Congrats on your new rig. I'm sure you'll spend a lot of time here getting information about it, and the people here are very helpful. Just looking at the floorplan for your model, I'm guessing you are talking about the space to the right of the stove. Some places in different models are better left untouched!
As far as towing............I won't even attempt to touch this one. There have been soooooooo many threads about towing, you'll have to do some searching on your own. Just start looking into past posts by using the search engine in here. There are no simple answers to this toipic.
Ken and Terry
2010 Georgetown 330TS being pushed by our
2017 GMC Terrain toad (4 wheels down)