After talking with my wife, we decided to just do a small bench with a top that was hinged to give access to a large storage space. This allows us to toss a pillow on top and have it be a seat if needed, but also will give us a good chunk of easily accessible storage and a area with some flat space
Also included pictures of the base I made for the Jackknife couch. Two panels on the right are 24" drawers, and the one on the left if a false front that pops out to give easy access to the hot water.
Also installed vinyl tile throughout the coach, repainted the inside, slipcovers for the dinette cushions, one is on the way for the sofa. Have a few more cleanup items to take care of (window coverings, caulking, trim piece for the couch etc etc.).