booth or free standing table and chairs? - Luxury Coach Lifestyles
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-19-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
Posts: n/a
Default booth or free standing table and chairs?

We are very close to purchasing a coach with a booth dinette but others I know who rv recommend we buy a coach with free standing table and chairs instead for resale value. The problem that I see is when searching for used MH's the vast majority of Newell's have the booth dinette. My wife and I prefer booth dinette for personally, Should we take that into consideration and think resale over personal wants and is it true that most prefer table and chairs over dinette boothw? I guess what I'm asking in simple terms is What do you feel is the favorite, booth or free standing table and chairs?

  Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
rellick's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Sexsmith Alberta Canada
Posts: 594

I think its a matter of personal preference, myself I would rather have the booth.

Keith, Krista and Family
77 38' Newell Coach Repowered from Smokin' V555TA To 325hp 8.3 inline 6 cummins, Allison 3000 series trans
87 40' Newell Coach 475hp 8V92 DD(sold)
22' 350hp Jet Riverboat
79 Ford F250 4x4
Many others to list
rellick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 04:26 PM   #3
Senior Member
MrE's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Boise Idaho
Posts: 719

We currently have free standing, and one of my wish list items is to replace the current setup with a booth. Underneath the seats of a booth is a great amount of storage space, and if you need to it can be made into a bed.

I certainly wouldn't put potential resale value over your preference either, when you go to sell it the very first buyer is going to want one with a booth anyway.
Jon & Chris Everton
1986 40' Dog House #86
0 hp 8V92 Allison HT740
Soon to be 500hp ISM with ZF 6 Speed
MrE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 04:35 PM   #4
Senior Member
Neweller's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Heartland
Posts: 3,563

I find that booths are more desired than chairs as booths are usually much more comfortable. Funny thing is how most of the older or classic Newell's have booths that make into beds and many of the later ones do not. Don't the Ideology of this thought. Why not make them all that way for future resale. Two of my previous coaches had this set-up and we loved it. With them being such large booths you can really accommodate extra guests, kits of grand-kids. Of course this doesn't fare with those whom are traveling as a pair all the time. One another coach I owned, it had two set-ups with pairs of nicely padded swivel chairs which made it great for eating, working on the road etc...
Previous Owner of 3 Newell's
Wanted: Newell Coach Needing Engine Replacement!
If you want to sell, PM or Private Message me. Thanks!

"I know I’m not perfect, and I don't live to be. But before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean."
-Bob Marley
Neweller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 05:02 PM   #5
Nara Queen
Nara Queen's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 85

One moment I wanted the table and chairs and the husband preferred the booth. I like a booth at a restaurant but I though in a coach it would be better to have free standing chairs so they can be moved around. At this point for us I think we aren't sure if we want a booth or a table with free standing chairs.
Nara Queen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 07:46 PM   #6
Vantare's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 48

Most people like the look/style of the free standing table when it comes to Prevosts. And it's probably a bit more convenient seating if you often have four people.

The downside of the free standing table is a loss the of substantial storage space that is usually under the booth seats. Practical-minded people like the dinette for that reason and might actually steer away from a free-standing table.

Your first priority ought to be choosing what you want, not what will resell best. If your heart isn't in the free-standing table, skip it and move on to something else. pick something that will add joy to your RVing experience.
1959 Corvette Convertible

Cannondale Slice 5 Bike

2006 Prevost Vantare’ Double Slide

Steve & Annie
Vantare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 07:55 PM   #7
Senior Member
folivier's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Thibodaux, LA
Posts: 1,221

Hey Nara, no reason you can't have both. Booth on one side of the table and chair on the other
Forest & Cindy Olivier
1998 Newell 45' 2 slide #486
2004 Chevy Silverado Z71
2013 RZR 570LE

"You don't have a soul. You are a soul, you have a body." C.S.Lewis
folivier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 08:48 PM   #8
Chester B. Stone, Jr.
Senior Member
Chester B. Stone, Jr.'s Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sam Carlos, Sonora, Mex.
Posts: 407

I have had coaches with both free standing table with an extension, and booth in my Newell that expands. Advantages to both but in the end I prefer the expandable booth.
2001 Newell #579
tow a 2011 Honda Odyssey
1935 Mercedes 500K replica
Chester B. Stone, Jr. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 10:35 PM   #9
Oreo's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 29

I like the idea of both.
Oreo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 11:22 PM   #10
Will Procter
Senior Member
Will Procter's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 118

One of the criteria when we were searching for a Newell was that it had to have a dinette. We had a booth in our previous Class A years ago when I was a lot skinnier. It also doubled as the bed for our kids.

2005 Newell 45 Ft.

Detroit 60 Series 515 HP Engine

Some people call me the Space Cowboy
Will Procter is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
bay freezer unit Scott Whitney Interior Works 3 02-05-2013 04:40 PM
Polarity light on?? timebum Charging Systems, Electrical & Solar 6 12-21-2012 01:43 AM
1990 Bay Door Strut Bracket Replacement encantotom Exterior Works 0 08-14-2011 06:20 PM
74 Newell travelerrb Introduce Yourself - Welcome Wagon 4 03-27-2011 06:05 PM
'CERAMIC_ROOF_COATINGS ?' ikcandco Exterior Works 0 09-18-2007 06:05 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Newell Coach Corporation or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.