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Old 10-12-2011, 07:41 AM   #11
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I thought about this but I am afraid it will void the warranty?
To void the warranty they have to PROVE that it caused the problem.
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:04 AM   #12
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Have you guys who did this checked the tongue weight or do you unload that extra compartment when towing?
The X19H has a pretty heavy tongue as it comes from the factory. I keep on looking for ways to move weight back. My tongue weight is > 15% with the trailer unloaded.
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:11 PM   #13
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I keep the same amount of stuff in there I would without the mod. It is just so much easier to get to.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:33 AM   #14
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The only items we put in the bottom space are 6 al poles for a spare tarp,a small plastic tool box( tacks, duc tape,screws etc) and our clothes & shoes on the top space. Larry
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:07 PM   #15
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Have you guys who did this checked the tongue weight or do you unload that extra compartment when towing?
The X19H has a pretty heavy tongue as it comes from the factory. I keep on looking for ways to move weight back. My tongue weight is > 15% with the trailer unloaded.
Yes - on CAT scales.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:28 PM   #16
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Have you guys who did this checked the tongue weight or do you unload that extra compartment when towing?
This mod does not make an extra compartment, it just makes it easier to get things in and out of that storage area.

I also weighed my trailer on a CAT scale. No appreciable difference in the weight. The things that I keep in there are light weight. The only thing I put in there now, that I didn't put in there before, are the dinette back rest cushions. The dinette seats were too shallow for me. So I put the back rest cushions in the "front trunk". I have them if the table is used as a bed, but they are out of the way the rest of the time.
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:50 AM   #17
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Thanks Mark - just bought a 23b. Noticed this same issue on front pass-through storage and thought it was a big waste of space. When you say that you pryed open the bunk end board, is that really how it works, or do you need to unscrew anything in order to get access?

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Thanks Mark - just bought a 23b. Noticed this same issue on front pass-through storage and thought it was a big waste of space. When you say that you pryed open the bunk end board, is that really how it works, or do you need to unscrew anything in order to get access?

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I don't know on your trailer, but I literately pried the board up. I took my time and moved the pry bar to different spots so I did not damage the board. I am still working on something to hold the board open when I am putting things in and out of there. A haven't found a gas strut that would work, and I am thinking of using a short board on a hinge. One that I could just swing up and have it support the board. Maybe two of them.
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tlhdoc-- I did the" board on a hindge" trick . Most of the time the weight of the mattress holds it open. Larry
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I just lift the board and the mattress goes up with the board. That is when I need something to hold the board open.
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