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Old 03-03-2010, 06:12 AM   #1
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I've noticed that many 1950 owners have eliminated the easy chair from the front of their trailers. What is the reason?

I would appreciate any comments about the front configuration of the 1950.

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Our chair is used all the time. We would not consider removing it. I think the space would look empty and unfinished without the chair.
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I too have noticed the same thing. Not just in the 1950 either, but in anything that has a chair.

I'd say the top reasons would be:

- Took the chair in the house while the coach wasn't being used, and forgot it went in there when they sold it.

- The chair didn't come with the coach for some reason in the first place (last one I bought, the original owner told me that, or he was lying)

- The chair was removed to allow for storage of a dog cage, baby crib, or maybe a large cooler.

- Maybe some took it out because they thought it weighed a lot?

- Some could have moved it over to a new coach if they liked it and the new one didn't have one.

- There's a chance that it could have been damaged, whether by pets or just using it outside, and they just never put it back in.

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I never leave home without it. Sometimes I sit there with the table folded down and put my feet up on a foot stool and read. All the comforts of home.

I do find it a little awkward for eating sometimes since it's just a little too low for the table.

But hey, we're camping, we're roughing it.
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In terms of eating at the 1950's table, does the seating seem too low for both those on the couch and chair?

I feel like I work for Sunline and am looking to improve the product. It's so hard to figure out what needs improvement from the outside.

Is there anything else you would improve within the confines of the 1950?

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We have a T2363 with a swivel rocker. The chair is comfortable for sitting, but is a few inches low when eating. The couch height is fine. Maybe one of those four inch chair pads that ties onto a kitchen/dining room chair would help.
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I know we don't have a 1950, but we do have The chair that came with the F-311SR.. We also put the swivel chair out of the T-299SR in there, as well. Both chairs are very comfortable and relaxing (For when you're "Roughing" it!)

Actually, it was somewhat of a difficult decision, to take the 299's chair out of the stick house living room!
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In terms of eating at the 1950's table, does the seating seem too low for both those on the couch and chair?

I feel like I work for Sunline and am looking to improve the product. It's so hard to figure out what needs improvement from the outside.

Is there anything else you would improve within the confines of the 1950?

Thank you.
Our T-2453 has virtually the same front end layout as the T-1950. The galley, fridge, couch, swing-up table, swivel rocker, and door are all laid out exactly the same as the 1950. The swivel rocker is still there and gets constant use.

The rocker sat low in relation to the swing-up table so I did the "raise the rocker" mod that JohnB wrote about back in May of '07:

http://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/ph...ghlight=rocker



Like John and Norm, I am tall and the original rocker height never did work for me very well. I first raised it like the pic above, and then went back and added another layer of 2x4's to raise it another 1.5". Works well now.

I moved the swing-up TV shelf from the bedroom to the end of the kitchen cabinet to the left of the stove to give added counter space in the galley. When I did that, I pulled the stove out and added some reinforcement to the cabinetry. Shelf is in lower left hand corner of the pic.
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:15 PM   #9
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Nice simple solution. Was the reinforcement to support the fold up shelf load?

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My rocker is as good as blocked as soon as the weather warms up. Good idea.

The 1950 needs a pantry so I turned the closet next to the fridge into one. I love the unit, it's perfect for two and the model with the slide out would make it even better but there's one thing I would have changed. I would have swung the door in the other direction so it wouldn't interfere with the awning support and block the window when opened.
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Pantry is a good point. We added one to our rig and returned the closet to being a closet. We previously traveled without the closet deciding we didn't need any dress clothes, at least in Labrador. This time Ginny took two dress outfits and I one, for church and other events. It seems we'll always need some minimal closet. I really can't complain because Ginny's needs seem to be minimal.

Unfortunately the pantry I built should be larger but of course our space is limited. As supplemental space a few goods remain in the bottom of the closet and we have one small under the bed plastic container with some 'food stuff'.

I've seen the awning support arm issue on other Sunlines though I had never considered the door problem, good point. One door issue we have is the lack of a latch to hold the door open, particularly on windy days. We have used a double bungee cord and had the cord snapped.

Thank you for the info.
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The rocker sat low in relation to the swing-up table so I did the "raise the rocker" mod that JohnB wrote about back in May of '07:

http://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/ph...ghlight=rocker



Like John and Norm, I am tall and the original rocker height never did work for me very well. I first raised it like the pic above, and then went back and added another layer of 2x4's to raise it another 1.5". Works well now.
Gee Steve, Thanks. Now I'm the one blushing.....

I say this and was going to post the 2 x 4 lift kit.... but I see you even more improved on it.

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Nice simple solution. Was the reinforcement to support the fold up shelf load?

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Thanks...

Yes, there is nothing behind that luan except the perimeter frame of the cabinet. It's quite flimsy for fastening anything on there. I installed a vertical pair of 1x4's, glued and screwed behind the luan, centered on the shelf brackets. They run the full height of the cabinet. I used some nice looking brass wood screws and left the heads visible on the face of the luan above and below the shelf.
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.... but there's one thing I would have changed. I would have swung the door in the other direction so it wouldn't interfere with the awning support and block the window when opened.
Same here. It's probably the only design flaw of that part of the trailers.

But then you rarely see a door that opens to the left on TT's. Dunno why, but there it is.
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