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Old 01-12-2018, 01:12 PM   #1
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Seneca Pass Through Storage

Inspired by Steve's (SloPoke) 2015 Seneca FK where he removed the panels on compartments and tied the wires to the top, I too wanted pass through storage.

But on my 18 TS all the wires were run along the bottom of the compartments. And what a rats nest!!!! Anyway, using 2x3's and 1/2" plywood I build bottoms that act as wire chases and provide flat storage where I can bungee or strap stuff in place. Might even use bins. I gained 44" x 36" x 11" high storage shelves with access on both sides.

Another big benefit is I now have access to the living room slide tracks so I can clean and lube them very easily.

So far only did the front two compartments. Will check the rest next.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:24 PM   #2
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I too looked at this but was overwhelmed by the poor design of the wiring. I do have a concept using plywood and drawer slides. I think this is the perfect place for my zero gravity chairs. Should be able to load them on the slides and push them in place. Just not sure where this fits on the importance scale. Also I need a few warm weather days. Itís sixty degrees warmer than last Friday and it is still only 55íf out.


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Old 01-12-2018, 02:09 PM   #3
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Great idea Mark! How did you secure the chase?
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:43 PM   #4
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As we talked tonight... over pizza, wings and beer... (we got together for dinner tonight, taking advantage of the warm weather) Great idea on building the raised floor. I now think that this would have been better on our rig too, as the bottom of the pass-thru is really poorly supported plastic underliner of the baggage compartments. Your approach gives a solid support to what you are putting in there.
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Good idea!!

I too was inspired when the idea of pass through storage was proposed; and discouraged when I took off those panels to reveal the mess of wireing. What you came up with is excellent, and I will revisit this issue when it's not 9 degrees and 3 inches of snow up here in Virginia! Thanks up for sharing your idea.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:02 AM   #6
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Great idea Mark! How did you secure the chase?
Using (3) 2x3s running front to back, cut them to about exact length of the compartment floor. They come right up against the aluminum brackets used to hold the panels in so there is no movement.

The 2x3 on its side provides enough clearance for the cables below.
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Using (3) 2x3s running front to back, cut them to about exact length of the compartment floor. They come right up against the aluminum brackets used to hold the panels in so there is no movement.

The 2x3 on its side provides enough clearance for the cables below.
Went out and took measurements this morning. Had to brave 29 degree temperature Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:23 PM   #8
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A couple more storage projects.

DW wanted more organized storage under the bed, so I made her some cubby holes.

In the very rear passenger side compartment I removed the panel and found extra 5 feet of storage. It backs up to the water heater compartment and has water lines and some electric, so I once again built a chase to protect those lines.

There is all kinds of hidden space on these Senecas.
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:47 AM   #9
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wow... you pulled that one off quickly!!!!
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We pulled down the panels and used gutters cut to fit, to protect the wires... in some compartments the wires are up top, some down below.

I do like the 'false floor' idea for the wires... having a flat surface for packing on would be easier than working over the gutters.
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