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Old 07-06-2014, 03:00 PM   #1
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2013 Roo 233s Hidden Storage

I discovered some hidden storage in the back of the Roo today. There is an access door at the rear of the Roo where we tend to keep the water hoses and electric cords. To the right side of the cubby hole is that thin divider that rockwood likes to use to hide what's behind something. I took a few camera shots to see what was on the other side and low and behold, nothing. Just access to hoses and electric where rockwood decided to be lazy and not attach hoses or attempt to be pretty. Just the spot to put longer decking boards that I like to use for leveling. I wonder how hard it is to put an access door on the other side?
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:14 PM   #2
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I do remember a post somewhere in the ROO MODS titled area where a person took that small rear square door out and replaced it with a larger rectangular one to gain easier/more access to that space. Another poster stated he might add another cargo access door to the "door side" of his ROO just to gain access to that space behind the shower for his fishing poles. I haven't gotten up to courage to "cut into" the exterior walls and add a new door but am chomping at the bit to find some way to access all that extra space you are talking about. Wonder if anyone can reply/post what "adding a new cargo" door entails?
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:30 PM   #3
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YUP just found someone else chasing the same idea!

Studs in wall?
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:50 PM   #4
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I guess ill wait for that picture, but installing that access door shouldn't be too hard. Just cutting a hole the right size and then screwing and caulking the access door in place. Looking that any of the existing doors, it seems simple. There is a lot of room back there as you can see from my photos. Would be easier if I had an access door . Either a longer on in the back, or a smaller on on the side like he was saying. Not sure why they didn't better utilize this space, seems simple to me....... Famous last words
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I'll see if I can swing by the farm where my trailer is at and snap some pictures of the door I put in. I bought the door on Ebay from this guy:

bottomdollarsurplusinc on eBay

The door I bought is 11" wide by 20" tall. Fairly easy once I had the door to create a template to put on the outside of the trailer. Drilled a half inch hole through the wall so I could put my saber saw blade through. I used blue painters tape all around the cut line so that my saw wouldn't leave any marks. Then I said a prayer and cut away. The saber saw cut through the inner and outer walls, along with the layer of insulation like it was butter. I didn't use any silicone as I had picked up a role of butyl tape at the local RV dealer. Sealed tight and haven't had any issue with water getting in.

I think the best past is that I can put anything I want in the compartment and not have to try and get it out through the factory door when the bunk is down.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:16 AM   #6
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AWESOME reply Mark...thanks for the notes about your install, I will be chasing things like MuddauberE stated..."famous last words"!
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I like the idea of having one on the side. I believe on the 2013 Roo 233s, the opening will only hold a door about 11" x 16" due to the side marker light. I just measured and this might be the limit. Just a heads up.
I just thought, . It might be possible to mount the side marker light on the door so you can install a bigger door.......


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Hopefully I'll snap a picture on Monday of the 11x20 on my 2013 233S...


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Old 07-11-2014, 09:42 PM   #9
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That would be awesome. Trying to find an 11x20, not easy
Can you tell me if the opening is 11x20 or is that the outside measurements?

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OK! Here we go. First I want to say that there are some vital components to the trailer hiding in that space. There are water lines that are exposed when you open up the space. I think they sectioned it off to make sure you don't do anything that could rupture or cause harm to those lines. I just make sure that I'm not tossing anything in there to cause any issues. And really, I don't toss anything into the other compartments either. I try to treat my trailer with respect as I intend to have it a long time!

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