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Old 07-30-2013, 02:43 PM   #11
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Jim, you and I are on the same page, the bed is most important, and our time will be spent mostly outside unless the weather is bad.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:17 PM   #12
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Maybe escape could simply install the windows a few inches lower.

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Old 07-30-2013, 04:19 PM   #13
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Good thought, I think that's a possibility, if the window openings are not part of the mold?
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:56 PM   #14
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Which they are....
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:14 PM   #15
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Yes, there are flat spots moulded in to allow placement of the windows.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:30 PM   #16
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Oh, darn, I was thinking that maybe since I will not need the bunk bed option that I could get those windows lowered. Still, I am happy to hear that the rear dinette is the solution to my need to be able to see out the windows.

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:40 PM   #17
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I'm an outdoor person too. I work in a windowless environment and crave fresh air and Vitamin D. So, when I'm camping I NEED to be outside. That said, the wet winter in the Pacific NorthWET keeps me home. I'm hoping my future trailer will allow me to go to the beach when it's pouring rain and wind is blowing sideways and I can sit at the dinette and watch the Pacific Ocean boiling. Winter storms at the beach are NEATO.

Guess I'm hoping to extend my camping trips into months I currently don't camp. Having great windows and a comfortable place to sit inside is one of the reasons I'm looking to change trailers.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:52 PM   #18
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I see no reason (up to Reace) why the dinette area can't be raised 2-4". I am 5"10, and based on the photos of the 19 dinette seating, I would want them higher.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:31 PM   #19
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I'm also 5'10", and I haven't noticed any issue with the windows. But, like many here, I haven't actually spent a lot of time at the dinette. I'll go check...
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:48 PM   #20
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OK, I just went out and actually paid attention...

At 5'10", I find eye level to be about 1/3 up from the bottom of the window if I'm sitting with a straight back.

If I'm leaned over the table reading or some such, then I'd be happier with a slightly higher seat.

If I'm leaning against the bathroom wall with my feet up on the bench, then eye level is about at the bottom of the window.

So, a reasonable height first thing in the morning, but as the day wears me down I need to lower the windows .

I'll see what the wife thinks of the idea, but I may put adding a 3" riser to the benches on my project list. The bench might be too tall for her in that case, though. Raising the floor as well as the bench would work, but then it's be a tripping hazard.
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