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Old 10-05-2010, 10:23 AM   #15
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Do you have a pattern for your dinette or did you just make it up as you go? I would like to install a dinette in our 1960 18' Traveler. My carpentry skills are ok as long as I have a pattern to go by.

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Old 10-05-2010, 12:27 PM   #16
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I'm not sure who you are asking about plans. I posted the measurements for our dinette in my pics (see lower left), but they are for a 1970's model which is wider than your 1960's Traveller. If you only have an 18' you might potentially want to reduce the dinette size a bit. Get a measuring tape out and see how large you think it should be.


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Old 10-05-2010, 05:53 PM   #17
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The seats are 23" x 40" and the table is 30" wide. When made into a bed it measures 40" x 76". There are shelves (One on each side) behind the seat backs that are cut to match the curve of the trailer walls as is the shelf under the front windows. The water tank is behind the step under the table, it's the width of the trailer and about 10" high by the width of the tank, maybe 12". There are more photos posted on my Blog.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:38 PM   #18
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We did pretty much the same thing in our '71 TradeWind. I did the design myself, working from total width and trying to make the resulting bed approximately double bed sized. This is the result. The resulting bed is about 54" wide and about 74" long.

We haven't finished the table yet - at this point it's just a top that fits between the two benches. We've only used it for sleeping on so far: very comfortable.

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Old 10-05-2010, 10:27 PM   #19
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dinettes seem a better use of space

yes i like dinettes better too. feel free to check out my rebuild of my dinette (on my 56 bubble) and interior on my thread here as it may give you another idea on your build: i think i have some pics in my gallery too. dinettes seem more warm too becasue you can face your family for talks and games. i'd post a pic but i'm on a different computer at the moment. cheers--ted
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:12 PM   #20
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Hello everybody!

Just a quick message to let you know that I have not done anything to my Airstream this winter. I am now ready and waiting for warmer temperatures before starting...

I will post pictures as I start.

Have a good start to Spring.

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