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#31 Jzack605


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Posted 26 December 2023 - 01:06 AM

My head is spinning with completing this side dinette. Anyone find any good free standing chairs to use with a mounted table?
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#32 Vic Harder

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Posted 26 December 2023 - 10:27 PM

The trick to having an inside seating area be useful is complicated by everyone's disparate wants and needs.  I like a low chair for the camper so I can see out the window more.  My brackets were attached as low as possible to the side wall.  We can almost see out the side windows!  A side benefit is that the seat is low enough to be able to sit while getting at the fridge/freezer without popping the top up.


So, look for low chairs.  Kermit, Helio and other low slung types come to mind.

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Posted 26 December 2023 - 10:43 PM

Those are the chairs I was eyeing, namely an REI version of the helio. Do you all find there’s limited locations for the table if I were to mount that pre chairs if I did a permanent seating down the line? It would be frustrating to mount the table, to have to remount it later.

Although I suppose I could fill holes drilled with dowels, glue and sealant.
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#34 Taku


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Posted 27 December 2023 - 01:36 PM

We built out an ATC Cougar shell and made a side dinette with a table as part of the bench. But we rarely end up using the table and generally just have the bench in place so we have room for two humans and a 70# lab on the bench. works for us.

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