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Dropnaduece 09-12-2016 02:38 PM

25BHS under bunk storage access mod
 
Under the bunk is storage acceded by lifting up a plywood door under the bed. I was thinking of ordering a kitchen cabinet door from Jayco and putting an access door in the front panel. Has anyone done this before?

We put our dirty laundry in there and it would be nice to just open a door instead of lifting a huge piece of plywood

bansai 09-12-2016 03:13 PM

That's a good idea. I have the same storage and have zero desire to lift the bottom bunk to continue to use it... which explains why that area on my camper is currently empty. There is a curve on that section, but otherwise should be a simple mod. Please post pics if you go ahead with it.

Dropnaduece 09-12-2016 06:33 PM

I will let you know if I get it done. It will just depend on how much Jayco charges for a cabinet door. I just want it to look nice and like it was made for the TT. I will get it done but I may have to have a cabinet shop make a door for me. ;)

mtb4life 09-12-2016 09:59 PM

I was also trying to figure out a more practical way of using that bunk storage just last weekend. The front cabinet door access is nice, however, the bunk storage is deep when accessed through the front. Chances are you won't be able to stuff much in the back portion of the storage.

I think Jayco made the bunk storage small enough that you can't stuff much in there because it sits behind the wheels which could make the trailer tail heavy.

I was thinking of just adding hydraulic struts just like the ones on the master bed storage. Haven't had a chance to measure what length would be appropriate.

olbriar 09-12-2016 10:42 PM

Being as I'm a cabinet maker by trade, I plan to put drawers along both bed frames in my 27BH. The storage beyond the depth of the drawers can still be accessed by lifting the beds. The door for the dirty clothes is a good idea too. I may put a door in end of the master bed where it's close to a wall. Drawers aren't that practical if you can't pull them out very far. And, there is never a good place for dirty clothes. Good idea Dropnaduece

Dropnaduece 09-12-2016 11:25 PM

:Yea I thought of doing the arm thing too. I have tried to use it for storage but it is a pain in the arse to get anything in and out of it cause it's deep and the bed pushes the access door down on you when reaching in there. So wife and I just put a laundry basket that fits in the odd shape and toss dirty clothes in it. But what sucks is when my son is laying on the bed he either has to get out or roll over to the side to lift it up so the clothes end up in the corner on the floor. That's why I would like to put the door in the front so we can toss them from the front and when we get home we only have to reach in there once to clean out the clothes.

Hey Olbrier, if you can make a door that somewhat matches the cabinets I would buy one off you. I could probably make one if I can find the right materials. I just don't know where I can go to buy similar laminated wood that I can make a frame of the door. Then I could use the panel I cut out of the front for the door. Wait maybe I could just make my own now that I'm thinking about it...hmmm? :confused::facepalm:

bansai 09-13-2016 08:52 AM

I may end up just opening up that entire area, add an LED light, and throwing a dog bed down there. Turn it into a '3 bunk' that way and could more easily use that spot for short term storage when needed. Maybe attach a bungee cord or 2 that can span the new opening when traveling and just put some light items in crates back there. It is an awkward space.

Dropnaduece 09-13-2016 11:20 AM

That sounds like a good idea too but my dog is 80lb lab so I think she would not go for that :) If there wasn't a boxed in piping around the bottom inside edge it would be more helpful to use that area. But we do need plumbing . Dirty clothes hamper is the best option for my family until the kids go to college.

Journey on...

mark.nowak 09-13-2016 12:19 PM

I had the same issue with my jay feather 26bhsw. I looked at all of the cabinets in my trailer to see which door would be the best match for area below the bunk. I ended up ordering the bathroom cabinet door. As soon as it comes in and I install I will post pictures.


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Dropnaduece 09-13-2016 02:10 PM

Cool can't wait to see the pictures


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