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Old 10-16-2015, 09:47 PM   #1
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Raising dinette on 19'

What modification does Escape have for raising the dinette? What do people think?
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:24 PM   #2
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We personally are porch folk, and if we're at the campsite, you will usually find us out under the awning or walking. In our Scamps and 17b the view was normally out the back, with the front windows looking at the back of the tow vehicle, plus as we get older, I didn't want to add a tripping hazard. We're also fairly tall, and the 17b dinette height was fine, but haven't spent much time in a 19 to say whether it's different. So for us, it wasn't anything we needed to consider.
I'm sure others will have a wide degree of responses, but that was an option for us we didn't even price out.
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Old 10-16-2015, 11:03 PM   #3
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I think the raised dinette in the 19 breaks down along two lines. ETI has done some raised ones that raise the whole area, including the floor, up. That works but some folks don't like a floor with two levels.

Others, like me, have raised only the seats. It really depends on your size if this is an option. For a short person it wouldn't work. The feet wouldn't be able to rest on the floor.

Our family is a democracy. So one of the seats is raised 2 1/2" and the other 3". Works for us. Makes the difference sometimes between the horizon being distant mountain tops or a nearby shoreline.

It should be noted that this mod is reversible and the seats could be restored to factory height if so desired in the future.

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Old 10-16-2015, 11:04 PM   #4
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What modification does Escape have for raising the dinette? What do people think?
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If you search there is a whole thread on this. Also search for Hugh Currin in Kalamath falls who raise his and did a beautiful job.
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Old 10-17-2015, 12:29 AM   #5
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We raised ours . Felt like sitting in a hole . Remember Currin and I got a lot of grief for us changing our seating . Have never regretted this decision . At the time of our build didn't know Escape could raise floor .So we did it . Very easy . Pat
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I think the raised dinette in the 19 breaks down along two lines. ETI has done some raised ones that raise the whole area, including the floor, up. That works but some folks don't like a floor with two levels.

Others, like me, have raised only the seats. It really depends on your size if this is an option. For a short person it wouldn't work. The feet wouldn't be able to rest on the floor.

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I like your solution, not raising the floor, but the seat area. Did ETI do the work or was this something you modded later?
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:43 AM   #7
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It was something that I did later. Pretty simple mod. Just screwed 1 x 3 to existing frame and added oak facing to match the existing oak.

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Old 10-17-2015, 09:14 AM   #8
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re: "Just screwed 1 x 3 to existing frame and added oak facing to match the existing oak."

Hmm, Ron, never thought much about it. I am used to a short-world (designed for people under 6 ft tall). So, being vertically unchallenged, your idea I must look into.
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:44 AM   #9
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Just remember that a normal chair height, like that of almost all kitchen chairs, is 18" to the seat, with the table at 30". Not only is this norm a good average for most people, it is what we expect, otherwise it feels like our plates are either too high, or two low, when we eat.
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If you order the dinette raised, it will raise the seats AND the floor. There won't be an issue for shorter people being able to reach the floor with their feet. Escape raises the benches but not the floor under them - just the floor where your feet go. We love the option because it gives a much better view out the windows, and it provides deeper storage. Can't speak to the pros/cons of raising the dinette after the build.
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