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Old 12-11-2012, 03:04 PM   #15
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OP: I felt the same way about the uncomfortable seating in my little Bambi II. I pulled out half the dinette section and now have a very comfortable leather recliner swivel rocker to rest my bones in.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:09 PM   #16
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And now for the front, where the horribly uncomfortable couch used to be:



All the wires that were behind the couch/storage are rerouted thru the pvc pipe.



Misc. electrical stuff also relocated.



This top overhangs in the front and slides off for access to the hot water heater. You can see the supports for the upper shelf.



Top shelf attached and double recliner in place, time for a rest.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:11 PM   #17
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Very nice, I don't get to spend as many days in my AS as you yet, but I'm working on it. Still spend over 60 days a year in mine. Love every minute of it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:04 PM   #18
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Nice! You have done a very nice, neat and clean remodel that looks great and as you say, fits your needs better. Well done.

I think in general when AS makes floor plans, they always consider "4 people" as the occupation. But for a good many of us, it's 2 people 90% of the time.

I don't think we'd be doing it, but I can think of a better arrangement for our front dinette/lounge than what we have in the FC 25. I have a feeling we'll be getting a longer rig in a couple years, so I won't fuss with it.

Again - that looks super! Enjoy!
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:35 PM   #19
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No worries about decreased value there.

Very nice work.

I am going to Ikea. Tonight.


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Old 12-11-2012, 05:36 PM   #20
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Are you nuts? Not at all, I purchased my Argosy with the living area gutted except for the fresh water tank. I re-located the tank under the bed to have a living area with just 2 recliners. Good for you, make it the way you will be comfortable. Thats why I sold my SOB, It was not comfortable sitting for hours at the table sideways watching TV.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:42 PM   #21
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Very nice job! Looks very comfortable and usable Giving me lots of ideas. Thanks for posting.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:00 PM   #22
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No worries about decreased value there.

Very nice work.

I am going to Ikea. Tonight.
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The cabinets we got were for kid's rooms. They are 20" deep. We chose those over 25" kitchen base cabinets and 15" wall cabinets because of our space constraints. Pete cut down the cabinet over the wheel well to fit the space and align with the rest.

I love Ikea! And Ikea hacks.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:13 PM   #23
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Thanks for all your comments! We can't wait to get back on the road. Pete's claiming it as his football "man cave" for now.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:45 PM   #24
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If you are happy with the mods that is what counts. I think you did a great job.

Save the old parts if you can, the next owner may not agree and want to "restore" the trailer to original.

As to whether you are nuts, you would be in a better position to judge of that than we are.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:58 AM   #25
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Nuts? Certainly not.

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That quote exactly summarizes the way we use our streamer.
Beautiful! I wonder if Airstream would add this to factory builds?
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:06 AM   #26
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No worries about decreased value there.

Very nice work.

I am going to Ikea. Tonight.


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That's probably quite a long drive for you, Jeff. Does IKEA let ppl overnight in the parking lot if they're waiting to shop?
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That quote exactly summarizes the way we use our streamer.
Same here. We *could* squeeze more overnight guests into the 'stream, but that's why God made Holiday Inn.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:32 PM   #28
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Same here. We *could* squeeze more overnight guests into the 'stream, but that's why God made Holiday Inn.
I think we stole this line from the forum - when asked how many our 27FB Flying Cloud sleeps, our answer is 2 :-)
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