Plutoman, I have the 8327ss with 5 kids. What we did was ditch the fold up cushions in the lower bunk and go to Ikea and get a queen futon style couch. It works fantastically for us with the two girls sharing the queen sized mattress. As far as the huge sofa, it is perfect for the bunch of us to lounge on and watch tv on a rainy night. We keep 4 stack tables in the under couch storage bin for the rare time we eat inside and put the big table inside my garage at home, because you are right in that it IS useless! Good luck!
2013 GMC Savana 2500 FBI Edition
2015 Rockwood 8327SS stuffed with 5 kids!
Nights camped 2014: 48