Originally Posted by kb7our
Very nice setup similar to what we would like to have, probably in a 16 or 17 model. Thanks for sharing these pics which are very helpful. Now I'm wondering if there is a way to have this layout in a 28 without all the stuff they put under the L part of the sofa. Now this would be nice although it's hard to pass up the bathroom window you get in the 30.
kb7our... The benefits of the 30 RB over the 28 RB were significant enough to us to offset having 2' additional length to tow and park. Larger bathroom, larger hall closet, more kitchen counter space, slide out pantry.
We wanted the dinette, in addition to the recliners, because we find a lot of use for counter and table space and sometimes I like to sit at a table to work on certain projects. We didn't really need BOTH seats at the dinette, however, and wanted a nice open space for our 100# Golden Lab, so I removed the front dinette seat (easy to do... just a few screws) and turned the subwoofer to be against the roadside wall. This cleared a huge amount of floorspace and opened things up even more, without having to give up having the dinette. This works perfectly for our needs as our dear Golden Lab has an awesome spot, out of the way, for his cushy bed and feeding station. We have no need for any sleep spaces other than our Queen bed, so we lost nothing with these mods.
As for the electronics that are normally placed under the L-shaped sofa, Jackson Center located them inside the center console that is between the two recliners.
We usually eat in the recliners, but if desired, there's room for us both to eat at the dinette - side by side.
We love the lack of cabinets over the dinette. It gives the coach a much more open, spacious feel and lets in even more light to the very light and bright interior.
For an RV without slides, this configuration gives us all the floor space that we need with great seating and reclining comfort and, with the new mattress we just installed, great sleeping comfort indeed.
We are coming from a pretty luxurious and well-appointed 44' diesel-pusher Class A motor coach, but with the Airstream so-configured, we're not really missing much by downsizing to the trailer.