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Old 08-29-2002, 12:11 PM   #15
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you mentioned that as a bed, it is 31" wide. that dimension....

perhaps its the photo, or a slight difference between a 71 and a 73 model, but it appears as though there is a solid wall under the shelf under the front window. maybe that's the difference...there isn't in mine. That "shelf" just sort of protrudes from the front wall of the trailer, with nothing supporting it underneath. (that shelf is really just "trim", only there to support the curtain rails.). When the couch is pulled out, there is a fixed piece of upholstered cushion that is contoured to fit the front of the trailer, which makes the pulled-out bed about 48 inches wide. that 6-inch piece is hidden behind the seat-back when the couch is in its upright position.

so I was thinking that if I took that out, I'd have 48" to play with, minus the space needed to squeeze into the dinette on the street side. Maybe 40 inches or so? from your pic, it looks like the street-side bench is about 8 inches from the sink-cabinet...is that about right?
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Old 08-29-2002, 04:00 PM   #16
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The bed that I built is actually 32" wide. Sorry for the wrong info. The shelf under the window did originally just support the drapery track. Maybe you can see from one of the photos that I added two tapered support legs under the shelp to add some regidity to the table. Screwed down through the shelf at the top and used short aluminum angles at the bottom to attach them to the front wall.
The seats are high back boxes that are 23" x 20". The back is 34" high. The table is 29" x 28" and is 30" high.
Also, I checked and the space from the front to the sink cabinet is 48". Before you start cutting and glueing, you bight want to use a cardboard box or something to help visualize how the curved front comes into play.
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Old 08-29-2002, 06:05 PM   #17
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Dan,
That is really some nice work.
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Old 08-29-2002, 07:26 PM   #18
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Thanks for the nice comment. It's amazing what one can do with a sharp chainsaw and a lot of plastic wood. Projects are my life.
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Old 08-29-2002, 07:41 PM   #19
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Just found this photo of "before" the dinette was built. You can see how rough the couch was. Also the shag carpet, which is now in the landfill. Don't pay no attention to my barefoot wife in the photo. We really do have shoes down here in Tennessee. Just don't wear them often.
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Here's a shot of how the couch looked before the dinette project. We really do wear shoes down here in Tennessee, just not often.
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Shoes - Tennessee? I went to aviation school in Millington in '76 and I do not recall many of the natives wearing shoes Well, maybe a few did in the winter. I have fond memories of your state and hope to get back someday. And I still say 'maaam', some things do last! Les Brush
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Old 08-30-2002, 05:04 PM   #22
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Glad you had a good time in Tennessee. Come back anytime. We got plenty grits, cornbread, catfish and bar-b-q. Baring extra shoes for trade goods.
By the way, we were in your state last month. Had a good time and plan to go back. Hood River was a nice town. Had a super dinner at the Pourhouse.
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Attached are some photos of our new dinette I just completed. I hope they come through. I built it out of .75 inch oak plywood trimmed with maple. Stained walnut and finished with satin Wipe On Poly by Minwax. The insides are painted beige. The table does fit below in order to make a bed for grandkids. The bed is 31 inches by 75 inches. I used the foam from the original couch and cut it to fit. MY wife uphostered the cushions. Next, she will make drapes. We are still getting ready to take it on the road for the first time.
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Do you know where I can get plans to build booth seats that convert to a bed. I have a table from an older RV?????
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Old 04-24-2006, 07:39 PM   #24
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I don't have a source for dinette seat plans. Just figgured them out myself. you might look at as many RV's as possible for ideas and dimensions.
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You say you do NOT want one that converts into a bed.
oh well...
just wanted to share these....it all may be too bohemian for your tastes neway.

The note that went with the photo by the owner:
1. A few shots of the interior. This is the table. At night it folds out of the way, and the bed (above) comes down on pulleys and rests on the benches.
2. The lids simply lift up to access the space inside. They're all sturdy seats too. We can probably fit about 10 people in the wagon and have places for all of them to sit.
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