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Old 09-22-2013, 10:23 AM   #41
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Alf your u-shape dinette is grand! Oh dear, it looks like I may need to buy more upholstery...
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:27 AM   #42
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We opted for the U-shaped dinette as it looked more comfortable to be able to sit in a corner and stretch legs across the width of the trailer for a relaxing reading spot. Also when we were at the factory it just didn't seem as comfortable to be sitting with my back to the rear of the trailer as there were some window structures poking me.

Sort of like the "Princess and the Pea" lol.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #43
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@ Donna - per Tammy 8.5 yards for the 21 foot!
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:36 AM   #44
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Jan and Paul,
do you know how the cushions will be in the 21' "U" shaped, will there be corner cushions or do the stock leave the corners open, I requested that my cushions be trimmed so as to lay flat against the wall, otherwise they will not stay in place since they are cut too long.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:42 AM   #45
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Great to hear peoples reasons for going with the U-shape. It seems that it has a lot to do with camping styles, as others seem to spend more time inside than we do. In 5 seasons of use, we have not watched a TV or lounged around inside. Who knows though, maybe when we use it for extended trips upon retirement.

Whenever at a campground, I always wondered why other than tenters we seemed to be the only ones outside a lot. We do a lot of boondocking with family and friends, and 'almost' everyone is outside for their morning coffee and breakfast, and at all other times of the day. We eat all meals outside too, and evenings see us around the campfire, unless the weather is really terrible, and even then we tend to go under tarps or awnings.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:54 AM   #46
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@ Donna - per Tammy 8.5 yards for the 21 foot!
I was figuring 16 yards for the repeating fabric. But, I'm thinking perhaps complimentary solid for some of it....
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:06 AM   #47
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@ Jim (Harley) not too sure what you mean by your question - guess I am not so observant of small details about cushions!
@ Jim B - it is fun to think about how we are going to use this trailer! Paul is getting ready to retire ( I still have a few years of drudgery left!) and as we have thought about a trailer we have two distinct uses. First will be for exploring the beautiful outdoors in our neck of the woods in which case I plan to be outside a LOT! And we plan to cook and eat outside unless the weather is truly foul. But we will also be using the trailer as a motel room on wheels while traveling to visit our kids and grandkids - and since I am an early riser I would like a spot to read so as not to disturb my pilot! After years of tent camping this will be like living in a palace!
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Jan, it sounds like your usage would mostly be like ours. I too am the early riser, and if I am up before dawn, I do sit at the table and read. My wife is a sound sleeper, and does not care on these occasions if I make coffee inside while she sleeps. Otherwise, I just like to be outside.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:59 AM   #49
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I don't sleep so that takes care of the early riser or late to bed solutions. I'm buying a bigger trailer with more ammenties because I want to camp at the Oregon Coast when the Pacific is boiling and it's a stormin' and a blowin'. I've done that when moteling and it's wonderful (not the motel part though). Good luck with sitting outside, better anchor your body to the chair and the chair to a concrete picnic table. Forget about an awning unless you want the trailer to sail to the next county. . My current trailer is pretty much a one season trailer, with a bit of shoulder season camping. But, much too small to spend a solid week always indoors. YMMV
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Jan,
In my Escape 19' the back cushions went the length of the dinette, but there is a curve at the end thus the back cushions never laid flat against the side wall. I mentioned to Rease this issue and I believe he may be cutting them a couple of inches shorter to allow them to stay flat vs bowing out and falling over. Something minor...
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