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Old 12-20-2018, 04:07 PM   #1
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comfortable seating in 5.0ta

Still thinking about a 5.ota, my main concern is comfortable seating. What have yall done about this? I know most of you don't spend much time inside but do to health issues seating is a high priority for us. I've seen some use a padded chair from the marine store, how exactly do you use those? Looking forward to your ides.
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:59 PM   #2
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Still thinking about a 5.ota, my main concern is comfortable seating. What have yall done about this?
Others here, have made modifications that increase seating comfort, for them. Look for the ones who have made their dinettes into lounges. They’re reportedly quite comfy. It’s the rear seat that a few folks try to improve, because it is short.

Be sure to visit someone in your area who owns one. They will be happy to have you tour their Escape. The same or similar dinette is in the Escape 21 also, so you have more at your convenience to explore, when you look for local owners.

...and it isn’t too hard to find them through the forum search engine.
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:51 PM   #3
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We converted our dinette into a full lounge. Had two extra cushions cut and made the long back cushion 4 inches thick instead of two. This combined with blankets,throw cushions etc. and two wall extensions made for a really comfortable space. Not for everyone but works for us. TV can be moved between two wall mounts in the lounge and the upper bed area.
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:56 PM   #4
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I'll look up lounge in the search box, thanks gramps. Mark, do you mean the bottom cushions are thicker? And some pics would be great. We did see a 5.0ta a while back,loved it, just waiting for the right time. Oh yeah, I saw the thread about the marine chair right after I posted this! ?! sorry
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Some folks use a Bed Rest Pillow or Reading Back Rest.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:51 PM   #6
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Cushion thicknesses are same as factory. Just had two more cut to fill in the lounge area ie. where the table sits. We did however increase the cushion thickness on the back wall of the dinette from 2 to 4 inches.
Did this so we could rest our arms on it. With a 2 inch cushion your arm just slips off.
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Old 12-21-2018, 06:33 AM   #7
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Thanks I see what you mean now, "lounge " was the word I needed to search for, turned up some great posts
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Old 12-21-2018, 08:52 AM   #8
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We plan to replace the foam in the two seat cushions, I don't find it supportive enough and my sit bones can get a bit sore. This leaves softer cushions in the backrest for making up as a bed, which can be placed at shoulders and hips.
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A lounge like this??
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We plan to replace the foam in the two seat cushions, I don't find it supportive enough and my sit bones can get a bit sore. This leaves softer cushions in the backrest for making up as a bed, which can be placed at shoulders and hips.
Jim, after sitting a while I sink through the original cushion. Bought replacement High Density foam for just my side and found it too hard. Went back to the original and put piece of 1" HD under the original and it is just right, yes, just like baby bear would have used.

Plan is to replace mine yet again with 2" of medium density (like the original) on top of 2" HD, you can spray glue them together. Just haven't stopped at the upholstery supply shop yet. We actually have one local.
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