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Old 03-07-2015, 06:00 PM   #1
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X17Z front trunk modification

I'm a new owner of a 2013 x17z and have read about storage space being a problem. I found a old post about this modification and thought I'd post some pictures in case someone else wanted to do this easy modification. Click image for larger version

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Start out by removing the screws on the back and two screws holding the black straps on the front and the top board will come right off. I cut each side about 9 inches from the end to let the main part swing open freely. Adds nice room for lightweight items. Anyone else have other modifications they have done?
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Old 03-07-2015, 06:10 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the new to you x17z and your modification. And welcome to the forum.
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Old 03-07-2015, 09:26 PM   #3
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Good job, I did the same mod to our 23B.
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:05 AM   #5
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Good job, I did the same mod to our 23B.
We have a 2015 x20e. There is a storage area against the front bunk that is accessed thru large openings that are hidden behind the seat backs.

Is this the same as what you have on the 23B? If so, what did you do with the openings on the front of this cabinet area.
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:44 AM   #6
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Thanks! Will definitely do this mod! The panel that lifts up - did you attach it to hinges or does it otherwise stay in place on it's own?
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It will stay it place on its own. I left the hinges off for now because it allows you more room it get things in and out.
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:30 AM   #8
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What did you use for a saw to cut the laminate and the board???? Seems like that might splinter with a jigsaw.
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:37 PM   #9
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Sorry I just saw your question. I used a jigsaw and painters tape. Tape off where your cutting to prevent any splintering.
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:27 PM   #10
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We just bought a 2012 X17Z (upgrading from our 2009 Jayco 806 popup) I will definitely be doing this mod, thanks for the pictures.
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