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Old 03-04-2016, 12:26 PM   #41
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Dinnette Modification.

Love your dinette replacement. I been considering getting rid of mine also when I came across this site. It is just what I been looking for. A question. What was the distance from your cabinet to the bulkhead behind the drivers seat once the dinette was removed? Any other info you could give me would be helpful also. I have a Sunseeker 3050s
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Old 03-04-2016, 05:02 PM   #42
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Love your dinette replacement. I been considering getting rid of mine also when I came across this site. It is just what I been looking for. A question. What was the distance from your cabinet to the bulkhead behind the drivers seat once the dinette was removed? Any other info you could give me would be helpful also. I have a Sunseeker 3050s

Thanks.

Here were the dimensions...

Dinette was 68"
Wardrobe to cab wall- 73"

Ask away any Q's.If your dinette is in a slide- Would be considerably different.
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After taking a closer look @ our Sunseeker 2500TS,,, I have decided I would not be able to remove dinette,,, ours is in a slide,,, with a long outside storage compartment that sits under the dinette !!! What a bummer !!! I had even found a Sofa Bed on the internet that we were going to go look at !!!
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Old 08-21-2016, 01:51 PM   #44
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Total Loss, this is Beautiful!! I love it.
One thing we don't like about our Sunseeker MBS 2400w is the dinette. The driving is great, the kitchen, bed, bathroom is all good. Just being in it is not so great. We are only 5'5" and 5'4" and it's too narrow for us to sit for very long.
The slide itself is pretty narrow so we would have to really search for a replacement. Personally, I want to leave it made into a bed, make a sofa-looking-fitted-sheet of upholstery fabric, pile it with pillows and lounge. I'm a good lounger, but my husband likes the table.


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Old 08-21-2016, 08:12 PM   #45
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Total Loss, this is Beautiful!! I love it.
One thing we don't like about our Sunseeker MBS 2400w is the dinette. The driving is great, the kitchen, bed, bathroom is all good. Just being in it is not so great. We are only 5'5" and 5'4" and it's too narrow for us to sit for very long.
The slide itself is pretty narrow so we would have to really search for a replacement. Personally, I want to leave it made into a bed, make a sofa-looking-fitted-sheet of upholstery fabric, pile it with pillows and lounge. I'm a good lounger, but my husband likes the table!
We took out the dinette seat back cushions and replaced with thin pads (1/4 inch plywood covered with thin carpeting). Made the dinette much more useable.
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We took out the dinette seat back cushions and replaced with thin pads (1/4 inch plywood covered with thin carpeting). Made the dinette much more useable.
The very first mod we made was to have the dinette seat back cushions cut down by 50% to make the dinette more roomy. The upholstery company used new more supportive foam that was 3" thick to replace the OEM cheap foam that was 6" thick. The final thickness is closer to 2 1/2" as it compresses the foam some.

We did save the original foam but I'm not sure why. However, we had them use the original cushion covering fabric and just cut it down to fit. They did a great job and we think it's much better than original.

Looking at new 3051s Foresters I can see that they've reduced the foam thickness by ~50% on both the seat backs and the seat cushions.

Here's a photo of the finished product - we left the seat bottom cushion stock.
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I had a foam company make angled back cushions for us. I bought the upholstery to match our existing from the company in Indiana that made the original material. It really transformed the dinette for us. It does not look like a big change, but it is! It is more comfortable for sitting conventionally, and also when lounging longways.

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Guys I would like to replace my pull out couch with these chairs, Instead of the Dinette. The Opening where the couch sits is a slide out that is 70 1/2 inches wide. The couch is slightly smaller. Are you happy with the chairs and do you think it is feasible for me to replace the couch with these chairs given the space?
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The very first mod we made was to have the dinette seat back cushions cut down by 50% to make the dinette more roomy. The upholstery company used new more supportive foam that was 3" thick to replace the OEM cheap foam that was 6" thick. The final thickness is closer to 2 1/2" as it compresses the foam some.

We did save the original foam but I'm not sure why. However, we had them use the original cushion covering fabric and just cut it down to fit. They did a great job and we think it's much better than original.

Looking at new 3051s Foresters I can see that they've reduced the foam thickness by ~50% on both the seat backs and the seat cushions.

Here's a photo of the finished product - we left the seat bottom cushion stock.
I am guessing you never plan to use that as a bed ???
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I am guessing you never plan to use that as a bed ???
As stated above, I made new thin backs with 1/4 inch plywood and padding. I store the originals in the front edge of the cab over area. Fit nicely up there. Available should we want the dinette converted to a bed. Otherwise "out of the way".
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