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Old 01-24-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Under the trailer carrying box.

The 19’ used Escape that we just bought have a neat ad on that they did to it.
It was meant to carry wood. But since we do not bring wood wit us, we were wandering what we could use it for, as every thing we are going to store in it will get dirty.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:46 PM   #2
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That does look interesting, Michele. If it was enclosed so road grime never got at it, it could be used for lots of things, like a table, portable solar panel, chairs, etc.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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Got me reminiscing about cleaning the wheel wells after driving through the Douglas Lake cattle ranch last year.
Those cow patties sure get hard after a time.

And then there was the time a buddy dragged his 17' Boler down to a forestry camp site. You could hear him coming from half a mile away as he dragged the overhanging rear end of the trailer over boulders that constituted the road.

I'd remove it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:24 PM   #4
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Jim it is a good idea to close it.
Any suggestion of what to used that would not add to much weight.
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Got me reminiscing about cleaning the wheel wells after driving through the Douglas Lake cattle ranch last year.
Those cow patties sure get hard after a time.

And then there was the time a buddy dragged his 17' Boler down to a forestry camp site. You could hear him coming from half a mile away as he dragged the overhanging rear end of the trailer over boulders that constituted the road.

I'd remove it.
Been there, Done that! - Ran into a real cattle drive (cowboys, horses & dogs, etc) on a drive along the La Sal loop near Moab. Took about 20 minutes to weave through the herd with the cowboys urging me on. Spent the next week including many trips to car washes trying to remove the incredible amount of cow flop from the undercarriage. Very glad the trailer was back in the campground!
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:34 PM   #6
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Jim it is a good idea to close it.
Any suggestion of what to used that would not add to much weight.
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You could use a thin hard plastic, using rivets and caulking, or even better, have a welding shop add a layer of thin steel to it.
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I wonder how much additional items could be placed in the box if the fresh water tank was filled before the trailer became too tail heavy, resulting in the tail waging the dog effect.
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I was wondering if you could get a 24 of Labatt 50 in there if you lay them on there sides. A top secret stash hidden away from the you know who. LOL.
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Maybe you could fill it with firewood?
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There are some campsites that discourage the use of foreign wood in their camps due to the spread of "invasive species" etc.
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