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Matt_Colie

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Posted: 06/30/19 08:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I guess the designs were better once.

We have a very vintage (soon to qualify as antique) small A. The interior was carefully designed when it was built. We have a dinette and it has served us well. In the time when I used it as a shop for the living I made doing things for keep boat racers, that dinette served me well as center for the consultations with owners, as shop bench for the work on electronic instruments and a place to lay out my computer and papers as was required.

Now that the coach has been converted back to casual use, we use the dinette all the time. It is used during food preparation as it is across from the galley, and then to also partake of said meal and have a face to face discussion.

But then again, this coach was designed by thinking people some of whom were famous interior designers and it was all done near 50 years ago but it still is good today. All those that have remodeled these coaches gave up some function to do it.

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Posted: 06/30/19 08:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“In fact I wish we could all ship our dinette to Guantanamo. Make a terrorist sit in one for more than 5 minutes and he/she will tell u everything they know.“

The Geneva Convention rules prevent implementing your cruel idea.


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I understand and respect your opinion. But there are those who love their dinettes. And those who love their dining tables. And use them regularly. We often use our table. Especially if weather is not ideal for eating outside. Or if bugs are a particular problem where we are at. And if the grandkids are with us, we almost always use the table for their breakfast while we are doing other things getting ready for the day.

Eliminate the booths or tables? NO. Option to eliminate them? OK. To each their own.

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I think the issue starts with must be cheap and must sleep 40eleven. If you where building a dinette to set at you could make it more comfortable. But when it must change into a bed comfortable seating goes out the vent. And most times it ain't a good bed...

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Posted: 06/30/19 09:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Got the table and chairs in our latest...hate it. Would much rather have a dinette.

Lots of storage lost and now we have chairs that don't fit as well.

Next rig will likely go back to the dinette.


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Posted: 06/30/19 09:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree, they are terrible things. Some higher dollar RVs might have more comfortable ones, but over-all are just as waste of space as any.
Have Rvs changed much in the last 50 years? No, same floorplans basically. Same wasted spaces.
RVs are designed to appeal to the women (wife) who will usualy have the final say on what gets bought.
I sometimes watch that idiot show where idiots go to buy their first RV. All the show does is show idiots first reaction/knee jerk to what they think is good or bad about an RV. None ever have any idea of what it is like to stay in an RV. Half the buyers (the women making the decisions) will pass on one RV model and pay an extra $30,000 for a model that has an extra TV or any of a list of things they could simply hire (or do themselves) someone to add or change for a few hundred bucks to make it how they like.
These idiots are why RVs are still designed without thought. RV manufacturers want to sell. RV manufacturers are designing their RVs to appeal to the buyers quirks and what they think they will need, not what they will actually need.
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ajriding wrote:

I agree, they are terrible things. Some higher dollar RVs might have more comfortable ones, but over-all are just as waste of space as any.
Have Rvs changed much in the last 50 years? No, same floorplans basically. Same wasted spaces.
RVs are designed to appeal to the women (wife) who will usualy have the final say on what gets bought.
I sometimes watch that idiot show where idiots go to buy their first RV. All the show does is show idiots first reaction/knee jerk to what they think is good or bad about an RV. None ever have any idea of what it is like to stay in an RV. Half the buyers (the women making the decisions) will pass on one RV model and pay an extra $30,000 for a model that has an extra TV or any of a list of things they could simply hire (or do themselves) someone to add or change for a few hundred bucks to make it how they like.
These idiots are why RVs are still designed without thought. RV manufacturers want to sell. RV manufacturers are designing their RVs to appeal to the buyers quirks and what they think they will need, not what they will actually need.
rant
Wow, maybe you should pick a hobby where you're not the only person that isn't an idiot. Believe it or not, some people may not share your ideas, gasp, yes it's true. Some people think for themselves, and really don't give a hoot what you think. I assume you aren't getting a ton of letters and phone calls for advice at any rate.


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We love our dinette. Wouldn't have an RV without. I hate the idea of having loose chairs. Our dinette is way more comfortable than a stiff chair.


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JimK-NY wrote:

I was raised with the idea of eating while sitting at a table. I even find that restaurants provide the same accommodations. I am not sure how you eat without using a table. Do you balance your plate on your stomach? What about a glasses, silverware and soup or salad plates? Or do you just stand up and eat with your hands instead of silverware?

Anyway I have never had any issues sitting at a table. When camping I end the day sitting at the dinette reading, working on my laptop or just resting.
About 70 years ago they invented tv trays. They miraculously hold plates, glasses, silverware, and soup or salad plates and fold away when done. Everyone has their own preference and what works for some doesn't work so well for others. I find the leather couch and recliner I replaced my dinette and jack knife sofa with much more comfortable to read or to use my tablet.

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fj12ryder wrote:

ajriding wrote:

I agree, they are terrible things. Some higher dollar RVs might have more comfortable ones, but over-all are just as waste of space as any.
Have Rvs changed much in the last 50 years? No, same floorplans basically. Same wasted spaces.
RVs are designed to appeal to the women (wife) who will usualy have the final say on what gets bought.
I sometimes watch that idiot show where idiots go to buy their first RV. All the show does is show idiots first reaction/knee jerk to what they think is good or bad about an RV. None ever have any idea of what it is like to stay in an RV. Half the buyers (the women making the decisions) will pass on one RV model and pay an extra $30,000 for a model that has an extra TV or any of a list of things they could simply hire (or do themselves) someone to add or change for a few hundred bucks to make it how they like.
These idiots are why RVs are still designed without thought. RV manufacturers want to sell. RV manufacturers are designing their RVs to appeal to the buyers quirks and what they think they will need, not what they will actually need.
rant


Wow, maybe you should pick a hobby where you're not the only person that isn't an idiot. Believe it or not, some people may not share your ideas, gasp, yes it's true. Some people think for themselves, and really don't give a hoot what you think. I assume you aren't getting a ton of letters and phone calls for advice at any rate.


Wow! How do we decide which opinion is most valuable? I must wonder about how smart RVers are myself, but not based on dinette. How many RVes are replaced because of roof leaks? Why is it just accepted that if you own one you will be screwing with the roof to stay dry?

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