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Old 01-29-2012, 10:23 PM   #1
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Changed My Dinette area and slide out

I have a 2006 29bh TT with the standard dinette booth and couch that folds to a bed. I have a family of 5 and trying to eat was always a bear. So this summer I removed the couch and dinette area which was all in the super slide and rearranged it a little. I made an L shaped dinette area and table. now if you look close you can see the table moves on gluides to and away from side to make it easier to get in your seat, but now instead of 4 sitting cramped we sit all 5 of us with room to spare. Also if we have guest we can fit 8 or more on that one table with extra chairs on the other side. I had to remove and cut the couch down 7 inches but you can't really tell and it is still completly functional to change to a bed still. And as you can see I bought new foam and reupholstered in a dark brown and black. Also by changing the seats and couch we got more storage. The old couch always seamed a little low so I raised it a couple inches, and now we can fit taller things under it. We will slowly be getting rid of that cheap looking blue stuff.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:25 PM   #2
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Been a member for almost a year and this was my first post, wow. I don't get on much.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:08 PM   #3
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From the looks of things you should not be a stranger.

Awesome job sir.

Keep up the good work and keep us in the loop on any other upgrades you do!
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:13 AM   #4
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That is awesome. How much did the mod cost, how long did it take you, and would you be willing to perform this mod for others?
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:27 AM   #5
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Excellent looking job. The sliding table-top is a great idea that the RV Industry should use. Too many dinettes are so tight and unless you're on the skinnier side of life it's a tight squeeze in.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:50 PM   #7
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That looks really nice, good job.
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Nice!
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:48 PM   #9
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That is awesome. How much did the mod cost, how long did it take you, and would you be willing to perform this mod for others?
Thanks for the compliments. I spent about $600 I think. might be a little more but I would hve to check my records. the foam is where most of the cost is. I tried to use old foam but the foam was 3 inches and the foam place standard foam was 4 inches. so I replace all the cushions with 4 inch. I was able to shorten the couch foam and reuse that. The other big cost was the fabric.
Now that I know what I wanted to do it would probably be a 3 day job. It took me almost a week because I had no idea what I really wanted to do and when I would figure out what I wanted to do I would have to goto the store and buy things, so my time was not used very efficent. Also the company I worked for closed so I was jobless and this helped me stay busy while trying to find another job. It's amazing what you can do with a little time and a credit card.
I would have no problems doing this for others. The hardest thing to do was just figuring out what i wanted. I gutted it then my father and I threw ideas at each other until we came up with what you see here. I thought I wanted a U-shaped dinette and that is why I started all of this, but this worked for me and my family much better.
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Excellent looking job. The sliding table-top is a great idea that the RV Industry should use. Too many dinettes are so tight and unless you're on the skinnier side of life it's a tight squeeze in.
I love the sliding table I made. I'm 6'4" 280 lbs and now I can slide the table out of the way 18 inches sit down and then bring it back. Works great. The kids get a kick out of it when we're all eating and mom has to get up and she pushes the table with all our food on it. Not to mention I can fit 8 comfortably and more if we squeeze in all the way around the table.
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