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Old 08-26-2018, 06:20 PM   #1
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removing U shape dining area

So i have decided i dont like the U shaped dining area, im gonna replace it with 2 recliners and a end table in the middle and remount the plug that is there.

so my question is anyone else done this? looking to see what others have done.

i bought this off the lot so thats why im removing, if i was to order i would of ordered like that.

if anyone is interested in the removal stuff let me know
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Old 08-26-2018, 06:23 PM   #2
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I removed mine in the last camper- about 30 screws and 10 pcs and the recliners were getting installed. Great mod!
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Pics of the dinette, size measurement, and location my help get them out of your garage.
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Pics of the dinette, size measurement, and location my help get them out of your garage.
ill measure tomm, but first off in in SE MI
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Old 08-26-2018, 07:23 PM   #5
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I removed the dinette from my SS2300 recently, not the U-Shaped one. If you type Remove/Exchange Dinette in the Search Bar, you will see plenty of threads on the topic...

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Old 08-26-2018, 07:31 PM   #6
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Someone just posted about doing this a few days ago. Go up to the search field and do a search.
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Someone just posted about doing this a few days ago. Go up to the search field and do a search.
i did , it didnt show anything, sorry, sometimes the search dont always show everything, maybe i typed wrong thing in box,
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Old 08-26-2018, 07:41 PM   #8
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Here's one:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...cs-121842.html

Try this search:

https://www.google.com/search?q=remo...iverforums.com
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Removing U shaped dinette

We have a 270s where we removed the U shaped dinning table and benches. We installed side-by-side theater recliners, that my Wife found on Amazon (on sale)! This also has a central console where I installed a power outlet that also includes 2 USB ports. So running our laptops and charging our phone will be convenient.
Some things we checked before doing this work.
Important - I strongly recommend - disconnect the shore power and set the battery disconnect. If you need power, run an extension from a separate power source. Lot easier doing that then replacing fuses and/or the ATS
1.) Measure the space for width, length and depth
2.) Find a seating unit that you like and will fit in the dinette space.
3.) Since our dinette area is on the slide out, we go a weight measurement of what the dinette components (ours included a large table that had a center metal post pivot.
Compare that weight to the weight of the new seating unit. You don't want to add a lot of weight that may impact the slide operation.
4.) Before and during the dinette disassembly, take pictures. Even though we were not keeping the dining area components - pictures of how the wiring was laid out and attached help in the 'pre-install' of the new seating area.
5.) Take your time. Removing wood that is stabled with large connectors can snag clothing and skin.
To make sure I did not damage the walls/floor, I reused the same length screws - or if new ones were needed, matched the length. This prevented any accidents (holes through the exterior walls, etc.)
The above work took about 12 hours, working over 3 days, but this arrangement is more comfortable for us.
I've included a picture of the new seating area.
Best wishes -
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I would also suggest: Measure your door and make sure any new seating you buy can fit through it!!!
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:15 PM   #11
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We replaced the u shaped dinette in our 25FKS Micro Lite with a triple recliner couch about 2 months after we bought it new. Best decision ever. Bought the couch from recpro.com. All of their furniture breaks down into pieces small enough to go through a standard RV door.
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We did exactly what you're referring to, except we also removed the couch from the slide. Moved the table to the corner where the couch was and bought 2 stools to sit on. We then put the recliners where the dinette was. My cousin built a 3 sided table to cover the outside access hatch and mounted it to the outside wall. Hubby put the outlet in the table and we are thrilled with the results.

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OP - not sure of your slide measurements, etc but we did this earlier in the year

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...cs-153804.html
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We have a 270s where we removed the U shaped dinning table and benches. We installed side-by-side theater recliners, that my Wife found on Amazon (on sale)! This also has a central console where I installed a power outlet that also includes 2 USB ports. So running our laptops and charging our phone will be convenient.
Some things we checked before doing this work.
Important - I strongly recommend - disconnect the shore power and set the battery disconnect. If you need power, run an extension from a separate power source. Lot easier doing that then replacing fuses and/or the ATS
1.) Measure the space for width, length and depth
2.) Find a seating unit that you like and will fit in the dinette space.
3.) Since our dinette area is on the slide out, we go a weight measurement of what the dinette components (ours included a large table that had a center metal post pivot.
Compare that weight to the weight of the new seating unit. You don't want to add a lot of weight that may impact the slide operation.
4.) Before and during the dinette disassembly, take pictures. Even though we were not keeping the dining area components - pictures of how the wiring was laid out and attached help in the 'pre-install' of the new seating area.
5.) Take your time. Removing wood that is stabled with large connectors can snag clothing and skin.
To make sure I did not damage the walls/floor, I reused the same length screws - or if new ones were needed, matched the length. This prevented any accidents (holes through the exterior walls, etc.)
The above work took about 12 hours, working over 3 days, but this arrangement is more comfortable for us.
I've included a picture of the new seating area.
Best wishes -
thats exactly what im gonna be adding, i have 100" so i can do a set up like that plus put end tables atg ea end, looks great!!!!
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I would also suggest: Measure your door and make sure any new seating you buy can fit through it!!!
i hAve a toyhauler with the patio doors inside so i have plenty of room, good point though
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ok i found a power love seat thats gonna fit real nice, even have room on each side for a small end table, i cant wait to do this, gonna be a few weeks though. Art Van had this for $600 today. i think its a steal.
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Well Removed the U shape seating today, all came out perfect. now for the install of the sofa.
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:02 PM   #18
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Finished ! love it, cant wait to use it now, lol stained and varnished the end tables i made today also.
not sure why one pic is sideways, sorry
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Did you buy your power loveseat at a RV furniture dealer or just a regular loveseat?
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Did you buy your power loveseat at a RV furniture dealer or just a regular loveseat?
bought it from Local Art Van store here in MI.
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