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Old 07-21-2014, 03:43 PM   #1
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Greetings. Has anyone ever removed the dinette on a 19 or 21 to add a comfortable "living room". One thing I really miss on those days we can,t sit outside is a chair to relax in. Wife and I envision two side side zero gravity chairs in place of the dinette table and seating. We are quite happy with TV trays for our meals.

Any photos of a similar setup will be much appreciated.
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:56 PM   #2
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Dave, with the "U" shaped dinette, one can remove the table, but the seats must remain as they are a structural component.
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:35 PM   #3
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Also, a few have added a 12" filler cushion to the U shape rear portion and ending up with a 40" rear cushion width. With a U the table is smaller, and some have not had the floor mounts installed by ETI. Instead they have added two counter extensions on either side and have TV trays and stash the table.
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I don't see any structural reason why the dinette couldn't simply be omitted by ETI, and just have an open floor on that end. But two zero gravity chairs in that space? Those things are big.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:23 PM   #5
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I don't see any structural reason why the dinette couldn't simply be omitted by ETI, and just have an open floor on that end. But two zero gravity chairs in that space? Those things are big.
If you research this subject you will find Reace explaining his reasoning.
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Yes, I agree with Reace on this, but the reasons aren't as much about structural strength as they are about the weight distribution, no?

But, to be clear, I would not want to omit the dinette even if ETI went along with it. The dinette "fits" the trailer, and I also would miss the mount locations for various components and the underseat storage. Was just saying the structure doesn't depend on it.
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There isn't much storage under the benches on a 21 - batteries, converter, inverter, and a bunch of hoses/wiring under there!
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:40 PM   #8
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This is the thread starter. I just had a chat with a very nice man at Escape. There is an issue that would prevent this, but is is not structure so much as what is under the seats. Water heater, battery, wheels, etc. Back to the drawing board. Just no way to make a small trailer big.

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Any photos of a rear table conversion to a U shaped seating area would be appreciated.
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