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Old 07-19-2014, 03:29 AM   #1
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Dining Room Seating-Opinions Needed

We are totally doing our 1999 Damon Daybreak (see thread here) and we have come across something that I am unsure of what to do. I would like to hear your opinions.
I am going to keep the original dining room table and chairs but I plan to have a narrow cabinet built between the table and the wall. (You can see the space I have to work with in this photo.)
Here are a few things you need to know:
  • I want to have at least 3 chairs for the table area in case we have a grandchild with us or a lone person over for supper.
  • We carry 2 pet crates in the area under the table when we travel to keep the pets safe. (We can stack the chairs on top of each other to make room for the crates.)


Here are some of the problems with this area:
  • I cannot put all 4 chairs between the table legs-which would leave no room for the cabinet against the wall if we used the 4 chairs.
  • There is not room for all 4 chairs and the 2 crates when traveling-even if they were stacked.
  • The table is taller than normal if you sit in a chair on the main floor area.
My question:
What if we travel with only 2 chairs but also have a chair like that folds up for easy storage?



Is this something you would do? It will be stored under the bed or in the basement.
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Old 07-19-2014, 04:09 AM   #2
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Our 2008 Bounder has a table and two chairs - the table does extend and 2 folding chairs are in the closet. Actually - in the stick and brick closet. Lol. More dinners for 2 for us than anything. Pull up a sofa or love seat and pass the remote. We don't take the candelabras either. But then again - we prefer a picnic table.
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Previous coach had two additional folding chairs stored in bedroom wardrobe. Seldom used them, but did on occasion.
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Same here, our coach came with two folding chairs that stored under the bed. We used one at first ( three of us traveling), but after I bought a couple of collapsable ottomans, we just pulled one of those up to use.
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While you are doing all of that work, could you not extend the slide floor a few inches to give you more room to work with?

Maybe even create a removable extension platform you only use when needed.
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Previous coach had two additional folding chairs stored in bedroom wardrobe. Seldom used them, but did on occasion.
Our last coach had the same thing but this coach is much smaller and storage space is at a premium.
The reason I was looking at this chair is because it would be tall enough to use at the end of the table but it still collapses....so this would possibly go under the bed.
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Hey DD! I don't see why the folding chair wouldn't work great...except for your trestle table leg on the end. That is sort of a "leg obstruction" for anyone seated at the end. We have a dinette booth in our RV, but I have stowed a couple of wooden TV trays in case we need additional places at mealtime. Also consider that many times, the outside picnic table is the best place to eat!!
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FWIW any decent cabinet shop could make a table extension that hooked on to the wide leg and had a folding trestle leg of it's own. That would let you have a two level table with the add on and use two more chairs. I'd consider it in your situation. Store two folding chairs and the extension in the basement. ;-)
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Thank You everyone for your input!
It turns out that flaggship1 is the winner.
Our sofa actually has trays that attach to the armchairs so I don't have to do anything extra.
(I probably would have gone with the pictured chair IF it had been a 24" tall to the seat" model- but the 31" seat is too tall.)
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Thank You everyone for your input!
It turns out that flaggship1 is the winner.
Our sofa actually has trays that attach to the armchairs so I don't have to do anything extra.
(I probably would have gone with the pictured chair IF it had been a 24" tall to the seat" model- but the 31" seat is too tall.)
It's a small world after all. It's a small, small world.
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I think that is a great chair, perfect for a grandchild and adult alike.
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