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Old 03-17-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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Hi, i was wondering if anyone has modified the front dining area to have a pair of comfy chairs there instead of the bench seats. I'm thinking of either an office type chair, or lazyboy type. If so, what were some of the 'issues' involved? Thanks, Gary

My back's not getting any better, so i need to pamper it!!
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I removed the cushions on one side and added one of these: West Marine High Back Chair. Quite comfortable, however I haven't been out camping with it yet. I'll add to the post once I get out...
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:00 PM   #3
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Hi John,
We have seen this on the web & we're actually going to go & look at one this coming week. It does look like a simple solution. Thanks, Gary
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:29 PM   #4
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Correct me if I am wrong...I believe I heard Reace say that the wood work built in as the dinette, bed, ect. help support and strenghten the fiberglass body.
You might contact Reace on this issue. Our molded fiberglass is very thin which helps cut final weight and the woodwork is part of the engineering to add strength and rigidity.
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Correct me if I am wrong...I believe I heard Reace say that the wood work built in as the dinette, bed, ect. help support and strenghten the fiberglass body.
You might contact Reace on this issue. Our molded fiberglass is very thin which helps cut final weight and the woodwork is part of the engineering to add strength and rigidity.

This is what Reace told me as well when I enquired about swivel chairs for my 5.0.

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Old 03-18-2013, 10:21 AM   #6
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I also remember something along that line. I was thinking that if i found the right chair, i could cut off the base & mount it on top of the OSB on the bench (with extra support). The drivers side is half full of, i think, the black water tank, so i couldn't of taken that side out anyway...........still thinkin'
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:17 PM   #7
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Gary, different brand of all molded trailer... but there are plenty of Casita SD folks that have done exactly as you're saying. I can provide you links, but you'll need to be a member of CasitaForum to view the info.
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Thanks Donna, I wander over there & sign up (as a lurker probably)
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Here's one link Gary http://www.casitaforum.com/invboard/...spirit-deluxe/ the chairs you desire may be different.
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So, we just bought a couple of those West Marine chairs, they did look & feel Comfy! Will give them a real test when we go camping.
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Jon, I just ordered a 2017 17A and I am already dreaming up some alterations. The trailer will have a permanent front bed and the rear dinette.
My question is: what is the "depth" of the passenger side rear bench (disregarding the upright cushion); i.e. the distance from the side wall of the trailer (behind the upright cushion) to the facade -- the front edge -- of the bench?
And a second related question: how far into the under-bench area does the wheel well intrude (how many inches in from the side wall)?

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Congratulations Glenn,
Welcome to the Escape Community! .... and .... The "A" listers!

Wish I could help you on your measurements but my trailer is almost a thousand miles away.

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Old 03-12-2017, 09:18 PM   #13
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Thanks anyway, Tom. I'll keep an eye out for it!! ;-)
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...My question is: what is the "depth" of the passenger side rear bench (disregarding the upright cushion); i.e. the distance from the side wall of the trailer (behind the upright cushion) to the facade -- the front edge -- of the bench?
And a second related question: how far into the under-bench area does the wheel well intrude (how many inches in from the side wall)?
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Glenn,
We also bid you welcome to the world of A-Listers. Our 2015 model 17A has the following dimensions. Most are nominal as there are few straight surfaces in an Escape trailer.
Width of the plywood bench, from wall finish to front edge is 24˝".
Under-bench base measurements:
Inside length at the bottom is about 44",
Width inside 1x2 framing is 21".
The wheel well protrudes 6" from the refrigerator side wall, and 10" from the back (exterior wall). There is 12˝" clearance from the center 1x2 seat support to the 1x2 framing at the front.
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Glenn,
Please also take a look at our final photos album.
Escape Trailer Owners Community - dfandrews's Album: 17A Final Build Photos
I'm going to assemble a "build-photo" album, because all of our build photos are buried in the giant "It's Friday" thread.

http://www.escapeforum.org/forums/me...80-albums.html
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Jon, I just ordered a 2017 17A and I am already dreaming up some alterations. The trailer will have a permanent front bed and the rear dinette.
My question is: what is the "depth" of the passenger side rear bench (disregarding the upright cushion); i.e. the distance from the side wall of the trailer (behind the upright cushion) to the facade -- the front edge -- of the bench?
And a second related question: how far into the under-bench area does the wheel well intrude (how many inches in from the side wall)?

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I can't help with the dimensions for a 17A; I suspect they are different for the 17B that I have.

Just for your information, the depth, measured from the refrigerator wall to the back wall behind the cushion is 48 3/4". The depth of the passenger side bench from the side wall of the trailer to the end of the bench is 1', 11 7/8" inches. The strip the table rests on when in the lowered position adds 11/16" to the width. The driver's side is 24 3/4" with the same addition for the table rest.

The wheel wells under the benches extend 1' in from the sides & 6 1/2" from the refrigerator wall, the same from the kitchen wall for the driver's side.

Again, these are for a 2011 17B. I suspect they will be different for the 17A & either model using the 2017 updated shell.
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Thanks, Don, for the data and pics. I will definitely visit the Build Album!
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