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Old 02-15-2014, 05:38 PM   #1
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Pros and Cons on booth/table

I would like to hear some feedback on a booth setup or a table and chairs. I like the look of the booths and they provide storage underneath and you don't have to secure it like the table and chairs either. Maybe less convenient when entertaining?
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:55 PM   #2
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Our particular MH had table (two half round folding sides) and 4 chairs (two folding). We found the nicer two chairs heavy and if not strapped down, would often fall. Our whole set-up was a rather tight squeeze to use also. We began leaving heavy chairs at home and traveling with just the folders (open) at the table which was a little better for room. But, if table ends were in the down fold for more room in slide, it was still a little awkward to sit at table. We did not use table and chairs that much anyway so recently decided to remove table and chairs completely and replace with Lazy-Boy 88" sofa keeping two nice wooden folding trays near by. I have seen some tables in pictures that looked much more convenient than ours, but if starting over I would look hard at booth thinking I would like it better. With that said, I have heard that booths often just do not fit everyone's physic so maybe it would depend on one's size. Suspect there is not a real standard in measurements of booths (height, width, etc).

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I have a booth and enjoy the roomy seats.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:00 PM   #4
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We have a table and chairs, we just have 2 of the 4 chairs in the Coach, just 2 of us. We don't even use the table very much as we are most of the time outdoors, cooking and enjoying the outdoors, I also like the looks of a rounded booth type setup, but one would be just wasted space for us.
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Our first coach had a booth dinette. It was a little cramped and wasn't good for working with a laptop at all.

When we shopped for our next coach, free standing table and chairs was a "must have." We're much happier with this set-up, but everyone's needs and wishes aren't the same as ours.
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Table and chairs rather than a booth are a must for us. Often do computer or hobbies at the table. Booth would be cramped and uncomfortable.
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Hey,,,

My last RV had a lovely table and four chairs. I really thought that it was what we wanted, but we kept putting "stuff" behind the chairs. We never really sat at the table because it was a pain to pull all the junk out from behind the chairs. We both stuffed shopping bags and cases of water and soda under the chairs. When we wanted to sit and have a real meal....I had to drag every thing from under the table and the pups liked to live under there as well with their toys etc....

The RV we have now has a dinette and I really love it. I have two padded bench seats and underneath each is a really handy drawer that I can load with heavy items to keep them centered. I keep all of my pots and pans in the drawers and I know that they will not shift if I had to keep them in an upper cabinet. I find the best place for my heavier pots and pans to be in the drawers underneath the dinette and they are placed appropriately in the center of the coach.

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We have the table a chairs two folding the chairs never move setting on the rug.
I installed a credenza for wife for some more storage that made it easier for her.


You can see the install in QT's 1 & 2 , item # 3.
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I have had 3 coaches with booths did not like the first two. In the third coach the seating is more comfortable. The seats are higher, you don't feel like you are sitting on the floor or that the table is too high. I would suggest you sit in both types and see what is the most comfortable for you.
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We have a table with two chairs and two folding chairs we never use that are kept in storage. What I like about the table is that Petey and Patty's crate (our 4 legged babies) fits very nicely under the table when we are on the road.

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We have a table and chairs, we just have 2 of the 4 chairs in the Coach, just 2 of us. We don't even use the table very much as we are most of the time outdoors, cooking and enjoying the outdoors, I also like the looks of a rounded booth type setup, but one would be just wasted space for us.
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We have experienced both and depending on the layout of the coach I could go either way There are pros and cons associated with both so it all boils down to your requirements. If you are interested a smaller unit you might want the extra storage. Do you need additional sleeping capacity or secured seating when traveling? We currently have a table and chairs and with an atrium and we love it.( see attached)
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We have the table a chairs two folding the chairs never move setting on the rug. I installed a credenza for wife for some more storage that made it easier for her. You can see the install in QT's 1 & 2 , item # 3.
Awesome looking!
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