About the same time I decided to install a Hughes Autoformer my power cord reel died. I removed the power cord reel and installed the autoformer on the bottom of the compartment in the back. I am in the process of creating a shelf above the autoformer where I will manually stow my electrical cord plus my 50' extension.
On the floor under the shelf and in front of the autoformer I have room for all my 'dogbones' plus other 'stuff'.
It was a conscious decision I had to make to give up the 'cool factor', of a powered cord reel to gain extra storage. (DW tells me I am not very cool these days anyway!)
I'll try to get a photo later.