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Old 04-07-2016, 02:21 PM   #11
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Barry, I like the idea of roll out drawers under the bed.

Useful thoughts to compare to up-sizing to the 19!
I used a piece of 3/4" plywood, screwed down, to bridge the area where the table would have been and then hung the drawer on large full extension drawer guides. The drawer was so large that I ended up putting dividers in it to keep things organised.

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I used a piece of 3/4" plywood, screwed down, to bridge the area where the table would have been and then hung the drawer on large full extension drawer guides. The drawer was so large that I ended up putting dividers in it to keep things organised.

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If you didn't move it (or Escape put it in a different location than in the face of the rear drivers side bench) does the drawer present problems getting at the converter?
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Old 04-07-2016, 02:30 PM   #13
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My version of drawers under the bed in the 17B required little more than a debit card. Found these at Lordco. No identifying brand on the containers, that I can find.
They adjust up and down to fit your requirements. Four of them fit perfectly.
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Our underbed storage usually consists of a duffle bag full of dirty clothes that grows larger the longer we travel.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:29 PM   #15
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I just ordered a 17B on Monday and asked Sarah about the permanent bed. This was her reply:
There are 2 different options for a permanent bed in a 17B. One option is $200 and includes us fully enclosing the dinette into a permanent bed, including the mattress. The other option is no charge -
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Oops - hit submit too soon!

- the dinette benches would remain standard, however, we would swap the cushions for a mattress. That way, you could easily change it back into a dinette at any time."
Sounded like a pretty good deal to me! Not sure which way I'll go. I like the idea of the long rolling drawers - I'd just have to figure out how to install them.
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I just ordered a 17B on Monday and asked Sarah about the permanent bed. This was her reply:
There are 2 different options for a permanent bed in a 17B. One option is $200 and includes us fully enclosing the dinette into a permanent bed, including the mattress. The other option is no charge -
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Many thanks, all.

My inclination is the first option in bihvet's note "fully enclosing the dinette into a permanent bed, including the mattress", but the real questions come into access to the space below, including the fuze blowing machine, I mean, inverter.
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Old 04-08-2016, 06:49 AM   #19
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Yep, need to maintain access to the electronics. You can purchase plastic tubs with wheels that will give you the same storage capacity as a drawer and be easier to remove to get to fuse box. You will also want to purchase an adjustable curtain rod to put across the face of these tubs to secure them going down the road. Works well. I wish we had a permanent bed there with a softer mattress.
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Yard sale, that's a great idea about the curtain rod.

So, if you get the permanent bed with the enclosed dinette, I have 2 questions - 1)i. Is the entire area under the bed open for storage, or just the part that would have been under the table (not the benches)? 2)can anybody tell me how large the doors are? (Could you get a decent sized storage tub through it?). If anybody has any pics, that would be awesome! Thanks! Brenda
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