Hello All - I am new to this forum and this is my first posting.
Late last year the DW and I trade in our 1995 Sandpiper 26ft pull trailer for a new 2010 Cruiser CF305SK Patriot edition 5th wheel. We are not new to RV'ing as we have had several sized pull trailers and even a cabover camper in the early days. This is however our biggest RV so far and our first 5th wheel. We are quite please with the unit so far and are looking forward to using it more as spring and summer time approach.
Here is what I need some help with.
The Patriot edition floor plan come with the free standing dining table and 4 chairs. This was not our prefered configuration as we would have prefered the booth style dinnete which would provide some addtional storage space and an extra bed (just in-case). I have been talking with the factory about the parts to convert my free standing table to the booth dinnette configuration but I have some questions before I actually place this order.
1. Has anyone out there made such a convertion? For a reasonable handy person could this be done my me or should it be left to the local dealer repair center?
2. Could the free standing table be used (maybe removing the legs) instead of order the one used for the dinnette config?
3. Anyone have the new 2011 booth dinnette with the plastic storage tubs and know how well they might work?
Any inputs would be appreciated.
We are not full timers and for the most part will use this for long weekends and extended vacations.
Since you are reasonably handy, you should have no problem making the conversion to the booth dinette. I would definately use the right table top, the freestanding unit won't have the strength needed when used for sleeping and would probably sag over time.