We got our new 2016 25ks last week. It has shelves next to the armrests of the sofa. The reason is that there is a complete pass thru all the way under the sofa with doors on both ends. You can get under it a bit for not too big stuff by lifting the sofa front, but the great thing is that it is accessible from either side outside. A little harder to access the bed with those two shelves, but the storage is welcome. You can tell if your model has the pass thru by looking at the hatches on the entrance side. If you have two hatches on the forward end, then you have the pass thru.
We love our new 25ks. Traded up from an R-pod 178. Love the BR. and the Murphy bed and sofa. Just spectacular overall. Not hard to pull with a 5.0 liter Ford F-150 supercrew.