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So I really want the "wet trunk" that comes with the cargo package. Apparently they will be offering the "trunk" - which I know is the plastic thing under the rug held by the 4 bolts - as an option by itself. I checked with the dealer today while I was picking up my touch-up paint (which they didn't charge me for by the way). I finally got a look at a truck that was in the showroom that had the cargo option. I don't care for the cross bars and I was going to get my own receiver hitch and rear cover so the wet trunk is all that I am missing for "my own" cargo package. They will have it available in early January as a Ford item by itself.

I really like all of the trunk projects I have seen but I am a clean and neat person and really just want to unbolt the old and bolt in the new piece. The extra space will fit everything I currently have in the back and I can get my trunk back. Not sure on the price yet. It will be my x-mas gift though.
 

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I have the factory cargo package on my Edge. While there's no roll-out cargo cover for the Edge in that package, there's a similar segmented plastic tray around the spare (which is inside in the Edge). The entire cargo floor lifts at the liftgate opening (it's hinged at the base of the rear seats). The tray segments are large enough to hold first aid kits, jumper cables, and several large towels.

The cargo package is definitely a must-have in the Edge, and I'd buy it for an Escape, too.

Also, if you have a 2005-2007 non-Hybrid Escape with a flat cargo area and the jack in a compartment inside the right quarter panel (not under the floor), Ford has an accessory cargo floor that takes advantage of all of the space underneath the floor that the Hybrid uses for batteries. It replaces the entire carpeted load floor with a new carpeted floor that includes a 30" deep, 36" wide, 5" deep cavity covered by a carpeted cover with a latch. Two "fingers" near the rear seats are the hinges, so the cover can be easily taken off. I bought this kit when I had my 2005 Limited.


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Ford has three colors for the compartment and door, and here are the part numbers (which are now "superceded" part numbers from the ones I had):

Door
6L8Z-7846140-AAA - Ebony
6L8Z-7846140-AAB - Medium Dark Flint
6L8Z-7846140-AAC - Medium Pebble

Compartment
6L8Z-78115A00-AAA - Ebony
6L8Z-78115A00-AAB - Medium Dark Flint
6L8Z-78115A00-AAC - Medium Pebble

The door and the compartment are around $150 each, depending on the color.
 

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That should be standard equipment on like the XLT and up. Just my opinion. :)
 

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I want that so much! But first, I need to figure out how to place my subs so that they won't interfere....
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I wish they had something like this for the 2010:



That is awesome. It makes no sense, other than charging for a cargo option, to NOT have something like that in an SUV as standard. They give you 2 mini slots and the tiny compartment in the right rear to store everything. I wonder what the end cost will be for just the trunk piece when it comes out.
 

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Completely off topic, but Mikey, your Escape changed my opinion of the third-generation. I've been on the fence about whether or not I liked it, mostly due to the front.
I thought the chrome on the front was hideous. :barf: (Don't strike me, third-gen owners)
I hate chrome.
I thought the body colouring was nice, but a bit bland, for the most part. :boring:
The black has a really nice contrast, and makes the front really stand out. I'd almost get one, but I know of a certain blue one that would be kind of sad if I did so.
Anyway, just had to say that. Kudos! :thumb:
Sorry...
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jpark said:
Also, if you have a 2005-2007 non-Hybrid Escape with a flat cargo area and the jack in a compartment inside the right quarter panel (not under the floor), Ford make an accessory cargo floor that takes advantage of all of the space underneath the floor that the Hybrid uses for batteries. It replaces the entire carpeted load floor with a new carpeted floor that includes a 30" deep, 36" wide, 5" deep cavity covered by a carpeted cover with a latch. Two "fingers" near the rear seats are the hinges, so the cover can be easily taken off. I bought this kit when I had my 2005 Limited.


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We have a Husky liner in the back so I had to look at our limited to see if we have one as I couldn't remember. Yes we do, that's where I put the center headrest I removed for better rear vision.
One difference I noticed with our 07 is we have 4 loop straps instead of metal rings in the corners for tie-down attach points.
 

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I have a 2003 with the doughnut spare in the trunk. I found a wet trunk in 05 Tribute and think I can make the wet trunk work with a false floor frame to support it. Maybe hinge the whole assembly to allow for access to the spare or finally go the distance and mount a full size spare on the Yakima rack I already have installed.

It appears that the 04+ floor is higher than the the 03-. I draw that conclusion because the cargo tie downs appear to have a taller standoff height to clear the top of the floor.

Will grab it from the salvage yard on Monday. If it doesn't work for me, than I'd be willing to ship it for cost to someone that can use it.

Paul
 

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Yup, the auction shows the correct part number for the black compartment. The auction doesn't include the compartment cover, though.
 

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...and they've had it for a long time at that price. You'd think they'd eventually lower it. I think they've had it for almost 1 year. I remember seeing it shortly after we bought our '08 last year. (unless they have several of these?) :shrug:

Bones is a great seller, and typically has great prices. I've bought several OEM accessories from them throughout the years.
 

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So I go to the salvage yard this morning to grab the gray wet trunk and it's not int he tribby I remember...seems it is in a 04 Escape and it's pebble (saddle) not gray....damn ! It had some stains (grease) on it but I might still get it and see if it's worth finding a gray one fit in or scarp the idea altogether.

Did score some other bits and pieces from the "cash for clunkers" program....
 

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The wet trunk for the '09 Escape's been available for some time. I priced it out at my dealer's part counter after buying my Escape in the spring. There wasn't a single p/n for it so the parts guy has to do some work and come up with the part numbers. If I remember right there was just two parts that had to be ordered (the compartment and the other the cover).

I wish my Limited would have included it because the price to add it now is ridiculous. It's too small to be very useful and is covered by the carpet and cargo liner. Take a look at one on your dealer's lot before you buy.
 

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DaveJ said:
The wet trunk for the '09 Escape's been available for some time. I priced it out at my dealer's part counter after buying my Escape in the spring. There wasn't a single p/n for it so the parts guy has to do some work and come up with the part numbers. If I remember right there was just two parts that had to be ordered (the compartment and the other the cover).

I wish my Limited would have included it because the price to add it now is ridiculous. It's too small to be very useful and is covered by the carpet and cargo liner. Take a look at one on your dealer's lot before you buy.
I agree with the usefullness of it. I have the package on mine. Seemed like a very good idea and something I wanted. Luckily, nearly all escapes come with the cargo package, at least around here at the time, so I would of ended up with it weather I wanted it or not pretty much. I'm glad that was the case cause I would of been disappointed if I had to search one out that was equipped. Turns out that wet trunk is next to useless IMO. The whole calling it a wet trunk kind of irks me too. I guess they call it a wet trunk simply cause it is plastic and not carpeted. It is just a small plastic bin under the carpet. No drain holes or anything to be worth putting anything truelly wet in. It's not very big. and it's buried away under the rear carpet as well as the door for it. About the only thing it is good for is for storing a few items you dont regularly need to access, like maybe some jumper cables and a first aid kit or something.
 

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^^ Sounds like you want to trade with me then! I really just want it to stuff a number of things in there that I don't use often like my roadside emergency kit, towels, spare wipers etc. That way it is buried away and not just tossed in the back.
 
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