It looks like it was meant to be there.
I bought Bill's trailer. I've continued to enjoy the tent after his remedy. But I've wondered what we'd do if any major damage ever occurred to that tent. Judging by this project, now I know what I'd do. Hoping to convert the kitchen in mine to the new design. Swing rear door. Pull out counter/cabinet, move fridge to a new compartment up front. That will be a big one.I flirted with replacing the tent on my Compact ---- I wanted a bigger bed. And the fold-out floor of the Conqueror collapsed under my formidable bulk.
But I just replaced the foam sandwich stuff with some plywood and changed the mattress; declared victory...
It's hard to beat that tent though. It's fairly huge, has an attached annex, and is stout.