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Old 02-09-2016, 09:00 PM   #11
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Not sure the answer to that, but I would be worried about the kids running it to it if it was on the other side in a slide, then my awning would probably be a lot shorter too. I haven't seen the dinettes on that side, are they not in a slide?
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:03 PM   #12
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How about in the front?
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:31 PM   #13
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Our last big 5er which was a Cruiser and the one before that a Jayco had the dinette on the door side. Our current smaller 5er has it opposite the door side. I think depending on the make and size it can go either way.
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:36 PM   #14
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Not sure the answer to that, but I would be worried about the kids running it to it if it was on the other side in a slide, then my awning would probably be a lot shorter too. I haven't seen the dinettes on that side, are they not in a slide?
Nope, it's not in a slide. The slide is on the opposite side with the kitchen and sofa. We have an 18' awning and with no slides on the camp side. It's perfect for lousy weather too. I can't seem to upload a photo from my phone. My signature has the floor plan.
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:37 PM   #15
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My husband and I have been to many RV shows over the years and only recently have some manufacturers made a rig with the dinette/window on the camp side. For the life of me I can't imagine why you would want to be eating and seeing your neighbors site versus having it on the door side where you can watch your kids, look at the peaceful site, etc.

I do know that a likely reason is weight distribution. With some of the newer RV's offering the window on the camp side, I can't imagine owning anything else. I have seen some magnificent RV's of both types, don't get me wrong but is there an advantage to having it on the neighboring side of the RV?

We have the Apex 300bhs with a huge picture window on the camp side and that allows us to watch the kid play and we feel less like a fish bowl when making dinners, getting ready for the day, and not having to close the blinds.

Just wondering what others opinions are.

We agree. Couldn't imagine ever owning an RV without a curbside dinette. We have owned 4 Rv's in last 20 years and our choices have always been limited by this requirement. There are some very nice floorplans with dinette curbside just not many. To each their own but I don't understand eating with neighbors with little to no view of own campsite either.
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I love the way our Puma is set up with the table on the right side of the trailer and all the other stuff on the left. Love to sit and eat, looking out under the awning, hoping no one is out front, just the woods or lake, or whatever.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:12 PM   #17
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Looking at my 2015-ish Mini Lite brochure, of the ones with dinettes on either side, there are 6 on the curb (camp) side and 4 on the street side. The others are either in the front or rear.

Mine is on the camp side and the kitchen is in the slide out. I'm not really worried about plumbing/electrical issues. It only moves 2 ft. I had a popup for 20 years with "movable" plumbing and had zero issues, and I think the plumbing in the popup was probably stressed a lot more than the Mini Lite's.
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Nope, it's not in a slide. The slide is on the opposite side with the kitchen and sofa. We have an 18' awning and with no slides on the camp side. It's perfect for lousy weather too. I can't seem to upload a photo from my phone. My signature has the floor plan.
Thanks, something to check out next time I'm looking for a new rig. Maybe that will be a floor plan in Toy haulers.
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Old 02-09-2016, 11:24 PM   #19
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Thats one thing that bugs me too...

Not that i hang out in campgrounds often, but when i do go to one theirs literally nothing for windows in this thing that face into your own campsite and the other side of the trailer facing the neighbours is nothing but windows! LOL

I suppose its good if you like to "people watch", but im not one of them. it would have been nice if the slides were on opposite sides in these 395's
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How about this? The awning is on the door side. The slide would interfere.
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