Originally Posted by m.hony
The dinette booth, couch, and chairs in a 1995 Allegro Bus are very comfortable-
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I would say that the dinette booth and sofas in most good quality motorhomes, 5-ers, and trailers are fairly comfortable... for about 15-20 minutes, anyway.
But sit on them for a full evening (like 4-5 hours) and the term "comfortable" becomes quite relative. This is when a good quality furniture recliner (not talking about camp recliners) makes the dinette booth and the sofa feel a bit more like a stone bench, than "very comfortable".
The Villa sofas in our 2011 HR Endeavor 43' diesel pusher were as comfortable as such sofas can be. And, again, after about 15-20 minutes, a good quality recliner would put them to shame for long-term relaxed comfort for watching a movie, surfing the web, relaxing, or... sleeping! Same goes for the sofa and the dinette in the new Airstreams.
The sofas and dinettes that come in RVs are fine for cocktails and a meal, but when you want to relax for the evening, or the afternoon, or the morning... they can't hold a candle to a good leather recliner.
We removed both sofas from our Endeavor and replaced them with furniture quality recliners. Spent 1 1/2 years full timing in that diesel pusher and we were every bit as comfortable there, as when we were at home... with the recliners, that is.
Our 2016 30FC will not have a sofa; we're ordering the recliner version (but without supplied recliners), and will put in our own choice of recliners. We will replace the mattress as well. I'm confident that with a pair of top quality recliners and a top shelf mattress, we will be about as comfortable relaxing (and sleeping) in the Airstream as we are at home. That is our objective, anyway.
Why spend $90k on a trailer and feel like you're "roughing it"?
"Roughing it" is what tent camping is for.