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Old 09-25-2011, 06:01 PM   #15
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I have also replaced the gaucho with a dinette, it is not U shaped though. Check out my blog, there are pics.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:58 PM   #16
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There is a great one posted right now in classifieds. search sovereign, I think it's a 73 for sale. nice dinette they made, and large enough for two adults.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:32 PM   #17
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building dinette

so I assume we want to measure for a queen sized cushion area and try to plan the dinette around that size so we can use sheets, and queen bedding..... any tips?
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:44 AM   #18
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I love looking at these, any updates? We are seriously considering adding a u shaped dinette.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:47 AM   #19
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There is a 1970's era Airstream in the shop getting a U dinette retrofitted. I'll ask the owner of the trailer and see if they would mind me posting a couple of photos here so y'all can see what it would look like. If you don't see any photos of it, you'll know they said "no".
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:55 AM   #20
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We have a dinette in the front of our Tradewind. Click in our pics to view.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:53 AM   #21
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u shaped dinette

I love the factory dinette. Thanks for posting. If you ever hear of anyone parting out an airstream that has a u shaped dinette, I'd love to know about it. I'm handy with a hammer, but I've got way to many projects to tackle building a dinette. (at least in the near future)
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:38 PM   #22
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Diner

I did mine in a very strange fashion after starring at the front gaucho for an hour. I have 66 globetrotter and as you probably know, space is limited . The factory design looks great but only one problem. They make into small twins.after taking measurements ,I realized that the gaucho was exactly the same size as the diner booths if you put them together and so was the sofa cushion. So I double checked my measurement and made a cut right down the middle.it worked out great because underneath the sofa ,I have 2 access doors for the 4 bins. The cut was made right between them. Same with the sliders. I did spread them out a bit . After adding plywood to the ends that I cut, I turned the cut ends to the wall my water tank is up front so I used 1/4 " birch to cover it and places the two half guachos(lol)facing each other . I sent the sofa cushion to the upholstery guy to split the cushion in half and re upholster the end caps.should get them back tomorrow then I'll configure the end pieces of the booths.i know it sounds crazy,but all and all ,it's cost me a grand total of 150.00 and I will soon have a front diner that turns into a full size bed.i also designed a hinge that fits under the hitch side window so I can still use the original table and store it in its original location.pictures to follow soon.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:45 PM   #23
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I replaced our 2 front beds with a u shaped dinette.

Works pretty well except the refer "wall" is too close to the table so we have to swivel the table to get in/out.
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:27 AM   #24
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Jcb466, Post pics! That sounds great! Chromis, yours looks really good, what do you mean by swiveling the table? We ended up replacing our gaucho with a u-shaped sectional which becomes both a bed and a u-shaped dinette. It can seat all nine of us (husban and me plus seven kids ages nine-fifteen). Ours is a modified ikea l-shaped corner sofa with tins of and a popup trundle, plus an ikea chaise (also modified) to fill in the rest if the u. The table fits under the chaise when not in use.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:49 PM   #25
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front dinette

here are the pix of my almost completed dinette.i am now making the booth end pieces and on monday i'll add the extension to the floor covering where the guacho used to be.
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aluminum trim

anyone know where i can find aluminum 3/8 width channel edge trim to go around the booth end caps?
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:12 AM   #27
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Here are some more pictures of my completed dinette.

The swivel I was talking in my previous post was about moving the table to the right to slide past the fridge "partition" to sit on the left side of the table..

The table base sat on top of a metal "rib" running fore/aft so I had to make a wooden base for it sit on top of..
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Great job on building those dinettes. My hat is off to you all for doing a great job. We went the path of least resistance after trying to fabricate the front of our 31' International, by purchasing a U-Shape this last Spring. I was reluctant as with RV furniture you always wonder, will it fit although the dimensions taken, you think it will, but until it does the stress is there.
We bought this from Bradd and Hall on their clearance site. The table and ottoman was made to fit the area for a almost double bed. We love sitting, reading, and looking through the vista windows as this is very comfortable.

I like the single leg table concept, but they felt that two legs were required to support the table while in transit.

Keep building away!

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