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Old 10-20-2006, 04:46 PM   #1
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Dinette/Bed

Another question for this section is how to build a dinette that will convert into a bed. Have seen this done on the Vintage a/s site and wanted to see if anyone knows of how this can be done or are there plans somewhere for this project. Our AS is a 58 Overlander with the couch up front and the original water tank underneath. The plan is to have the water tank in the same place and build in the dinette with a table that will collapse to form a bed. Any ideas? Thanks to those that respond!
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Old 10-20-2006, 05:00 PM   #2
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I did a similar project - Gaucho-to-a-Dinette/Bed. It wasn't hard at all...if you have access to the proper tools. I have step-by-step photos in my Photo Gallery and on our website. There really aren't any plans, beacuse each year & model are slightly different. For that matter, each trailer is different as well...even left to right. All the pieces need to be scribed to your individual trailer's proportions. But like I said, it's not tough...I did it myself...with the use of a friends workshop!

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Shari,

Looking at your pic's, it appears all the cushions are loose (bottom/backs are not put together with a seam), then a two filler cushions are added up near the window. I take it this is a full size bed in the end?

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Looking at your pic's, it appears all the cushions are loose (bottom/backs are not put together with a seam), then a two filler cushions are added up near the window.
Exactly. The two small triangle cushions fit under the seat of the dinette in one of the bins.
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I take it this is a full size bed in the end?
Actually, no. It ends up being an over-sized (trailer-wise) twin. Big enough for two pre-teen kids or one adult. It is only a GlobeTrotter after all! I think it's 37" wide...the door placement won't allow it to be anywider w/o a sideout. We don't have kids and usually follow the adage "6 for cocktails, 4 for dinner & 2 for the night".

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