Originally Posted by Foiled Again
The classic has a cabinet by the door for zipdee chairs which actually makes the seat by the door smaller, the International & Flying Clouds have a bigger seat with a v-shaped cushion that can be removed to make the seat more comfortable for TV watching.
I am dithering between going for recliners and a fold down table and just saying screw it and leaving mine alone.
I'm beginning to think we should've looked for a 6 sleeper with the front couch and dinette but too late now. The dinette and side couch is Airstreams defacto living area for most models now so we need to be innovative.
The storage area in the Classic, so that's why my father in law complained he couldn't sit on that side of the dinette. Taking the bolster behind the seat back gave him a little more room but he is a little over weight around the middle. I'm thinking of leaving that wedge bolster at home. When you remove it for more room now where do you put it.
With the two of us I think the solution to the problem is first figure out what position each of us need to be in to watch TV. One of us could sit on the street side propped up sitting or relining with legs sticking out a little onto the side couch. The other could be on the opposite side leaned up in the corner with legs stretched out an angled to point toward the 90 deg angle where the dinette and side couch meet. This allows that person a direct view of the TV also. Just need to figure out some back rest pillows that don't take up a lot of room when not needed. The front bedroom is being decluttered of excess pillows so we don't have to walk over them in the narrow aisle.
Other issues with the dinette/side couch:
I also notice when you put the heavy table down on the dinette supports it doesn't sit flush between the dinette seats like most folding dinettes. In the middle is a hump now. Maybe only an issue with the Classic. I'm not sure what it will be like to sleep on this either. I'll have to try one night.
I noticed this on the slide out gaucho bed, there is the ridge along the whole length between the frame and the slide out drawer and when I lay down on it I feel I'm going to roll to towards the middle of the trailer. But if the back rest is removed and is on the dinette rear wall the side couch is wide enough to sleep on without pulling out the bed drawer.
Maybe for movies I should put another TV in the bedroom and watch in bed, leave the dinette alone. Can't watch a DVD though, no wiring from the rear area to the front TV. Just coax from the antenna. Would have to buy one with a built in DVD.