The second day we had the coach, I tore out those slide out drawers. On the 4018, that floor space is approximately 24" x 24". On our previous DS, we had one large slide out drawer under the sink. This is where we kept our pots, pans and large bowls.
The new design, has one long thin drawer that I couldn't figure any use for and one double trash can tray. The trash can is so small, it would need dumping every day. There is a also a block with three slots for storing your sink covers.
First off, on this and our last coach, I found the sink covers fit perfectly under the slide out drawer above the sink. We don't use ours, so I leave them stored there. Under the sink I slid out the two drawers and then unscrewed the floor, about 6 screws. Unfortunately, Newmar stapled the heck out of wood block and short walls used for supporting the slides (guides for the drawers). Removing them did some damage to the wood floor board (it's particle board with paper skin), chipping some spots. For the time being (deadline for our first trip), I just reinstalled the floor and carpeted it. I kept the slides and will build a new drawer, like our last one, that is full size. If Newmar isn't too crazily priced, I may let them build it, so the wood matches.
I still dislike where they located the kitchen switches. They were on the wall behind the sofa on our 2014 and then got moved to the end of the counter, next to the sofa on the 2019's. You still have to walk to the end of the counter to turn the water pump or sink lights on. While we were in Nappanee last month, I bought an extra switch set. While I had the area under the sink gutted, I realized that I had a clear shot to phish wire around the back of the kitchen lower cabinets to the switch on the end of the counter. Newmar installs and sells all their switches with a second set of wires attached, so you can plug one into another. This really made life simple. I phished three wires over to the one switch and simply plugged the two switches together.
It took me about 20 minutes to drill four holes and sabre saw between them to create the opening in the cabinet for the new switch. On my 2014 DS, I installed that switch on the left side of the sink cabinet as you stand at the sink, just to the right of the center drawer that's under the cooktop. I know "Stuart W" mounted it on the front of his cabinet, just to the right of the sink, in his 4369, but in the 4018, I found my fat belly dragged across it when trying to enter the half bath when the slides were closed.
Don & Mary
2019 Newmar Dutch Star 4018 (Freightliner)
2019 Ford Raptor