I think "tlhdoc" was the first in this thread: http://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=1516
to do this mod, but if I could vote for the best mod ever this would be it!
I saw this and just had to do this myself. I'd love to tell other hybrid owners with the same setup in the front as my X19H that all you have to do is "pry up a board and add a hinge" but the mod is not quite that easy. It does require some thinking and some additional work to ensure everything is still strong and there are no sharp screws left poking out in there.
In fact, I was amazed at the screws sticking in there. glad I didn't try to shove anything soft and valuable through the outside storage door!
Yes, there are water lines and electrical in there (I actually improved the electrical layout with cable clamps). The feeders for the right fwd marker light hung down in front of the outside storage door so were at risk every time I put my x-chocks away etc.
I tried to include some pictures to show that the mod doesn't negatively impact the appearance of the trailer, but GREATLY enhances the available storage in the front and access to it. Yes, I will mainly keep softer lighter stuff in there but that opens so many other areas for all my tiki stuff and awning lights and flamingos etc!!!
Love this mod - thanks so much tlhdoc for paving the way for us...sheer brilliance if you ask me!