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Old 11-18-2013, 08:32 AM   #21
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Both of those sets of stripes look so nice.
If anyone doesn't want their brown shades, I'll be glad to trade!
I thought they were both of the same set up?
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:22 AM   #22
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I thought they were both of the same set up?
You are correct, Jim, they are the same unit just taken with different cameras under different light.

Lynne (Tim's wife) told me that she was a bit surprised to see that the stripes on the side cushions appear horizontal while the back is vertical. However, it is normal to sew it this way. It does, however, make the side cushions look smaller and thus, the whole dinette does not appear as deep as it would with a solid fabric. I still loved the look of this, though, as I am also a fan of the "beachy" look.

Now, my 2 cents since Donna is struggling with this decision. You are going to live with this for a long time so that should come into a decision about stripes. Muddy paws would definitely be another factor. Personally, for myself, I would choose a neutral tone, tweed type fabric that will not show dirt or small stains as clearly. Then I would be free to change things up with a punch of color (teal, red, rust, green, etc.) in throw pillows, a blanket, maybe even some slip covers over the cushions. I like flexibility in decorating rather than being locked into one look. Again, this is MHO only.

Just think about what you want to see for a long time as recovering the cushions can be expensive if you make a mistake in your choice. Stay with the Sunbrella fabric, though, it is great.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:27 AM   #23
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Thanks Rosemary for your thoughts. I've got four more samples of Sunbrella coming from Sailrite. Stay tuned...
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:33 AM   #24
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I see a new profession in Donna's future- "Escape Chic" custom upholstery design.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:48 AM   #25
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Tim, that looks very nice, thanks for responding to my urgent message. These decisions shouldn't be so HARD...
Donna,
I'm sure whatever you pick will be great! I did notice that the cushion arrangement has changed over the years. Our 2008 5.0 has a u-shaped dinette but the side bench cushions cover the entire side and the back bench cushion is the short one - only as wide as the table. Also the back bench back cushion is just padding over some kind of panel for stiffening. The side bench back cushion is split into a long and a short cushion. Obviously there have been changes since then.
So, the cushion arrangement might affect your choice...do you know what the new 5.0TA will have?
BTW, I agree with the suggestion of solid bottoms if you plan to do striped back cushions.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:01 PM   #26
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Since the new 5er is based on the 21', I'm thinking the u-shape dinette will be the same for both models.

I spent some time yesterday in Dave&Kathie's new 21' That big dinette table sure is tempting......
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Donna, sorry to go off topic...

Did Dave&Kathie post pics of their 21?
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:33 PM   #29
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Since the new 5er is based on the 21', I'm thinking the u-shape dinette will be the same for both models.

I spent some time yesterday in Dave&Kathie's new 21' That big dinette table sure is tempting......
Yes, but the "U" is so inviting…old guns vs butter dilemma, eat or rest
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Donna, sorry to go off topic...

Did Dave&Kathie post pics of their 21?
If they did, I would like to have a refresher if some are available too.
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