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Old 10-15-2021, 04:19 PM   #1
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Remove 2019 GT Lounge Seat

Hi,

Does anyone have experience removing the lounge seating on the newer 27 ft Globetrotters? I'd like to remove, shorten and reinstall the seat back to create a 24-27" space to the left of the fridge. I'd install a custom bar in that spot.

Ideally all I have to do is remove the seat back assembly, shorten it and then reinstall it to align with the rounded seat cushion (second picture), creating a space for the addition of a bar cabinet on top of the existing bench.

I'm not interested in messing with the bench itself as the wheel well, furnace ducting, LP hose, wires, etc. run under there.

Thanks, all!

Alex.
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Old 10-15-2021, 04:44 PM   #2
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I had warrantee work done in that area of my 2020. Special tool was needed.

See, https://www.airforums.com/forums/f54...ml#post2547289
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Old 10-15-2021, 04:57 PM   #3
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Same concept on my FC27

Omnial,

I did the same concept as you're looking into, but in a 2018 Flying Cloud 27. Same basic seating/bench layout, but I didn't have the curved back and seat cushions the GT has. Probably was easier than the GT as all I did was remove the seat cushion and shortened the back cushions. Built my bar cabinet to fit this space and mounted directly on top on the bench platform (and to the wall). I lost the ability of the pull-out bench for sleeping but that wasn't a concern. Opted for one big cabinet drawer with a divider and placed styrofoam bottle shippers on one side to protect my liquid assets. We use the other side for food, etc. A real game changer as the original area was wasted space in our opinion. Acquired the matching laminate and drawer handles to look original.
Hope that helps.
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Old 11-06-2021, 12:17 PM   #4
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Update: How to remove GT Lounge Seat

Hi,

Earlier I asked for guidance on how to remove the GT lounge seat.

I've completed the removal and wanted to share how I did it.

1. Pry the right hand side of the seat back away from the panel that the television is mounted on. The seat back is secured to the panel with 4 'Christmas tree' clips. I used a pry bar wrapped in a cloth. If you pull back the seat back away from the panel you can see the clips. Slide your pry bar close to the clip and apply gentle but firm pressure to pop the clip out of the panel.

2. Once all 4 clips are loose you should be able to pull the seat back assembly horizontally towards your self a few inches. This should allow you pop the wood shelf up and off of the assembly from underneath. The shelf is brad nailed into the seat back and a nailing strip that is screwed to outer wall of the trailer.

3. The far left side of the seat back assembly is screwed horizontally into the seat back assembly of the dinette seat. Unfortunately it is screwed in from the other side so you can't unscrew it. I inserted a hack saw blade between the two assembly vertical segments and cut the screw. Use gloves. It's not difficult, just take a bit of patience.

4. There is a screw that anchors the bottom of the seat back assembly to the bench top near the left hand side of the assembly. You should be able to reach it to back the screw out.

See pictures attached.

I did this to shorten the lounge seat and make room for a bar. I'll post that project separately once I'm done.

Best!
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