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Old 12-09-2018, 08:25 AM   #1
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Depth of under bed storage in new 21

I am going to buy a propane fire bowl. Something like a Camco Lil Red, or Outland 870. I would like to store this under the bed upright. Could someone with a new body 21 measure the area where the bed lifts up?
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Old 12-09-2018, 09:55 AM   #2
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You will need the size of the exterior hatch, may fit if taken apart, but not in the box.
The website states 8.5" high....
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According to the 21' PDF with measurements, the Bed Platform from floor is 17 ¼”. That doesn't take into account any bracing that may be in the way.
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:13 AM   #4
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You will need the size of the exterior hatch, may fit if taken apart, but not in the box.
The website states 8.5" high....
You could always put it under the bed by lifting the mattress inside. Not necessarily convenient, but possible all the same if really decided that it works the best. Each person may have their own reasons.
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Thanks guys, just what I was looking for. I figured that the fire bowl would not fit through the outside access door, I planned on placing it under the bed by lifting the bed.
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Unless you add a spring or pneumatic cylinder, you are going to get tired of lifting the bed (and holding it up) to get to the storage area real fast!
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:27 AM   #7
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Unless you add a spring or pneumatic cylinder, you are going to get tired of lifting the bed (and holding it up) to get to the storage area real fast!

One of the first modifications I will do. Looking forward to the additional storage of the Escape
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:55 AM   #8
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Campfires

We have a campfire in a can. We haul
It under one of the Dinette seats. It’s packed with all of its original foam packing and has been about 50,000 miles with us. With the heavy bed on the 21, we only access the area under the bed with the two
Access doors (interior) and the exterior hatch where we put the bag chairs. I have the exterior quick propane connect but rarely use it as I don’t like to draw down “essential” propane. I have an 11 lb. separate tank which rides in the front box. It’s for the campfire, Weber Q, and Camp Chef Everest. No more little cylinders for me.
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You forgot to mention the tripping hazard Dave.
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Tripping Hazard

After you run the campfire in a can for a few hours and entertain yourself and your guests with lies and adult beverages, be careful you do not trip over the portable campfire hose. Your “friends” will not let you forget this and in addition other “friends” will complain that because you invited their better half to this little clambake they had to spend some of their hard earned pension on a campfire in a can or like clone. In addition, you’ll be a little dissappointed at the public disclosure which could have been kept quiet. Especially after your genuine concern when said discloser took a nasty fall one morning and you dutifully picked up the 18 water bottles which were randomly distributed over a wide area. But you know you’d do it over again this year at Osoyoos if they’d show up thirsty.
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