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colliehauler

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Posted: 08/04/20 08:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I took out the dinette in my trailer and put in table and chairs. Table became a catch all that wasn't used so took that out as well. Went with a home full size sofa and two recliners that are actually comfortable. Found some very good tv trays at Wallyworld that fold out of the way when not needed.

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Posted: 08/10/20 11:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ours came with a table and chairs. I was reluctant about not having a dinette for the first trip. Realized pretty quickly I preferred this to a dinette. We learned to only take 2 chairs so we don't feel crowded while eating.

But there are only 2 of us, we don't need extra eating room, don't need extra sleeping room and are good for the storage (except we need a clothes closet).

So, personal preference, but I'm glad we have what we do.


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Posted: 08/14/20 08:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I find the dinette benches more comfy than the chairs at home. The Table was very wobbly though, so I made new stainless steel bases for it and welded the posts in. It is rock solid now...well almost.

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Posted: 08/16/20 02:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I could go for the two chairs and little stand between them just for the nicety of a regular chair to sit in. Wifey won't even consider it. So I won't consider it.


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Posted: 08/17/20 10:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We don't have a traditional dinette, but rather a couch that is the full length of the slide, 12'. There are 2 small tables that can be set up when needed. This serves us much better than a dinette & couch, or a table & chairs & couch. We typically have between 2 & 8 people camping, usually 7 or 8, so this gives us lots of open floor space & lots of table space when not eating outside.

Everyone's needs are different, but after 11 years with this fifth wheel, and the setup seems just about perfect for us. I did have new seat cushions made for the couch though because the originals were just awful.

And grand kids are always welcome.


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Posted: 08/17/20 11:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a dinette and dont sit there as im 6'6" and i have 0 room. I would do table in chairs if i had a choice. Not worth the modification now. I sit on the couch and can still eat at the table.lol.


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Posted: 09/04/20 03:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had table and chairs in a rig for the last 10 years, but the trailer we have coming will have a booth. We had to secure the table and chairs with bungee cords before traveling, and that was a pain in the neck. We forgot that once, and paid for it with a dent in the refrigerator door from a chair bouncing around.

Geometry of the seat versus table can be an issue, but that only has to be fixed once.

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I don't want anything loose, such as chairs, and don't want to have to secure or bungee them each time I move. I would like firmer cushions, just need to get some real dense foam for the bottoms. I use the dinette all the time. The motorhome had a dinette and sofa, I rarely used the sofa except to pile stuff on.

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