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Old 09-08-2015, 07:34 PM   #11
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I prefer the table and chairs over the dinette. Had a dinette on our last rig and it was uncomfortable and awkward to use. Never again.

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Old 09-08-2015, 07:35 PM   #12
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Being in an A frame makes space especially valuable and the table/bed just didn't work for me. I keep it in my house in storage and have replaced it with a smaller collapsible table whose height can be adjusted so I still have some storage underneath. And I still have a place to put my plate at dinner.

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Old 09-08-2015, 07:55 PM   #13
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Dinettes are probably cheaper & provide a lot of storage underneath is the why they do it.

All 4 of our campers have had dinettes. The current one is U shaped and we can put all six of us around it with the added use of all the underneath storage it will stay. (Six bag chairs, two beach umbrellas, a tower heater, vacuum cleaner, tool box 2 cases of water, small ironing board, misc. and the electric fry pan) would have to find a new home without the dinette. It can be a queen size bed but we have never used it as that as we have the other 4 queen size beds. I like the idea of table & chairs but we do not full time so it is ok for a couple of weeks at a time we are not inside that much anyway.


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Old 09-09-2015, 12:06 PM   #14
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I would prefer table/chairs, but we now have a U shaped dinette, which is how it's gonna be since this is our last trailer. I do use the extra storage for all sorts of stuff, so, as stated previously in another reply, I would have to find someplace else to store it (not gonna happen). I do wish that they would consider that your kids grow and so do adults, so sitting behind on the U is not very comfortable, and the table does do the tippy routine. In all, we usually store our outside cutlery holder and toy bags on the back of the U for easy grabbing, and set up a stool on the front for our granddaughter when she comes with us. Works out pretty good.
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Old 09-09-2015, 12:55 PM   #15
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I know for my wife and I we love it. We can turn the lights down low and have a nice cozy dinner. In the evening when my wife's asleep I can turn all the lights off except one and have some wine while playing on the laptop. For us it's perfect
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:12 PM   #16
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I prefer the freestanding table and chairs. I want my family to sit down and eat supper together as a family. Sitting on a sofa doesn't do it for me. Meal time is a time for family discussion and for the kids to learn manners.

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Old 09-09-2015, 01:14 PM   #17
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In our 8327SS we have the entire living room slide as a couch. The wife and I can both stretch out and take a nap. For me camping is synonymous with a good snooze. Sure we've got a bed, but I still like a good couch to relax on. You can have those dinettes....I'll take a huge couch!

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Old 09-09-2015, 01:30 PM   #18
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Since having free standing table and chairs....I would never go back to the crappy incomfortable dinettes
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:39 PM   #19
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we had the dinette in our first TT and then the table and chairs in our present 5er. We opted to pull those out and I custom made a hinged table top with FormicaClick image for larger version

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Old 09-09-2015, 01:47 PM   #20
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Table and chairs were the way to go for us. More flexibility and me being a "big guy" it's way more comfortable than a dinette.

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