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delosholly

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This is my first attempt at posting pictures, so here I go:

I saw an article in Truck Camper Magazine online about a custom modification to a different model of LivinLite TC,so my DW and I decided to give it a try ourselves. I am NOT a skilled craftman and do not claim to be, so any obvious flaws are to be expected.

The first picture shows my wife with our TC when we purchased it. This TC came with a portable table and L-shaped bench. Table not shown in picture.

The second picture shows our first table mod of making it a more permanent table set-up. Still a bench area.

The next series of 4 pictures show the new table and seats and new storage area that also serves as a step.

The TC came with two additional beds, one that folded down from the ceiling and one that folded up from the side of the bench area. We had already removed these two items and had them in storage. It was from this material that we cannibalized a lot of the material to make the storage/step.

The two chairs are from W-mart. They have padded and spring bottoms and slightly angled backs. We find the backs to be what makes this configuration more comfortable than the straight-backed benches. I reinforced the wood chair legs with 1x2 strips and some luanne plywood. We them attempted to cover the underside of the chairs with the fabric we took off the bench seat pads. This created two more storage areas under the seats.

The chairs are anchored at 7 points each, so hopefully they will stay firmly in place. We also had to cut the table 6" shorter than it was and I placed the leg as far out as I could. The other side of the table is anchored to the wall with a long L-shaped piece of aluminum.

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* This post was edited 04/06/15 12:28pm by delosholly *


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Wow! Looks very nice. Hmmmm....and you said you were not that handy. DH might be getting real busy soon. Hope your fridge is doing good, ours is temperamental.


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Posted: 04/05/15 04:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very nice work!

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Nice, indeed.
Does anyone have a link to the TCM article...I searched, no joy!


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Jaxon...go to truck camper magazine...back issues and the review on the 8.6, iPad not playing nice...best I could do.

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I like it I could do something Like that in my 6.8

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lap527 wrote:

Wow! Looks very nice. Hmmmm....and you said you were not that handy. DH might be getting real busy soon. Hope your fridge is doing good, ours is temperamental.


We have never been able to use the fridge on DC, but on gas and AC it has worked great. Sorry yours is not. Also, we have never been able to get the furnace to work, but since we almost always are plugged in, we use an electric heater.

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Looks nice. However, I find the seating that you got rid of very nice as well!


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Posted: 04/06/15 01:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

....now you can actually see out the dinette window! Nice mod. Looks like high quality work you've done.

I could never understand why LivinLite EVER inserted their dinette window so high up the wall (!); you can only see out the window properly if you stand up (We visited a LivinLite 10 foot model locally at a dealer years ago).

I imagine that livinLite would offer to mod this "dinette riser" if one bought factory direct....


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Hi looks nice. I never did like the table it comes with. It takes up to much floor space. Our little 5.7 was to have a table. No thanks. I can't remember did you get your legs figured out? Bill

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