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Old 05-28-2011, 08:49 PM   #1
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Gaucho to Dinette finished product

In an earlier Thread I described my project to convert the area where the Goucho was to a dinette. We are finished now and here is a rough breakdown of the expenses from beginning to end.
Plywood $100.
Wilsonart Laminate $180.
Contact Cement $32.
Polyurathane $10.
Table Hinge Kit and Leg $54.
Fabric for Cushions 8 yds. $120.
5" Foam for Cushions $265
Labor for Carpenter $500.
Labor for Cushions $350.
Total $1611.
I am happy with that.
And here are the pictures I promised.
My carpenter left a portion of the bottom seat open in the back on the Port side to access the electrical plug that is back there. We also retained the table that served as a dining table in front of the Goucho and we can open that to use for extra counter space or for the computer and still be able to get in to that dinette seat.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:05 PM   #2
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That looks comfy.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:21 PM   #3
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Wow... that looks like it was always there, very nice work!!
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:04 AM   #4
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Nice, crisp job! Congrats on a good upgrade to your rolling home.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:17 PM   #5
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Question. Where did you get the fold down table? Ours has square corners and we've both gotten puncture wounds from hitting into them. Looking to replace it with something with round corners. Any ideas of where to get one or how to make it???
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:06 PM   #6
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Very nice! I'm still in the buy phase of my airstream life and the one that I keep coming back to does not have a goucho or a dinette. They took it out and never put it back in. I love this and I thank-you for posting the price list. I have been afraid of the cost of putting one in. I feel much better about making a bid on my dream.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:16 PM   #7
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Your upgrade looks fantastic, thanks for sharing the pictures!
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:59 PM   #8
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That looks VERY nice!!! Looks like you got good value for your money spent. Thanks for sharing your pictures and your list of expenses-I know it will help others in their restorations.
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Very professional look, I like it very much. Two questions: exacly what type of foam did you use, and are you satisfied with it? Also, does it make into a bed? I'm just not clear from the photo and your description...
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Reply about the Foam and Table in Goucho to Dinette Thread

The Foam I used I found on the Internet at Rocheford Supply.com. I bought three pieces of 5" foam 24" X 72". I bought their recommended best Foam #31275. And I like it very much. It is very comfortable without being squishy or hard.
The table was made by my carpenter and he rounded the corners and covered it with Wilsonart laminate, top and edges. I polyurethaned the bottom to discourage warping. I ordered the Airstream Table Hinge Bracket Kit #31-9000 and the Fold up Table leg #31-1556. The table does lay down in the space between the seats, however, my seats are further apart than the seats in the Bambi that does make into a bed(because my Safari is 5" wider that the Bambi.) Because my seats are further apart, the table is wider than standard and although it will make into a bed the back cushions are too small to fill the space between the seat cushions. It was never my intension to make it into an extra bed but if the back cushions are made a little larger or if you could fill the spaces with something else, it would make a fine bed.
Hope this answers some of the questions.
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Great job. I like the floor covering choice also. Is that Wilsonart flooring as well?
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:49 AM   #12
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Response to flooring question.

The flooring is Airstream original equipment vinyl. Attractive, LIGHTWEIGHT and easy to clean!
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Great looking, thanks for sharing.
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Making into a bed?

Hello great job. When you put the table down how is it supported on the sides? It looks like the seat fronts have an overhang and nothing to hold up the table. Also how deep did you make the seats with the cushions in place. I have a 25' 88 Excella that this would be great for. The storage under the seats, how does the top come off for access. On my trailer the converter is behind the gaucho. How did you work around this?
Thanks for the pictures. Happy camping nm1oqrz
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In an earlier Thread I described my project to convert the area where the Goucho was to a dinette. We are finished now and here is a rough breakdown of the expenses from beginning to end.
Plywood $100.
Wilsonart Laminate $180.
Contact Cement $32.
Polyurathane $10.
Table Hinge Kit and Leg $54.
Fabric for Cushions 8 yds. $120.
5" Foam for Cushions $265
Labor for Carpenter $500.
Labor for Cushions $350.
Total $1611.
I am happy with that.
And here are the pictures I promised.
My carpenter left a portion of the bottom seat open in the back on the Port side to access the electrical plug that is back there. We also retained the table that served as a dining table in front of the Goucho and we can open that to use for extra counter space or for the computer and still be able to get in to that dinette seat.
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