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Old 10-01-2007, 09:52 PM   #1
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Floor plans for '69 Caravel

Hi,
I've got a 69 Caravel with the front gaucho in place of the front dinette.
I have to admit, I can't figure out WHY the front gaucho floor plan was made. As far as I can tell there are no benefits to it.

Unless I'm missing something, to actually set up the dinner table at the front couch requires you to block the front door (the only door). To enter or exit the trailer you must shimmy past or limbo under the table.

So far I've kept the trailer original - but I'm seriously considering removing the table (save the weight) and bring in some Ikea like table that can be folded away.

Anyon else have this floor plan? Is there an alternative?

thanks

Julison.

P.S: Don't get me wrong, I'm lovin the trailer - just the table doesn't seem to be as well thought out as the rest of the trailer.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:20 AM   #2
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Another step in the setup?

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I've got a 69 Caravel ... Unless I'm missing something, to actually set up the dinner table at the front couch requires you to block the front door ...
IIRC, only the table's setup requires you to block the door momentarily. After setup, the table is slid forward, on its track, closer to the gaucho.

But I too may be missing something. Do you have a picture of your predicament?

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Old 10-02-2007, 07:54 AM   #3
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Julison, My 1964 Bambi II has the dual gauchos with no table. I use lap tables or just eat outside when the weather is nice.
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Old 10-05-2007, 06:25 PM   #4
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Julison,
I have the same Caravel as you, and find that the table is in the way. I took it out and use two folding wood TV tables. Easier to move and easier to move around and stow vs the original large, heavy table.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:12 PM   #5
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69 Caravel modification

1969 Caravel with the Gaucho removed and a few mods you have more livable space. It does require thos movable tables mentioned, but thats an easy trade off.
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the correct photo

I posted an original Caravel photo by mistake. Here is the corrected one.
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:13 AM   #7
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we took our table out of the front as well on our 69 Caravel. We now use a aluminum roll up table. Works well and looks good.

What have you guys done in the back? The PO gutted mine. I am considering a permanent bed.
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