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Old 04-09-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
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I now have more floor space in my 19'

I have been using the space under the benches quite a lot and moving the table back and forth was a bit awkward. So, I took the table out. It felt nice and spacious, but we didn't want to use TV trays, so I started making something to fit and fold.

However, it was trickier than I thought, until my nice sister said she had a marine drop leaf table that never fit their boat that I could have!!. (nice sister $300 oak table!) Since the walls on the escape are curved, I extended the top to make a mini-table when it is closed, for coffee or other beverages (!!). And it can open up to table big enough for two. see photo.

-greg

weather here in NC is in the 70s and 80s finally!!
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:15 AM   #2
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That looks like a great setup, Greg. Are you able to make the dinette into a bed if needed still?
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:31 AM   #3
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Thanks, Jim
I am making a couple boards to fit between the holders that will store under the bench. So yes, it will be a few inches smaller though. and I might have to get a custom cushion made.

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Your table looks a lot nicer than the hinged table, but would the hinged table accomplish the same thing?
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Beautiful work Greg! Looks like it will fit your needs very well.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:27 PM   #6
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How did you address the floor issue? I see you have something on the floor?
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:13 PM   #7
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Hi all:
Ruthe: I just searched for the hinged table...I guess it's not an accessory from Escape trailers?? I saw a link that cpa Jim provided...If it comes off the wall to make the second bed, that seems like a good idea, but when folded up it might not have a mini-table I think will be handy.

thanks Carol...we will test it out soon.

Jim: I was going to just putty the holes and put a rug over it, but maybe I should do your approach with the laminate flooring!...would look better.

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Very creative and functional...nice job!
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Looks nice! Looks like you can put your feet up to recline very easy. Is it attached in some way? If not, it should for when you brake (or accelerate).
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:03 PM   #10
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Hi Gary, I put corner brackets attached to the floor and made some wooden supports that attach to the bench supports....hopefully that's enough. and the drop leaf has a built in catch to secure it to itself.

I'll let you all know of any bugs.

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