1987 Fleetwood Prowler 24P Electrical platform and dinette bench rebuild

A while ago I disassembled the homemade, rickety bench on the back side of the dinette. This left nowhere to sit and the electrical mess exposed. The rebuild resulted in a solid bench and organized, secure electrical mount.

As always, you can follow the photo album from here then read below for the details.

All the electrical is just laying loose or boxes screwed to the floor or back wall.

I re-used pallet wood and old hardware from the camper to build a platform to mount everything on.

Next I built the dinette bench. Made a LOT of calls to my dad on how to frame it out and I’m learning a lot! To size it, I referenced pics online, the manual I got with the camper and finally the fading on the wall and floors. Turned out to be 39″x24″ on the top and the base is 29″ wide and it is 17″ tall. This worked out really nice for sitting and with a ~1″-2″ seat cushion and 2″-3″ back cushion it should be very comfortable.

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2 Responses to 1987 Fleetwood Prowler 24P Electrical platform and dinette bench rebuild

  1. Duane says:

    I just picked up A 1982 prowler 18′.. I hope to be able to ask some questions to you as they arise. In your Rv the outside studding was it 2×2 or 1×3 my camper says light on it. so maybe that’s why the 1×3? I am impressed buy your work !

    Thanks Duane

    • Adam Swanger says:

      Howdy Duane thanks for the kind words. Congrats on the camper! Please send me links if you post about your camper anywhere I’d love to follow along. I actually prefer a shorter one but price was right on this 24′ so I went for it and it has been a great challenge and education.

      There is a mix of 2×2 and 2×3 throughout. I’ve seen mostly 2×3 horizontally and 2×2 vertically where factory framing is involved. With the exception of the ceiling rafters I believe were 1×3 but I put in 2×3 for a solid roof I can walk on without concern. I also used 2×3 in framing the seating.

      I am active on here so feel free to submit comment questions on any post or shoot me a message on the contact page.

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