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Old 05-25-2006, 05:09 PM   #1
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I Just Can't Stop! Chummy's latest Remodel

When we were at the the Georgia rally both my wife and I remarked at how much larger Alan's motor home was inside even though both are identical. We had taken out our dinette and replaced it with a sofa/ bed. On the drive home we decided that we really could make due with out the extra bed and have out grandson sleep on a mattress rolled out on the floor. I needed to build a dinette that would fold away and leave an empty area. The solution was to use the original table which did fold down flat against the wall, then get chairs which would also fold down. We have ordered Lafuma director chairs to use which will also double as outside chairs. I use oak on the wall to carry the theme of oak used elsewhere. Since I had the wall apart I also took advantage of wiring a new 120 and 12 volt outlet for the front side of that area. I am going to be camping for the next month so can not do anymore projects, hopefully the withdrawals will not be bad.
First picture is the before, with the old dashboard showing. Then the framing and paneling. There is a design flaw which will not allow the table to fold flat against the wall. Can anyone figure it out? I will fix it sometime later.
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Old 05-25-2006, 05:27 PM   #2
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boy.....some grampa you are havin the kid sleep on the floor.....
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The support leg on the table doesn't have a recess on the wall.

I have to go home and see how mine works. I know it will fold down flat, but I don't recall the recess.

Cool project!

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Old 05-25-2006, 05:54 PM   #4
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Our credenza table was identical to yours, but it had a frame around the bottom that the leg sat inside. The hinges were attached to the frame, so the whole thing would sit flush, but stick out the amount the leg was thick.
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Old 05-26-2006, 07:28 AM   #5
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The support leg on the table doesn't have a recess on the wall.
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You win the prize. I never thought of this when putting it all together. I still had the original plastic wall but gave it no mind. I will build a recess , maybe during the winter but for now the grandson will sleep under the table. He also has the front seats which fold flat but the floor was his choice since the dogs sleep on the seats. By the way the top aluminum shelf is the bottom drapery channel turned upside down out of our 75 Tradewind.
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Old 05-26-2006, 07:36 AM   #6
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the grandson will sleep under the table..... since the dogs sleep on the seats.
oy vey.....
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Old 05-26-2006, 08:27 AM   #7
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Chaplain,
Changing the subject is that the new puppy you got just a few months ago? Talk about growing up fast.
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Old 05-26-2006, 09:19 AM   #8
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Nice work.
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Old 05-26-2006, 09:25 AM   #9
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sorry I forced you into another redo! Not really...it does look like a good project. My 280 does have an airy and larger kind of feel inside for one not so big.


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Old 05-26-2006, 09:33 AM   #10
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have you seen this dinette on our classifieds? The 83 310 asking price is a mere $48,000.
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:40 PM   #11
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We did something similar in our 345 by removing both barrel chairs and the TV cabinet, replacing them with a low coffee table height entertainment cabinet. Now, most people comment on how open it feels inside. We don't miss the chairs at all and the cabinet doubles as seating in a pinch.
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Old 05-27-2006, 06:52 AM   #12
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Wow, you do nice work Kent. I'm thinking about doing the limited floor area in my coach... coming south soon??
I've been actually thinking about doing a floating floor with inlaid pattern, contrasting edges, etc. etc. Anything worth doing is worth ...overdoing!
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Old 05-27-2006, 07:19 AM   #13
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Changing the subject is that the new puppy you got just a few months ago? Talk about growing up fast.
Cromwell was four years old when we got him but he will always be a puppy.
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Old 05-27-2006, 09:13 AM   #14
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Just finished ours. Redid all the upholstery except the couch with a light colored leather like synthetic, then redid the chairs with a light patterned fabric. Built a low entertainment center and a flat screen tv. Only put one barrel chair back in and moved it away from the door so there is more room there. Installed a red wood Pergoe floor and trim. LOVE IT!

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