I've search the forum over looking for any ideas about removing the dinette. Mine is the U-shaped variety and it is not really what we need at the moment. It is just the 2 of us now and we rarely if ever have ever had overnight guests to stay with us. I took the sofa/air bed out after about the first 6 months of ownership and replaced it with a 2nd recliner. So I guess what I'm getting at is that we are moving in a direction to making it less inviting for people to overnight with us.
We don't need the dinette to sleep anyone but we still need a table. So I've been scratching my head on what to do with what I've got. Under the wall bench is 1 of my outside storage compartments so I can't lose that. The 2 side benches hold a drawer and the other half is open storage. As you can see in the pics, we don't keep much under the side benches other than bed things for the dinette. I would like advice on taking the side benches completely out and replacing them with dining chairs(of some sort), turning the table 90* and moving 1 pedestal(and base) on the floor and placing the other pedestal(and base) to a "platform" over the outside storage compartment. I'd shorten this pedestal and place the end of the table almost touching the wall. It looks like the benches are just screwed to the floor and exterior wall. Carpet is on the floor wall-wall. And this is in a slideout with .75" plywood underneath the carpet.
What is behind the backer boards on the walls behind the benches?
Is this just screwed into the wall?
Of course, the easiest way to know for sure is to take it all out to see but I'd rather not like surprises.
And the next question:
I don't look to sell this TT for quite awhile, but if I do, will what I'm wanting to do diminish the resale value to a future buyer?
And/or, would it be a good idea to keep the parts that I remove for future reinstallation in the event I don't like it or for future sale?
So, what say you? Let me hear what you think. I haven't gotten the BOSS's blessing
on this project (yet) but I value other's opinions as well.