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Old 05-18-2016, 12:59 PM   #21
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One question for 19 owners that do use the storage box. Do you just leave the space under the bed mostly empty?
Surely you jest. This is us at home unloaded.

But I think that our two different views highlight the different ways we've been using our trailers. If I understand correctly from your posts that a lot of your use of the 19 has been to land you own and which has some things already on the property. Our use is multi-thousands of miles of travel for multi-weeks. So, different uses, different needs.

I might point out that, yes, there's lot's of square footage under the bed but it has to accessed either from the interior or by kneeling on the exterior and reaching in. The storage box, on the other hand, is pop the lid open, instant and easy access.

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Old 05-18-2016, 01:08 PM   #22
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The under bed space is just about the only space in a 19' Escape where you can put anything bigger than a bread box. I kept my mats and my chairs underneath the bed. I would not store any hoses, water or sewerage for obvious reasons, not a grill or other dirty item under the bed.
The storage box is like a basement, out of sight and still in use.
You mention suitcases, ideally they would be for under the bed but to chance getting them soiled by an outdoor item exists. Thus outdoor stuff can stay outdoor in the box and your clean stuff indoors under the bed. These are really the only 2 spaces available for bulky items.
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:08 PM   #23
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Hi Gregg have 8 ft truck bed too . Have to carry extra jugs of water , gen ., chairs , dog pen , barbucue , ice chest , etc. etc. . Hard to get in truck for smaller items . Box is so much easier for sewer , set up items and box is just as sturdy as trailer . Pat.
You'd have to see my truck setup Pat to understand. I have everything organized in easy opening 2 foot sections of the backflip cover. In the storage box because it's so small and vertical storage you have to dig things out that are buried. If we had a race and named off items to retrieve, I would probably have them in hand way quicker than the storage box setup. They also get put away much faster and more organized at the end of the day.
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:15 PM   #24
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What are the dimensions of the access hatch for the classic 19? And what will be the size for the new version?
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:24 PM   #25
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You'd have to see my truck setup Pat to understand. I have everything organized in easy opening 2 foot sections of the backflip cover. In the storage box because it's so small and vertical storage you have to dig things out that are buried. If we had a race and named off items to retrieve, I would probably have them in hand way quicker than the storage box setup. They also get put away much faster and more organized at the end of the day.
Gregg believe me , we have the box organized . One side sewer stiff in a nice bag from covers they always give you , that one side with the chocks for that side too. Other side for clean hoses in another bag , cables etc. and the chocks for that side . On top of battery box a little plastic container for locks , grease , awning straps etc. awning wand , broom . In whatever spaces left blocks in bag, 2 leveling blocks and trailer aide . Just can't think of everything right now but there is a lot in there , all organized having their place . I am one of those that does not like to dig for things . Everything has to be easy to access and have a place . Don't forget you are also younger then me . Pat
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:27 PM   #26
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The under bed space is just about the only space in a 19' Escape where you can put anything bigger than a bread box. I kept my mats and my chairs underneath the bed. I would not store any hoses, water or sewerage for obvious reasons, not a grill or other dirty item under the bed.
The storage box is like a basement, out of sight and still in use.
You mention suitcases, ideally they would be for under the bed but to chance getting them soiled by an outdoor item exists. Thus outdoor stuff can stay outdoor in the box and your clean stuff indoors under the bed. These are really the only 2 spaces available for bulky items.
Jim pretty much how we use under the bed . Except for dirty clothes which are in a laundry bag . Nothing goes under bed if it is dirty . Pat
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:30 PM   #27
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The question to ask: for those that have a storage box, would you buy the exact same trailer without it?
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:33 PM   #28
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The question to ask: for those that have a storage box, would you buy the exact same trailer without it?
Donna for us a big No ! Pat
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:43 PM   #30
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The question to ask: for those that have a storage box, would you buy the exact same trailer without it?
Yup, then I'd make my own that maximized use of the space.

Quite frankly looking at a trailer with the batteries sitting there exposed in a large area with two propane tanks out in front seems jarring. But, as is with so many discussion points on this forum, we have a multitude of views. As long as we can do what works for us it's all good.

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