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Old 07-15-2016, 11:45 AM   #241
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That is exactly what I made for BlackJack, the "U" dinette is now a lounge area that allows two to raise their feet and sit back and relax.
Do you use the cushions at the back,under the wondows very much?
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Old 07-15-2016, 11:48 AM   #242
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The U shape with an extra filler board from ETI for $100 makes a big difference. When we got home we had another one made for when we want the Uber Lounge. In hindsight I would have rather ETI make both- the space isn't square for measuring the board cuts.
Could you just use the table for the uber lounge rathet yhan 2 filler boards?
What kind of cushion did you use for the second filler board?
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:22 PM   #243
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If you could guess what side would be less annoying to have just one of those tables - would it be stove side or fridge side (in a 21')

FWIIW we will get the rear driver side exterior hatch to get to the space under there, on the driver side. So maybe we put the one flip down table by the fridge?
Yes, I would definitely say on the fridge side would be better, since you can get to that space easily from the outside. We did the driver side exterior hatch too, so I left that table and removed the one on the stove side.

Makes putting the table down much easier. Now I can easily lift up the left cushion and push down the table with it offset toward that side just enough so it doesn't catch the edge of the cushion on the right. Then when it hits the wood on the left, slide it to the right and under the cushion, then the last 1/2" down and lock the pedestal.
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:44 PM   #244
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Could you just use the table for the uber lounge rathet yhan 2 filler boards?
What kind of cushion did you use for the second filler board?
That is what we are doing now that we installed the Springfield pedestal and made a custom table that is 23x35. When we got home from pickup we had a second cushion made with leftover fabric ETI gave us. It cost us $100, so have ETI do it. Another 21 owner had one double cushion made by ETI at Reace's suggestion so that could be another way to go, however it may be easier to stow two smaller ones and sometimes we put them behind our back to move us closer to the table.
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:53 PM   #245
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We ordered 3 of the small fold-down tables on our 21 - one by the door, and one on each side of the dinette. We have never used the ones on each side of the dinette, and they make it harder to raise up the cushions to get to the storage underneath or to put the table down, so I would leave those two off.

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We used ours exclusively for over a year before adding the dining table. Removing the bottom cushions does require that you pull them up and towards the rear of the trailer but that is not an issue for us. With the dining table now in place we still use them- especially when we are lounging in the morning with coffee.
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:59 PM   #246
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......especially when we are lounging in the morning with coffee.
I don't think I have ever had a coffee inside a trailer.......yet!

Who knows what the future will bring. Maybe with a more loungy area.
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:13 PM   #247
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I wake up between 5:30-6 AM and start grinding coffee. Most places we camp coffee would get cold immediately outside. We kick on the heater and wipe off the condensation(yes Virginia there is condensation on dual pane windows) and watch the day come alive.

Just got this little helper from our local SLO Roast Coffee: GSI Java Mill $30.
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:26 PM   #248
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We use insulated cups if needed, and drink the coffee fast.

The Orphan espresso Lido 3 is the coffee grinder I now use when camping or travelling. Yes it is pricey, but it beats even my home electric grinder in grind consistency. I have used a few different manual grinders, and the ease of use of this grinder far surpasses any of the others, and works way faster too.

I always laugh at the fact that I use a $195 grinder and a $40 coffee maker with the AeroPress. (both prices in USD)

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Old 07-16-2016, 12:12 PM   #249
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Hi: GringoandTica... Nothing...We've already had our second chance spending our children's inheritance. Nada ting. Alf
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I would love to hear what options you chose in your Escape.
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I would love to hear what options you chose in your Escape.
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Hi: The Quilting Lady... I'll try to list them for you.
2X hot water heater,
3 burner stove,
A/C... 11,000 BTU,
4 Al. rims,
Bike rack ready,
Counter ext. off sink,
12V grp 29 batt.,
ext. shower,.
ext. access hatch,
propane quick connect w/hose,
LED int. lights,
3 LED ext. porch lights,
microwave oven,
2 propane tanks filled,
removable power cord,
solar panel & charger,
screen room,
stereo,
stove cover,
2X insulation upgrade no thermal windows,
King Jack TV antenna,
wall mount ext. arm,
custom formica 7732-58 butter rum w/ brown tr.,
U-shaped dinette,
5th. wh. hitch lock. Alf
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