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Old 02-25-2016, 12:53 AM   #41
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To search images would require that all members adhere to some sort of naming protocol. I doubt that will ever happen.
It would work better to have members submitting photos include keywords, which could then be searched - no need to worry about the filename. Common image file formats include embedded keywords (an example of metadata, if you want to add to your jargon vocabulary) so any keywords already in the photo could easily be captured by the forum software.

Despite a lack of any apparent technical obstacles, I won't hold my breath waiting for this enhancement.
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:01 AM   #42
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I thought you were volunteering to organize and monitor it.
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:13 AM   #43
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Old 02-25-2016, 02:01 PM   #44
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The standard access door under the bed of a 21 is small. Just big enough for a 10x12 drawer to be installed. The flip-up access is half the bed width, maybe 24-18 inches, but the black tank is next to the bathroom, and there is bed framing to contend with. I couldn't figure out a way to put lawn chairs in there so they ride in the tow.
I just noticed that there * is * a hatch (from under the main bed) that faces the main door that exist the trailer.

i can also see some obstructions under the bed......

In anyones opinion... are there any places that an extra access hatch COULD be added (either to the exterior or exterior) to allow me to better access nooks and crannies under the main bed (without flipping up the mattress)

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Old 02-25-2016, 02:12 PM   #45
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I just noticed that there * is * a hatch (from under the main bed) that faces the main door that exist the trailer.
The standard interior access to the under-bed area faces the rear of the trailer. For money, ETI will add a second access door that faces the entry/exit door. We got this option on our 21 and we do value it.
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:31 PM   #46
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There are lift kits that will hold the mattress up for access.....research bed lift kits on the web.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:19 PM   #47
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There are lift kits that will hold the mattress up for access.....research bed lift kits on the web.
Here's a thread on EscapeForum and some solutions for the lift kits: Bed lift on a 21'?
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:01 PM   #48
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There are two more places to put another door in the 21' bed platform. One is at the corner and close to the entry door. The other is next to the bath. Ours is on the corner which is next to the standard door that faces toward the back of the trailer.
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:53 PM   #49
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The bed framing under a 21 is a hodgepodge of too short sticks fastened together. One could reframe the whole mattress platform to raise and lower, but it would be quite a bit of work. I had to reconfigure mine to work with an inclined mattress (head is 4 inches higher than the head) but the black tank and dump piping take up almost half the available space. If you REALLY want to access storage under there it would probably be easier to relocate the water heater and install a wider access hatch than standard. Can't make the hatch much taller though - I barely had room to crawl through it to work under the bed. Then again, you could raise the whole bed platform..........
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Old 02-26-2016, 01:28 PM   #50
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You could also remove the hot water heater if all you ever wanted it for was a hot shower. There are hot water shower heads, but they only work on AC.

https://www.theacoutlet.com/product....P10aAo498P8HAQ
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