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Old 01-04-2012, 10:22 AM   #1
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An ottoman for the FlyingCloud??

We really like our late model 28' Flying Cloud. The front sofa has great functionality, i.e. storage under, pull out bed. But, I would love to have a place to put my feet up!! Thought about removing the sofa and replace with two recliners; but, that sofa is great for a nap.

Has anybody made an ottoman? Any ideas out there? Where do you put it to get it out of the way when using the trailer and when towing?

Was thinking about basically a small, padded upholstered box with an opening top for storage of wine bottles.

Somebody give me an idea that will move our trailer from great to just about perfect. Thanks.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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We really like our late model 28' Flying Cloud. The front sofa has great functionality, i.e. storage under, pull out bed. But, I would love to have a place to put my feet up!! Thought about removing the sofa and replace with two recliners; but, that sofa is great for a nap.

Has anybody made an ottoman? Any ideas out there? Where do you put it to get it out of the way when using the trailer and when towing?

Was thinking about basically a small, padded upholstered box with an opening top for storage of wine bottles.

Somebody give me an idea that will move our trailer from great to just about perfect. Thanks.
Sounds like you already got a great idea. Start drawing it up and order some fabric to match the sofa, some foam, and you in business! Be sure to share with pics!
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:32 PM   #3
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We really like our late model 28' Flying Cloud. The front sofa has great functionality, i.e. storage under, pull out bed. But, I would love to have a place to put my feet up!! Thought about removing the sofa and replace with two recliners; but, that sofa is great for a nap.
Has anybody made an ottoman? Any ideas out there? Where do you put it to get it out of the way when using the trailer and when towing?
Was thinking about basically a small, padded upholstered box with an opening top for storage of wine bottles.
Somebody give me an idea that will move our trailer from great to just about perfect. Thanks.

We just made an ottoman for our 65 Safari for the same reason as you stated above. It also serves to store our convection/toaster oven. When we travel it is placed by the wall between the fridge and coucho.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:41 PM   #4
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We, unfortunately have 2 ugly green metal folding chairs, as PO apparently kept the Zip Dees. For some reason my wife is really attached to these metal chairs. I can't get them out. We use them as foot rests.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:44 PM   #5
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We picked up a couple at Target sometime back. Approximately $20 each. I've also seen them at Walmart and other big box stores since. Pretty good selection of solid colors, also faux leather. Great foot stools. We use one to store our dog's things and the second our travel books, etc. Another fellow streamer thought his were a little too low for footstool comfort so he added little "feet" on the bottom. Ours stow under the dinette but the they will ride just fine in front of the sofa.

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Old 01-04-2012, 12:46 PM   #6
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Hmmmm, the hand-made suggestions would do if one is crafty.

We ordered a small storage ottoman online a couple of years ago, to sit between the driver and passenger seat up front. The lid flipped over to make a tray that held a few little things and the laptop. The inside was used for blankets, sweatshirts, etc.

Worked nicely til we found Lily in October 2010, who HAD to be close and would jump over the ottoman into my lap.

As has been said, you have your idea. Get one or make one.


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Old 01-04-2012, 04:23 PM   #7
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Footlocker

Buy a small footlocker type trunk, make a pillow for the top and velcro or strap it on over the lid. I wish I had my dad's WWII trunks (he was an officer and had two) as they were really heavy duty and with the name, etc. would be a great conversation piece. When you take the cushion off, you've got a coffee table.

Most have metal feet - I'd put on some rubber ones to keep it from sliding easily.

I did see an oval ottoman recently that had a fitted tray that could be put on top for a coffee table, or removed when you wanted to put your feet up.

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Old 01-04-2012, 06:27 PM   #8
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Buy a small footlocker type trunk, make a pillow for the top and velcro or strap it on over the lid. I wish I had my dad's WWII trunks (he was an officer and had two) as they were really heavy duty and with the name, etc. would be a great conversation piece. When you take the cushion off, you've got a coffee table.

Most have metal feet - I'd put on some rubber ones to keep it from sliding easily.

I did see an oval ottoman recently that had a fitted tray that could be put on top for a coffee table, or removed when you wanted to put your feet up.

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My son has my Dad's college footlocker....but it's kinda heavy. Unfortunately my Father's Navy Lockers? (he was an Officer as well) are off the coast of Okinawa under a lot of water, along with all of his other possessions. All I have are his replacement dress blues. He never replaced the rest, the war ended and he was discharged.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:48 PM   #9
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I too like to have something to put my feet on while watching the telly - but didn't want something that would take up too much space.

In the end, I just bought a very inexpensive folding wooden TV table. I cut teh legs and relocated the pivot point of the folding legs and brought it down to coffee table height and it serves the purpose perfectly - also makes a good little table!

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Old 01-04-2012, 07:59 PM   #10
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I found these ottoman/storage boxes at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

They are lightweight, the top comes off so you can put stuff inside, and best of all....are collapsible. As you can see, they also make a nice little
coffee table; makes the lounge look more like a little living room.

Besides black faux leather, they also came in ivory.

Perfect for an RV because they do not take up much space and have multiple uses.

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We really like our late model 28' Flying Cloud. The front sofa has great functionality, i.e. storage under, pull out bed. But, I would love to have a place to put my feet up!! Thought about removing the sofa and replace with two recliners; but, that sofa is great for a nap.

Has anybody made an ottoman? Any ideas out there? Where do you put it to get it out of the way when using the trailer and when towing?

Was thinking about basically a small, padded upholstered box with an opening top for storage of wine bottles.

Somebody give me an idea that will move our trailer from great to just about perfect. Thanks.
We had a similar dilemma and ended up buying a padded upholstered box at Bed, Bath and Beyond for around $40. I've just had a quick look on their website and the cheapest available seem to be $89. Ours works really well though. Great for feet and extra storage. Good luck.
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Cheapest I usually find at Ross Dress For Less and TJ Maxx and Tuesday Morning. Come in all kinds of shapes and materials.
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I found these ottoman/storage boxes at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

They are lightweight, the top comes off so you can put stuff inside, and best of all....are collapsible. As you can see, they also make a nice little
coffee table; makes the lounge look more like a little living room.

Besides black faux leather, they also came in ivory.

Perfect for an RV because they do not take up much space and have multiple uses.

Nice. can you show a pic of them collapsed?
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We got an nice faux leather storage ottoman from Target. It's brown and I customized it with hammered antique brass studs to go with our RL chic look. The one we got has a lid that reverses to an end table. Its a great ottoman and extra seat and slides right under the fold out table in our Sovereign 21 and is a handy cocktail table too!
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