When I put the larger access hatch in my 19, I put the hinges at the bottom, and it was much more convenient to use than when hinged on the top. On many trailers they swing to the side, which is not too bad either.
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (someday soon, I hope
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln