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Old 11-15-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
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Dinette disconnect...

So I like the bench or U dinettes, however my wife likes the free-standing multi-chair dinettes. We seem to disagree on this.

Do you prefer one over the other, if so why?
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So I like the bench or U dinettes, however my wife likes the free-standing multi-chair dinettes. We seem to disagree on this.

Do you prefer one over the other, if so why?
There has been much discussion about this in our household as well... The jury is coming down on the side of the table and chairs- as long as there is a cabinet of some sort with storage against the wall under/by the table to make up for the storage that would be lost from under the bench seats. We feel it looks more homey and helps give a more spacious appearance.

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I prefer chairs over the bench since we don't have young children and need it for a bed. It also is easier for everyone to get in and out.
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I like the chairs and table. The booth type offers additional storage. Some manufacturers need to offer a combo. have the booth seating on one side and them on the other side have free standing chairs.

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I have a booth type. I'd rather have chairs, like some other friends have.

It is generally just the DW and me, and as mentioned before, we don't really need the extra bed.

I find the chairs and table top more comfortable to get in and out of as well. I also think cleaning up and sweeping with chairs is easier than a booth.

Also, if you want to use the chairs to watch TV with friends, play cards, etc. I like the ability to have the freedom of movement with chairs that a booth just don't provide.

It is also easier on the upholstery. With a both, the sliding in and out all the time, the seat and backs seem to wear out quickly.

Having said that, we will probably just replace the fabric with a leather type material instead of removing the both and replacing it with chairs. Unless I can find a cost effective means to accomplish that type of upgrade. But if we ever upgrade the coach, it will be chairs versus both for us.
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Table and chairs hands down...
There is more room, you can remove the booth and put in a small table (fold down against the wall if you want) and just two chairs. easier to clean beneath and if you are a bit handy, make the seats on a hinge or just plain removable and make a box type bottom ( or find a utility basket and as long as 2 sides cover the frame of the chair, nail it down and 'voila'! - storage ) and store the linen and napkins etc in the 'seat well'...
To me a booth is wasted space. JMHO
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Removed booth, added table and chairs. I have plans to build a credenza to sit, mount between table and wall.
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We had a free standing table. It caught all the clutter on top and underneath. We used it for a desk mostly. So I made and installed this after seeing a similar one in a DSDP belonging to a friend. Storage, Desk, Table all in one.

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It is basically a layout for two people.
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Table & chairs, just like a real house. A booth would be a deal-breaker for us.
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:27 AM   #10
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Booth we take the grandkids with us 4X4ing and with the sleeping ability, also the booth with seat belts and table for them todo something we think will be better. But I really have no experience here as we just got our new to us MH. But it was a requirement in our decision.
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Table and chairs.... just the 2 of us...we would not buy another booth style..
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Table and chairs for reasons already mentioned. Ours actually has an extra leaf available for those rare instances when we have extra people traveling with us.
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The motorhome we are now leaning towards has a choice of booth or table with the buffet/computer desk which I like. However at the life stage I,m at the booth for a bed makes sense. Our ideal choice would be a true u shape that turns into a bed with a pair of chairs on the open side. This would give the best of both worlds.

Now if we could get a nice 45fter with a 26ish foot stacker trailer, a kids loft like the outlaw double full wall slides, a fold out verandah like country coach used to have, a sky deck with compact spiral staircase, be amphibious have a minimum of 1000hp, 3000lb ft and get 70 mpg with a 80 degree wheel cut at a price undercutting a coachmen freelander 28ltd I'd have my coach on order today...

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Now if we could get a nice 45fter with a 26ish foot stacker trailer...

Still looking for that perfect plan.
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