We have a new (to us) 2008 Jayco Feather Sport 197. I looked at the storage and thought it might be an idea to cut an access door under the center section of the "sofa" (or whatever you call it). So I did that this afternoon.
This is what the base looks like when the cushions are removed:
I measured and marked the door opening while the plywood was still in place:
I took the plywood outside to cut the hole. It only had four screws holding it down. I screwed some scrap lumber to the underside, letting it stick out in the opening about 3/4":
Here's the modified plywood back in place. I added a few extra screws around the outside:
The big project cost about $1.00 for screws and what ever value one cares to put on the scraps of wood, plus about 1 1/2 hours.
Tools required: cordless drill, jigsaw (I made all the cuts with the jig saw), sandpaper, a few screws, 3/4" wood bit for the finger hole, 3/8" bit for the jig saw starting hole, a few wood screws of an appropriate size, tape measure, square, and of course, a few magic words!!
Go to next post for finished product!!