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Old 10-11-2008, 02:25 AM   #29
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Due to Jason's inability to make a miracle makeover happen in 1 week, he is trailering my '04 Safari 28W to Zion as I type! Take good care of it now!

But, I got to say, I'm impressed with the progress. Very IKEA-esque, which your Swedish wife should appreciate!
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:56 PM   #30
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I like the bunks,nice use of space.
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:01 AM   #31
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Yep, Thanks to docbluedevil Our trip was a ton of fun and even hit Bryce on the way home today or is it tomorrow now... (I hate those long, late rides home)yes our trip was a week early and with a 2.5 year old to look after I didn't get the trailer usable for the family..... Man it's midnight Goodnight...
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:28 AM   #32
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Purman,

Forgive me if you explained and I missed it, but why the dinette in the middle of the ship? You planning on putting a big bed up front and don't want to hassle with breaking it down to eat?
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:07 AM   #33
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Well, we are keeping the couch/bed up front but don't want to break it down first thing all the time, it will be a bit bigger than the standard one in there..

And with two small kids we want a place for them to be able to play out of the way.... plus it will make into another bed... And what else was I going to do with the space????

We are thinking of extending the couch where the table went on the wall and bringing it around.... So it's a kinda wrap around... But I still want a table up front.... Gotta figure that out..... Especially for when the kids go to bed....

Airstream don't really make models for families with small kids, So I thought I would just build my own...
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:16 AM   #34
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Ok, this is where I left off last week!!!!!!!!! Called our friends at 1pm when i realized I wasn't gonna get it useable for our trip... at 5pm They had already offered there AS (so nice of them) so we took them up on it....Thanks again...

So a couple of thoughts.... I need shoe storage and a place for trash bag.... Two things I am going to put in....

I also want to bring the couch around on the wall where the table was, and then onto the wall where the fridge is. This will make a kinda wrap around couch... But then I need to find a place to store the table top and get some legs.....

Was going to just build a small bench couch on the fridge wall so we could sit on both sides of the table... But I like the wrap idea better....

Well Now I have some time to work on things and do them in the right order.. No trips planed till Jan or so...
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:44 AM   #35
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Well, we are keeping the couch/bed up front but don't want to break it down first thing all the time, it will be a bit bigger than the standard one in there..

And with two small kids we want a place for them to be able to play out of the way.... plus it will make into another bed... And what else was I going to do with the space????

We are thinking of extending the couch where the table went on the wall and bringing it around.... So it's a kinda wrap around... But I still want a table up front.... Gotta figure that out..... Especially for when the kids go to bed....

Airstream don't really make models for families with small kids, So I thought I would just build my own...
We're in the same situation with small kids, so I understand.

Was thinking about wrapping the couch around as well. Just sitting there in a row up front is awkward. One of those folding tables that stores extra chairs inside and you tuck in a corner when done might work.

Our other thought is a dinette up front and extending the far bench down for extra seating. Maybe extra cushions as well so you can drop the table to seating level, and have that wrap around couch.

Of course, I'm just dreaming, and you're getting stuff done, so nice work!
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:00 AM   #36
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Ok, these are poor sketches but they will work... The first was my first plan.. Put the table back in as original and build a bench/couch that would extend out a bit so we could sit at both sides of the table...

Folding chairs and not comfortable and unsafe for the kids.....

The next was to do the wrap around and move the table to the other wall... It would have to be a skinner table and still wouldn't reach all the way across...

So I would have to put another table in anyway....

So I'm thinking of going with a free stand table that can be folded up somehow and slide beside the couch...

I'm gonna have to look at hardware to see what's out there...
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How about something like this:

Spacesaver 5-pc. Dinette Set - Espresso Wood

The sides fold down, and you stuff the chairs into the hollow space, and roll the completed box into a space beside the couch. You would only need two chairs in the airstream, but you could also haul the whole thing outside and eat under the awning.
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:15 AM   #38
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Thats really cool... but I'm not sure where I would keep it... I'm trying to keep that nice open space up front for kids to play in... Guess I could nix the wrap around idea and put it on the wall. But darn it I want to lay out after I've carried my 2.5 year old in the backpack for 4+ miles. and let others do it too...
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:25 PM   #39
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OK, it has been crazy around here, and I havn't had time to do any work for a week or so... But I have decided to do a wrap around coach and do a small fold up table under the window by the door and another free standing table that will slide in behind the coach by the fridge... now I just need to take some measurements and come up with a good design...

It's getting cold and I'm working in my outside garage which has no heat.... I should be down at the barn where the wood shop is (heated) but it's sucks to walk up the hill to where the airstream is parked to take measurements...
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Ok there has not been much going on since October... It has been crazy around here. Trips to Wash. working on my wife's office. But after X-mas I hope to get back on the airstream.

I have it parked so I can get to the rear end and weld up that rear end sag. The frame has a crack on the curb side. Not sure about the street side yet.
You can see in the pic I have room to get under there... I just hope it doesn't snow. That would just make it really fun...

So while the kids and wife are on vacation I will tear out the rear bath. Replace the floor and jack the rear end back up weld it, and

Boy typing it like that makes it sound like a walk in the park... I know better...

I will post pics as I start it after X-Mas...
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Lots of work no doubt. I just finished removing my bath, cutting out the bellypan, and removing the back 4' of subfloor. The good news for me is that it was 70 degrees outside. I hope your weather's okay when you finally get a chance to do it.

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Well it's 40 out now, but There is snow coming over the mountain as I speak, Just hope it melts..
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