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Old 02-05-2012, 11:56 AM   #15
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We use our captains chairs all the time when we're parked at a location. After removing the tv this past summer I just had a door made to cover that opening and now have the tv on a stand in the living area. Much easier watching for us being it's more at eye level.
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:04 PM   #16
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On our serrano we cant even swivel them enough to use them even if we wanted to. The drivers hits the steering wheel ; and yes that is adjusted to clear it and the passenger has the seat belt attached to it so it wont extend out enough to swivel all the way around either way. God job thor!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:13 PM   #17
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If we're parked for more than just overnight the chairs are turned in facing the living area. I use the passenger seat with it's footrest to read since the cat normally has my Euro chair and ottoman. Mustn't disturb "His Majesty".
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:56 PM   #18
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I spin the chairs around on stays longer than a day. If guests want to watch TV... they can watch it via the mirror reflection on the back wall
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:00 PM   #19
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We almost always turn our around. We watch the mid coach tv and I like the passenger chair with the footrest and reclining positions. We like the way the interior looks when they are turned around also.
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Our older coach has the tube type TV in the dash. The captains chairs are swiveled for sight lines to the tube.. If not watching the TV and we're sitting for a while, I use the co-pilots seat for using the computer. Have a foldable type tray for the laptop. The printer sits on the floor.
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We have been thinking about going to a Class A and this is a major "negative" for us! As you said, almost all Class A's have the TV over the windshield so you have to sit on the couch and turn sideways to watch it. Bummer! The TV in our 5er is angled for perfect viewing from the two recliners in front of the rear windows. I'm sure some of the new Class A's have the TV back in the living area since we now have flatscreens. Guess back then there was not much choice!
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We have been thinking about going to a Class A and this is a major "negative" for us! As you said, almost all Class A's have the TV over the windshield so you have to sit on the couch and turn sideways to watch it. Bummer!


I changed out the overhead CRT television in our motorhome for a LED flatscreen, and hung it on the wall across from the couch. No more looking sideways and up while watching TV from the couch. I enclosed the area where the original overhead TV was with an extra shelf and door. It makes a really good storage area.
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We have been thinking about going to a Class A and this is a major "negative" for us! As you said, almost all Class A's have the TV over the windshield so you have to sit on the couch and turn sideways to watch it. Bummer! The TV in our 5er is angled for perfect viewing from the two recliners in front of the rear windows. I'm sure some of the new Class A's have the TV back in the living area since we now have flatscreens. Guess back then there was not much choice!
Our 2011 serrano has the tv in the middle of the coach across from the couch. The dimwits at thor left the hookups for sat receiver and cable in the upper right front cabinet. DUH! To change channels you have to point the remote behind you away from the tv.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:13 PM   #24
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To change channels you have to point the remote behind you away from the tv.
X10 makes a really good gadget to wirelessly change channels while pointing the remote in a different direction from the receiver. Downside is it is yet another energy consuming device.
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We replaced our dinette with a second sofa and it really opened up the space.

We placed a removable table between the front seats so we have an eating area. We turn then 90deg so they face each other and the table stand between them . Our entry door is mid unit so this wouldn't work if your entrance is in front of the passenger seat.
Wow, what a great idea! I hate my dinette, it gobbles up so much space and if you want to watch tv, and someone else is laying on the sofa, you have to sit at the dinette and watch. That replacing the dinette with a second sofa is number one on my wish list. Hadnt thought of using the front chairs as an eating area. Can you send me a picture? Where did you mount the removable table? I would really appreciate it. I really like that idea.
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I spin the chairs around on stays longer than a day. If guests want to watch TV... they can watch it via the mirror reflection on the back wall
great idea!
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I think it would be great if the front chairs were recliners. The back does recline but I mean the footrest that comes out. When you are in the parked position and the chairs are turned around. But, probably wouldn't work in my coach because there probably isn't enough room, the foot extensions would probably run into the sofa / dinette
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Wow, what a great idea! I hate my dinette, it gobbles up so much space and if you want to watch tv, and someone else is laying on the sofa, you have to sit at the dinette and watch. That replacing the dinette with a second sofa is number one on my wish list. Hadnt thought of using the front chairs as an eating area. Can you send me a picture? Where did you mount the removable table? I would really appreciate it. I really like that idea.
Here is a pic. I wanted to add a larger more formal table but the one I have the wife likes that it is light and easier to get into the chairs.



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