When we were shopping for a Phoenix Cruiser, we didn't want a slide out, but couldn't find any pictures of a PC with a no-slide dinette. For anyone researching a PC to purchase, you may find this of interest. Also for the curious.
Here is our older 2007 model 2350 with a no-slide dinette. Most other floor plans offer the same no-slide out option which saves a lot of money and weight. We love this much more than a slide out.
The table in current day models are wall mounted with a single table leg at the opposing end, which improves leg room, and is easier to convert to a bed.
Our Interior Colors & Materials
- Cherry Cabinet Option
- Sage Mint Green Interior
- Morning Mist Gray Leather Captain Seats x3
- Originally Cloth Dinette, Later Changed Cushions To Leather
Though hard to see in the first picture, the cabinets over the dinette are extra large. They really hold a lot. We use it to store non-perishable food and purchases on trips. On weekend trips with a guest, that space works great for the guest's clothing and other personal items.
Bench storage has access from the side doors and also by removing the cushions. In current day models, you might get drawers in the benches.
We requested the sound system subwoofer be mounted in the forward bench, as far from the rear corner bed as possible. This improved the utilization of our outdoor storage under the rear corner bed, and also kept the noise level down when one person is watching TV and the other is taking a nap.
The dinette allows people traveling in back a place to play cards & board games, and also look out the window. While I drive, my wife loves to set up her lap top computer, a drink & a snack. She'll play computer games or manipulate vacation pictures & videos, all done while watching the world go by.
If you can do without the extra floor space of a slide out, and don't need the slide-out bed for two more people, what we have is worth consideration.
PCs might be special ordered with a dinette in a slideout instead of the typical couch. I know that used to be an option. We once sat in one. The benches are much closer together providing much less leg room. Also the table is much smaller. We cannot recommend a dinette inside a slide out.
Note The Large Cabinets Over Dinette (hard to see, sorry about that)
Also Note The Nice Head Room
Does Not Interfere With The Driver Seat, Except If Significantly Reclining
Good View Of The Floor Space
Nice Table Size And Decent Leg Room (no legs under on new models)
Access To Storage From The Side, Also By Removing The Cushions