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Old 10-13-2013, 11:05 AM   #31
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If so, is there someone with the rear dinette who would mind taking some measurements back there or who could measure how far off the floor the rear windows are? Thanks in advance.
I was going to check on my 19 today but its raining like crazy (I keep her stored about 1/2 hour away). I'll be checking on her Tuesday and will try to grab measurements then.

Meanwhile, here's a pic of the rear dinette area. You can see the raised floor, and that the cushions almost touch the bottom of the window. At 5'3" I have no trouble seeing outside.

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Old 10-13-2013, 12:18 PM   #32
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Thanks for the measurements Doug. Sitting comfortably, my eye level is at 28 inches, Jennifer at 25 inches.

We finalize our build options next month, so for us this is a great time for this conversation. I'm thinking that raising the dinette area (floor and benches to keep the 19 inch bench and relative table height) about 4 inches is a potential solution. The next concern of course is head clearance so the overhead cabinets don't become a noggin' bonker. This potentially also gives greater storage space in the passenger side bench.

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Old 10-13-2013, 12:38 PM   #33
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Why not reverse it like ColoRockiesFan did, put the "U" dinette in rear with the higher floor already there and make the front a permanent double bed. Problem solved.
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:06 PM   #34
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The bed in the front of the 19 is way too small for 2 people. My opinion, of course.
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:27 PM   #35
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I remember sleeping on a twin in my college apartment, it seemed to be always big enough......
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:41 PM   #36
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The primary reason for going with the 19' is the queen bed. "If mama ain't happy, ..." ;-)

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We are sitting at our 19 dinette right now and find the window height fine. We have standard cushions. I am 5' 11" and my eyes are about 7" up from the bottom of the window. My wife is 5' 1" and her eyes are about 2" above the bottom of the window and she says she can see fine out the window. We thought about ordering the thicker cushions when we ordered but worried about not fitting to the table properly and are glad we did not get them.

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Old 10-13-2013, 06:31 PM   #38
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Those numbers do not add up, if she is 10" shorter than you, then her eyes have to be 10" lower than yours and if you are 7" above the frame, she has to be looking at white vinyl?? Just doesn't add up, in my mind. Help me understand them?
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Overall height depends on the lengths of their legs and torsos combined. Where their eyes end up depends on the length of torsos.
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Not really, if someone is a foot taller overall, regardless if they have 3 feet long legs or 4' long legs their eyes will still be approximately 12" different> Won't they?
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