It could be made into an interior storage access by putting, if it isn't already, sliders under the bed platform. Then you can pull the bed inward accessing the space underneath. It's like that streetside in our '66 Trade Wind. A wee bit awkward but the space is used for little used gear....extra blankets etc. For multiple items I put those in square soap buckets that I can pull up and out by the handle.
Neil and Lynn Holman
Kirk Creek, Big Sur, Ca. coast.
1966 Trade Wind
1971 Buick Centurion convertible
1969 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight