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Old 03-19-2013, 08:00 AM   #57
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Just hoping to cash in on the gaucho knowledge.. Wigwag..do you have the dimensions of the small curved gaucho cushions.?.. The third one. I'm missing it in my 65 globetrotter !
i was mostly needing its widest part. I have been trying to get new foam cut but can't decide how wide that back cushion was meant to be. Thanks for bring this up again!! Thanks so much for any info!
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:38 AM   #58
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Try this link...

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Thanks, MaxAB. If you could direct me to your post, I'll have a look. I wonder if it's under Doors. Duh.

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Try going to this link...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f164...ent-99692.html

My lockset is a Keeler - not a Bargman. There's a lot of difference. I believe the replacement lockset that VTS sells will replace the Keeler - not sure if it will also work to replace the Bargmans. Check with VTS if you have any questions.

I've got the replacement kit stowed in my AS should something happen to my repair job while we're on the road... Don't want to be stuck while not being able to secure the main door!

Good luck, amigo...

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Old 03-21-2013, 04:48 PM   #59
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Just hoping to cash in on the gaucho knowledge.. Wigwag..do you have the dimensions of the small curved gaucho cushions.?.. The third one. I'm missing it in my 65 globetrotter !
i was mostly needing its widest part. I have been trying to get new foam cut but can't decide how wide that back cushion was meant to be. Thanks for bring this up again!! Thanks so much for any info!
Oh, Kdawn. I wish I did. Would really like to order some foam but I have no idea how much to get. Wish the OP would tell us!
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:29 PM   #60
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As I recall the curved cushion is the same width and length as the other narrow cushion you should have. Here is the pic of the pieces that I made for my previous trailer
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f116...tml#post136097

Post #25 if it doesn't go to it directly. I was looking for my templates. They have to be here somewhere...I never throw out anything.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:21 AM   #61
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Thanks for the link! I'm surprised at how big the curved cushion is... I guess I can just make a template from the empty space when I pull the gaucho out? Thanks for your help
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Yes, that would work. I used brown craft paper to trace the dimensions of the curved piece from the original. If I didn't have it I would have laid the other two foam pieces in place with the craft paper beneath them (being sure the paper was true and square to the sides and front of the trailer) and then cut or traced the template. Still looking for the templates I made. I'll probably find them when you post you are finished!
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:42 AM   #63
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Hi guys, I found my receipt from when I ordered new foam for my gaucho and twin bunks. I had the original couch that they used as a template, although it was pretty deteriorated.

Twin bunks: 33" wide x 74" long - they are just 6 inches skinnier than a standard twin size mattress, FYI. I went with a medium density foam that was 5" thick, they are comfy!

Gaucho:
Seat: 21" wide x 86" long x 5" thick (if my memory serves me right this was a little bit too long and I had to trim it a few inches, so 86" may have been a typo, sorry!)
Backrest: 15" wide x 76" long x 5 " thick
Hidden piece: 12" wide x 76" long x 5" thick

Now, this obviously doesn't take into account the curves and angles for the backrest and the hidden piece since they rest up against the curved walls of the trailer, but the foam is really easy to trim using an electric knife to get it perfect. Just like carving a turkey.

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Old 03-23-2013, 04:26 AM   #64
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Thanks loads for this! I can finally order my foam!!! Just to make things more complicated, Tabasco, do you know the lengths and widths of your beds? You have twins, right?

Thanks again.
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ELECTRIC CARVING KNIFE: They work great on memory foam mattresses! We installed a queen bed (Left-to-Right) with headboard along street side in aft bedroom. The electric knife was great to "carve" the foam to fit the curved wall!

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Old 03-23-2013, 09:48 AM   #66
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Now I know that with the gaucho slides you can lengthen them by decreasing their overlap, potentially making the bed much bigger. I have also heard that you can decrease the cushions from three to two. Has anyone done this...more importantly do you have photos of this!! Sorry if I have hijacked this thread but is is gaucho related!! You may want to consider this before ordering the foam!
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