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Posted: 07/17/19 09:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wouldn't own an RV without a dinette.

I *like* having a table where we can all sit together and eat, play games, etc. Yes, its more fun to do that outside at a picnic table, but anyone that's camped for a while knows that the weather has a way of making that impossible or very uncomfortable sometimes.

And, that's not to mention the storage space underneath you give up if you don't have a dinette. And, the occasional extra sleeping space is nice, too.

Yes, the seat cushions on some dinettes can be not quite the most comfortable thing in the world. That is why you have to check these things out, BEFORE you buy an RV. If the dinette ain't comfortable, then find another model. Not all dinette cushions are uncomfortable.

If you don't like a dinette, look at units that have the free standing chair and tables. Several brands offer that as an option.

I'd say the RV industry is doing just fine, by offering a choice of a dinette or free standing chairs, table. That way we all can get something we are happy with, without shoving our wants, preferences down everyone else's throats that may prefer something else. [emoticon]

* This post was edited 07/17/19 10:13am by willald *


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I’ve found the seat cushion ‘stuffing’ in many dinettes, & much RV furniture in general, to be abysmal. Sometimes it’s not even foam but rather some fibrous material that squashes down in short order.

The good news is a lot of these cushions have zippers so you can replace the cushioning quite easily. We tossed out our junky OEM stuff by way of going to a local upholstery supply place & getting high quality foam. Night / day difference for $60 & 10 minutes of our time zipping in the new stuff.


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I bought one of those mats sold for people standing in one spot for a long time. It is maybe ½” thick closed cell foam.

Cut it to size and slipped it under the OEM cushion. Works for me.


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I like our dinette! To each his own!


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I still haven't figured out if everybody is talking about a stand-alone dinette or the built-in three-sided thing. We have the stand-alone, but I really wish I had the booth type.

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Range Maggot Bob wrote:

I still haven't figured out if everybody is talking about a stand-alone dinette or the built-in three-sided thing. We have the stand-alone, but I really wish I had the booth type.


This is about built in dinettes whether two bench seats or the horseshoe shaped, and not the stand-alone which I interpret as even table and chairs dinette.


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