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Old 07-17-2014, 09:16 AM   #1
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Skylark Mods

Even though the Skylark comes with lots of storage space, we wanted some inside storage for seldom used items and food for our dog.

I noticed that the bench seat in front of the bed in our 21 FKV seemed to have lots of wasted space under it. I removed the plywood under the cushion and found a really nice large space. I made a 1/4 thick plywood insert to keep things from migrating in by the wheel well. I attached it to the aluminum frame with some sheet metal screws. Then I cut the plywood cover, adding a piano hinge and finger hole so you can open it. The result was about 9 cubic feet of new storage space inside the trailer.

Getting things out of the storage outside at night required using a flashlight. While visiting a Camping World store I found a nice push button led light that was pretty bright. I also found that there are four spare fuses in the electrical panel, so it was a simple matter to run 2 conductor wire out the bottom of the trailer underneath along a frame member and get up into the compartment under the bench seat by the table and run the wire into the storage area to connect the light.
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2011 Skylark 21FKV
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:21 PM   #2
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Great use of that space that you could never get to very easily from the outside.

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Old 07-17-2014, 05:27 PM   #3
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Excellent execution....the Skylark is one of my favorite Jayco TTs, too
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