Okay, I was all set to order two flip-up tables in the u-shaped dinette on my build sheet.
Yesterday I went over to Tom Fraser's house to look over his trailer (a 21 footer) inch by inch. His was the very first Escape trailer we saw back in April or thereabouts. After that visit they added on a narrow flip-up table on the frig side of the dinette. Tom pointed out something that I had never thought of or was aware of, so I'm wondering how others deal with it.
With the table there, you have the hinge stuff attached to the wall, which sticks out a bit. How easy is it to lift up the cushion and access the storage underneath? Do you have to peel the cushion back a bit to get it off? Does the cushion rub against the hinge and/or the table? It didn't seem like it would be that easy to access the storage.
Mind you, Tom had the dinette table (the large one in the middle, in case you're confused) in place. I don't plan to. I'm wondering if that would make a big difference and having the flip-up tables will be fine. I don't want to make it harder to access the storage (I have little patience, so I can see myself chucking stuff all over the place as I'm super annoyed at how difficult it is). Nor do I want to mess up my cushions and/or the fabric on the cushions.
I also was not aware that you could get those flip-up tables in different widths. The ones we saw in the dinette area were the same size as the ones at the end of the kitchen counter. Tom had a narrower one in the dinette.
So, am I needlessly worrying about this?
(That's par for me, so nothing new there.) Comments from those with real life experience with this situation will be appreciated! Thanks!
PS, tested out my new decals against his trailer! Score on my part! I'm super thrilled at how they look!!!!
(Tom's been sworn to secrecy on what they are.)