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Old 08-25-2017, 10:02 PM   #1
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Ventana Dinette Question

My wife and I are seriously considering replacing our current MH before next summer. We want to stay in a 34'-35' coach and really like the 3436 floor plan. I called Newmar factory sales today to start discussing options and explained that we really need a dinette that converts into a bed for when our kids and grandkids come with us. The woman stated that none of the Ventana dinettes convert to a bed. Is this correct? I find this hard to believe given that other manufacturers offer dinettes that also provide sleeping options. What do current owners do if you have more than 4 adults in your traveling group?

This would be a real deal breaker for us. Our first MH was an older Kountry Star so we were hoping to get back to a coach with Newmar's quality. I appreciate and look forward to your replies.

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Check the Newmar website. There should be floorplans and options.
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I also find it hard to believe none of them would fail to have a booth as an option.
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Old 08-25-2017, 10:42 PM   #3
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We own a 2014 Ventana LE and there is simply not enough space in the dinette area for a full-length bed. You can lower the table and use the back cushions to create a sort (kid-size) "bed." It is definitely too short for a teenager and beyond.

If you have "more than four adults traveling with you," you need a bigger coach. There's just no way around it.
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as has been said, the way the ventana booth dinette converts is by lowering the table....

at least with the new dinette, called the comfort booth, they give an extra cushion to cover the area over the table surface when you drop it, rather than using the cushions on the seatbacks of the booth....

i specialed this comfort booth from the ventana into my dutch star, as we also wanted that area as a sleeping option....we also use that area as a kind of lounge area while going down the road....a place that they can stretch out other than the couches or bunks...the dutch star booth is a fixed table in the vertical position....

a larger adult would be uncomfortable sleeping there.....a teenager would have to curl up some....i would say a child could sleep there up until maybe 10 or 11, depending on their build...
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Our 2017 ventana dinette converts to a bed. Fine for kids and teenagers
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Thanks for the responses. This sounds much closer to what I was expecting. I realized that the dinette area would not sleep an adult comfortably but it would still be useful to us because we have six grandkids under 4.

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Thanks for the responses. This sounds much closer to what I was expecting. I realized that the dinette area would not sleep an adult comfortably but it would still be useful to us because we have six grandkids under 4.

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If your looking at next spring, and need to order one to get what you want,you should get one ordered now as April/May is where the back log is right now on orders..
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