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Old 04-17-2016, 12:32 PM   #31
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Yes, there is one stock hatch, under the bed, towards the front. No room for another as the water heater is also on that side. There is one interior door, facing the aisle with 2 other short walls available. There is limited space in front of these 2 angled walls. There would be better access vis a "lift" package installed to access the bed area from above. Between the exterior and interior hatches, you can access probably 75% of the available space. Just remember a good amount of stuff that forward will add to your tongue weight, which on my unit was around 500# with just light stuff underneath. I tried to store my heavy stuff in the rear "U" dinette area which enable me to keep my tongue weight at 500#.
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Old 04-17-2016, 12:43 PM   #32
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we are getting 2 shelves in the cabinet.....

If you're handy you could put in adjustable shelves or pull-out drawers on the shelves. That's one deep cabinet (20+inches) with no light inside.

does anyone know of a thread that outlines the stock storage on a 21' ?

Huge overhead storage - maybe 7x that of a Casita, plus the underbed area.

I think my current plan is to have ETI add 2 extra interior doors into the under bed space, and simply wait and see to see what our needs and wants are, after a few trips.....

One door at the foot is standard. Bath side door is an option.

does the 21' come stock with a exterior hatch to access the under bed area?

Yes, but it's not real huge. Can't put chairs in there as it's too narrow. Very tight to crawl into as it's not high, either.

and might there be any reason to add a 2nd exterior hatch to access the under bed storage area?

I don't think a 2nd hatch would fit. Water heater has been relocated to under the dinette, so it might, though.

I plan on storing a good amount of stuff under the bed .
FYI, I'm now making the 36 inch drawer from 3/16 plastic that slides on a U-shaped "sled". Eliminates the drawer guides entirely and can be easily removed to load/unload. Pic shown is under the dinette in a 19 with the optional access door on the end.
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Old 04-17-2016, 12:43 PM   #33
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Like the drawer concept and have recently become infected with "mod disease" One thing- looking at ETI's drawers, they look much lighter-duty. Is that 3/4" baltic birch I'm seeing?

Doug says the glides alone are 20 lbs. Wonder what the whole thing weighs and wonder if it can be made lighter and be durable enough.
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Good timing Charlie- aha-plastics
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Like the drawer concept and have recently become infected with "mod disease" One thing- looking at ETI's drawers, they look much lighter-duty. Is that 3/4" baltic birch I'm seeing?

Doug says the glides alone are 20 lbs. Wonder what the whole thing weighs and wonder if it can be made lighter and be durable enough.
The wood drawer was 1/2 inch solid dovetailed birch riding on 200 lb full extension slides on a built-up riser with 20 screws holding the assembly to the floor.

The plastic one is 3/16 ABS with seamless long bends. Dividers are removable and their side guides are customer installed with VHB tape
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The wood drawer was 1/2 inch solid dovetailed birch riding on 200 lb full extension slides on a built-up riser with 20 screws holding the assembly to the floor.

The plastic one is 3/16 ABS with seamless long bends. Dividers are removable and their side guides are customer installed with VHB tape
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What would you charge for one of those ABS drawers for under the bed on a 21?
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What would you charge for one of those ABS drawers for under the bed on a 21?
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Thanks to Charlie and Doug for sharing their ideas and information! We added the drawer to our trailer this weekend...we love it!
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Thanks to Charlie and Doug for sharing their ideas and information! We added the drawer to our trailer this weekend...we love it!
Don't forget to make a "T" shaped piece that drops into the handle. Needs to be wide enough to bear on the side vertical doorway framing, or one day you'll find your drawer will have opened the door battering-ram style. That rear detent on the slides isn't enough when you start bouncing around with a full heavy drawer of stuff.
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Don't forget to make a "T" shaped piece that drops into the handle. Needs to be wide enough to bear on the side vertical doorway framing, or one day you'll find your drawer will have opened the door battering-ram style. That rear detent on the slides isn't enough when you start bouncing around with a full heavy drawer of stuff.
Yes, we have that, too! Thanks for posting that on the forum!
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