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Old 03-24-2019, 03:26 PM   #1
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Lounge area U Shape Dinette Escape 21

Has anyone found a suitable modification of the dinette area so seating is more comfortable for reading/lounging? Uncomfortable at the table. The back of the U is too narrow. With the the table lowered, it is a bit more comfortable but the cushions leave a lot to be desired. We are exploring additional cushions to place on the existing cushions to use with the table lowered. Just curious to know if others have experienced the same issue and what solutions have worked well.
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:44 PM   #2
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I installed a couple of 1x2 slats and used the corner cushions to make a lounge area in my 2014 Escape 21
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:59 PM   #3
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Bought these last December from West Marine after trying different items including above type Jim uses. They are easily adjustable and fold flat to store. Prefer to use them in lounge mode, however they work well with table up too.
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for your quick reply to our question about the lounge area of our Escape! Great idea!
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:03 PM   #5
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Thank you Rossue, we saw these and they look comfy!
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:49 PM   #6
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Your welcome! Should have mentioned the reason they are best in lounge mode, and that is that while they work well with table up it does add more height to your seating and could be an issue depending on length of your legs and if you have a Gen1 21 without a raised floor mod then it makes that ergonomic issue worse. We do have a raised floor mod and am 6'2 so am fine at the table using it. Susan doesn't use it much and prefers to read in bed with a latex triangle.
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:23 PM   #7
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My preference is the ability to...
1. Have feet on the floor,
2. swing over to prop feet up.
3. Or, put a small folding footstool down, (only as a possible option).

Jim’s slats might work. Or add Rossue’s seating if not satisfied with the slat method. Since I have the folding tables, the standard table might not be needed; except to play games or have extra dining capacity.

Although I have the Lagun table mount, I’m not sure about how I am going to be deploying it. Good thing that it easily removes and folds with the table. I can then put the unit inside my Clam or truck.

I didn’t want the two table sockets in the way. If dinette bed is deployed, it’s nice to scoot or slide things under it too; hence another reason not to have the table sockets preventing my stuff from sliding under the bed.

I’m headed to Chilliwack next week, and will be able to experience the real deal, soon... very soon.
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:35 PM   #8
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For those without a table, this is pretty neat and stores away easily. Camco 51895 Bamboo Folding Table with Aluminum Legs- Compact Design
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:45 PM   #9
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Max height on that Camco table is 25.5". Standard table height from ETI is 29-30" and 4" lower does make a difference. With my Springfield I can lock it in at 25.5 and it was an awkward height for knees.
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For those without a table, this is pretty neat and stores away easily. Camco 51895 Bamboo Folding Table with Aluminum Legs- Compact Design
That might be a good outdoor table for inside a Clam. Except they’re $70. I’m pretty happy with these for footstools or loungechair tables, in the Clam. $8 at Menards.
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