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Old 04-17-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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What is a gaucho?

Newbi here. I keep hearing the term "goucho" it sounds like a dinette...Am i correct?
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:05 PM   #2
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It is a fold out couch.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:18 PM   #3
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I consider our front bunk model a gaucho too. "chesterfield?" If you have seen Scamps with front bunk, the top bunk makes the backrest. Many of us take off the top bunk to make a roomier bottom bed. That is my reading nook, the most comfortable place in the Scamp.

I suppose a gaucho really is a fold out, but I almost called the bunk a gaucho today. People probably aren't familiar with the word Chesterfield either.

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Old 04-17-2013, 11:31 PM   #4
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A gaucho starts out as a couch. The backrest flips up to horizontal and with supports turns into a bed. Now you have a "bunkbed."

Does this description help?
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Yep, now i understand... Couch to bunks. No dinette. It ain't easy bein' dumb.
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Yep, now i understand... Couch to bunks. No dinette. It ain't easy bein' dumb.
We're glad you're here anyway... no dumb questions asked here on FiberglassRV Just the un-initated...
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but....but....it isn't a real word. It is a cowboy, or a pair of pants. It is not in the dictionaries I've checked!

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George, I've sent you a private message. No reply necessary, just a FYI.

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Oh! I misread, thought you were talking about a grouch.
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The couch in our Bigfoot is called a gaucho. The board that the seat cushion rests on slides out and the backrest can then be laid flat and voila! you have a bed. No bunk bed really, although you can convert the upper cabinets to a bed for a child. Bigfoots with this arrangement are even called the "gaucho model".
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That was a head scratcher for me too.
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I always thought this was a Gaucho


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That's Groucho Marx. A gaucho is an Argentine cowboy, I think.
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Oh! I misread, thought you were talking about a grouch.
Groucho!

We were playing trivial pursuit one night with wifes sis & her (then) husband... guys agains the gals


Our question was name all 5 Marx bros

The first 4 were easy - Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo.

We were stumped on #5. Bro in Law thought... Doesn't the other have a normal name? The girls started laughing. We thought of Karl (yuck, yuck) and finally gave up.

Yup - we were right. A normal name.... Gummo.
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