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Old 03-12-2018, 03:46 PM   #1
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Dinette Delete?

We are wondering if, when we order our new 5.0 TA, it would be possible to delete the entire rear dinette so we could install our own recliners and a table between them. Has anyone done this or even inquired if it was a possible deletion? I have emailed the factory, but was wondering what the other site users thought...

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Old 03-12-2018, 04:11 PM   #2
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No you cannot. There's battery(ies), water heater, possible EMS, fuse panel and the electrical under the benches. Where would those go?

Trust me, there's plenty of us that would love a recliner or two in our trailer. My compromise was a U-shape dinette, and no table mounted. I now have a lounge.
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:19 PM   #3
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Yep, everything has a place in a small trailer, and the places to put things are limited. If you want to put your own furniture in a trailer, you will need a bigger trailer.
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:30 PM   #4
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Like Donna we did a u shaped dinette in the rear of our 17. Did not mount the table and we like it that way.
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:29 PM   #5
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Unfortunately, it seems like you either get a Beast of a tow vehicle for a huge trailer or a Class A if if you want that amount of customization, or settle for light weight, well made and good enough given all of the above. I am right there with ya.
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:42 PM   #6
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Another consideration is weight distribution within the trailer.
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:34 AM   #7
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Also the benches and over head cabinets are part of the skeleton of the trailer and are needed to support the shell.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:55 AM   #8
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We are wondering if, when we order our new 5.0 TA, it would be possible to delete the entire rear dinette so we could install our own recliners and a table between them...
So it seems that the consensus is a resounding "no", so you will have to work within the boundaries of what Escape is willing to do. Many new owners have customized the tables, fabrics, and even cushions used in the rear dinette to make them more comfortable.
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Old 03-14-2018, 12:27 PM   #9
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Also the benches and over head cabinets are part of the skeleton of the trailer and are needed to support the shell.
I have often visualized a 21 footer with the bed and bathroom of the 19, the water heater under an above floor box/table in the front, and recliners on each side of the table. But, you are right the shell structure depends on the interior framing.
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Old 03-14-2018, 12:44 PM   #10
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I have often visualized a 21 footer with the bed and bathroom of the 19,
But, you are right the shell structure depends on the interior framing.
I've done more than visualize, I've sketched it out to scale. Only mine would be a 19 stretched to 21. I like the 19 floor plan better. It works for us.

Structural integrity can be dealt with. I found that the limiting factor seemed to be the location of the door and relocating that would be the deal killer.

Basically I'd keep the 19 plan intact until the rear of the kitchen counter/fridge bulkhead. I'd use the extra length for the kitchen counter and an expanded closet etc. That would be my perfect 19.

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