My wife thinks its mostly the fabrics found in AS trailers, especially the older units. (and the curtains!) Even now, AS must go to fabric discounters and buy the outdated materials. We have a friend who owns a 1965
Hinckley B-40 sailboat, Mrs J redid all the cushions with cream sunbrella with dark red piping, new brass light fixtures and a few other details, its still a Hinckley (they have an iconic status in the sailing world much like AS) but it looks fresh and new again. Sail Boat manufacturers went through their "too many beds and stuff" period and began to design, especially in Europe, for how people actually use them in the real world. We had a beautiful teak table on our last boat that folded up against the bulkhead, don't think we ate at the table more than 5-6 times in the 7 years we owned the boat! I have a hard time visioning 4 adults or two kids and two adults eating a meal in a AS dinette. The CCD is a starting point for change, embrace it.