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Old 10-24-2007, 01:55 PM   #1
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Replacing Gaucho with a Banquette

Goucho is cool, but not very practicle for dining, anyone know an easy way to get a banquette, or is hiring a carpenter the only way? I noticed the new airstreams have a perfect set up, can they be purchased via inland or some other RV dealer or will they not sell parts from new airstreams?

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Old 10-24-2007, 02:09 PM   #2
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The new ones probably wouldn't fit - the new trailers are wider than the old ones.

I built our dinette...it really wasn't too difficult to DIY.

Here's some pics: Gaucho to a Dinette

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Old 10-24-2007, 02:39 PM   #3
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Thats a big help! Thanks so much
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Here's some pics: Gaucho to a Dinette
Shari,

I always love it when browsing the forum I end up at your site!

Maxwell is a c-oool trailer.
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I replaced a gaucho with a dinette in my 1974 Overlander a few years ago. I had fun keeping it true to the original aesthetic:
batmo.com :: Betty the Airstream

The one lesson I learned and will apply next time is: keep it light! Use thinner wood than you think you will need for all structural members and surfaces. My dinette was seriously overbuilt, although it did survive being upside down and back (unlike all the original Airstream cabinetry, which completely imploded) when I flipped the trailer a couple of years later.
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