We removed the side gaucho on one side and the closet and drawer assembly on the other, from our 24' Argosy. These are to be replaced with twins on both sides, which are hinged past the wheel wells, water heater, and most of the battery box.
We removed the old, broken plastic battery box, to be replaced with a bigger one that will hold two deep cycle batteries.
Here the battery box top is off. The top of the battery box will screw on to prevent leaking battery fumes. Before remaking the battery box, the plywood floor was impregnated with fiberglass resin to protect the floor from a possible battery acid leak. The battery box was then constructed from old scraps of melamine. We want to use the under-bed areas for storing our duffle bags of clothes, etc, and want to be able to lift the bed with bedding on it and have it stay open as we rummage for stuff. We started with one "lid stay" toy box hinge on each side of the twin bed platform, shown here, with the battery box also in view.
After further consideration we mounted a second set of hinges on each side of the bed, shown here
The beauty of these hinges is that we can now open the bed-tops only a few inches or all the way and the top STAYS OPEN.
We will be doing the same thing with the seats of the dinette- installing the stay-open toy box hinges that we purchased from ROCKLER. They are awesome.