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Old 09-27-2012, 03:40 PM   #11
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Re: Dinette table in the 19

So if I understand it right it seems that the advantage of the hinged style is the ease of converting to the bunk. Is one style sturdier than the other when used as your dinette?

It has surprised me how many more question pop into my mind when I think we have it all figured out!

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:23 PM   #12
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Re: Dinette table in the 19

Thanks for that clarification, Janet. That makes good sense. We seem to use all of our table, and would sure miss even 8".

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Old 10-15-2012, 01:03 AM   #13
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Re: Dinette table in the 19

We've had a couple of weeks now trying out the table modification in our new 19. We LOVE it! It gives us the extra room we wanted under the table for our pup's bed. The table is very secure and stable; there is lots of space to get in and out, and more than enough table area for our needs. I find that more often than not I sit at the angle rather than all the way in, as I am the one getting up and down most; it is very comfortable. We haven't had the need to collapse it down for a bed yet, but it is very simple to do. One other thing we hadn't considered is that by shortening the length of the table by 8" we have that much more floor space. This is not something I would particularly recommend if more than 2 people were using it, but for just the two of us it is perfect

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Old 10-15-2012, 09:14 AM   #14
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Re: Dinette table in the 19

Thanks Rosemary... This looks like a good compromise.

One of our concerns is the shortage of counter space. I was thinking of building an elevated cutting board that sits on the dinette table (something like http://gizmodo.com/5905403/this-awes...oducts-in-one, but maybe a little taller to raise the work surface enough so you don't have to stoop over to work at it). Your hinge with single leg is probably more than sturdy enough to work as a counter, but I'm wondering if the normal legs would work this way -- if they wobble at all, are they going to make a good work surface?
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:55 PM   #15
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Re: Dinette table in the 19

Hmmm - can't speak to the wobbliness of the "normal" table, but ours is as solid as a rock. One thing we brought that has proven useful is a folding bed table. We use it set up on the bed as a table for our laptop when we want to cuddle up with a movie (we add little speakers to make the event more "theatre like" lol)



Don't see why it shouldn't be usable for extra counter space, although it probably wouldn't be the most stable for cutting, it would work to stash extra things you will imminently need when cooking like extra utensils , bowls in waiting etc.

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Old 10-16-2012, 08:20 PM   #16
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Re: Dinette table in the 19

Hey Rosemary and Glenn. We have a new 15A and live in Victoria as well. Where did you get the little bed table at? Looks like something we can use.
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Hi Scott,

Congratulations on your new 15A - Hope you are enjoying it!

Yup, we're both Victoria area born & bred. Glenn's family actually hail several generations back from Salt Spring Island

We are still on our maiden voyage with our new 19', which we picked up Oct 2 - as of this writing we are in Tecopa California, just outside of Death Valley. It is HOT and DRY, so, hearing about the - um - "seasonal" weather we hear Victoria is having right now, we definitely are going to stretch it out as long as we can

I believe the little table came from Canadian Tire. We've had it for some time; it has been most useful for many different purposes. Glenn says he thinks a similar one is available at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

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Re: Dinette table in the 19

That looks like a good idea, Rosemary. Especially as a bit of extra counter space.
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Hi Rosemary. We're planning our new 19', and really like the floral fabric you have. Is it from Sailrite or something you found locally. Thanks.
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