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Old 07-31-2017, 09:58 AM   #1
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Wish we would have added...

....a dinette.

We've had our trailer for three years now, and every now and then we talk about options that we wish that we had added during the build. And every time, we both say that we wish we would have added a dinette to our build sheet.

We are saying this tongue in cheek as you can see in the attached picture! We have a lounge for our dingos, of course! Also, we usually eat outside when camping.

On the left is Callie, our perfect 11-year old (soon to be 12 in September), and on the right is Summit, our perfect in training 2 1/2 year old.

Dinette or not, we would not have it any other way than travelling with our beloved dingos!
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Old 07-31-2017, 12:32 PM   #2
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Fun looking doggies.

Well, depending on how skinny you are, they did leave you a bit of room on the side and back. Until you want to sit there and then they'll spread out, right? Right!
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Old 07-31-2017, 02:09 PM   #3
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Your pups are beautiful! They look very sweet! What a comfy looking lounge :-)
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:29 AM   #4
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After our first trip in our new 19 I thought about this exact approach - take out the table and support posts and put across a board and cushion measuring about half the depth of the dinette space. Would make a great U shaped sitting area and a place to put the feet up when inside.
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:46 AM   #5
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So many different solutions for all the different owners. We are ones that could just not give up as large of a table as possible. It is a multi-use platform for us, eating, crafts and hobbies, cards together or with friends, map reading, temp storage of stuff, sorting........
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:32 AM   #6
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After our first trip in our new 19 I thought about this exact approach - take out the table and support posts and put across a board and cushion measuring about half the depth of the dinette space. Would make a great U shaped sitting area and a place to put the feet up when inside.
We did something like that. We also have another filler board and cushion to fill the whole area if needed. We had removed the table in our previous 19' so left it out this time. We use a folding table when needed.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:06 PM   #7
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We did something like that. We also have another filler board and cushion to fill the whole area if needed. We had removed the table in our previous 19' so left it out this time. We use a folding table when needed.
That looks really good!
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So many different solutions for all the different owners. We are ones that could just not give up as large of a table as possible. It is a multi-use platform for us, eating, crafts and hobbies, cards together or with friends, map reading, temp storage of stuff, sorting........
Yes, same for us. I'd like to have the option for setting up the table, or setting up the platform with cushion - then just swap them out back and forth as needed.
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:29 PM   #9
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Yes, same for us. I'd like to have the option for setting up the table, or setting up the platform with cushion - then just swap them out back and forth as needed.
Same for us, too. I've been thinking of putting a shelf across the back wall, beneath the table, so some of my precious stuff isn't resting on the floor under there...but so far I haven't.
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:48 AM   #10
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Mmmm Mary what precious stuff are you speaking? I'm trying to figure out my precious stuff .... mostly in a design above the table ... basically a box to hold papers, radio, writing needs and left over options for companions. Design escapes me ... but I am all ears.

Below table (possibly) to be able to convert to bed and back again? Not familiar enough with the 21 design. I find that the smaller the space, the better the design must be. Not painfully ... I'm still struggling. What are your ideas?

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The "precious" stuff that gets relegated to the floor by the back wall of the dinette is mostly electronics chargers/cords that are in a bag. Also we carry a "book bag" with some maps and books that we aren't reading today, but perhaps were yesterday or will tomorrow. My auxiliary phone battery's charge cord is too short to go from the 12v plug to the dinette, but could rest on a shelf beneath the table, if there was one...and I'm just thinking I could minimize the table clutter if we had a shelf. (We are just home from two weeks out, and I'm really not sure how much a priority this shelf should be.)
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Multi-use platform!

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So many different solutions for all the different owners. We are ones that could just not give up as large of a table as possible. It is a multi-use platform for us, eating, crafts and hobbies, cards together or with friends, map reading, temp storage of stuff, sorting........
Bananagrams for four, on a cold and rainy evening...
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Bannagrams? Is that a food, a game, or a state of mind?
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"Fast and frantic, players race against each other to build crossword grids. And it requires no pencil, paper, or board. In this addictive word game, speed wins, not points. You’ll have a bunch of fun as you race to the finish by using all of your letter tiles first! BANANAGRAMS comes in a small portable banana-shaped pouch and is perfect for everyone 7 & up; at home or on the go."

I disagree about the "fast and frantic" part of the description.

Bananagrams.
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Old 08-23-2017, 05:53 AM   #16
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"Fast and frantic, players race against each other to build crossword grids. And it requires no pencil, paper, or board. In this addictive word game, speed wins, not points. You’ll have a bunch of fun as you race to the finish by using all of your letter tiles first! BANANAGRAMS comes in a small portable banana-shaped pouch and is perfect for everyone 7 & up; at home or on the go."

I disagree about the "fast and frantic" part of the description.

Bananagrams.
Looks fun, but I try to avoid anything that makes me more bananas than I already am.
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Actually, I hate games. Except maybe Uno, which takes absolutely no skill. Bananagrams is very low pressure, since you don't take turns. The whole bananas aspect is a marketing gimmick. It's more like Bookworm or even self-paced Scrabble. We only played it because it was cold and rainy a couple or three evenings... Usually I sit with my knitting while the others play whatever...I made an exception for Bananagrams this time and found that I liked it. YMMV.
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