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vaughanjim1
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quango and imperialescape: Getting luggage boxes

The Boxes make camper beds in any escape or tribute so people are making them for themselves. All the cutting on this project can be done with an inexpensive variable-speed hand-held jigsaw (about $30) and a 1/4" electric drill. You do need to carefully saw straight on some cutting lines to get good glue joints. You don't need clamps if you use screws or nails in predrilled holes (to avoid splitting) along with the glue. It's not like you're making fine furniture here. It's designed and explained to be a project almost anyone can do successfully enough on the first try!

But if you two and others want to buy them:

You can download the plans and illustration photo so you can show a local craftsman or cabinetmaker enough to give you an estimate but it might seem high for the first box.

You can also continue advertising to buy them on this forum from someone who is already familiar with making them and can consequently give you a reasonable price. But then you will have to add the cost of packing and shipping.

I'm not interested in making them myself, but the boxes aren't difficult so if you can't make them, keep asking in the right way and someone will offer them. Later when there is more publicity it should be easier to buy them.

Good Luck!

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SROSE
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SHOOT ME SOME DIMENSIONS AND/OR PLANS......I'LL BUILD THEM


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quote:
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SHOOT ME SOME DIMENSIONS AND/OR PLANS......I'LL BUILD THEM

See first post for a link to dimensions and instructions...


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chefodin
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camping q

Can the rear seat cushion be removed from the Escape without the split rear seat?
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Re: camping q

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Can the rear seat cushion be removed from the Escape without the split rear seat?
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Do you mean without removing the rear seat (split) back chefodin?

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funkEscape
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What about for those of us with the 03 escapes.

To my knowledge, the cushions are attached and only fold a certain way. Or do the 03 cushions also come all the way off???

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vaughanjim1
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chefodin and funkEscape:

Rear seat cushions on Every Escape or Tribute are easy to detach without tools. Fold them up to see how or check your Owner's Guide.

It is generally best to leave them at home when you camp unless you will need the rear seats for passengers at your destination.

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Lightbulb New Readers: Extend the Experience!

New Readers and New Owners:

Itís easy and very inexpensive to set up your Escape or Tribute as a warm and dry overnight camper to enjoy the Indian Summer Fall Season on weekend Overnight Adventures.

Arrange to visit your friends or relatives. If they have limited space, they wonít have to find a bed for you. You wonít need to camp on their floor or complicate their place. Youíll already have your own comfortable and private bed large enough for two adults.

You can attend seasonal festivals, happenings and concerts all over your State right into the evening, without the added expense of a motel or a very late long drive home. Arrange to overnight at a local state or county park. Drive home easily the next day and enjoy the view; youíve had a nice, relaxing change in your weekend experience! That's a Vacation that won't cost much more than staying home and missing the fun!

After all, life is a journey and didn't you buy your Ride to enjoy it with?

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FSTHAULR
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WOW! Great post! If the wife and I ever decide to do something like that, we' got an incredible resource! Thanks!

Chris


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EscapeNYCF
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quote:
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SHOOT ME SOME DIMENSIONS AND/OR PLANS......I'LL BUILD THEM


SROSE did you ever get around to building some of this? I'd be curious as to how hard/easy it was and what was your overall cost?


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cascade
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Talking Re: New Readers: Extend the Experience!

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Originally posted by vaughanjim1
Itís easy and very inexpensive to set up your Escape or Tribute as a warm and dry overnight camper to enjoy the Indian Summer Fall Season on weekend Overnight Adventures.

Arrange to visit your friends or relatives. If they have limited space, they wonít have to find a bed for you. You wonít need to camp on their floor or complicate their place. Youíll already have your own comfortable and private bed large enough for two adults.

You can attend seasonal festivals, happenings and concerts all over your State right into the evening, without the added expense of a motel or a very late long drive home. Arrange to overnight at a local state or county park. Drive home easily the next day and enjoy the view; youíve had a nice, relaxing change in your weekend experience! That's a Vacation that won't cost much more than staying home and missing the fun!

After all, life is a journey and didn't you buy your Ride to enjoy it with?



Thanks for the links! Will all of this still work on the new 2005 Escapes? I was just reading that there may have been some 2005 seat changes.

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RoverGuy
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for those of you who like the outdoors and hate the bugs, check-out this: http://buzzoff.com/prodInfo.asp

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greatest thing since sliced bread!

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vaughanjim1
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cascade:

The SUV camping setup works inside ALL Escapes and Tributes, including the new 2005 models. I've tested it.

So buy whichever one you like and take it Camping the easy way!


If you are young and adventurous, think about renting or buying a Maverick in England and spend a Summer SUV camping all over Europe. Take your camper setup Box(es) and sleeping gear and net with you on the plane. You'll see everything and meet the Europeans being themselves while they camp on Their vacations. Excellent published guides show thousands of modern campsites everywhere, so you won't have far to look when you're ready to stop for the night!

My young wife and young me tent camped out of a little Triumph Spitfire there years ago. We saved a LOT of money on lodging and food and a LOT of aggrivation on reservations, delays, and public transportation. It worked out surprisingly well and we saw so many more places! Still, a minicamper setup with the Escape (Maverick) would have been much nicer on the few times it rained. Ah, the memory of that Summer!

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vaughanjim1
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I revised the Camper Setup instructions to include the 2005 Escape/Tribute. The Console does not need to be removed from the truck to make the modification to fit in the airbed. To see the update, go back to the link on the first post called DROIDLOGIC/Escape.

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