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Old 12-21-2014, 08:07 PM   #31
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We have had both. We prefer the booth mostly because of the useful storage space under the benches and did not like the free standing table because for travelling it and the chairs had to be tied down some way to keep them in place. That was a pain.

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Old 12-21-2014, 08:27 PM   #32
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We looked several floor plans "in person" at the dealers and sat in a booth in a Rockwood 8280SS, exactly like the one we were about to order. Our knees touched (banged together) under the booth table, so the table and chairs option was obvious for us. As there just the two of us, we leave 2 chairs at home.

In the empty space where the chairs were we keep coolers, a heater, and any number of other things so it's not like you are totally loosing storage space. That space can still be used.

And while we were checking out the floor plan we test fit the bed, shower/tub, potty room, counter heights, just to make sure everything else "fit".

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Old 12-21-2014, 08:46 PM   #33
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We love the dinette! It's like eating in an old 50's diner and the extra bed is great for the grandchildren. (We have four grandchildren.)

We, also, love playing games and the dinette is perfect.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:10 PM   #34
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We have the table and 4 chairs. I am rotating the table to get more pass thru room by the kitchen counter and will probably remove 2 of the chairs. It is just the 2 of us now.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:16 PM   #35
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Had both. Dinette in tt. appreciated the storage space. In our 2 fifth wheels we got table and chairs. Plenty of other storage. Its a personal thing for each. We like bring able to pull chairs and table out away from the walls for games and meals. More space.
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:00 PM   #36
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We love the dinette! It's like eating in an old 50's diner and the extra bed is great for the grandchildren. (We have four grandchildren.)

We, also, love playing games and the dinette is perfect.

Just to clear the muddy waters here....In re-reading the last few pages of posts...when people refer to booth I think they mean the booth or Ushaped booth that can fold down to a bed...the dinette and chairs is more like the OP stated...Free standing dinette and chairs...
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:40 PM   #37
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We took out the table and chairs and put in a storage cabinet. This allowed us to put in a very comfortable long leather sofa which someone can comfortably sleep on. We have a 4' x 2' foot adjustable table which we keep under the sofa. because it is adjustable the legs are short enough to eat on while sitting on the sofa and one recliner. Very easy for 4 people to eat there. Leaves room to get things from the kitchen. When needed there are 4 folding chairs in the basement. When it is just the two of us we have 2 tray tables to eat on and put our laptops on.
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:34 AM   #38
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Me and the DW prefer the table and chairs, makes it feel more homely.
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Old 12-22-2014, 07:18 AM   #39
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The older and stiffer we get, the more we SHUN booth seating in any setting including restaurants and RV trailers. I'd rather get into and out of straight chairs. We don't miss the storage under a booth and we love the reconfigurability (failed spell check) of movable table and chairs. Our new Wildcat trailer has two standard straight-back dining chairs (which the two of us use regularly) and two matching folding chairs which are upholstered the same and have the same wood finish. These two folding dining chairs live under our bed until we need them for company. We have moved our dining table into the large space in front of our fireplace, extended the table, brought the folding chairs in from under the bed, used the long rear couch and seated 6 adults comfortably for a meal.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:31 AM   #40
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Booth seating is an absolute show stopper for us on any future rig. We have a free standing in our 5'r and we LOVE it. Given that any rig we buy from this point will be large enough to have ample storage the loss of extra space in the booth is not a concern for us.

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