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Old 05-19-2016, 08:56 AM   #1
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Dining table or Dinette arrangement?

Still research for my first coach. There are 2 different styles of dining arrangement, dining table with chairs or dinette.

With the dining table, the chairs are removable but have to be tied down during transit while the dinette is fixed and have the seat belts for seating during transit.

Space wise, the dining table may yield a little room than space took with the dinette since the table can not be folded or slide in deep enough to gain more space. Granted, depending on the model, some dining table made look like for 4 persons, but in reality, it would only fit 2 "trimmed" persons. However, some floor plan on the large coach may have larger dinette set.

So, the question is: What do you have in your coach vs. what you do preferred and why?

Hope that I could learn from your experiences. I am aiming to see if I could choose my "Last Coach First".
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:01 AM   #2
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I had both and prefer the table and chairs. I never tied them down and they never moved. The fixed dinette had storage under the seat which is a plus if you need more space. Two of the four chairs on the table version were stored away when not in use ( mostly left home ) and it gave a larger/ nicer appearance.
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I too have had both and MUCH prefer the table and chairs. A booth is great at the MALT SHOP but not in my home.
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:40 AM   #4
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Clifftalls answer X2. Got the table and chairs on carpet. No movement during driving, even during "exciting times" behind the wheel. We thought we wanted the booth, but are happy with the flexibility of the table and chairs.
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I had both and prefer the table and chairs. I never tied them down and they never moved. The fixed dinette had storage under the seat which is a plus if you need more space. Two of the four chairs on the table version were stored away when not in use ( mostly left home ) and it gave a larger/ nicer appearance.


Same here!
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We also have had both. We like our current table and chairs. When we were shopping for a second coach, my wife was adamant about not getting anything with a booth.
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:53 AM   #7
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we have a u shaped dinette in our 5er....it works great for us with 3 kids and I do like having the storage but after the kids it's table and chairs for us in our next one. I'm not a fan of climbing in and out of a dinette. They always sit kinda low and you have to sit and slide over....chairs are much easier and more comfortable.
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I prefer the booth for our purposes. Most times it is just the two of us and find the booth more comfortable to stretch out in. If we needed seating for 4 most of the time the booth would feel cramped.

Our coach did come with two folding chairs and a table extension. This does give us more options. I also like the extra storage the booths allows.

Each coach can vary as far as space and comfort regardless of booth or dinette & chairs. We have been in some we liked of both and some we hated of both.

I would suggest testing out the specific coach you are looking for and figure out if it would work for you.

This is just our thing but with the booth when we sit we often have some things next to us on the cushion, computer, books, maps, etc. It is very convenient with the booth to have lots of space that allows things right next to us. Again, that is when it is only two of us.

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Still research for my first coach. There are 2 different styles of dining arrangement, dining table with chairs or dinette.

With the dining table, the chairs are removable but have to be tied down during transit while the dinette is fixed and have the seat belts for seating during transit.

Space wise, the dining table may yield a little room than space took with the dinette since the table can not be folded or slide in deep enough to gain more space. Granted, depending on the model, some dining table made look like for 4 persons, but in reality, it would only fit 2 "trimmed" persons. However, some floor plan on the large coach may have larger dinette set.

So, the question is: What do you have in your coach vs. what you do preferred and why?

Hope that I could learn from your experiences. I am aiming to see if I could choose my "Last Coach First".
We have a "Buffet" with a flip up table that extends for 5 - but we seldom use our coach for more than 2-4 so it is "Made" for us.

How will you use the coach - if you have a crowd - we have found that meals are usually served outside on the picnic table.

Define the use then decide on the table that works for YOU.

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We have the dinette/desk combination. It has more storage than a dinette as well as a place for the laptop and printer. It came with four chairs but sold the two folding ones. We are not formal people and when we have friends over for dinner it's sit around the salon to talk and eat.
The table and chair provides a little more space but gives the illusion of much more space. As far as tieing the chairs down it depends on the the chairs. Our one chair will tip over when applying the brakes hard so we use one of those giant twistees around on set of legs. That takes care of it.
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Still research for my first coach. There are 2 different styles of dining arrangement, dining table with chairs or dinette.

With the dining table, the chairs are removable but have to be tied down during transit while the dinette is fixed and have the seat belts for seating during transit.

Space wise, the dining table may yield a little room than space took with the dinette since the table can not be folded or slide in deep enough to gain more space. Granted, depending on the model, some dining table made look like for 4 persons, but in reality, it would only fit 2 "trimmed" persons. However, some floor plan on the large coach may have larger dinette set.

So, the question is: What do you have in your coach vs. what you do preferred and why?

Hope that I could learn from your experiences. I am aiming to see if I could choose my "Last Coach First".
we have the booth and find it way more comfortable ... most ly just the two us us...but in the event of sleep overs the booth make another bed,

our coach is small, but has it all...walk around rear bed room, split bath, large shower, booth dinette make into a bed , overhead front drop down bed

huge storage, side open storage doors ,
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Booth. We love it and the storage underneath. If my next MH doesn't have one, I'll either build one and have it covered, or buy an uncovered one outright. For us we can't imagine travelling without one. Hmmmm, I'm always the odd man out. Must be a reason!
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Table and chairs here in all three coaches we have owned. More room and flexibility. The phaeton is a credenza setup - excellent because it provides for lots of storage as well.

We secure the chairs for travel with a long flat bungee cord wrapped around them. Literally 10 seconds to loop around the chairs.
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I've had 3 booths and 1 table. We really prefer the booths for comfort.
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