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Old 10-04-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
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Exterior access to storage under Queen

Not sure if this belongs here however I was wondering what one stores under the bed via the outside access door. Currently I have my cables, coleman stove and case of water and Soda. Is this a good place to store that type of stuff or will it damage the trailer in travel?


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Old 10-04-2011, 07:19 PM   #2
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Any reasonable load under the queen will not damage the trailer.

On the road side, near the door, I keep all of the hookup items such as water hose, kneeling pad, wheel chocks, etc. The only real heavy thing I carry in that area is my auto transformer.

Under the bed goes folding table, patio rug, dutch oven, etc, etc.

I carry my water and soda up front, under the couch.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:02 PM   #3
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I also carry our folding table, small step ladder, a couple of extra pots, shoes, and whatever else I can't fit in our 27 FB. I don't have anything heavy and I think the access isn't easy so I don't put things in that area that I need a lot. Sounds like you have the "right stuff" in there. I have not had any problems with anything that has been stored in that compartment. I think you are just fine.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:20 PM   #4
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like when riding in a bus, the rear gets a lot of shaking. i'd move the soda to the center somewhere. in general, i like to put my heavy stuff midship if i can.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:23 PM   #5
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I thought storing anything in that area was just fine......UNTIL>>>>>>>>>

I even built some shelves to arrange that stuff on.....UNTIL

We hit a bump at a railroad crossing and I swear the unit went airborn. Slammed a mirror off the wall and mostly broke the bolt in the door and we could not open the door........Access was break a window or throught the hatch and come out under the bed.......All of that stuff was totally in the way and really hampered our entry.......So, break a window with the COST of fixing that or tear up a bunch of shelves............Took forever to clean out that access hatch area; but we did it.

So......dont let all that "stuff" get in the way.....Makes it really HARD for that access when you need it........God bless.......Dennis
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:07 PM   #6
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My thanks to all. I believe I will move the soda and the water and look for other things to store there in their place
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