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Old 01-26-2011, 10:21 AM   #1
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Has anyone with a front bedroom (27' Classic Limited) found a sucessful way of creating a "sleepable" bed out of the dinnette??

Since the table does not come down to the level of the seat benches and with the "rolled" edges on the cushions, we are at a loss as to how to create a reasonable sleeping surface.

Any thoughts?
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:50 PM   #2
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????

Can you post a photo or two? If the surface is just uneven and doesn't have major steps in it. Try an air mattress.
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:38 PM   #4
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Thanks for the thoughts. I can not get a picture to include, but the table is about 2 " thick rather than the usual 3/4" and about 2" wider that the space between the benches - one of which has an one inch overhang.

The word from JC is essentially "OOPS", there is no way to fix the problem - engineering and production weren't in synch. It is an issue with which we will have to cope.

Other than that, we are in love with the trailer.

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I think the op is wondering how to deal with the rolled cushion edges as noticable in the following pic. Not sure those "humps" would bring about a good night's sleep...
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:40 PM   #6
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The word from JC is essentially "OOPS"
Not acceptable...
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Wow, oopsi indeed!
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:05 PM   #8
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How about rotating each of the seat cushions around (180 deg's) so that the "humps" are at the outside walls. Or switch the two seat cushions with out rotating, that would accomplish the same thing.
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I think the op is wondering how to deal with the rolled cushion edges as noticable in the following pic. Not sure those "humps" would bring about a good night's sleep...
Looks ok to me...just spin the cushions... I don't get the problem...unless this is like the story of the Princess and the Pea.



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Old 01-27-2011, 08:14 AM   #10
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As I look at your picture, it appears that your table lowers so that it is flush with the bench seat tops. My problem, in addition to the rolls in the cushions (that can't be flipped and fit the space due to the curve on one edge and corner on the other) is that my table effectively sits on top of the benches, creating a 2" "plateau" in that area.

This isn't a problem except on the occasions when family wants to join us.

I really suspect that JC installed a wrong part - - bench or table..........

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As I look at your picture, it appears that your table lowers so that it is flush with the bench seat tops. My problem, in addition to the rolls in the cushions (that can't be flipped and fit the space due to the curve on one edge and corner on the other) is that my table effectively sits on top of the benches, creating a 2" "plateau" in that area.

This isn't a problem except on the occasions when family wants to join us.

I really suspect that JC installed a wrong part - - bench or table..........

Many thanks,
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My 2009 25FB Classic had the exact same problem...
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We had that in the 27' but without the exaggerated 'humps" in the cushions and the bed still was much lower at the head and foot and raised up in the middle area. The problem is that the hickory table is very thick and sits on top of the seat bases. In the regular side dinettes the table is narrower and sits in between the bases on a brace of wood that makes the table top even with the seat base tops. Putting something under the base cushions the same depth as the table would make the bed flat. I am thinking the difference and thickness of the hickory table is 1 1/2-2" thick. Just as Bill said. Then the thick back cushions seem to sit even a bit higher than the seats that may have compressed more with wear. I found it more advantageous to pull out the side lounge for sleeping and leave the dinette engaged if you can do without that extra sleeping space.
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I'm thinking a closed cell foam pad as used to put under sleeping bags for camping could be cut to fit and take up the space, perhaps doubled for thickness. You could easily store the pieces when not in use in the wardrobe or under the bed, or insulate a storage area or door opening.
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Can you swap the positions of the seat cushions and the back cushions so that the thicker back cushions are on the lower part and the thinner seat cushions are on the higher part? Could the seat cushions be flipped upside down so that the thick part would hang down over the edge of the table?

It would make the cushions of the bed not fit along the wall as well, but you'd sleep better on a level bed with irregular edges than on a bed that humps up in the middle.
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