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Old 05-02-2011, 11:08 AM   #1
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I haven't found an RV that has a comfortable dinette. Since I only camp with my wife and it would be a rarity for someone to bunk in I'm thinking of replacing the dinette seating with some comfortable moulded seats with high backs that might even recline a bit. Anyone else thought of this or tried it?
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:22 AM   #2
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:33 PM   #3
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A number of Casita members have changed the typical captains chairs out... but you'd have to go to CasitaForum and club to see those pictures. Here's one that I've got bookmarked as done in a Burro: Per Walthinsen's front dinette conversion. Comfy!
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:16 PM   #4
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I haven't found an RV that has a comfortable dinette. Since I only camp with my wife and it would be a rarity for someone to bunk in I'm thinking of replacing the dinette seating with some comfortable moulded seats with high backs that might even recline a bit. Anyone else thought of this or tried it?
Are you talking about your Bigfoot 25' or your Bigfoot 17' travel Trailer? Because, we cannot sleep together on either the gaucho couch or dinette-bed. So, the dinette becomes a bed each night.
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:08 AM   #5
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I haven't found an RV that has a comfortable dinette. Since I only camp with my wife and it would be a rarity for someone to bunk in I'm thinking of replacing the dinette seating with some comfortable moulded seats with high backs that might even recline a bit. Anyone else thought of this or tried it?
I replaced both bench seats in my Scamp with medium backed reclining swivel chairs {office] They are very comfortable and much better than the benches after a day of travel.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:51 PM   #6
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Are you talking about your Bigfoot 25' or your Bigfoot 17' travel Trailer? Because, we cannot sleep together on either the gaucho couch or dinette-bed. So, the dinette becomes a bed each night.
My wife and me are small enough to fit on the gaucho in the 17' but primarily this trailer is used for hunting and roading my dog to hunt tests so I am usually solo.

The 25' has a small sofa/loveseat that I am thinking of doing the same. Molded seats that recline to some extent would be more comfortable. What I need to find are recliners that are made for RV's so their footprint is more compact.
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My wife and me are small enough to fit on the gaucho in the 17' but primarily this trailer is used for hunting and roading my dog to hunt tests so I am usually solo.

The 25' has a small sofa/loveseat that I am thinking of doing the same. Molded seats that recline to some extent would be more comfortable. What I need to find are recliners that are made for RV's so their footprint is more compact.
I got this trailer for taking my dogs to retrieving hunt tests and training grounds.
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:55 PM   #8
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I haven't found an RV that has a comfortable dinette. Since I only camp with my wife and it would be a rarity for someone to bunk in I'm thinking of replacing the dinette seating with some comfortable moulded seats with high backs that might even recline a bit. Anyone else thought of this or tried it?
I agree. The dinette seats are uncomfortable. Your post got me thinking... How about something like this http://www.goodnightnaturals.com/flexarm-bedlounge.html
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That danged straight back!
We're stuck with it because we use the benches as a bed, too.
Our down pillows do daytime duty as backrests, and help a lot...

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That danged straight back!
We're stuck with it because we use the benches as a bed, too.
Our down pillows do daytime duty as backrests, and help a lot...

Francesca
We just did a little test in our Scamp 16 with a half table (24x 30) Dinette, more than adequate for two.

First it makes it easy to get into the table.

Second it makes it much more enjoyable to sit at the dinette, both at the table and at the non-table part.

Third it increases the visual size of the Scamp.

Fourth it allows me to make up half the dinette as a bed/couch so one of us can lie down and watch TV and the other can sit up or one of us can go to the new back couch and the other to the standard front couch.

Fifth it makes it easier to entertain, people can sit on the dinette with out squeezing in behind the dinette table.

Sixth when eating and you forgot the salt, it's so much easier to get up.

At the same time we are putting three side-by-side draws in the driver's side dinette. Each draw will contain a plastic bin for clothes storage.
The table configuration makes draw operation simpler.

The start of our modifications for our Scamp for two.

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