2011 Cyclone 3812, update
Well, we had the same concerns with seating arrangement and layout. We really like the island in the middle, although it really is more of a place to set stuff rather than working counter space. My wife has lots of plants that she sets out to make it feel more homey. The TV location has been a bit of a compromise, it is on a pivot mount that makes it reasonable, but it would be nice if it was oriented differently, but we make it work. We originally had hoped to purchase a raptor 42 foot something, with the living area arranged differently, but the dealer jerked us around and tried to squeeze us for more money. they weren't willing to even negotiate till after we told them we were purchasing a different trailer, then they were all about coming to a reasonable price. After that I refused to buy from them and purchased what we have now.
One thing we did was put a good sized computer desk in the garage area. It works great, we use the bed on the lift for storage and underneath for our pet area. We have lived in this trailer for 3 months now, it is definitely smaller than a home, but it is a great trailer to be in as we transition our life to out of the Army and our next place to live. I don't like the current entertainment set up, we had to build a simple shelf for above the TV for our entertainment items for the TV. I also ordered a piece of electronics that if it works will fix the sound, should route all the sound from the HDMI cables to the stereo input. I will post when I get it all hooked up if it works.
We also had to replace the truck, we had an 88' F350 4 door, dually. thought it would be plenty of truck but after doing some work to it and research, it definitely didn't cut the mustard. So we bought an 08' F450 4WD 4 Door. Totally covers our towing needs, has been great to use and is a nice truck. Lots of miles on it, but no payment. We are happy with our trailer and set up.
One challenge we have run into is a small leak on the Off Door Side propane tank. I have to track that down, right now we just swap tanks when they get low. Shouldn't be a hard fix, just a challenge finding the leak.