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Old 10-31-2016, 11:11 PM   #11
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You are correct. I was not being clear. The spacious U shaped dinette photos I've seen are in tne rear. That means sleeping in tne front (unless you want to make up the bed each night. At any rate, you would not have the 8" mattress.

I asked about placing tne U shaped dinette in tne front. The table dimensions would be 29 x 30 vs 43 x 30 for the regular size table.
Well, since we do not have the table there at all (have two counter extensions at the dinette), the smaller table does not matter to us. I would say, however, that the standard table is quite large and I hardly felt that we needed anything that big. But if you have a family or specific use for a big table, then you want it. The smaller table is plenty as far as I am concerned and found the big table just in the way. (And the small one also!)
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:12 PM   #12
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We have the U dinette in our 19' but our trailer was purchased used so we didn't have a choice. If I was ordering new I think I would probably go with the standard dinette. There are pros/cons to the U shape.

-The third bench is definitely too small for an adult (but the dog likes it) and therefore only really sits two people
-Overall it feels a bit small and cramped
-It is nice to be able to sit in the corner and put your feet up on the third bench
-The smaller table works really well with a pneumatic pedestal. Not sure if the larger standard table would work or not with a single pneumatic pedestal.
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Old 11-01-2016, 09:34 AM   #13
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It looks great, but the functionality is less than perfect. We have a u-shaped dinette and find we don't gain that much storage since the electrical equipment takes up a good portion of the space. When getting this shape, you will also get smaller pillows to curve around the back corners and they are cumbersome, plus the back pillow mounted on a hard surface. The table is smaller and when we remove it, the back bench isn't as comfortable since it is narrow. I wish I would have asked this question when our trailer was being built. I would not do it again.

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We have it and my wife loves it. We don't eat inside, so we don't use the table. She uses it as a place to lounge and read at night after I go to bed. So it works well for that purpose.
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Old 11-01-2016, 11:32 AM   #15
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Really depends on what and how you are planning to use it. Our U dinette's purpose is to be the lounge/living room. So we have the filler board and mostly use it without a table. Works great for that purpose and love it. We will eventually do a small round cocktail table like Marry got for occasional use.
If you are wanting a traditional trailer dinette with four people eating then you will want the standard. Although I will say we have two teenagers and all four of us eat at the U dinette and table without any problems when they come along. Our son is 6'1" so it can service four people at meals just fine.
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Old 11-02-2016, 04:34 PM   #16
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I have u dinette in my 19 and it works great for me. The smaller table I love, I have the Springfield base and it does give you lots of adjustment for table top location. In hindsight, I would look for a removable table base.

I usually remove the backboard on the bench and it does give you more room for an adult to sit at the table. Instead of the backboard, I have some extra pillows for lounging.

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Old 11-02-2016, 06:10 PM   #17
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We bought Sequoia table bases and sent them to Escape where they installed them. These bases only stick up slightly from the floor compared to the cones and we have them covered with rugs.

The place we bought from is no longer selling them. You would also have to make certain to get the correct size as there is more than one size.
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Old 11-02-2016, 06:17 PM   #18
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Here are our items taking up the U end of the dinette. Both batteries there.
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Old 11-02-2016, 06:21 PM   #19
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Space then left under side bench --- now full of our stuff! Items on U end would have been taking up side bench space.
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Man, I love the batteries being outside in the storage box on our 19.
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