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Old 01-24-2014, 12:34 PM   #29
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Booth dinette for us. Storage under the bench, yes - Extra bed if needed, yes - Everything is bolted to the floor, yes.

When it is just the 2 of us, the 4 person booth gives double wide seats...very comfy.

Plus, we carry a folding chair to allow seating for 5.

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Old 01-24-2014, 01:00 PM   #30
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It is just like asking which is better, class A or 5er, or which TV is better, Dodge, Ford or GM. They both have good and bad points. It is more of a personal preference, and also a manufacturers style of build. Try some of both, and deciede which you like better.

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Old 01-24-2014, 01:05 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by spinn View Post
In case you change your mind with the style you choose, what are your experiences and recommendations for getting a retrofit?

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Old 01-24-2014, 03:41 PM   #32
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DW likes the booth but I like the dinette...we have a booth
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:47 PM   #33
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Chairs for us, more comfy and never had any flying around the coach. The reason they don't fly around is there is a spot by the wall that the leg of the chair sits in. When you travel you just put it in there and all is good. Jim
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:09 PM   #34
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You can keep the booth. They are confining, do not give you option of how far you want to sit from the table, and if you have guest who may be heavy they may not fit in a booth. I also dislike the booth because if the inner person needs to get up the outter person also must rise. Plus it is harder to clean under a booth rather than a table and chairs.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:15 PM   #35
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You can keep the booth. They are confining, do not give you option of how far you want to sit from the table, and if you have guest who may be heavy they may not fit in a booth.
In my case the booth in my class C had a lot more room than the dinette in my class A. My table is bolted to the floor and there is barely room for a chair at either side. I could not put a chair at the end because of the drop off from the slide.
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We opt to go with table and chairs.

We have had 4 units with dinette.

Pros: Extra storage
Extra bed space when kids were little and we took friends along.

Cons: Confining
Can not move it around

Our current RV we opted table and chairs

Pros: We both feel it gives us more roominess and comfort
Table also has a hidden leaf built in thus gives us more room
when playing cards or board games.
We place 3 chairs at table and the 4th is in the living room
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:45 AM   #37
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booth, but i guess it also depends on body size, i like the sturdyness of it.
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We also have had both. We initially were going to go with the booth again on our last purchase mainly for sleeping accommodations. However after thinking about it more we realized that the number of times that we would need to sleep six was few and far between. Thus we decided that we would buy a coach that met our needs and not the what if's. Our contingency plan was to purchase a twin blow up mattress for those infrequent times we needed extra accommodations and my grandson who's only 8 told us that he prefers the mattress as it's much more comfortable than the booth.
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We have opted to take out the booth and have a leaf table the is bolted to the wall. Only two swivel and adjustable track rocker chairs, bolted to the floor. I like booths in restaurants as well but I am learning to like the adjustable slide chair. Its kind of like my belt I can adjust it to girth size..


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