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Old 10-11-2015, 04:26 PM   #11
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Yep. Just like Glenn's!
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:30 PM   #12
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As you can see from pic #2, the side-by-side propane tanks don't interfere with access to hatch.
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:55 PM   #13
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Could the side getting the moisture be the cold side (not getting morning and/or day sunshine? Where more condensation would form.
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Old 10-11-2015, 05:09 PM   #14
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No hatches on our front storage. We do have the access on the back passenger larger dinette and no problems or moisture.

And I don't think it's a sunny side thing, as in all cases the trailer has been in equal lighting (shade, sun, or driving).

There's no way a tank would be leaking, slowly making its way around? I think that was my primary fear, dunno really how that black tank lays.

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I have had water in front passenger seat storage, but I have hatch access from outside and I'd left the rock guards off. Only happened once.
You can see the vinyl rock guard, left, in second pic.
I had never seen these little hatches until I saw Alf's trailer a couple of weeks ago. Nothing we see on 19's and 21's and wonder if they are still on any model.
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Old 10-11-2015, 05:21 PM   #16
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I think once the front storage box became an option, there was no call for the exterior hatch.
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Old 10-11-2015, 05:42 PM   #17
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I think once the front storage box became an option, there was no call for the exterior hatch.
We have the extra hatch and would not do without it. On the 19', we could access a bench from the door. On the 21', the benches are at the back. Using the exterior hatch beats the heck out of going into the trailer, maybe taking off shoes, especially in bad weather, and going to the back of the trailer and moving flip-up tables and cushions to get into the bench --- for something that is right next to where we are using it on the exterior. So glad to have that hatch. Our front box already has plenty in it and that is primarily dirty stuff.

We do not have outside access to the other bench but the items there are rarely used ones.
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Elizabeth, have you looked at whether this happens after rain? Guess I would pour water from the nearby windows maybe, when the compartments are very dry, just to make certain of no connection. I guess condensation is more likely.
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Elizabeth, are you calling what I call the bench lid, a hatch?
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Mine are in the front. On either side. That is one of the reasons I have been hesitant about changing the propane tanks from tandem to side by side, as they might interfere with easy access.
As already shown there is clearance, because the side-by-side tanks are way forward. Other than providing space for the storage box, I can't think of a reason to change the tank configuration from the original inline setup to side-by-side.
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