That's where the Manta had an edge. You could take the spare tire out of the spare tire well and remove a rubber drain plug at the bottom of the well. Now fill the well with ice cubes and canned or bottled beer, and you're off! Our personal go-to brand of beer, being broke college students, was something called Red, White and Blue beer, $2.99/case!
Hey there @Chris2161! While it is true that in some parts of the country that are close proximity to the coast we do require fully enclosed storage, our guidelines have changed recently and I would be happy to take a look at your file just to make sure we arent missing anything. If you want to send me a DM with your email that would be great!