Originally Posted by Prof and Agate
Thanks for the overview. We've just started using our new Wolf Pup 16FQ. Pretty smooth on the first two trips. We didn't like that the cabinet doors didn't stay up on their own so we cannibalized the spring loaded struts from our 1997 Aerolite 25FK.
We are planning on adding a medicine cabinet with a mirror to the bathroom. We are also planning to add drawers under the foot of the bed to make better use of that space.
I thought about drawers like that, or cabinet doors, but decided to go with the outside hatch and I'm glad I did. I have a long plastic tub that fits through the hatch which contains all manner of needed stuff, including water hoses, electrical power cable, rope, extension cords, string lights, manual water pump, etc. There is also room in front of the tub (between it and the front of the trailer) for a small ladder, spare tire and jack, extra sleeping bag, wood blocks, etc. Way better than drawers. If you aren't a seasoned DIYer, a full service FR dealer should be able to install a hatch for you. FR probably framed for a hatch when the trailer was built.
Ditto on the overhead cabinet doors, although I used friction struts from the hardware store.
I made a wire basket that attaches to the back wall well above the toilet that holds all of my wifes bathroom stuff, and mounted a TP holder on the side wall at about head level.
I mounted a long mirror to the front of the bathroom door, using #6 steel "moly" screws. It made the wife happy, makes the trailer seem bigger and reflects light.
I also replaced all light bulbs with high out put LED lamps: As good or better light with less heat and reduced battery power drain