Is the cover gone, or only temporarily removed during service?
We still have the cover and use the space for bulky items like extra paper towels, cases of drinks, etc. What I learned here on the forum is if you partially open the sofa, so that its in a "V" shape, the bottom cover swings open to provide access to the space.
2007 Chevy Duramax LMM/Allison
2012 Jay Flight 29QBH
2012 Jay Flight 26BH (Sold)