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Old 01-18-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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If you're in your egg some place where it's chilly at night and gets dark at 6 pm, we all know that RV dinettes are torture devices if you're it one for longer than it takes to eat, what do you sit in/on inside that fits the space and is comfortable?
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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On our 3 week outing last month with our 13' Uhaul we did not use the dinette. We left the bed made up in the rear, the front is a "couch", and we had room enough to set up a coleman camp chair in front of the door. TV set up on a cutting board on the sink. What we also have that was well worth the money is a Eureka Northern Breeze screenroom. It is square, and has flaps that roll down to enclose it and they can also be used as awnings but it only comes with 3 poles. When it's cool we put the flaps down and heat it with a Mr Heater Buddy propane heater. Very comfortable!! In a small camper, being comfortable is much different than being comfortable at home.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:59 PM   #3
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I bring in a comfortable lawn chair to sit in.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:59 PM   #4
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We sit on the dinette seats just long enough to eat.

To get comfortable reading, surfing, or whatever, we swing our legs up into the beds and prop pillows under our knees and behind our backs.
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The Fiber Stream has a King Size bed, which doesn't leave any room for a Dinette, comfortable or otherwise. We now have double layers of cushions with a second Fiber Stream set taken from another trailer, the bottom layer firm, and the top layer soft. We decided to take our cue from Hugh Heffner, and do everything in bed. We use 600 thread count sheets, many pillows as a backrest, and bed-trays to eat off and hold the laptop computers, etc...

During the day we'll be on top of the Comforter/Duvet. Shoes come off at the door.
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^ What Fred and Sharon said. It's how we live at home too.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:07 AM   #7
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With my Trillium, which did not have the bunk, I bought a cushion at Walmart that had a well padded back and padded arms; it is like a chair without a seat. I put this against a wall on the couch and voila... a comfortable recliner. I don't watch TV while camping but just turned on the overhead light for reading.
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we placed one of those white tables, with the u-shaped metal support legs and multi-position tabletops, under the cushions at the foot-end of the bed, angled to fit into the corner. it stays there all the time. i can flip up the table top when making the bed, if necessary, and that is where our laptop and speakers sit. we prop ourselves up with extra pillows and do our movie watching on the laptop from the comfort of the bed. very comfy!!
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:32 AM   #9
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If you're in your egg some place where it's chilly at night and gets dark at 6 pm, we all know that RV dinettes are torture devices if you're it one for longer than it takes to eat, what do you sit in/on inside that fits the space and is comfortable?
We converted our dinette to a wraparound couch, the center section is adjustable and both the snack table and the dinette tables are adjustable and stowable.
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^ What Fred and Sharon said. It's how we live at home too.
Add me to the list - bed stayed down on my trip last month (30 days) when it got dark and chilly early - lots of extra throw pillows to put behind my back when reading or watching movies - TV mounted under back over head bin - a TV tray with short legs if needed - a large cutting board for putting on the bed to play card or board games - a nice fluffy throw blanket .... very comfortable.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:18 PM   #11
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My Trillium has rather large seats on the dinette, and a table that has a leaf that when removed turns the table into cocktail table. Put a cushion against the back of the trailer and swing the feet up, put a beer on the table for me and a wobbly pop for my wife, I'm comfortable. No TV, (yet) but that is in the van, along with the kids. Reverse accommodations at night, (kids in the trailer).
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:33 PM   #12
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I like the Dinette in my Casita Freedom?

What on Earth is a "Wobbly Pop"?
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:31 PM   #13
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Thanks for the replies. Our dinette is very small. We have a full time bed so no couch. With my friend Arthur Itis I can't sit on the bed and lean against the wall though my wife can and does. We put our two chairs in that store in those tube shaped bags but they had arms and were big enough that one is too close to the heater. We have one of those easy up canopies but no attachable walls. I guess i could get some. We do have a cat heater. Maybe some smaller chairs might work. We'll figure out something when we get back home, store our Kodiak, and break out the Egg Camper. I have a real itch to use it again and my wife wants to just "go camping" for the first time in years. She has named it "Easter Egg" because we got it last spring around that time. Hoping to meet some of you at one (or more) gatherings. Particularly eager for the one at Camp Hale.
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What on Earth is a "Wobbly Pop"?
A sugary carbonated alcoholic beverage. My wife likes Smirnoff black cherry Ice.
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