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Old 10-10-2015, 12:08 PM   #61
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Old 10-10-2015, 12:10 PM   #62
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One aspect that is completely overlooked on the U dinette is storage.
But isn't foot room the trade-off?
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Old 10-10-2015, 12:15 PM   #63
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You get more lounge space to put your feet up. That is what people often do with the U. More comfort. Some have added pieces to make the U end larger.
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Old 10-10-2015, 03:23 PM   #64
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I think as said earlier that if the table can't be removed in the 19 U it is too cramped. If you don't install the table, which we'll probably rarely ever put the table in, then the U becomes more usable as a lounge in the 19. If I was going to keep the table in place all the time, I'd probably not do the U in the 19.
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Old 10-10-2015, 04:40 PM   #65
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I am happy with my u dinette, I have it raised too! I like that the table is small, it is much easier for me to lower and raise. I did put in the springfield pedestal which is helpful, but it does mean the table is not removable. I like having the table and not just a lounge; having a place to dine, a place for reading, or hobbies.
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Old 10-10-2015, 04:40 PM   #66
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We have the U-Shape. I have mixed feelings on it. When you use it as a bed the cushions shift around to much. It's great for eating, and the 3-stage pedestal is easy to use.
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One aspect that is completely overlooked on the U dinette is storage. We have our progressive EMS(surge protector), electrical panel, inverter and batteries at the U end of the dinette. This means we have storage under the benches on the side for stove, fan, electrical cords and more. About all of that space on the sides would have been taken without the U.
You're right Cathy, but I haven't overlooked it - I've mentioned the extra storage before as one advantage. Another is the extra depth in the benches we got from raising them.
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Old 10-10-2015, 07:21 PM   #68
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You're right Cathy, but I haven't overlooked it - I've mentioned the extra storage before as one advantage. Another is the extra depth in the benches we got from raising them.
Yes, 19' owners can also raise the benches. Buyers of the 21' should note that benches on a 21' cannot be raised.
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:07 AM   #69
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We consider the U-shaped dinette one of our best decisions. Not only do we have more storage underneath, you can order the table as a front-to-back slide which means we have more floor space when the table is positioned towards the back. Linda, I hadn't thought much about the fact that the table is smaller/lighter; however, after struggling with the smaller one during a rain storm, with grandkids, I can only imagine what it would have been like with a larger table. Guess that's where the hydraulic pedestal would come in handy.
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:13 AM   #70
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Definitely agree with you, Jan, the "U" dinette in the rear makes the trailer....with the front to rear slide or removing the table easily makes the area more versatile. The standard table is a 2 person job to remove, not with the small "U" set up.
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