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Old 05-18-2016, 10:10 PM   #41
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AND if you plug up the drain holes you could always fill it with water to give the dog a bath..........
And if you are going to give the dog a bath, the exterior shower is a nice option to have. Loren
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:04 PM   #42
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The box may even prove helpful with some of my larger art supplies and wet paint.
I'm not sure what art supplies you would want to carry in a box which is not really sealed from road splash and is carrying all of your wet, dirty, and rough (blocks, etc) stuff. Maybe its biggest value regarding art supplies would be to keep the wet or dirty outside stuff away from the supplies.
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:37 AM   #43
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Best tongue box plus for me is never having to kneel down to get the set-up stuff out, like Ron said. Now if only I could find a way to do the set-up without kneeling. Blocks, cranks, levelers, emergency jack, tools, carpet. Next, is having all that dirty stuff accessible and handy so I never have to wonder where it is.
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:45 AM   #44
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Now, I wonder what else we can fit in this box?

Smeagol...have u tried?
They're tiny enough!

As far as the art stuff goes, I was wondering if all the dirty stuff could create some sort of abstract art on a canvas as we go over the bumpy roads ...

Really, thanks to all of you...your comments really helped.
Darned list is growing...
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:50 AM   #45
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We have the storage box on our 21, and appreciate being able to carry the hitching up stuff in it, as well as the bag we use to collect the recyclables we generate as we go along. On our previous trailer, all these things were stowed in the back of our tow vehicle, which is a pickup truck with camper shell/cap.

In the interest of full disclosure, however, have a read through this thread, titled Vibration When Towing Our New Escape 21. We think we have solved OUR problem with it, and if so, would get the box if/when we were ordering another trailer; but if the problem comes back, I'd probably vote the opposite.

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Old 05-19-2016, 10:57 AM   #46
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We have the storage box on our 21, and appreciate being able to carry the hitching up stuff in it, as well as the bag we use to collect the recyclables we generate as we go along. On our previous trailer, all these things were stowed in the back of our tow vehicle, which is a pickup truck with camper shell/cap.

In the interest of full disclosure, however, have a read through this thread, titled Vibration When Towing Our New Escape 21. We think we have solved OUR problem with it, and if so, would get the box if/when we were ordering another trailer; but if the problem comes back, I'd probably vote the opposite.

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Interesting problem. Thanks for the link. It's these nuances that I need to learn about and to be aware. It seems that every option does have its pluses and minuses.
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Interesting problem. Thanks for the link. It's these nuances that I need to learn about and to be aware. It seems that every option does have its pluses and minuses.


Be aware that the vibration issue with the storage box has only occurred on the 21. It's box is slightly larger than the one on the 19, and there seems to be more flex because of that.
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Old 05-19-2016, 05:14 PM   #48
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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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Hi Ron sorry if not right thread . I think it was your trailer . It was the shelf over our door . I have been working in trailer and wanted to complete that mod . The space is not very much so that I a a consideration . I think that thread also had your extra cut outs you made . I can't seam to find it . Pictures worth thousand words as the saying goes . Pat
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OK Pat, later I'll post it as "over door shelf" with a couple of comments.

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OK Pat, later I'll post it as "over door shelf" with a couple of comments.

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