Originally Posted by RooVader
I find it interesting that you say it is too dark. That is what attracted us to the 21DK as we thought it felt incredibly light and open. ... Totally agree on the outside storage though. We decided the outdoor fridge was worth the terrible storage setup.
It's darker that I prefer with the bed windows closed which, of course, you have to do for AC. I got a hybrid so I can get at least some of the sense of openness you get from a pop-up.
I had a false memory of there being clear plastic behind the bunk window covers of our camper. For some reason I was thinking there could be more light with the windows zipped. I guess the light flooding through the plastic on the awning side made up for that.
I briefly researched the cost of adding a clear plastic window at the end, behind the canvas window, but that would involve disassembling the entire tent and paying someone to customize something I just paid for. My costs were high enough already, and I'd mess up my warranty.
As for the dorm cube, I saw that as outside storage. It was one of the things that sold me on the 21DK. The first thing I did was remove it to give to my college freshman son. That adds a lot of space. I have plenty of room in my inside box for my beer.
What I'd value a lot is pass-through storage, or at least pass-in storage (my term, meaning a single door on one end of a long compartment), of which there is none. Having had the seat off the dinette bench I saw how much room there is. If it didn't involve removing the furnace so I could reroute the wiring/plumbing umbilical to the top of the compartment, I'd add a door on either end of that space, at the front of the trailer.