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Old 02-24-2015, 12:05 PM   #1
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Convert side dinette to swivel chairs.

Never liked the seating on my side dinette, very uncomfortable.
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Purchased 2 swivel chairs from craigslist.
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Took off the swivel base, can't be used.
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Purchased 2- 12" Lazy Susan's (500 lb weight limit)
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Mounted Lazy Susan's to 1/2" MDF
Then connected to bottom of chair.
Mount to bench with Velcro.
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Very Happy with the results. Very comfortable seating now and they swivel.
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:13 PM   #2
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I've seen another member do this in the archive. Nice.
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:30 PM   #3
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WOW, that's the way to repurpose and get it the way you want.
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:34 PM   #4
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Looks very nice and well-integrated. Does the velcro mean you can remove the seats easily to make an extra bunk? If so, it looks like you have the advantage of the Freedom layout without any of its disadvantages. This one goes in my "Ideas" folder. Thanks for sharing, Kevin!
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:46 PM   #5
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I can remove the seats easily to make an extra bunk and to get to lower storage compartment on the right side.
This should be an option on all trailers with a side dinette.
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:56 PM   #6
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I have two of the Casita swivel chairs that I bought to install in our Uhaul. Only was able to fit one in. Now that we also own a Casita LD with the side dinette I was wondering if those chairs would fit using that mounting method. I thought that the Casitas that came with the swivel chairs had a smaller table.
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:52 PM   #7
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My table is 24"x37"
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:59 PM   #8
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My table is 26" wide X 24". the 24" is from wall out
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Thumbs up nice looks great

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Never liked the seating on my side dinette, very uncomfortable.
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Purchased 2 swivel chairs from craigslist.
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Took off the swivel base, can't be used.
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Purchased 2- 12" Lazy Susan's (500 lb weight limit)
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Mounted Lazy Susan's to 1/2" MDF
Then connected to bottom of chair.
Mount to bench with Velcro.
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Very Happy with the results. Very comfortable seating now and they swivel.

look great i'm going to do that
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:13 PM   #10
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I really like that. I have been considering taking the uncomfortable jack knife sofa out of our LIL Snoozy and putting in a dinette with swivel chairs. This looks like a good way to do it. I would have to reconfigure the water tank and build boxes.


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Correction
My Table is 24"x26 1/4"
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:50 PM   #13
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Thanks for the chair idea. 2 question
1. are the Lazy Susan's metal and who sells them?
2. Valco where can I but it?
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12" lazy susan at Menards or Ebay
Sticky back Velcro Menards or Ebay

http://www.menards.com/main/home-dec...87-c-13091.htm

http://www.menards.com/main/home-dec...95-c-12640.htm
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