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Old 09-07-2014, 02:00 PM   #1
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Dinette to sofa conversion

As I have described in previous posts, we are renovating a 1995 FW Jamboree Searcher. I would like to reconfigure the dinette into a sofa. This will involve relocating the electrical panel/power converter to the space below the refrigerator. I don't expect this part of the project to be a problem b/c the new location is directly adjacent to the current location. Just wondering if anyone on this forum has done this type of reno? Anything that I should be particularly concerned about once the electrical has been successfully moved? Advice and or pictures of your projects would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-07-2014, 04:47 PM   #2
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Is there nothing else under the dinette but some electrical?

In a lot of class C's there's water tanks and or storage tills under the seating of the dinette.

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Old 09-08-2014, 10:49 AM   #3
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We just made the dinette into a bed and put a new mattress and big pillows around it to make a big lounger. Ours has the heater under one side.
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Old 09-08-2014, 01:00 PM   #4
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I would think the panel would be a pretty big deal to move. I would also be worried about possible leaks under the fridge.
You did get me thinking about what to do for more/different seating options.....hmmmm?
You could make a custom table with an extra hinge that could fold out of the way. (towards the wall). It's possible you could make it fold down into a bench. You then would be left with a small C sectional area. With some custome cushions it might not look too bad.
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:57 PM   #5
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I have actually nixed moving the electrical. I like the idea of either converting the area into a lounge with lots of pillows. I also like the idea of the c shaped dinette. Decisions, decisions...
Thanks for the ideas!
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