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Old 10-03-2012, 01:37 AM   #1
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Remove dinette in 2012 flying cloud fb..Help

I would love to remove the dinette and replace it with 2 recliners. The dealer is willing to remove one side of the dinette and the table but he said he can't remove the other side because the heating ducts are there. Is it possible to remove this bench and leave the heating ducts in place and cover them ? At least this would give us a little more space for the recliners. I have 66 inches with the one bench and table removed. Is this enough room for 2 recliners? My recliners are each 26 inches wide. Any help would be appreciated..
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:24 AM   #2
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Ha, just came across your post. We had a 25' and I did it all as you mentioned, moved the heating ducs, took everything out and put in two recliners - they had foot stools and our only issue was limited space and moving around as the door is right there. So I put it all back together sold the unit and bought a 30', took out the front couch and put in the same two recliners, works well,.
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:43 AM   #3
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Anything can be done. We have a 2012 27FB Flying Cloud and wanted 2 recliners. Airstream recommended 1 due to the issues you raised. We had them do it and custom trim the table and we LOVE how it works for us. Considering the additional benefits vs additional headaches, this was our choice. Whatever you do, have fun!!




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Old 06-24-2014, 10:04 AM   #4
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This is a no brainer! Removed the dinette and created a new end panel and cut down the ducting and reinstalled the vent. Granted it was tough to get the correct curve for the end piece. Used some welding rod to duplicate the curve and transferred it to 3/4" plywood that was later covered with wood grain Formica and edged in black to match the cushions. Factory probably discouraged this modification as the amount of crap left by workers under the seat is appalling!
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:13 AM   #5
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We've owned our 2008 Classic 25fb for a little over a year. I really don't like the rear dinette with side couch for a living arrangement after using the trailer for a year. The dinette is good for eating but not for relaxing. The Classic dinette table is heavy to put up and down, the wife can't do it, and the side couch is not relaxing enough either. I think AS hung the TV on the fridge wall too low. Kinda wish I looked at a 25 SS (six sleeper) with the front couch and side dinette or a 25 with the front couch and extending table but there isn't much choice in the used market.

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Old 06-24-2014, 06:17 PM   #6
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This is what we have done with our 25 ft. FB. Works great for us. We have a folding table we store between the bed and the front wall. Much more room and very comfy.Click image for larger version

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Old 06-25-2014, 07:21 PM   #7
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Two recliners in 25 FB 2012

...Surprised to see my post generate a new thread after all this time. We did remove the entire dinette.... Reinstalled the heating duct and put an end panel on. The lambright recliners were made by an Amish craftsman in Indiana. I had them covered in cream ultraleather. I covered the side bench in the same fabric. The recliners are wallhuggers with footrests. They have removable side tables. We love swiveling around in these chairs and looking at the view out the window. The attached photo was taken at Crystal Cove State Campground , just north of Laguna Beach CA. We eat our meals when inside on the attached tables. There is room for my husband to put up his footrest and I swivel around and use the end of the bench as a footrest. ...Great for watching tv.
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This is the first photo I have uploaded! My husband did have a little trouble getting these recliners attached to the roof!
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:35 PM   #9
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This is the first photo I have uploaded! My husband did have a little trouble getting these recliners attached to the roof!
Hahahahah!!! :-D

I wish I knew how to flip it - when I move my phone the pic moves too....great line though!!!! :-)
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I pried them off the ceiling and attached them to the floor
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:04 AM   #11
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Looks MUCH more comfortable now :-)


Seriously - that looks wonderful! I like the table surface too. Well done!!
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sekibel,
I really like the colors and fabrics in your rig.
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:16 AM   #13
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Looks very nice! I'm "mulling" over a similar modification. But I'd miss the big DR table. At home our DR table is the nerve center of our house. We eat, compute, read and hang out there. I'd hate to lose that, but the bench seats in the AS are not that comfy and since our Eddie Bauer table only has legs (no wall bracket) it wobbles around which I do not like. If I could find a recliner/full size table scenario, I'd jump in with both feet!

I'd welcome any ideas you might have for a large table/recliner combo.

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Old 06-28-2014, 10:34 PM   #14
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Thanks Glenritas for"righting the ship"! AnaArbor Bob....our set up with the rotating tables work well for 2 people. The bench seats with the table can seat 4. We do all the activities that you mentioned..eat, compute, read, hang out and watch tv very comfortably in the recliners. We saved all the original parts of the dinette in case we ever want to sell it and the buyer prefers it.
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