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Old 08-11-2014, 07:41 PM   #11
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We like our U -

We LOVE to sit sideways on the benches with our backs against the front.

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Works for us too. Sit facing the table to eat, rotate 90* and lean against a pillow on the front wall to lounge.

But, to each their own.

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Old 08-11-2014, 07:51 PM   #12
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The very large table and the side-to-side slide is a must-have for me--it is so nice not to have to skooch into the seat. The U-shape does not appeal to me at all, but as in most of the options offered, it depends on how one intends to use the space.
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:18 PM   #13
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We LOVE to sit sideways on the benches with our backs against the front.
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Works for us too. Sit facing the table to eat, rotate 90* and lean against a pillow on the front wall to lounge.
I have done this too a few times. Great for reading at night when Mommas sleeping, or when the weather outside is frightful.
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Works for us too. Sit facing the table to eat, rotate 90* and lean against a pillow on the front wall to lounge.

But, to each their own.

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I do this, too, with the regular dinette. It's how I read or watch television on dark winter nights--don't need the U-shape to do that.

Edited: Oops, I should have said that I do this at the rear (four-person) dinette as the front dinette is my permanent bed.
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:26 PM   #15
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bit scrunched at front dinette in 17B, but no complaints.
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That is one contented beagle! He cares not not one whit re: U shape v. standard.
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Charlie can't be comfy. lol
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:14 PM   #18
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I don't think there's a one-size-fits all. I've started with the U-shape dinette and two stooge tables. BUT, I did get the completed table (w/ slide) and pillar posts and cups. If I find (in the future) I want the table, all I need to do is install it. I obviously will never have the non-U-shape dinette and bigger table, but I thought this was a good compromise. And I had to TRY it as I wanted a lounge area more than I wanted a table of any size. YMMV
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I don't think there's a one-size-fits all.
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I didn't want the U. Very happy without it because the big table you can slide over is more important for us than a never needed extra bench seat. We also like the leg room.
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