THANKS!...Did lots more today. Getting ready to go away for a week starting tomorrow night
Totally reconfigured the storage area under the bed. Having this hatch open "East / West" was ridiculous. The mattress hits the sloped nose and it is a bear to lift. I decided to create access on three sides...Top with the lid opening "North / South - Front inside the trailer - and outside through the new cargo door.
First I finished the solar control area and separated it from the storage area
Still have to hook up the inverter....
I tore everything out and reused just about every piece of wood and cherry paneling. All I had to buy was a 48" X 48" piece of 3/4" plywood for the new mattress deck.
The top now opens relatively easily
There is a ton of great cargo space in here!
The front area now has a dfoor to access without lifting the mattress.
All in all I'm super pleased with this modification!