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Old 04-11-2016, 11:06 PM   #21
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We have a reversed 19, dinette in the back. The two of us sleep on different ends together.
For us:
Pros...
No crawl-over for those middle of the night trips to the water closet.
Larger table
Larger windows to view being "in" the campsite as opposed to looking at the back of the tow vehicle.
More seating room for grand kids, and/or other guests.
Quick collapsing table converts to a bed fairly quickly.
Trailer seems larger to us.
Lots of storage under the front bed (I put in drawers for easier access.)
Cons:
Have to set up the bed every night (not that big a deal, 10 min.)
Have to convert back to a dinette every morning (not that big a deal, 10 min)
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:09 PM   #22
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Thanks for your insight Gary. I too I am leaning more towards a bigger eating/lounge area. It's good to see your pros and cons.
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:42 PM   #23
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Are you able to upload pictures for us to view your set-up?

Thank you,
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:12 AM   #24
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We have been think about swapping the bed and dinette. I asked that the front window be eliminated and the rear have a u shaped seating. Every change costs money and they don't give you a credit for things removed (stove vent fan or the front window). We have a Casita that has a 54" bed which is tight, so a 44" inch bed might be a deal breaker. We'll have to try it our and see. I think swapping the stove and sink might work, although they probably charge extra again.
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Old 04-13-2016, 02:14 AM   #25
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My advice to those who are thinking about reversing the bed and dinette on the 19 is to go and spend some time in the stock layout. You might be surprised. Reversing the floor plan is a relatively unusual change, and although if works for some people (particularly single travelers), it certainly would not work for us. The Queen bed is priceless.
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Old 04-13-2016, 07:53 AM   #26
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My advice to those who are thinking about reversing the bed and dinette on the 19 is to go and spend some time in the stock layout. You might be surprised. Reversing the floor plan is a relatively unusual change, and although if works for some people (particularly single travelers), it certainly would not work for us. The Queen bed is priceless.
I too would never consider reversing the bed/dinette layout in a 19 for two people. Though if I ever did do it, it would be no problem, for I would be a single traveller, as there is no way my wife would come along. She (and I too) love the queen bed.

For us, the bed is the single most important feature of any trailer, as that is by far the prime reason we want a trailer, to have a comfortable place to sleep out of the elements. The dinette's importance comes behind that of the galley and bath too. Well, maybe it equals the importance of the bath, for me at least. Lisa's view on the bath may be different.

Many places I have camped see the rear of the trailer backed into trees affording no view, and the best view is out the front. Of course, there are also lots of places where the views out the back are favourable. But, if you are like us, and much prefer to be outdoors, it matters little for most situations other than the few times the weather is really bad, which does happen.

If you are one that prefers to hang out inside when camping, I do think the rear dinette holds a bit of an advantage.
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:59 AM   #27
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One of the main reasons I would consider reversing the bed/dinette layout, is because I don't like the bed to be that close to the stove and kitchen area. In my mind, having the dinette/lounge area right off the kitchen seems to work better.
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One of the main reasons I would consider reversing the bed/dinette layout, is because I don't like the bed to be that close to the stove and kitchen area. In my mind, having the dinette/lounge area right off the kitchen seems to work better.
In a space that small, everything is right beside everything anyway.

We never had issue with the proximity of the bed to the dinette. Folks do need to decide for themselves what is most important to their way of trailering. We all differ.
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:48 AM   #29
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There is a wall panel between the stove and the bed area. I expect that is required for structure, but it protects the bed area.
If you were to reverse the plan, you have a traffic jam as person working in the kitchen area and people going in and out of the dinette try to occupy the same floor space.
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There is a wall panel between the stove and the bed area. I expect that is required for structure, but it protects the bed area.
If you were to reverse the plan, you have a traffic jam as person working in the kitchen area and people going in and out of the dinette try to occupy the same floor space.
One nice thing about the 21 is that the aisle is a bit wider, so people getting in and out of the dinette while someone is cooking is less of a problem.
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