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Old 07-23-2012, 11:47 PM   #11
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I will do that, probably this coming weekend, or when the temperature here lets up. Too darn hot atm, specially inside the trailer
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:18 AM   #12
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Ours has only one small outside-accessed storage compartment, and it projects into the space under our bed. But then the bottom of our bed also lifts up, there are two pneumatic struts that lift-assist the plywood right up. Then there's more area for storage. It was never screwed down or closed like that...
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:26 PM   #13
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ok, got a look inside under the main bed, here are the pictures, and it looks like alot of wasted space just to have the fresh water tank there. Wonders why FR decided to do it this way?
Could they have mounted it differently and still have outside storage?


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Old 07-29-2012, 04:46 PM   #14
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We have a 2013 181bhxl the only outside storage we have is under the bed. Looks very similar to your pictures but the tank is moved over. Ours is different than the floor plan you have just a bit. The storage table next to the couch is on the other side. I wonder if you can have different models within a model?
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:37 PM   #15
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That looks like a big waste of space alright. I would hinge and strut that and use it for storage. Or even easier you could drill a small hole in the wood to use as a finger hole to lift up the wood and just leave the screws out.

One word of caution would be to make sure nothing goes in there that would puncture the water tank or wear a hole in it while going down the road.

Be forewarned that I am not an expert and maybe there is some method to their madness.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:09 PM   #16
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I have one outside storage door, that is on the driver side, which is basically under the couch. But everything else is according to the floor plan with the exception of no outside storage in rear part of trailer, passenger side.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:56 PM   #17
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So after looking at your trailer pictures two things first is I dont have a outdoor storage compartment like yours under the couch. Second is where my storage door for the under bed is your awning rackets are sitting in its place. Maybe that's why they didnt include the door.
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I wonder if one is manufactured in Indiana, the other in California? Or basically NW region has different rules versus, SW region or California?
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