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Old 05-03-2008, 11:49 AM   #1
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Removing a Gaucho and building an Eating Nook?

Has anyone taken out their goucho and built a three sided eating nook with a fold down table that converts to a bed? I was thinking about doing that to my 1986 29' Sovereign. It would be easier to sit the whole family for dinner on rainy nights and I think it would be a bigger bed for my two boys. If anyone has done this do you have a set of plans and pictures you could send me? Thanks!

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Old 05-03-2008, 12:11 PM   #2
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Has anyone taken out their goucho and built a three sided eating nook with a fold down table that converts to a bed? I was thinking about doing that to my 1986 29' Sovereign. It would be easier to sit the whole family for dinner on rainy nights and I think it would be a bigger bed for my two boys. If anyone has done this do you have a set of plans and pictures you could send me? Thanks!

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Hi Rod,

This has actually been done many times. Many people refer to such an eating nook as a "dinette." If you perform an "Advanced Search" on threads that have the word "dinette" in the title, you'll find some threads with helpful information.

Here's a link to one such thread with some pictures and details, but there are others:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f38/...nts-34989.html


Good luck!
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:36 PM   #3
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Hi Rod, I just did the very thing you mention to my argosy. Seeing as you're in Delta and I'm in Vancouver right now I could come by and give you some tips. My trailer sits up in Prince George for the next little while or I'd show you personally. you can view my pics I have on here to give you an idea. I've had a lot of interest in it, and a number of people ask for plans which I have none. I basically designed and built it as I went and didn't write much down. The pictures (I have more on my hard drive) should explain most of it. I did a large curve to go with the rest of the trailer, a square one would be easier but not as fluid looking. I still have to add a table ledge on the settee so that it can drop down and be supported for the bed. good luck.........kevin
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:42 PM   #4
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Hi Rod,

This has actually been done many times. Many people refer to such an eating nook as a "dinette." If you perform an "Advanced Search" on threads that have the word "dinette" in the title, you'll find some threads with helpful information.

Here's a link to one such thread with some pictures and details, but there are others:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f38/...nts-34989.html


Good luck!
Wow some people on this forum do some really cool things! This is making me think...
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:48 PM   #5
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here's a couple pictures of ours. We started with a trailer mostly gutted by the PO but it was originally a front twin with a storage area over the water tank for the table. We decided to go with the u shape with the idea would could aways convert back in the future if we didn't like it. So far we haven't used the trailer (3 weeks though! just 3 weeks!) at which time we could probably give you a better idea how much we like or don't like it.
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Man, that is really nice. Looks like it would seat about six, one more if you pull up a chair. I see many fun meals at that table as well as some card games when the weather forces you inside. Why in the world do you think you won't like it?

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That is one of the nicest, most professionally done interiors I've seen. Enjoy!

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I'm beyond impressed. Very nice work!
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thanks, the only downside I see, is that if we want the area open and no table out, there really is no place in the trailer safe and out of the way to store the table top. I mean I could go put it in the truck, but the benefit of the stock setup from pictures (as I said ours was totally gone) I've seen is the table folded back inside the cabinet out of the way.

We started with a totally blank slate (after removing a layer of carpet and 2 layers of peel and stick tile, which is what the picture shows, day 1 after demo of flooring)

It seats 6 without people in the corners comfortably, and another with a folding chair yes. We're inside card people when the weather isn't good, so that is why we went with the dinette setup. All 2x2's and 1/4 inch oak plywood. under cushions lift up for storage of heavier items and less used stuff. There is a 12" wide floor to window base storage area that the counter top lifts up in serveral sections for storage of pillows, sheets, blankets etc for that bed area.
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