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Old 12-05-2016, 03:15 AM   #1
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Goodbye dinette, Hello power reclining love-seat.

New member here. I've been lurking since April when we downsized to a new Aerolite 213RBSL. In 6 months of ownership we have pulled this little trailer coast-to-coast and then some. We love it, but some things had to go.

I replaced the quirky "king" mattress with a new Cal King memory foam before it ever left the driveway. It fit great, and has been wonderful on my back. But what I've really been looking for is a suitable replacement for the dinette that we never use.

Today my wife and I located a power reclining love-seat in the "clearance" section of our local furniture store reduced to $299 from $899 because it was missing the storage compartment cover on the center console. I replaced it with a $6.99 bamboo cutting board from TJMaxx, works perfectly.

Now this trailer is almost perfect. It just needs some sliding shower doors to perfect it.

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Old 12-05-2016, 02:43 PM   #2
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That's a perfect fit! Been wanting to do something like that in our 213.
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Old 12-05-2016, 03:21 PM   #3
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Sweeeet!
I haven't quite decided what to do yet with that booth.
Seriously considering the Office-Dining combo that is built the exact same size.

If I didn't already have a "reading room" with the Lazyboy, your solution would be exactly what I would do! (I converted the King Size to a Full and put the LazyBoy in the gained floor space)

And if you find a good sliding door solution for that awesome shower, please share!!!!!!!

I said it before, that little magic 213RBSL has a cult following. Awesome package.
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Old 12-05-2016, 07:32 PM   #4
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Oh hell. Now I gotta go find a love seat!
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It would be nice to find something that allowed for some storage underneath, and made into a bed. That's a reach
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Old 12-06-2016, 01:35 AM   #6
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That is a quite reach. You would think this option was available from the factory.

Mine doesn't have much storage but its a wall-hugger and when fully reclined its perfect for napping; young ones might make it the whole night in it.

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Old 12-06-2016, 01:43 AM   #7
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Sweeeet!
I haven't quite decided what to do yet with that booth.
Seriously considering the Office-Dining combo that is built the exact same size.

If I didn't already have a "reading room" with the Lazyboy, your solution would be exactly what I would do! (I converted the King Size to a Full and put the LazyBoy in the gained floor space)

And if you find a good sliding door solution for that awesome shower, please share!!!!!!!

I said it before, that little magic 213RBSL has a cult following. Awesome package.
Thanks. The pics of your lazy-boy and bed mods got me thinking about doing this. I would be interested to see your office-dining combo concept.

I'll definitely share the shower doors when I find the right ones !
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Old 12-06-2016, 01:47 AM   #8
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Looks like it was made to fit in the slide... Great job, thanks for sharing
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Thanks. The pics of your lazy-boy and bed mods got me thinking about doing this. I would be interested to see your office-dining combo concept.

I'll definitely share the shower doors when I find the right ones !
I'll try to scrounge up a pic of the office/dining setup.
But honestly, I eat either at the table on the porch (good weather) or in the recliner. So I wouldn't miss the dining table too much. I really like your choice for a 2-person 213. Really nice.

I just noticed your bathroom door swings the opposite direction of mine. It's amazing how many things like that are different from one unit to the next.
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Something similar to this. Table can fold and stow, leaving plenty of floor space for accessing the desk like a desk. But if I did want to serve up a table meal, then it does double duty.

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