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« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2012, 10:00:39 am »

The only thing of concern to me with the 2910 is the dinette in the slideout.

In the spring of 2007 when we visited the factory to make decisions on colors, fabrics, and options for our 2350, we walked through other models that were ready for delivery.  One unit had a dinette in a slideout located on the passenger side.  My wife and I sat in that dinette and thought it was very cramped to the point of being completely unacceptable.  Our knees and legs were tangled up with eachother and the table was very small with no room between two plates across from eachother.  I could slouch a little and hit the opposing bench seat with my knees.....I am 5'-11".

If that dinette was NOT in a slideout, it would have been just fine because it utilizes the extra wall space of the angled wall behind the passenger seat, and also picks up the extra wall space from the lack of slide-out walls.  The distance between the two benches increases dramatically, and the table grows nicely.  With the dinette setup as a bed, I can sleep on it fully extended, which came in handy when I got sick on one trip.  Also consider that the floor is not raised and no walls tight around eliminates any claustrophobia, and the over-head cabinets become massive.  It was an easy choice for us to get the dinette without a slideout for our 2350.

Just because a model shows a slideout in the floorplan, does not mean you don't have a choice.  The factory would be happy to build that model without a dinette slideout.  The money saved can be pocketed, or in our case, we spent that money on the full body paint job.

You decide what works for you.  I am not trying to be a critic here with slideout dinettes.  I am just passing on my take on the matter.

One final comment, on a personal level.  Now that we have owned ours for about 5 years, I wished I asked them to add an insulated key'd outside access door to our front dinette bench seat.  I place all my heavy mechanical stuff inside it to help in weight distribution given the fresh water tank is in the opposing corner.  It would be so much nicer if I could get to my tool box, extra power cords, motor oil, jack etc. direct from the outside to avoid disturbing the interior.
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« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2012, 10:33:07 am »

Ron,

    Looking at the current layouts for the 2910, I think they have discontinued the dinette in the slide option. It says the it now only comes with two slideouts. They must be listenning to your concerns about the side of the dinette in the slideout.
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« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2012, 11:16:33 am »

The slide in the 2012 2910 includes the sofa, stove and microwave. On the opposite side from the sofa are two Euro chairs with a flip up table between. Above the table is a window so the living area of the Coach is very open. There would be only one slide in our "proposed" model. Take a look at the inventory on the website--you will see a 2910 that was in Punta Gorda. That is what the living area would look like.

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« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2012, 11:26:27 am »

Ron,

    Looking at the current layouts for the 2910, I think they have discontinued the dinette in the slide option. It says the it now only comes with two slideouts. They must be listenning to your concerns about the side of the dinette in the slideout.

There are now 2 2910 floorplans, the triple and the double-slide.
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« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2012, 11:59:43 am »

Thanks, now I understand. I was corn-fussed.
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« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2012, 12:18:51 pm »

What I had to say would apply to most models where a slideout has only a dinette within.

If I were considering a used PC and it happened to have one of these, I would not let it be a show stopping issue.  I simply would try as is.  If I could not live with it as anticipated, then do a little home remodeling, modifying the interior of the slideout to "Plan B".....whatever plan B is for you.  Just make sure you have a plan B before the purchase.
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« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2012, 03:31:31 pm »

We have a nice size recliner, 25" out side arm to arm. Got it from lambright? They advertise in some of the travel books. We are leaving Palm Springs towards Pismo Beach tomorrow.
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« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2012, 11:14:30 pm »

What I had to say would apply to most models where a slideout has only a dinette within.

If I were considering a used PC and it happened to have one of these, I would not let it be a show stopping issue.  I simply would try as is.  If I could not live with it as anticipated, then do a little home remodeling, modifying the interior of the slideout to "Plan B".....whatever plan B is for you.  Just make sure you have a plan B before the purchase.

Good points all around, Ron.  I must say, the euro style chairs opposite the sofa in the 2910 look incredibly comfortable and a nice alternative to a full dinette.  Comes down to personal preference I suppose.  If this front floor plan could be combined w/ the rear twins/bath of the 3100, it would be about the ideal floorplan for us.
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« Reply #38 on: March 09, 2012, 06:47:24 am »

As I posted on March 7, we heard back and Kermit indicated that our "proposed" layout can be built so----------

Another nice feature, in addition to the twin beds, Euro chairs with the flip up table and bath in the rear, is that there are 2 windows in the living area (one behind the sofa and one over the flip up table) that would open up the living area to the views outside.

This floorplan, in our opinion, has many advantages over the existing 2910 layout.

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« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2012, 08:18:41 am »

I am "Taken Back" by all the interest in sleeping in separate beds......like the Peteries did in the 60's.
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« Reply #40 on: March 09, 2012, 10:29:39 am »

As they used to say back in the 60's, "Different strokes for different folks."
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« Reply #41 on: March 09, 2012, 12:17:43 pm »

So did June and Ward Clever ..... that was the  50's
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« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2012, 12:23:42 pm »

Back in the fifties with Lucy, in the bedroom if in bed Desi HAD to keep one foot on the floor. AND NOW?????
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« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2012, 12:49:59 pm »

 LOL  I have  a lot of friends and family who moved to separate beds as they got older. Differing medication schedules, difficulty crawling over one another, recoveries from procedures, snoring, "the jimmy legs", teeth grinding, etc. Although I personally have always been a snuggler, some people prefer or need to get a full night's sleep alone.  shrug  kumbaya
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« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2012, 01:01:48 pm »

After 55 years we still want to share a bed...we may have two dogs and a cat between us...but we're all still there!
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