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Has anyone had experience changing the front of a 16' layout 4 to make it into a 2 person dinette?
Any help or idea would be appreciated.
You can remove the fiberglass pedastal and the bunk beds , we set up 2 new marine boat seats with pedastals in each front corner and a small table ...If you want to go factory like a deluxe A layout you would have to completely replace the shower with ,the shower that comes with the front dinette and install front dinette benches there would also be upholstery work to do where the original bench was . I think the most practical still would be to try and find one that has the front dinette ....
I hope that this was some help for you....
Steve and Sandy
Steve and Sandy
1998 Scamp 16 Ft Deluxe
1973 Boler 13 Ft project
2000 Ford Expedition
Anacortes ( Guemes Island )
I just changed the front bunk on my 13' Scamp into a dinette for two. I can still use the front bunks or sofa with this setup. I first cut out the center section of fiberglass using a sabre saw with a fiberglass saw blade (make sure you use masking tape over where you are to cut to prevent chipping). Then I used 5/8" white laminated shelving for the sides (cut to fit under fiberglass for support). I screwed through the fiberglass into the 5/8" shelving material to hold everything in place. I made the table out of 3/4" white laminated particleboard with iron-on white edging. I made the support rails for the table in the down position, out of the left over white shelving material. All the materials and the saw, were bought at Menard's (except the table base and leg were bought from Scamp) for less than a hundred dollars. I had a friend cut the original seat cushion into three pieces for the new dinette seats (they can also be used for the sofa/bed).
How well do two sets of feet and knees fit in there?
I'm 6'2" tall with size 13 shoe size and I have no problem sitting at the table of my 13' front dinette conversion. The only thing is that you have to straddled the post for the table with your legs. The other nice thing with this front dinette option is that you can still make it into a couch or a bunk, because the couch back is still attached and can be hinged upward for the second bunk. When my wife and I travel, we leave the back large dinette broke down as a double bed and use the front dinette for our table for eating. Then we never have too break down the large dinette for sleeping.
I like that you can leave the bed made up and use your smaller dinette but still switch to bunks. How is the comfort level if someone is in the opposite seat when you are seated? We are much smaller, both less than 5'6" and both size 7 ish shoes.
My wife and I both sit at the front dinette at the same time and have enough room. She 5'3" with size 8 shoes and I'm 6'2" with size 13 shoes. You might bump knees once in awhile but it hasn't been a issue for us.
This is exactly what I've been thinking about. Has anyone done this and modified the compartment next to the door to open in the front for a porta-potti?
Connie Estep, 2000 13' Scamp
That looks really nice. Very creative also. I have never heard of the iron-on white edging and that sounds like something that would be really handy to have in both a trailer and a house.
Nice looking conversion!
John/Dave and Marilyn Haggerty
2005 Scamp 16 standard side dinette
04 Dodge Dakota Quad cab 4.7
17 Dodge Durango 3.6
19 Ford Ranger Supercrew Ecoboost
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