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Old 09-22-2020, 05:42 PM   #1
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Bigfoot Theater Seat Option for 25RT

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I am interested in some feedback of pros and cons on the theater seat option instead of the dinette. I have attached some pictures for your review and comments.

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Old 09-22-2020, 07:53 PM   #2
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For us, that option would definitely be out. For starters, we use the table in the dinette a lot, for crafts, electronic stuff, card games with friends... oh yeah, and eating when it is not nice out.

Another thing for us is that we go camping to spend time in the great outdoors including our campsite be it in a campground or in the boondocks. And we are there all the time that the weather is not stormy. This would see minimal use of this setup by us.

With our recent trailer, we set it up for TV 3 1/2 years ago when it was new, and have only used it one night. This is not generally something we like to do when camping. Someday maybe a bit more though.

They do look like comfy chairs, and maybe some folks go camping for reasons other than us, so this kind of setup might work well for them.

Bigfoot does build a very nice trailer.
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Old 09-23-2020, 07:41 AM   #3
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My wife and I agree that we would like this option. Great reading, napping chairs plus tv trays.
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For long-term use by two people only this could be a nice option. If you spend many months on the road, there will inevitably be long evenings where you do not want to be outside. Nothing beats a comfortable seat.

You give up indoor dining at a proper table or for more than two and a place for grandkids or other tag-a-longs to sleep. That’s a call you’ll have to make for yourself.

My favorite front layout on a larger trailer is a pull-out sofa with a comfortably angled backrest and a table that folds out from one side. I had that in a ‘68 Holiday Rambler I lived in full-time for four years (many decades ago!), and it was a great compromise for lounging, dining, and an occasional extra bed. A couple of compact folding chairs could be pulled up to the table rather than sitting on the sofa to eat. Don’t know why that layout has fallen out of favor. It would work beautifully in a B25.
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My wife and I agree that we would like this option. Great reading, napping chairs plus tv trays.
We actually kind of did this. The RV place stole one of our chairs, so we replaced both with small lazybones. The Silver Cloud actually has 2 tables, one that extends the length of the living room and one that is designed to be used by the 2 chairs. The wood that the tables hide behind act as a TV stand and end table. We do not pull them out. We either eat sitting in the chairs or go outside to eat. If we had to set up a table for grandkids, it likely would work to put a TV tray between the twin beds.

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Old 09-23-2020, 11:35 AM   #6
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Greetings!

I am interested in some feedback of pros and cons on the theater seat option instead of the dinette. I have attached some pictures for your review and comments.

Thanks,

Mark
Wow would be our choice for sure . The sitting in our trailer is very uncomfortable . Just a comfortable place to read or maybe a nap . Pat
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Old 09-24-2020, 04:39 AM   #7
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It’s my understanding that Bigfoot will also be offering the option of a U-shaped dinette or jack knife sofa in lieu of the standard dinette.
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It’s my understanding that Bigfoot will also be offering the option of a U-shaped dinette or jack knife sofa in lieu of the standard dinette.
I have a U-shaped dinette, wish it's nice for looks and a bit more storage, I don't really care for how it fits for with our leg/foot room. Many love this layout.

The jacknife sofa sounds good to me, so long as a good sized table can be used with a couple more chairs for guests, family, grandkids and the like.

I bet Bigfoot could make these items work as they do good work. Looking forward to seeing all these in layouts and photos.
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Had we kept our 25' Bigfoot we were going to install a dual recliner so our granddaughter could sleep there. There is also plenty of room for two chairs. , Ironically, the current owners removed the dinette and installed a dual recliner, plus removed the queen bed and installed full-width twin beds on each side, north/south in back. We didn't like the short queen (neither did they), and their twin beds give room plenty of room to move in the bedroom.

In our Escape 5.0, with a u-shaped dinette, the rear bench is 22" deep, not 18". We also chose not to install the table in the 5.0, so no post anchor to get in the way, and can seat three in the dinette and one on a chair in front of the fridge/pantry. We've done that a couple of times. We use one serving tray for the person in the chair and a portable table with the three adults eating at the dinette. We're all medium to thin people though.

Everyone's different. For larger people this probably would not work. Like everyone should do, configure your camper for you, not what others think is correct.

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Old 09-24-2020, 12:34 PM   #10
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It looks very nice, but I would not order it.

We want to keep both dinette benches.

The bench on the door side, eliminate the storage behind the seat back, keep the storage underneath the bench. So that short bench is flush against the door wall and provide another 18"? of open floor space.

Then we will add two footstools (storage cubes) between the 2 benches and put them under the front window. Add our own tables. The cubes can be moved around.

Would rather have all that room between the 2 benches to configure how we want.
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Old 09-24-2020, 01:13 PM   #11
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At initial glacé I like the chairs and the added storage, but I don’t believe there is a practical use.
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Old 09-29-2020, 10:43 AM   #12
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A big minus to me is losing the nice storage behind the RH bench seat (looking forward in the trailer). We are in the process of removing the dinette table and RH seat which will give us 52 inches of width to work with while still retaining the storage area. We have ordered a 48 inch wide reclining love seat from Brad and Hall in Elkhart, IN to install in that area. This may not be wide enough for some people, but we have checked carefully and it will work for us assuming that neither oi us puts on too much weight! We spend the winters in Florida in our Bigfoot so we need something comfortable to sit in. If we just used the trailer for occasional camping trips the dinette would be fine. We are planning to use TV trays to eat at.
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I bought our '06 25RQ specifically because it had the front sofa option instead of the dinette. The dinette, unless you're a tiny person, is essentially useless, particularly on the street side. I had the dinette in our '04 17CB and wasn't interested in having Chapter II with it.

The front lounge option gives more floor space and is a much better all-'round use of the front of the trailer.

Here are photos of ours from back in the day. We bought the trailer new and had it nine years.

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We had a similar setup in a 25RQ. We also had two collapsible foot stools and a table that stored away real nice. This is an excellent setup for only two people. We only went to a different camper due to our need to take our motorcycle and we wanted more space for other family members (kids & grandkids) when they show up. I will say Bigfoot is the best quality built and most insulated trailer I have ever seen hands down!
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Old 09-30-2020, 11:48 AM   #15
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Nice photos! Very interesting! What is with the Born Free pulling the trailer? We owned a 26 foot 1998 Born Free President Model with the 7.2 powerstroke diesel from 1999 to 2013. It was loaded with leather interior, A/C with heat pump, etc. We liked it except for the water leaks! We put about 130,000 miles on it. The Ford chassis and drive train were bulletproof and the diesel engine was just getting broken in with about 140K miles on it when we sold it!
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Nice photos! Very interesting! What is with the Born Free pulling the trailer? We owned a 26 foot 1998 Born Free President Model with the 7.2 powerstroke diesel from 1999 to 2013. It was loaded with leather interior, A/C with heat pump, etc. We liked it except for the water leaks! We put about 130,000 miles on it. The Ford chassis and drive train were bulletproof and the diesel engine was just getting broken in with about 140K miles on it when we sold it!
My Born Free was a 23' rear kitchen... and a PERFECT road trip tow vehicle... we travel with our dogs, and the Born Free made the perfect dogsitter house while we were out and about. And we had all the amenities too.

Mostly I just did it because I could.

I sold the Bigfoot 25RQ when I bought a Born Free 32RQ on a Kodiak chassis in 2015. I still have the 32RQ.

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