Yep, that has been standard for many years. We use ours for a broom and a small shovel.
That leads me to an experience we had with mice a few years ago when we had our 1705T. The ends of that storage space are the ends of the trailer frame. There is a small opening next to the frame inside the compartment that is large enough for mice to get through and into the trailer. My advice is to get a couple of Chore Girl scouring pads and stuff them into those spaces, the mice will not chew on them.
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