I stow everything in the front storage compartment. The street side of my front storage is used exclusively for travel tackle and hardware (hitches, bars, extra grease, manual crank handles, tools, etc. I'm planning to install some PVC to keep the bars up off the floor and clean. Right now I just use some carpet remnants that were left in the trailer.
I used to keep the hitch head locked in it's receiver on the truck, but it rattles around back there without a load on it and makes a ruckus. Never had a problem walking into it; I've walked into enough hitch heads in my life to know about giving the rear end of a truck a wide berth when walking around, now it's just habit...
2014 Jay Flight 28 BHBE
2015 RAM 2500 6.4L HEMI, Tradesman 4x4, 3.73
Blue Ox SwayPro (BXW 1503)
Upgraded from an REI internal frame backpack and a Eureka 1/2 dome tent!