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Old 07-09-2015, 02:21 AM   #91
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Then, on to the finishing touches and the pictures below.




The dinette benches were 3/4” too wide for the table, when setting up as a bed. Rather than change the spacing I used two oak trim pieces to fill in 3/8” on each side. This also caps the facing plywood which I thought was nicer than the plastic cap originally used. A pair of 1x2 (3/4” x 1 1/2”) oak boards, on each side, were used to support the table similar to the original design.

I kept the three legged table which was a lot more stable than the stock two legs. That was done with two table sockets at the front of the dinette. A 7” wide piece of 3/4” plywood was covered with left over blue formica. This was supported by two short pieces of 1 1/2” square boards. The plywood was bolted to these and they in turn were bolted to the sides of the dinette. From the prior trial it seems this structure need more support than a couple of wood screws used on the trial.

The table fits for setting up the dinette as a bed. The table leg supports move the table back 7”. However, since the table is cut in towards the rear of the trailer it still fits without hitting the bathroom wall. The side supports for the table are mounted far enough back to allow the lower table support to fit.

Then some oak trim pieces to finish up. Finally a couple of shots of the finished product.




It seems to have come out well. We haven't tried it out yet but I'm confident it'll be OK. I do like the new drawer but don't know what will live there yet. The only sad part is the cushions and table cover up much of the cabinet work that took forever for me to complete. I like the outcome but it took, as always, far more time and effort than I initially though.

If you're going to the 2015 Oregon Coast Gathering in Bandon stop by and take a look.

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Great idea's Hugh . Very nice woodworking . Love the drawer over the seat door ! Pat
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:43 AM   #92
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I hope the front view was worth it... nice job. Made me think about when I had my 19 Escape how we would, sitting at the dinette, always observe the people walking by the front of the trailer. Now with the 21' model we have to sit outside to do that same observing....oh well I guess that is progress!!
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:46 AM   #93
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I hope the front view was worth it... nice job. Made me think about when I had my 19 Escape how we would, sitting at the dinette, always observe the people walking by the front of the trailer. Now with the 21' model we have to sit outside to do that same observing....oh well I guess that is progress!!
While there are sites with phenomenal rear views, I have been in many where behind you are tress, roadways, etc, and in front are great views. No one perfect setup.
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While there are sites with phenomenal rear views, I have been in many where behind you are tress, roadways, etc, and in front are great views. No one perfect setup.
There are camper options that would allow great views in all directions. You could try something like this with your Escape.
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Very nice work. Some people are so talented!
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There are camper options that would allow great views in all directions. You could try something like this with your Escape.
Fun getting down that ladder after a couple of beer I would bet!
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