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Old 01-23-2021, 12:34 PM   #1
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Question for those who have raised the dinette seats

We're getting ready to raise the dinette seats in our E19, and it's time to ask for advice. Those who have re-skinned the new framing when you raised the seats-did you use a pin nailer and glue to fix the ply to the framing, or did you simply glue and clamp?

I'm also open to any 'Magic' methods.

Thanks in Advance,
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Old 01-23-2021, 04:19 PM   #2
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I used a thin bead of construction adhesive and small brads to hold in place while setting. Given the various trim pieces there is additional securing of panel pieces. Will never fall off. My conversion was an E19, standard dinette, that I raised 5 1/2 inches. Accommodates pull out shoe tray underneath floor. Outside hatch under passenger side bench. Flip up top on added magazine compartment at front. Moved electrical panel and upgraded electrical. Lagun front mounted pedestal.

Great conversion and spouse loves seeing out windows.
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Old 01-23-2021, 04:51 PM   #3
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White glue held with pin nailer or finishing nails...canít spring clamps and normal clamps.

Good luck on your project!
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Old 01-24-2021, 09:14 AM   #4
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We just increased the cushion thickness to raise our seats, and did no structural modifications. Our original foam in the cushions had collapsed in the first 8 months of use, we hated the stock Champaign fabric, and wanted more comfortable seats. Our cushions are now 6 inches thick, the bottom 2 inches are a foam called rebound which is a hard glued together foam. The seats are now super comfortable and we are seated higher. The knee to floor measurement has increased and is far more suited our our heights. I am 5'6" while Gary is 5'10" so rather normal in height and proportions.

Other modifications we made were to add a triangle of denser foam to the stock foam seatbacks for lumbar support. We already had 4" pool noodles behind the seat backs to more comfortably angle the upper foam cushions. We recovered the cushions with an aircraft rated fabric, ultrasuede. Good for 100,000 rub cycles. The original fabric standard for Escapes in 2018, likely had this same rating as it was so robust. We just hated the busy pattern, areas that looked soiled or greasy but were just reversals in the nap.
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