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Old 07-08-2018, 01:58 PM   #1
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Show me your storage boxes

Please post photos of the inside of your storage boxes.

I am looking for ideas. I am trying to get a feel for what will and how to organize it.

If this topic has already been covered, I apologize in advance.

Thanks.
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Old 07-08-2018, 02:26 PM   #2
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Usage of the box will vary depending on existing content (battery) and the items you're looking to carry. I split our box into 6 spaces and placed items in the spot they fit the best.

Overall, we're really glad we ordered the box. It makes life easier.
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Old 07-08-2018, 02:33 PM   #3
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Storage Box

Looks like a lot of room. Thanks for the photos.
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Old 07-08-2018, 05:30 PM   #4
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Overall, we're really glad we ordered the box. It makes life easier.
I wish we could "" your response. We agree wholeheartedly!
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:49 AM   #5
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From driver side to passenger side:

- large REI 6 person tent -> https://www.rei.com/product/862430/r...se-camp-6-tent
- hitch wheel (at the bottom under the tent)
- detachable power cord on top of tent
- wheel lock on top of tent -> this is pictured, but I now don't ever put it in there since it either lives on the wheel or in my trunk.
- stabilizer crank on top of tent and cord and wheel lock
- stack of about 20 Tri-Lynx levelers (removed from their nylon bags)
- the fire pit that ETI sells in front -> http://www.port-a-fire.ca
- 25' water hose stored inside the fire pit hole on the bottom of the fire pit (this is surprisingly very easy to access)
- 2 REI chairs rearwards (these hold the fire pit perfectly in place)
- NOT SHOWN, but I now have 2 Big Agnes Chair ones on top of the REI chairs as I couldn't fit 2 more REI chairs in there -> https://www.bigagnes.com/Chair-One
- NOT SHOWN: 4 rubber chocks -> https://www.amazon.com/Fasmov-Solid-...2CX6VJCFY4CDJ4
- NOT SHOWN: 2 Tri-Lynx chocks (these fit perfectly in the corner of the storage box in the triangular section) -> https://www.amazon.com/Tri-Lynx-0001.../dp/B000UODGIY
- NOT SHOWN: several 1lb propane bottles in the bottom of the passenger side well
- NOT SHOWN: 50 amp to 30 amp adapter (in plastic bag) -> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
- NOT SHOWN: 15 amp to 30 amp adapter (in plastic bag) (from ETI)
- NOT SHOWN: small metallic shovel
- NOT SHOWN: hammock

All the "NOT SHOWN" items are in the far left side (passenger side) next to the fire pit)

You need to have a little room for the closing hinge. The stabilizer crank arm is perfect for there and I put stuff on either side of the hinge (power cord and wheel lock)
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:10 AM   #6
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Does anyone have pictures of (or can tell me) what will fit in the box when you have two batteries on the front? We have a 19’.
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:12 AM   #7
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Wow

Paulk: After seeing your photos, all I can say is “WOW.” You pack a lot into that storage box and it’s well organized.
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:18 AM   #8
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Paul,
Do you think your 100 lb capacity may have been exceeded, that tent and fire pit must weigh 50 lbs at least, just curious? Neat packing....also why do you have a 50/30 adapter, do you have a 50 amp cord?
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:14 AM   #9
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I carry a 50-30 that lets me plug my 30A cord into a 50A outlet, just in case I run into a pedestal with a dead 30A (I've heard it happens)

I don't have a picture of my cargo box but its pretty chaotic right now. gobs and gobs of 'lego plates', a dual wheel andersen leveler kit, plenty of tire wedges, the crank for the Bal stabilizers, the foot for the nose jack, a 'cone' for the nose jack, several hammers, a nail puller modified to pull camping spikes, my white water and sewer wash hoses, my 30A cord, and a 30A exension cord, and a orange road cone.
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If the 15 and 30 amp plugs are not working, I move elsewhere, that is an expensive accessory to eliminate someone else's problem, no?
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:38 AM   #11
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Hi Jim
Two times last summer we ran into campsites where the 30 amp receptacle was either not working ( bad breaker) or very loose ( EMS would not make). In those cases, the 50 amp was in good shape. Used the 50 to 30 adapter with no problem. They are not very expensive. We also have a 20 to 30 amp which I’ve used once. And also the plug which will go 50 to 20, which saved me at a Michigan state park at St. Ignace, years ago. The old Scoutmaster has to live the motto. “Be Prepared”.
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:56 AM   #12
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I guess I don't consider something that costs less than $20 to be outrageously expensive. If taken care of, the dog bone will last the rest of your camping days. You may find it priceless if you can't move someplace else.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:34 AM   #13
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Paulk: After seeing your photos, all I can say is “WOW.” You pack a lot into that storage box and it’s well organized.
We do indeed. 4 people (2 adults & 2 kids) in a 17b makes for tight packing throughout.
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Paul,
Do you think your 100 lb capacity may have been exceeded, that tent and fire pit must weigh 50 lbs at least, just curious? Neat packing....also why do you have a 50/30 adapter, do you have a 50 amp cord?
I considered this, but decided that the rest of the stuff was pretty light and probably didn't amount to more than the rest of the 50lb. I should probably weight it just to be sure.

The adapter in question converts a 50 amp campground socket to my 30 amp power cord. I know the amazon description says the opposite, but it is wrong, or at least it was last year when I purchased it. I had to email the seller to figure this out though, and it's still incorrect on the website, or possibly now they ship the item as described since Progressive does also make an adapter to convert a 30 amp campground socket to a 50 amp cord.
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If the 15 and 30 amp plugs are not working, I move elsewhere, that is an expensive accessory to eliminate someone else's problem, no?
Unless the park is full and there aren't alternatives nearby... Anyway the cord adapter is like $20
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Amazon link displays $32 for the adapter, one nights campsite cost in a SP......
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If the 15 and 30 amp plugs are not working, I move elsewhere, that is an expensive accessory to eliminate someone else's problem, no?
After having it for 1 year, I probably wouldn't buy it again. We have solar on our trailer, in fact 320 watts. I almost never even bother to attach to power. I hooked up at a campground last week for the first time because we depleted our battery after driving all day with the fridge on DC. I probably would purchase it if I did a lot of camping on AC because moving is a hassle after getting setup, and in most of the places I go all the sites are full and you need reservations. It seems unlikely to find a site that only has 50 amps, but I've heard sometimes the 30 amp is inoperable.
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I carry a 50-30 that lets me plug my 30A cord into a 50A outlet, just in case I run into a pedestal with a dead 30A (I've heard it happens)
I bought this one recently. Very well made for the price.
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CKRLJ5U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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That maybe worth it...good find
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Old 08-14-2018, 11:21 PM   #20
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My storage box, purchased with our 19, is now sitting in the back of my house.
I am thinking of making a planter out of it.
Any takers.
I now live in Campbell River BC
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