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Old 03-20-2019, 11:32 AM   #1
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Ideas for new dinette/bed

Hey folks:

I have a 1979 Tradewind that I acquired early last year. It spent most of its life in a shed in a mining camp and is in excellent shape. However, I just don't like the look of the fake wood. So I am about to launch a renovation, beginning with dinette/bed in front. My plan is to pull out existing dinette and replace it with something in maple, with a center pillar under table rather than the wall mount.

I'd love to see some picture of things you have done. Or hear any suggestions. Thanks!
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We are building a horseshoe dinning area. This is the start of the seating Click image for larger version

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Old 03-22-2019, 12:01 PM   #3
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I like that. I'm thinking of same thing -- put table on a collapsible pedestal rather than existing swinging wall mount, then have the ability to sit on the sides or front (tongue end).

How are you managing weight, or do you think you're keeping things about the same?

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Airstream now provides "U" shaped dinettes in a few of their bigger models. We built such a dinette in the son's 69 Globetrotter. It has a collapsible pedestal support for the table. We also built "leaves" for the table so they could be folded up into a coffee table at the son's request.

Here is a photo of the completed project. He can sit six to seven for his evening games, and them collapse and crash on a big sleeping surface. It works for him and his family.

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I like that. I'm thinking of same thing -- put table on a collapsible pedestal rather than existing swinging wall mount, then have the ability to sit on the sides or front (tongue end).



How are you managing weight, or do you think you're keeping things about the same?



Doug


Doug. We are weighing everything. Being this is in the rear of the trailer. So far itís not a lot. The swing table was solid hickory we are installing a much smaller table to help with weight.
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