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Old 08-06-2014, 07:39 PM   #1
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How to make dinette seats more comfortable

Hi: Wow, this site is filled with great info. Thanks! We have been living in our 23D for about a month and are finding the dinette seats uncomfortable for computing and eating. Any suggestions, besides cushions, (and photos) would be oh so helpful! Thanks for any ideas! K.

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Old 08-06-2014, 08:23 PM   #2
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Hi there. You can find several threads here about "recliner conversion" or "dining conversion" with lots of stories and pictures like this one:

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(Yes, that's our trailer we had converted at the factory :-) ).

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Old 09-13-2014, 07:24 PM   #4
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Kathy, the issue is the quality of the foam that's inside. The previous two posters above (and yours truly), actually put in different "stuff" to sit on. I did two recliners in my 28' Intl, but that didn't solve the problem of the cheesy foam that was used in the dinette (both the seat and back portion). The solution is to find a supplier for higher quality foam. As part of my recliner project I tried using some of the memory foam that Costco sells as a mattress topper. Unfortunately, it's not as thick as the A/S foam. One solution would be to use memory foam and then add a second layer of another foam on top. I haven't tried this yet, but it's on my to do list.
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We're happy with our changes. I originally did the change as shown by SteveSueMac. i was not completely happy and did the because I still felt cramped. I decided on the flip top table as shown. I have the cut down original table with all the hardware for sale in anyone is interested.

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This is our remodel in our 25 FB. We use a folding table which we store beside the bed.
Works great for us. We just winding down a four month trip and haven't killed each other yet and are planning to stay married. We love our Estelle!
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Old 09-27-2014, 03:49 PM   #7
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These all look like good options - has anyone ever put a pedestal chair or a boat seat in place of the seat next to the door (23D) and a boat seat swivel with a mounted boat seat on it on the long bench seat side. Something like this: Fishing Boat Seats : Boat Seats - We work in our stream and need better access to the seats and more comfort with lumbar support. Your ideas would be awesome. We've been in the stream 3 months now and are lovin' it and want to modify it for more comfort. Thanks, Kathy

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