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Old 02-10-2015, 08:38 PM   #1
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Front Storage Compartment ?

I am still waiting for my new A122 SXR to arrive and was curious if anybody has modified the front storage compartment to achieve better organization or durability. I had the crazy idea of using a bedliner material to coat the inside of the compartment, this would be done after using a sealant to seal all of the gaps between the inner walls and floor.
I was thinking this would provide additional protection from stored items sliding around and general wear and tear.
I have heard of a few complaints that the lid seal can leak, which results in water damage to the floor. If I properly seal and coat the compartment it should prevent any water damage if the seal fails.

I was going to check and see if any local spray-on bedliner company would do this, or just do it myself. I have coated a few things in the past and know that proper prep is the key to making it look professional.

I would like to hear opinions on this, good or bad.
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:24 PM   #2
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Sounds like a lot of work for a storage compartment and adding weight. When the dealer received my A frame it was raining and when I looked at it it had water in the compartment. They were not sure if it was open in the rain or not but adjusted the hinge on the lid and I have had it in the rain many times with no water in the compartment.
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:26 PM   #3
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Check out the weight of the paint first. Other options might be plastic film for making shower pans. That at least would be removable. I put a platform in the trunk to hold my Bal Leveler and assorted tools such as as the torque wrench and breaker bar.

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Old 02-12-2015, 06:02 AM   #4
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The shelf is a great idea. The weight of the bedliner coating is a concern and I will look into that. I think if I just did the bottom half it would be ok. I have first hand knowledge what water damage is like in a camper and it is not fun , if I can just do a little preventive maintenance it will give me peace of mind.
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:13 AM   #5
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Let us know how your investigations go.
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:54 AM   #6
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Sure will, I just need a camper at this point. I hope it gets here in a few weeks.
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Old 02-15-2015, 07:29 PM   #7
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Just so you know, I have had my 194 Hw for 3 years and have never had a leak. I always clip the closures after using. If you decide to have bedliner sprayed on if weighs very little, but is un-needed. Enjoy the new camper! We sure do.
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I just got good news that my camper will be delivered in approx. 2 weeks. Once I get the basic stuff cleaned up on the camper, I will look and see if I really want to do the bedliner coating. Thanks for all of the advice and info.!!
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Great news. The newer models are quite nice.
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Old 02-19-2015, 02:21 PM   #10
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The only mod I made was to add a light. On its maiden voyage we didn't get in until dark, and it was a pain in the butt finding things in the storage trunk. I already had an RV porch light laying around, so I mounted it opposite of the light mounted to the front and tied into its wiring. Easy and free mod.
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