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Old 05-21-2015, 10:16 AM   #21
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....While the board can be made at anytime, you'd probably want the cushion made of the same upholstery fabric as the rest of the trailer. YMMV
AND, the same dye lot as the rest of the fabric. If you order two pieces of the same fabric a year apart, many times you can see the difference.
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:27 AM   #22
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We have a 2 month old 21 with a u-shaped dinette, no table, one filler board and a stooge table (flip up) on each side. I have a roll-up table I'll use if I need one inside. Also have a pull-out faucet and a larger sink you asked about in another thread. I'm always intending to take picture but seldom do, so I have none at this time. We're in Seattle and are heading to the rally next Wednesday. Let me know if you'd like an in person look at the u-shaped, etc.
Hey Sylvia,

Sent you a PM last night regarding this. Thanks much!

I might bring my waffle iron to see if it fits in the sink.
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:45 PM   #23
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This is an example of how it is all about you and your expectations. On our 19', we did not have the U. We are paying $350 for the U. We could use our 19' somewhat as a lounge but that does not work that well without a cushion at one's back. The U takes care of that. Used pillows before. Also we will now get the area that goes across for lounging.

So I am too cheap! to spend on filler boards at $100 each especially when we are $10000 CAD over base price with options and items sent for install. If I want another board, that's actually a mod I can do myself. We bought a yard of fabric at first to see it at our 19' on a cushion (after being surprised on another job by what the fabric looked like --- or did not look like!) That fabric will likely be used for something else though.

One gets to the point on the build sheet where it might be more about taking things off rather than putting them on! And just getting on the road with something that is far past good enough already!
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:51 PM   #24
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Don't know why this did not come out on my post!
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:59 PM   #25
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Yes, the build sheet is getting complicated, and you're correct in that it's more about taking things off rather than adding. Also, one tends to add a lot of options "just in case", or for resell, and it's really being comfortable and getting on the road. We are getting the "U", and using my own fabric, but I will buy a little extra in case I want to made a cushion for a homemade filler board. Having said that, it's important to have ETI do things that will not create a lot of mods down the road as we did on our Casita. It was exhausting.

What do you mean you are getting the area that goes across for lounging? Isn't that a filler board?
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What do you mean you are getting the area that goes across for lounging? Isn't that a filler board?
She means you have the cushioned area that across the front (or back, depending on your trailer) of the trailer for sitting on. Or lounging across, by putting your back against the side of the trailer and sticking your feet out on that long area.

I like my feet up when I'm reading and I'm too tall to fit in a regular dinette and do that. Therefore, the u-shaped dinette will probably be the most important option we add to our trailer.

It'll also give room for my cat to snuggle with me while I'm reading or eating.
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Carla Jean, the area that goes across for lounging that I am referring to is the far part of the U --- what makes it a U dinette as opposed to two separate bench areas that we had on our 19'. The standard dinette has no seating straight across the table. That is what you pay $350 for --- to make it a U.

Laura answered while I was writing so you get two descriptions!

A filler board can be added to the seating straight across the table so that that area is deeper.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:48 PM   #28
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For me the u-shaped dinette isn't all that comfortable for lounging without the 12 inch filler. The back bench of the u is 18 inches wide. That leaves 16 inches of cushion to sit or lounge on.
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AND, that cushion that goes wall to wall along the back is not the same thickness as the bottom cushions. It's about 1/3-1/2 as thick. Does the job, but for some may be a bit tough on the back if you're sitting at the U-shape table.

Still works for me because I don't have the table. YMMV
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AND, that cushion that goes wall to wall along the back is not the same thickness as the bottom cushions. It's about 1/3-1/2 as thick. Does the job, but for some may be a bit tough on the back if you're sitting at the U-shape table.

Still works for me because I don't have the table. YMMV
That is disappointing. But we figure we can sit with back to the wall at the back of one side with legs on that back-of-the-U area. That area for sitting seems to be more for children. You can have four adults on the sides though, it seems. We may not have the table either. Seems as if it would be better without.
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