Rear dinette in 19' footer - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > Shopping Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-20-2017, 12:07 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Trailer: 19' - Picking up November 29, 2017
Posts: 70
Rear dinette in 19' footer

Well, we'll probably be ordering a 19 footer soon. One big choice we'll be making is to go for both a Rear u-shaped dinette and the standard Front bench dinette. My question is, for those of you that ordered with two dinettes, do you have any regrets or do you like/love it that way? For those of you that went with the standard bed in the rear and dinette in the front, do you now wish you had maybe ordered with two dinettes? It would seem to me that if we ever get tired of changing the rear dinette over to a bed, we could always make it a permanent bed by buying a standard 60x80 queen mattress and putting it in there.
__________________

Dan S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 12:51 AM   #2
Site Team
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Canyon Lake, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2018 F150 2.7L Ecoboost
Posts: 9,678
We would not give up the permanent queen bed. No way. And now that we've upgraded the stock mattress with a gel memory foam, it's even nicer. I've slept on upholstery cushions before, and also with a foam topper, but the comfort of a real mattress can't be beat. Since its just the two of us, the front dinette is more dining space than we need.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 01:43 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Marry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Ponoka, Alberta
Trailer: 2016 19 classic "outta sight", jeep rubicon unlimited
Posts: 1,648
We also would not give up the bed in the back! Mattress covered with a gel memory foam is what we have also. Love it!!!
The dinette is quite spacious for two.
__________________
"never lose hope, never lose faith"
Marry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 02:20 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2016 19 / Toyota 4Runner 2019
Posts: 318
19 rear dinette

Never crossed my mind. Love the permanent bed.
__________________
Hugh
hughharden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 06:19 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Lake Worth, Florida
Trailer: 2009 Escape 19
Posts: 60
Having all the storage under the permanent bed is a big plus also.
__________________
Garland & Lou Ann
FlaGman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 07:00 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Trailer: 19' - Picking up November 29, 2017
Posts: 70
Well, so far, 4 against and 0 for. We're considering it because it makes the trailer feel more spacious inside and the rear dinette would make a nice lounging area we think. We got the idea after looking at an Alto 1743 in person and thought it was the best floor plan we'd been in. There bed is in the rear and is used as a u-dinette during the day. There is also a smaller dinette in the front. Thanks for the input as we haven't decided yet.
Dan S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 07:01 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
kstock11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 827
Permanent rear bed was a real decision to go with the 19. No regrets.
__________________
Kevin
Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything - Charles Kuralt
kstock11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 09:37 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Mary F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Travis County, Texas
Trailer: 2015 Esc 21. Formerly, Casita LD (16 & 17)
Posts: 752
IF the front dinette made into a bed was big enough for two (it's not), then I could see having a huge lounge in the back, with the bed up front - but otherwise, I agree with the idea that the permanent bed in the back is the way to go. (I don't have a 19, but in our 17 ft. Casita, changing the bed from dinette to bed and back again was a pain, and we only ever did it if the weather forced us indoors for days on end...and when weather's that bad, the best solution is hitch up and move along to a sunnier spot.) I have seen "Past Tents" (rbryan4's 19) and its arrangement is great - YMMV.
__________________
Mary F Onward, through the fog!
Mary F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 11:11 AM   #9
P&L
Senior Member
 
P&L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Tracy, California
Trailer: Escape 19 2015
Posts: 296
We love the comfort of the rear bed. Yep, as others have mentioned, consider the storage as it holds a lot of gear. We keep two bins under the bed; one contains non perishable food and the other contains supplies such as additional paper towels and plates, toilet chemicals and paper. We also keep other necessities such as camp stove, mosquito/shade tent, tool box, cleaning supplies and more. We are campers and travelers so our needs vary each trip.

We have the u-shaped configuration at the dinette and love it except the table is a bit small. We do lounge by removing the table on days/nights when the weather isn't optimum and it makes a nice reading nook. Someone mentioned using pool noodles behind the back rest and that makes for a more comfortable arrangement.

Lorna
P&L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 11:25 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
BCnomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: O town, British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 "Lightning"
Posts: 1,470
Rear dinettes are awesome for lounging and soaking in the view.







..21 owner sneaks off stage left..
BCnomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 11:28 AM   #11
Site Team
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Canyon Lake, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2018 F150 2.7L Ecoboost
Posts: 9,678
Quote:
Originally Posted by BCnomad View Post
Rear dinettes are awesome for lounging and soaking in the view.







..21 owner sneaks off stage left..
Rear beds are awesome for having the bed tucked away in it's own little "room" instead of having it confront you as you come in the door....

...19 owner sneaks off stage right....lol

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 11:32 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan S View Post
Well, we'll probably be ordering a 19 footer soon. One big choice we'll be making is to go for both a Rear u-shaped dinette and the standard Front bench dinette. My question is, for those of you that ordered with two dinettes, do you have any regrets or do you like/love it that way? For those of you that went with the standard bed in the rear and dinette in the front, do you now wish you had maybe ordered with two dinettes? It would seem to me that if we ever get tired of changing the rear dinette over to a bed, we could always make it a permanent bed by buying a standard 60x80 queen mattress and putting it in there.
Have they said that they will do this? This is so exceedingly rare that I wonder if they still do it. And the big permanent comfortable bed is one of the biggest reasons that people get the 19'.
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 12:02 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Greg A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Seventy Degrees"
Posts: 3,235
Quote:
Originally Posted by BCnomad View Post
Rear dinettes are awesome for lounging and soaking in the view.

..21 owner sneaks off stage left..
Outside under the awning in a nice lounge chair is way better for soaking in the view and enjoying the breeze and the weather. We only sit or eat inside if it is an emergency level with the weather, which to date hasn't happened much.
Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 12:07 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Area 51, New Mexico
Trailer: pondering.....
Posts: 728
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan S View Post
Well, so far, 4 against and 0 for. We're considering it because it makes the trailer feel more spacious inside and the rear dinette would make a nice lounging area we think. We got the idea after looking at an Alto 1743 in person and thought it was the best floor plan we'd been in. There bed is in the rear and is used as a u-dinette during the day. There is also a smaller dinette in the front. Thanks for the input as we haven't decided yet.
never seen one of those Alto 1743...interesting trailer design as well as its choice of materials that its made of...and the feather weight 1592 lbs! ..... factory estimated weight for Escape 19 build was about 3600 lbs.
freespirit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 12:55 PM   #15
Site Team
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 9,169
Get a 5.0TA, queen bed in a separate room AND a big dinette, or U-shape lounge at the rear. You get it ALL!

...5.0TA owner sneaks off stage right....lol
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward
2014 Escape 5.0TA
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 01:00 PM   #16
Site Team
 
rbryan4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Canyon Lake, Texas
Trailer: 2015 19 "Past Tents", 2018 F150 2.7L Ecoboost
Posts: 9,678
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
Get a 5.0TA, queen bed in a separate room AND a big dinette, or U-shape lounge at the rear. You get it ALL!

...5.0TA owner sneaks off stage right....lol
I knew that was coming Donna. The 5er is a perfect floor plan to me....but I just can't give up all my cargo space in the bed of the truck.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 01:02 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Greg A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Seventy Degrees"
Posts: 3,235
I'm with Robert, I love the truck with the Bak-Flip cover. Just wouldn't be a 5th wheel type.
Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 02:18 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
BCnomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: O town, British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 "Lightning"
Posts: 1,470
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg A View Post
Outside under the awning in a nice lounge chair is way better for soaking in the view and enjoying the breeze and the weather. We only sit or eat inside if it is an emergency level with the weather, which to date hasn't happened much.
Oregon monsoon survivor here.
BCnomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 02:21 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
BCnomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: O town, British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 "Lightning"
Posts: 1,470
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbryan4 View Post
Rear beds are awesome for having the bed tucked away in it's own little "room" instead of having it confront you as you come in the door....

...19 owner sneaks off stage right....lol
I gotta say some days I wish the bed was easier in/out than the ... cozy way ... it is now.
BCnomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2017, 02:31 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Greg A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Seventy Degrees"
Posts: 3,235
Quote:
Originally Posted by BCnomad View Post
Oregon monsoon survivor here.
Well, survivor is a good word. I heard that was a pretty wild ride. Doubt there were any views out any window while that was raging.
__________________

Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×