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Old 07-26-2017, 03:47 PM   #1
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4150 Custom Storage

I have my new 4150. I'll summarize the good and the bad in another thread.

The trailer comes with two external stairs for the fold down decks, two ladders for the interior and they have deleted the small passenger side storage bin for the 50 amp cable that I had on my 3950. Thanks Dutchman.

I was thinking of having a custom fabricated storage locker made for underneath the trailer mounted to the frame with access from both side. Mount forward of the axles. It would only be as tall as necessary for the exterior stairs to be slid in so maybe 10 -12 inches. I would have two individual compartments sized for the stairs. One longer one for the two interior ladders. One for power cables and connections and one for sewer connections and fittings. I was thinking aluminum but I know it will be expensive. Could do thin wall steel but will weigh a lot.

Would like folks thoughts. Would need to be able to relatively easily remove and reattach for service needs. Are there off the shelf products that folks know about? I don't think ground clearance will be an issue in that position.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:27 AM   #2
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Please post if you come to a solution? Another 4150 owner interested here.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:29 AM   #3
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There are lots of ideas at another site I check on a regular basis. Try looking here:

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Another curious owner of a 4150. I would be very interested in your final design when you get it completed. After 5 trips we have opted to leave side / rear door steps behind. We found with our family / 3 dogs we used the inside to gain access to the outside vs carrying steps. As for the ladders we put under the mattress in the back for the top bunk and again leave the taller ladder for loft at home. Both kids stay in back and loft isn't used. After learning from these 5 trips I am more inclined on finding any additional ways to reduce over all GVW. I just completed a simple mod for the main cargo area that gave me an additional 16 inches by 33 inches of floor storage. Not sure if the factory does this with all 4150's but where they mounted the on board central vac canister was on the floor. I moved it up to bottom of floor frame then reconstructed the walls they used to block the water / wiring back there. Not sure I know how to post pics on here but if someone is interested I can try.
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