Post by rollindreams on Aug 25, 2012 20:23:46 GMT -5
Ok, I recovered the dinette cushions and am ready to try out the dinette bed before inaugural voyage.....Mmmm I thought the table would fit in the space and hold the cushions up, BUT, silly me table is smaller than space between benches, so won't work. Is there some slates or something that are supposed to be layed across dinette benches under the folded out cushions? HELP. We need two beds......
Post by Gone Kayaking on Aug 26, 2012 13:02:57 GMT -5
I have a 56 shasta, table doesn't fit. If it did I think it would be too hard to slide into the seat when it's a table. We lay ours on the floor (or usually have it set up outside on a rail). I use several 1x3 slats that fit on the ledge across the two seats.
1956 Shasta 1500
Can't wait to go campin'
Can anyone give me the dimensions of the dinette cushions for a 1961 Shasta compact? Mine came without the cushions so I need to have some made. Anyone have a source of where I can have them made here in Sequim, Washington? Or online? Thank you!
Motorwife - Measure the length. I think it's about 74". The bottom cushion is 24" deep and the top cushion is 12". If you get good high density foam, you can make them 5" thick. They will fit under the windows and be plenty comfortable to sleep on.
Oh, and as far as getting them made around Sequim, All it needs is a fairly competent seamstress. The foam (I suggest you don't get it at JoAnn's, get an upholstery grade, it's more expensive, but if you plan on using it for camping, you'll be glad you did). Get good fabric, something that you can easily wash. The person doing the cushions will need to wrap the cushions with upholstery poly batting, then sew a muslin cover BEFORE doing a removable zippered cover. It is not inexpensive. Plan on spending somewhere between $250 bare minimum to around $600 for the best foam and high quality upholstery fabric.