I agree with what you say...outside storage is sooo important. I must say, this 24.1 has more storage than we have ever had before. A large cross back storage and many side compartments. We store our sewer hose under the coach, which frees up some space. We have a propane grill, and the necessary chairs, tables, etc. We have not done an extended stay in this new coach..there will be some additional items we will add.
One thing to take into consideration...if you have a toad or trailer, you do have additional space for 'stuff'.
Ron & Kay n KC too !
2016 Axis 24.1 E-450 6 spd.
'KC's Big Box'
Jeep Wrangler TJ
or 6x10 enclosed motorcycle trailer