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Old 03-28-2016, 09:16 AM   #1
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Dinette u-shaped verses standard

Opinions please.... Which has more legs room and which is more comfortable for four adults? Thanks
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Old 03-28-2016, 09:55 AM   #2
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We have eliminated the dinette on the last 2 units and went to a table and chairs option. So much more comfortable and do not plan on ever needing that space for sleeping.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:00 AM   #3
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We had a U shaped dinette in previous trailer. While I loved the big table it provided and it was great for when it was just the 2 of us, it really wasn't very comfortable for those that had to sit in the back side of it. New trailer has a free standing table and chairs, much prefer that. I would not go back to a U shaped dinette now.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:09 AM   #4
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Our last TT had the U shaped and that was one of the reasons we got that particular unit. However, after we started to use it, we noticed, as WFD said, the people in the back wen't comfy and the table stuck out into the room more which made us feel kind of cramped while not using the table. It was also a pain in the back side to get to the storage in the back booth sitting area. Had to tear the whole thing down just to get in there.

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Old 03-28-2016, 11:54 AM   #5
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We thought we wanted the U shaped but the unit we ended up buying did not have it and we are fine with the booth style. A couple things we figured out on our 2016 Flagstaff 831 BHDS; if you get the U shaped you will get another small storage compartment on the outside but if you get the booth style you will get another overhead storage compartment above the booth which we really like. You can't have too much inside storage. With the booth you lose the extra outdoor storage but gain the overhead storage.
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:02 PM   #6
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U-shaped are usually longer; if you need to have someone sleep on it other than small kids (teens/adults). All depends on what your needs are.
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We got the U-shaped because it makes a longer bed. We can seat 5 (three adults and two <12 girls), but it's tight, especially WRT leg room. I'm thinking of adding a tall director's chair for the times we all need to sit around the table. However, we only planning on being around the table if the weather doesn't allow us to sit outside.
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Old 03-29-2016, 11:41 AM   #8
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We have eliminated the dinette on the last 2 units and went to a table and chairs option. So much more comfortable and do not plan on ever needing that space for sleeping.
We have always liked the table and chair option as do no need the sleeping space either. Most time just the two of us. Later RJD
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Old 03-29-2016, 05:03 PM   #9
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I like the U. Our reasons are a little different though - we have 6 kids, so the extra seating for the young ones is nice. In addition, when you remove the table it sort of makes a mini couch. In the evenings we put the table down and make it kind of a day bed. I'd also rather have the extra outside storage - this is where I store all of my "hook up" stuff, like power cords, X chocks, water hook ups, etc.

If I was only looking at 4 adults, I would think the table and chairs might make more sense.
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