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Old 04-08-2014, 11:57 AM   #1
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Dinette Couch 2012 27FB

We're going to the mothership this month to take out the curbside couch at our dinette and replace with a recliner.

If anyone is interested in the parts, please PM me I'm not sure they'll do this, but I'm thinking Airstream could just ship them to you (at your cost) after taking them out. Other than that they're free.

Let me know if interested and ill talk with the factory about it. If they can't do it, I'm not sure ill be able to take it back with me to ship it from my house but I'd hate to just trash it...

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Old 04-08-2014, 12:22 PM   #2
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Recliners in place of curbside couch

Hi, thanks for the offer, I don't need those particular parts but since I have the same floor plan and find the couch next to useless, I am curious how you are going to fit the recliner in that location since the furnace and some other "stuff" is behind/underneath that couch. Are you just going to move the recliner inboard a bit to clear the mechanicals? Also, are you putting in one or two recliners?

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Old 04-08-2014, 12:27 PM   #3
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Pictures please - I would love to replace the curbside couch with two recliners.... Heck, even One! :-)
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:30 PM   #4
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We're going to the mothership this month to take out the curbside couch at our dinette and replace with a recliner.
Are you going to make it to Chilyman this year? Would love to see this (although it's not like we live that far apart anyway....)

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Old 04-08-2014, 03:50 PM   #5
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Hi, thanks for the offer, I don't need those particular parts but since I have the same floor plan and find the couch next to useless, I am curious how you are going to fit the recliner in that location since the furnace and some other "stuff" is behind/underneath that couch. Are you just going to move the recliner inboard a bit to clear the mechanicals? Also, are you putting in one or two recliners?

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Hi. 1 recliner as Airstream didn't think 2 would fit. The streetside in the 27FB has the "stuff" you're talking about. The curbside is easy. And we're going to have them thin down the table too.
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Pictures please - I would love to replace the curbside couch with two recliners.... Heck, even One! :-)
Will do for sure!! I can't wait. That seating is just awful! :-)
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Are you going to make it to Chilyman this year? Would love to see this (although it's not like we live that far apart anyway....)

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Absolutely! See you there - I see you're in CT too, I'll PM.
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Hi, thanks for the offer, I don't need those particular parts but since I have the same floor plan and find the couch next to useless, I am curious how you are going to fit the recliner in that location since the furnace and some other "stuff" is behind/underneath that couch. Are you just going to move the recliner inboard a bit to clear the mechanicals? Also, are you putting in one or two recliners?

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Bob, on your EB 27 the furnace sits farther forward than all other 27's. You could remove the EB seating completely and store them, and just slide the recliners in through your hatch. I think they would fit fine. You could make a simple narrow table top and mount it to your pedestals.

On the late model FC/Int'l 25 front dinette the furnace is behind the galley sink cabinet. We removed all bench seating to install factory FC 30' recliners, console, table and made a storage cabinet.

We are also considering selling the factory seating, cabinets, and table which are stored at home. We'll never go back to them.
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:32 PM   #9
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It dawns on me that if no one here is interested, it might just become material for dumpster diving there (ref. that other thread about visiting Jackson Center :-) ).
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I would think the crating costs would exceed the value of those pieces of formica covered wood product that make up the side couch and dinette. Then there is the truck shipping charges that would be expensive for the large, virtually empty crates.
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Sounds like dumpster fodder ...
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You all should go look at BAB's recliners-- he did an amazing job on his Reno. (BAB is his forum name.)
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Ok. Work's done!!


We love it!

Here's the before:




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Note the table. Jim did this there. It's perfect ad even looks like a piano!




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And we noticed these cleats while doing the tour. It's perfect!




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You can lock it down for travel and unlock it when camping. It works great even locked while camping. Plenty of room to recline and swivel!

With the table thinned out on both sides, either the recliner or the couch seats are really comfy. Jim smiled at how original it all looked! Us too!!
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I like the look of the Airstream recliners. Installation looks like a snap. I'm actually thinking of getting one for my brick & mortar OFFICE. They will work without the cleat right? Snowstorms and Nor-easters are always spent with me sleeping overnight in the office - just to monitor the power, get the generator online and fueled if needed, and bring in the early shift if they can't drive. (Oh, I finally fell in love with the EcoBoost when I had to plow through 2 foot drifts to pick up staff this winter.)

I have the EB and enjoy the benches for watching TV when (A) I have my big roll pillow out and (B) the table down in bed mode and (C) a mattress topper for additional padding. I too wanted to thin out the table a bit. But that would make it so it couldn't support a bed if I had company. So I thought I could get a second set of legs, then cut them down to coffee table height (bench height) so I could loll comfortably, but OODM told me the price PER LEG was over $200. Goodness gracious! (being ladylike about the whole thing)!

I got two 14 inch cube folding ottomans. If they were 16 high I could just lay a board on them and call it a coffee table. Or if I had my Dad's old WWII footlocker I bet it would be almost the perfect height. I could probably buy a card table or coffee table at a thrift store that would work fine last long time!

I might have to think of springing for the recliner instead - or just a big bean bag chair!

One weird thing that no man will EVER think of? A "monday mod" i.e.: Ripping the legs off of an ironing board and mounting IT on the EB legs after laundry day. I have one of those little "college dorm" ironing boards and it's a PITA.

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