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Old 09-30-2016, 09:21 PM   #1
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Kitchen-Living Layout Preferences; New Buyer

Hello folks. So, my wife and I are looking to buy our first travel trailer. We have borrowed a motor home from a friend now a few times and we and the kids love it. We have determined those things that are requirements for us (bunks, outdoor kitchen, heated and enclosed underbelly, adequate storage, etc.). However, we are a bit stuck on which kitchen/living area layout we really think will work the best...or maybe more important, which one won't.

Basically, it's the choice of having the kitchen opposite both the dinette and the sofa, or having the dinette opposite of the kitchen and sofa. See attached pics.

Does anyone have any input based on personal experiences? We have an excellent opportunity on a 2014 Keystone Bullet 286QBS, which has been inspected and checked out "clean", but I am not sold on the interior layout (kitchen beside the sofa).
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Old 09-30-2016, 11:32 PM   #2
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I doubt there is much difference between these 2 layouts. I would choose the one with more kitchen countertop surface and good size pantry/cabinets. Dinettes suck in both layouts, they are for 4 people only, you will probably have 5 or 6 in your quad bunk trailer. U dinnette is more substantial in my opinion but still may not sit everybody. You may want to look for floorplans with a bar in addition to dinnette.
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Based on my personal experience i would select the one your wife likes.

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Based on my personal experience i would select the one your wife likes.

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Kitchen-Living Layout Preferences; New Buyer

We have one nearly identical the 2nd layout. It is better than the first due to the pantry. The 2nd thing is the fridge is 'in' the kitchen area not in a corner away from the micro/stove/sink.

All in all minor differences and I suspect one will catch your eye for some small feature so I agree with the above. Let the boss lady decide (assuming all other things like air conditioner size, cost, warranty, condition are equal).
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Those are very similar, they just swapped the kitchen and dinette. That being said I'd much rather slide out the dinette than the kitchen. Just has to be less complication in design and function therefore less possibilities for future problems.
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Those are very similar, they just swapped the kitchen and dinette. That being said I'd much rather slide out the dinette than the kitchen. Just has to be less complication in design and function therefore less possibilities for future problems.
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...I'd much rather slide out the dinette than the kitchen. Just has to be less complication in design and function therefore less possibilities for future problems.

I totally missed that detail. You are absolutely right. Another very important to avoid the first layout.
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