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Old 09-12-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Great stealth storage modification to our Scamp

We just got back from a 6 week 7500 mile trip, and just wanted to show off a modification that I did just prior to leaving. This new storage really worked out well. It's an extension of the "bump-up" dance floor area at the rear table. I added a piano hinge to the original floor edge, and added a lid, then came out 7" and used double stick tape to 1" aluminum L-stock along the floor, then screwed 5.5" high by 45" long plywood to make the new frontal area, and again used the L-stock to finish the storage beyond the lid. I used the remaining flooring I had left over to blend it into the original flooring. I have other modifications added to my album if you just click on our avatar and go to our album of modifications.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:37 PM   #2
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Nice!
It even gives you a little step. Helpful if you have short legs and you are crawling over another body in bed.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:47 PM   #3
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now that you have posted it on the internet for the world to see, it is no longer stealth??
I like the idea though...
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Nice!
It even gives you a little step. Helpful if you have short legs and you are crawling over another body in bed.
That's exactly what my wife (5'1") said.....she likes it.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:22 PM   #5
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now that you have posted it on the internet for the world to see, it is no longer stealth??
I like the idea though...
True but it looks like there are shoes,peanut butter and towels in there,not too much to worry about?
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You missed the propane Ed. That and the peanut butter might be considered some kind of explosive device at a border. Good thing they're not flying.
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Looks to me like a 'smuggler's hatch'. Hmmm...just what are you up to?

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I would like to point out that the Trillium 4500 has this built in. The water tank is below the floor of the rear dinette. There is an access hatch, almost exactly like the OP's. It has occurred to me to keep the valuables there.
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Looks to me like a 'smuggler's hatch'. Hmmm...just what are you up to?

I just placed various items in the hatch for the picture, but for our extended trip, we had it packed only with caned good. I couldn't believe how much this thing holds, and it kept the weight right over the wheels. We never would have been able to carry this much cargo in our overhead cabinets.
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David, could you take a picture from a bit farther back so I can get an idea of how far that sticks out past the table and into the main "living" area of the trailer.

You have a Scamp 13 right? Just wanted to get an idea of how this looks and see if it is something my wife would be interested in doing.
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David,
Very nice, weight low and over the axle. Where was this year's 6 week trip?
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Man-o-man David ... I LOVE that floor extension for things like canned goods over the axle. I keep wondering if I can do it myself. Probably not, but maybe I'll run across someone around here who has the tools, savvy, and time to do it for me. At 5'2", I have NO need for a tall ceiling, so a raised floor looks beautiful to me.

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