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Old 08-24-2015, 10:21 AM   #1
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Storage under steps,

I have a CK36ckts ,has any one enclosed the space under the steps to provide more storage?I thinking of putting hinges on step for access the space.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:35 AM   #2
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Many 5th wheels already have enclosed steps and most I have seen have access to the space under them via a hinged tread.

Our steps are carpeted and only the bottom tread has an opening lid.
A rather poor design as the space within the top step / riser is not used or accessible .

On my 'to-do-list' is to replace both steps with stained matching wooden ones and provide access for storage to both spaces.
The steps are not only a good storage area (when available) but they are very handy for frequently used items .

Even if the task is outside of your skill level.... it really shouldn't cost too much to have a finish carpenter fabricate a new set of steps or alter the existing to provide storage.

Hope this helps

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Converter, central vac, and main wiring run is under my steps.
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Central Vac is under my steps, and also I mounted my AC subpanel there for my inverter. Open the sliding paneling cover in your basement and you can see the "stuff" under there.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:11 PM   #5
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Storage under steps.

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I have a CK36ckts ,has any one enclosed the space under the steps to provide more storage?I thinking of putting hinges on step for access the space.

I did what your thinking of doing on my Sons Cedar Creek 362BBS.




The whole step assembly unscrewed from the floor and wall. I did reinforce the assembly at the corners.


Hope these pictures are helpful.


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Thanks all for the help!
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