Spiker51, congratulations on the new 27 HFS. We have had ours for a while and just got back from another weekend trip. We like it
We have looked at modifing the dinette. It is not comfortable and the table is way to wobbley. We leave it in the bed position most of the time and our bull dog uses it to nap. It does not seem right to have a slide just for a dog bed
. In another thread, 27 HFS Removing Dinette "Rotech" posted pictures of his modification. That looks like the way we will go, but there is only the two of us. As far as resale value the futon may be a better idea. The futon djmac1964 posted may be a good solution at least the dog would be happy and someone else could use it to.