Dinette options for a 17A
There have been a number of discussions lately on dinette options -- the U-shaped dinette for a 19, Ruthe's question below about options for the 5th wheel, a post over on fiberglassrv about a new boler reproduction which showed a couple of office-type chairs and a small round table between them.
This has me wondering about options for the dinette in the 17A (which is the direction I'm currently leaning for our hopefully-soon-to-be-ordered trailer)...
What have people had done to their dinettes in the 17A? Have you seen anything that struck you as an outstanding idea?
I like the notion in that boler reproduction: a couple of comfortable chairs with a decent table between them. Trading the ability to convert the dinette to a bed (we might never do that) for more comfortable seating (we'd appreciate this every trip) strikes us as a good tradeoff.
So, given that we're willing to do away with a bed option here, what possibilities open up? Could we get comfortable seating for 4, when we want to invite others in for a game or a drink? Or maybe only seating for 2, but enough room for full lazyboy recliners (with heat and massage, of course!)...
What restrictions do we face? Is there anything built in under those dinette seats that can't be put elsewhere?
Can somebody who has purchased a recent 17A measure the rear dinette and tell me the width and length? I understand from Tammy that the layouts and specifications on the escape website are a little out of date, so if I want to explore possibilities, some updated numbers would be good to work with.
2013 Escape 19 ("The Dog House") , 2012 Nissan Frontier