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Old 01-05-2014, 09:53 PM   #1
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Red face Which side is best for dining table?

My husband and I are retiring next month and looking for a diesel pusher. We think we have our floorplan nailed down but noticed that 95% of class A's have the dinette/table on the driver's side. I'm leaning toward getting one with the table on the passenger side since it appears that most motorhomes are backed into spots with the extra space on the passenger side. I think it would be nicer to look out the window while eating and see more of 'our space' instead of being closer to the motorhome on the driver's side. Since we haven't camped much are my initial assumptions correct concerning backing in and hugging the edge of the spot on the driver's side? (I hope this post makes sense.)

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Old 01-05-2014, 09:57 PM   #2
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Have had DSDP's, one each way. Can't really say I like one over the other. Sometimes the "antics" in neighboring sites is worth watching. Sometimes I go over and offer help if they are newbies or a rental unit.

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Old 01-05-2014, 09:59 PM   #3
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Ours is on the passenger side. But most of the time we eat out at the picnic table. Some times we eat on the couch (drivers side). where ever you want. there are no set rules.. except your own. Enjoy and

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Old 01-05-2014, 10:22 PM   #4
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We like the drivers side it seems you have a better view, that's just me.
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Pick your poison, drivers or passengers side. The important thing is how's the rest of the coach. No matter what the biggest side yard will be on the passenger side just because that is where you enter and exit and your Awning is. I know of none that would have you use the Drivers side as your picnic area, that might be why the san station and power hook ups are always on the drivers side.
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I've owned 4 class A's, two (including current one) have the table on the passenger side, two had it on the drivers side. If you are thinking about the view I can unequivocally say that 50% of the time the passenger side has a better view. However please keep in mine that 7 out of 5 statistical claims are made up on the spot.

Short answer is it has never mattered to me, what matters more is do I like the floor-plan and will it work for my needs.
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:17 PM   #7
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I currently have the table on the passenger side. Yes, the view from the table is usually a little more spacious. More importantly choose the floorplan that works best for you. I personally would avoid a refrigerator in a slideout as it deters from adequate ventilation for cooling components.
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Sometimes you back in and sometimes you pull thru. Even if you get the table on the side you want sometimes you won't see anything anyway because you are pulled in the other way or there are other things blocking the view. Honestly I would not worry about the side the table is on unless you don't like the rest of the floor plan.

We don't even have a table in this one. The previous owners took out the bar and stools and put in a massive desk. We took the desk out and that's where the fireplace is now. We have 2 couch's, one on each side. Thom sits on one and I sit on the other. If something is happening we both can see and tell the other about the antics going on.
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The driver's side will always be overlooking your service (sewer) hookups and your neighbor's front yard. The passenger's side will be overlooking your front yard and your neighbor's service hookups. Pick your poison.....

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I've had them on both sides but I prefer the passenger side. Current coach is passenger side.
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Originally Posted by luvlabs View Post
I've had them on both sides but I prefer the passenger side. Current coach is passenger side.
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I've had both.. Our current coach has passenger side, and I like it better.
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Since we stay at an ocean side campground frequently, we really like our curb side dinette.

First it looks onto our patio so the window works as a pass thru for food and drink. We can also communicate out the window to folks on our patio.

Second, backed into a site, we get a great view of the ocean on the curb side that the folks eating at the outside table do not because they are below the sight line.

Both windshields and the four curb side windows are filled with interesting views in all kinds of weather.

The ocean view from our driver side would be greatly diminished.
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Ttrica.....have you ever owned an RV prior to this?

If not, I'd suggest renting one for a week or two in order to help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of certain layouts etc. before buying one and then discovering things you don't like.

As far as which side for the table....6 of one and a half dozen of the other. Every site is different as to what you will see through the windows.

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