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ELC
06-07-2015, 09:09 PM
So we realized after spending a few nights in our new North Trail 24BHS that we needed some storage. The storage overall we found to be great, but we were left needing easy access space for the kids bags. So I lifted up the bottom bunk and removed the plywood/osb support to see if there was any space that was not utilized. What I found was and area about 24" tall x 24" wide x about 6ft long that only had a few pipes and water lines.

I began a search for some materials that would match the interior laminate wood trim and finish. To my surprise my local Menard's store stocked veneered particle board and trim accessories that matched perfectly. So the modification began with materials all planned out.

First I built a frame work from 2x3 lumbers to support the storage platform. I raised it a few inches over all the water pipes, drain lines, and heat duct. White I had everything open I moved the plug on the wall down and installed 2 additional plugs, one on each bunk for the kids phones, games, fans, etc. Next I installed 1/2 osb to created the support platform. I left the OSB loose so it can be removed to access all the plumbing if needed in the future. Over the OSB I installed the veneer particle board on the sides and the floor. I finished off the opening with some base trim and corner trim that also matched the interior. Oh I also added an LED light that matched the rest of the interior camper lights. The result is a storage space for my kids bags and it even fits my sons guitar case.

I will post a picture if I can figure out how.https://www.heartlandowners.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=37567&stc=1https://www.heartlandowners.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=37569&stc=1

danemayer
06-07-2015, 09:18 PM
Hi ELC,

Welcome to the posting side of the forum and thanks for sharing your mod.

d_fergie
06-07-2015, 09:31 PM
Cool idea!, depending on this forums setup you may need 5 posts before you can post attachments, you should see above the reply window an insert image option, from that you can insert pictures.

ELC
06-07-2015, 10:04 PM
Thanks. I have a few more mods in mind for fishing pole storage in outdoor kitchen area. I hopefully will have time to make them this summer.

ELC
06-07-2015, 10:06 PM
Cool idea!, depending on this forums setup you may need 5 posts before you can post attachments, you should see above the reply window an insert image option, from that you can insert pictures.

Thanks for tip. It will only allow to add photo as URL I will do some more research. Definitely would be a lot nicer to show a picture then just a description of the process.

d_fergie
06-07-2015, 11:53 PM
Thanks for tip. It will only allow to add photo as URL I will do some more research. Definitely would be a lot nicer to show a picture then just a description of the process.Been awhile since I've attached with vb, go Advanced (beside quick reply button) then scroll down and you should see option below to manage attachments. :) Need to get my North Trail on the road soon, been awhile.

ELC
06-08-2015, 08:09 AM
Been awhile since I've attached with vb, go Advanced (beside quick reply button) then scroll down and you should see option below to manage attachments. :) Need to get my North Trail on the road soon, been awhile.

Thanks for the info on attachments. Just added two showing the space and additional plugs with wall mounted fans in the bunks.

JohnD
06-08-2015, 08:21 AM
Thanks for the info on attachments. Just added two showing the space and additional plugs with wall mounted fans in the bunks.

Now that you've got a couple of photos in the 'manage attachments' page, in your next post, click on 'manage attachments', then drag each photo that you want to post to the bottom left corner of the page, then when you have the photos you want down at the bottom, go to the bottom right of the page and click 'insert online'.

Once you do that, you can close the 'manage attachments' window and you photos will be inserted into you post . . . just like this:

https://www.heartlandowners.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=37571&stc=1 https://www.heartlandowners.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=37572&stc=1 https://www.heartlandowners.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=37573&stc=1

d_fergie
06-08-2015, 08:57 PM
Nice mods, glad to help, nice upgrade John!

bflentje
06-24-2015, 01:32 PM
You don't have the outside kitchen in that space?

Purplegrammy
09-09-2015, 02:36 PM
This is awesome what you did!! I figures there was a lot of storage under the bunks.. How did you run electricity up the walls to put in the fans and outlets.. The pictures are great..

Purplegrammy
09-09-2015, 02:40 PM
Have you looked under the bathroom sink to see if there is storage room under it? Any ideas for that area? Thanks

cspahn
09-28-2015, 10:15 PM
This looks great ELC ! We have a Sundance XLT 24BHSS so I am wondering if we have similar space available... Do you have the small storage door in the back of your trailer over the bumper?

Jcamp
04-06-2016, 01:00 AM
I have looked in mine under bathroom sink and not too much can be done,i am new here just picked up 24bhs about 1 month ago ,and did little different with the storage under bunk beds ,installed 2 drawers ,which will work better for my kids to have close in those ,but bath storage different story ,under sink you have water lines for exterior shower,

danemayer
04-06-2016, 05:47 AM
I have looked in mine under bathroom sink and not too much can be done,i am new here just picked up 24bhs about 1 month ago ,and did little different with the storage under bunk beds ,installed 2 drawers ,which will work better for my kids to have close in those ,but bath storage different story ,under sink you have water lines for exterior shower,

Hi Jcamp,

Welcome to the Heartland Owners Forum and thanks for sharing.

JohnD
04-06-2016, 07:39 AM
I have looked in mine under bathroom sink and not too much can be done,i am new here just picked up 24bhs about 1 month ago ,and did little different with the storage under bunk beds ,installed 2 drawers ,which will work better for my kids to have close in those ,but bath storage different story ,under sink you have water lines for exterior shower,

Welcome to the forum . . .

And think about joining the Colorado HOC (Heartland Owner's Club) . . .

We have a Rally coming up in a little over a month from now in Buena Vista . . . and they are a blast!