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Old 08-23-2013, 11:51 AM   #51
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It the top were convex, it might not open fully -- the convex top might hit the front of the trailer before the lid were fully open.

I too find the box to be awkward. I still think it's a good option, but I bitch and swear every time I have to rearrange things to get at something.

I can think of a few better designs that integrate storage, battery and propane, but I suspect the limitations of the strength of the fiberglass, versus the cost of a stronger material, is what dictates the current design.

For what it's worth, I'd be willing to pay more for a more useful shape/size.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:24 PM   #52
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I think the purpose of the square in the storage top is for strength vs a flat top.
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:15 PM   #53
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I think the purpose of the square in the storage top is for strength vs a flat top.
That was my thought as well Jim, however, I can see no reason not to protrude upwards with it rather than downwards. Should still gain adequate strength, and I don't think clearance when open is that big of an issue since the protrusion is less than about an inch.
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Maybe Reace will change the top if he reads the forums??
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:12 PM   #55
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The new 21' will have the batteries inside the trailer (earlier models of Escapes also had this arrangement), this would certainly help with space and arrangement inside the front storage box.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:21 PM   #56
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Yes, I'm wrestling now in deciding between one group 29 battery or 2x6 v batteries. With the heater, converter, EMS and now batteries, I'm afraid the dinette storage is filling up.
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:51 PM   #57
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Escape 21 Storage Areas

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You maybe filling up the dinette storage but I am wondering just how useful that area is. Nothing of any size will fit, so it becomes an area where you can stuff infrequently used small items.
From Kim at Escape, this is how the storage areas are used. Front permanent (under bed) contains the black water tank at the top and the water heater at the bottom. The driver side dinette has the power cord, converter and furnace and the passenger side is the battery(s). There is some personal choice on this arrangement.
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I thought the black tank is under the bath area, are you telling me it is under the bed also?
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The previously owned 19 we recently purchased has the storage box on the front. Coming from a 17' Casita which cannot have one, I can tell you unequivocally that having the box is great. A number of items that lived in the Casita's closet or back of our truck can now live in the box. This includes electrical cords, blocks, hoses and other outdoor used items.

I am already thinking about what I can use the extra space in the truck for.
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