This modification converts the Model QD into a quasi-HD by removing one of the
two seats behind the cab and installing a barrel seat and pull-out table similar
to the Model HD.
Holly H. Towne was the first to attempt and complete this modification and the
following was originally posted on her web site at
Here are the pictures of a conversion from QD to QD-H wherein
we removed the 2nd row passenger side quad seat, the security bin on the floor
in front of it, and added the swivel barrel chair and pull-up table like the FD
or HD models have.
Some of the pictures show what's behind the microwave in a QD.
This one had been 'messed with' by the first owner who installed a huge heater
literally into the rear of the 2nd row quad seat. The thermostat was placed to
the left in the picture. We left the thermostat and capped the wires. We ran power
to the table from the existing microwave connection.
These pictures offer peeks into what's behind some of the walls,
and the inside of the shoulder to tail conduit behind the microwave and the cabinets.
Also shown is the path of the wiring to the inverter we tucked
behind the pull up table, the wiring on the rocker switch that turns it off and
on, and the outlet that Niels added lights to so that it will show which outlet
is live depending on whether we're plugged into shorepower or inverter or generator.
The inverter fit nicely behind the top of the table to the right of the outlets.
I do not know why Niels felt it was important to place it at the top.
I apologize for the quality of the pictures. I was trying to
get close enough to show as much detail as possible. Some of them aren't worth
all that much, but show some particular angle that might be helpful so I just
left them in.
We later re-did some of the cosmetic things, like the outlet
cover, etc. I had Winnebago re-seat the base of the chair and re-attach the table
professionally because the base of the 1995 swivel chair I purchased from another
owner did not match the holes uses for the base on the 1999 Rialta. They drilled
new holes for the chair, filled the existing 1999 holes so that I can 'un-fill'
them later and reinstall the quad seat if I prefer.
Hope this helps.