots in the winter.. hoses, cords, folding chairs in the summer.. both in the spring, the fact that it helps a bit with the aerodynamics of that nice big box right behind the TV is just a bonus
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:33 PM   #127
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Robert, that is actually a great consideration, especially that it works with, or without, the trailer. The only time it would not work, is if you wanted to carry a boat, or something, on top too.
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:20 PM   #128
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I agree that a roof-top box on the tug can be a valuable alternative to a trailer tongue box, especially for light but bulky items, or those you want with you on your side trips which the trailer stays in camp. We have used one on our van with our trailer - it is no higher than the trailer roof, and adds no noticeable wind noise or fuel consumption. The same goes for our canoe, but as Jim noted it is either the box or the canoe. On the other hand, one or even two bikes can be combined with a rooftop box if you choose one which is not too wide; perhaps a single kayak (on edge) could be combined with a rooftop box, too.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:58 PM   #129
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How about this cargo carrier from Camping World ..
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:02 PM   #130
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Looks like a P.I.A. to turn your propane on and off. And another 40+ lbs. of tongue weight.
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