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Old 04-07-2007, 01:34 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Safari Tim
That looks sharp Doug.

I assume you're putting it across the front. So it will have to be away from the front about 16" or so. That would actually work out nicely for the recliner. I also like the drop down table in the center.

I'd like to see some inside shots of your Ambassador! (Do you have a fold away bunk? I'm looking for detailed photos and measurements so I can build one
If I use it it will fit across the front. We have no one that will be travelling with us so we don't need extra beds. Anyway I can sleep in the recliner at home just fine. I am way behind you on finishing as we took off for the winter and headed south. I've got 2 finished trailers so I can take time out from this one . We don't have bunks, you'll have to see Rob for that. He just brought home his remade bunks. Check out his blog.

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Old 04-11-2007, 12:29 PM   #44
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This is just a short test. Yesterday, nothing went through. More if it does!

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Old 04-11-2007, 12:38 PM   #45
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OK. Working. Don't know what I did yesterday.

I think you can have both a couch and a bed. I have a 1966 Ambassador and I had to replace the couch/bed. The area looks like yours but the cabinets (bed frame) and shelf under the window were present.

I had a mattress custom made to fit the area for about $120. Fortunately, I had the frames for the arm rests on the ends - they were just bedraggled. So, I purchased heavy duty oil cloth (marine quality) from JoAnne's Fabrics, took the mattress, the arm rests and a heavy foam rectangle for the back rest to an Amish boat canvas upholsterer and had them upholster all of that, plus the mattress for the 2nd bed. It just wipes off - no dirt, no pet fur. The table on the end which folds up was present.

I have photos for you, if you like. I haven't figured out how to insert them.
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:47 PM   #46
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One more thought. I would not recommend foam. Since the Hurricane, the price of foam has shot through the roof. Mattress factories, like The Denver Mattress Factory, etc. actually do a great custom job for a fraction of the price of foam. Foam needs to be pretty thick to hold up to pressure and weight. I will try to figure out photo uploads or I could email mine if they would help at all. Good luck!
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:54 AM   #47
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Nearly Finished Dinette Pics

Okay, probably last pic of the dinette before I post project completion pics under my "photos" section.

Finally finished trimming out all the frames as well as adding a small piece of molding around the top to support the table in the bed position. Stain and finish will wait till after the Springstream Rally this weekend.

Tables were constructed with 1/4" luan with a 1" plywood frame underneath. (each table weighs 11 lbs). They will be clasped together using window latches.

Foam is "wrapped" for now. My wife will sew covers with piping later this spring.
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:51 PM   #48
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my brother in law and myself were just talking about doing something like this. you have made up our minds, gonna do both trailers. I have four kids (7 and below) and there is absolutely no reason to have that single couch. we don't use the dinette and the sliding cabinet is a joke. plus the table going down to make a large bed is great, lets us get rid of the air mattress that they have to use on the floor.
did you run into any problems? I was curious as to how you anchored it to your walls (if you did) Once we get going will update you on your "pre patent" idea.

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