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Old 01-16-2022, 04:58 PM   #1
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redhawk dinette so uncomfortable any ideas?

we really dont like our dinette in our redhawk. its just the 2 of us. Can you post pictures of ideas what can be done? we would like more storage and sit comfortably.
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I have had several campers with slide in dinettes and they were all uncomfortable. I have seen mods on JOF. Hopefully someone with a Greyhawk will chime in.
Our last 2 rigs had free standing tables. I could never go back to a dinette.
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Old 01-16-2022, 11:09 PM   #3
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Wife changed out the foam on the bottom cushions and recovered them, top and bottom. It helped immensely but it's far from what I'd call comfortable. I can sit at the table now for maybe 30-45 minutes before it's uncomfortable.
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we really dont like our dinette in our redhawk. its just the 2 of us. Can you post pictures of ideas what can be done? we would like more storage and sit comfortably.
Well... the objective behind a dinette is to provide more storage underneath the benches. They are uncomfortable because the backs are completely upright, not slightly angled back. You could attempt to rebuild the bences with a slight angle, but the cheap little 1x2 construction probably isn't strong enough to support that lateral force.

We simply removed our benches from our trailer (not a motorhome, but same principles here). We lost a little bit of storage space and the option of a fold down bed, but we gained so much more room and comfort. The freestanding tables and chairs is such an improvement in comfort and space inside the camper.
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Old 01-17-2022, 07:28 AM   #5
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There are lots of places selling foam to DIY in our area. Iíd take the seat foam out and have them cut a new piece of better quality to replace the original. Another option is to find a furniture reupholsterer which are as scarce as hens teeth and ask them to rebuild the foam. They typically use foam for the center and wrap it with other material for better comfort and wear, not sure what that is before they replace.
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Old 01-17-2022, 09:10 AM   #6
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I bought those cheap blue closed-cell foam camping pads at Walmart, cut them to size and slid them into the bottom cushions. That extra firm half inch of pad improved the comfort. Total cost about $20. We also don't use the back cushions since they're too thick and move us too far forward on the seat cushions. Overall, it's more comfortable and I can sit longer.
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Dinette modification for Redhawk

I have a 2017 Redhawk and modified the dinette in 2018. Agree sitting in the standard dinette with your back at a 90 right angle continuous is absolutely miserable. Forgot to add the storage underneath was not altered. The recliners are called Japanese floor chairs and I had at first seen a youtube video on a truck camper that was done this way. I had to search to find where these recliners were available and it turns out I had to purchase from a vendor on Aliexpress. I think today Amazon or elsewhere may have these. There are very nice and comfortable. I also purchased the swing out tables from Aliexpress as well. Unfortunately we in this country don't manufacture much anymore.
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I took half mine out, smaller table, added a reclining office chair...works perfect
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great idea! i’ll look for these. chairs
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Old 01-17-2022, 11:53 AM   #10
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Get one of those foam noodles, the kind that you take into a pool and to the beach. Cut the foam noodle to length across for the width of your dinette seat. Put the noodle behind the back seat cushion it will put an angle on the back of the cushion and give you a little bit more comfort for not a whole lot of effort or money. Iíve done this for every reg Iíve had, works like a charm.
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we really dont like our dinette in our redhawk. its just the 2 of us. Can you post pictures of ideas what can be done? we would like more storage and sit comfortably.
What year and make (floorplan) RedHawk do you have? Also, Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forums (JOF).
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Old 01-17-2022, 12:27 PM   #12
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we really dont like our dinette in our redhawk. its just the 2 of us. Can you post pictures of ideas what can be done? we would like more storage and sit comfortably.
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Replaced dinette

I removed entire dinette in our Redhawk 24b. Replaced with recliner sear we picked up in shipshawana, pa. We love it now. Can store under and behind chairs.
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Took the dinette out and replaced with a RePro electric sofa.
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There are other posts here that talk about the dinette.

I'm still looking,on this forum, but one suggestion was to buy foam wedges from home depot ot lowes that are used in residential gutters for leaf prevention.

It's a genius idea. We bought two for our rig, cut them down to size, put them in back of the upright cushion. Works great, cost $10, you can't see them when installed.

I hope someone can find the original post and give kudos to the member. They deserve it!
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There are other posts here that talk about the dinette.

I'm still looking,on this forum, but one suggestion was to buy foam wedges from home depot ot lowes that are used in residential gutters for leaf prevention.

It's a genius idea. We bought two for our rig, cut them down to size, put them in back of the upright cushion. Works great, cost $10, you can't see them when installed.

I hope someone can find the original post and give kudos to the member. They deserve it!
Yep, as I mentioned above. Same idea.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...ml#post1022930
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I tore the dinette out of our 2015 Precept 31UL and replaced it with a folding table and two stackable chairs. Much better! (Iíd post a pic but canít seem to figure out how, although Iíve done it here before.)

We also replaced the sofa bed with dual aftermarket recliners. (The original was an uncomfortable couch and even worse bed.)
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So I have a question along the same lines. I have a 2021 Greyhawk and want the dinette out. Aside from the electrical outlet and USB outlets there is another wire coming right up from the floor. How do you hide those and the holes from where you unbolted that darn seatbelt steel bracing that is also causing weight.
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Hi there,

Did you already fix the issue ?

I just bought a Redhawk with 2 recliner and I was thinking of switching to a dinette. Are you interested in a kind of trade ? I'm in Miami where are you ? Please let me know,
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