Originally Posted by geraldandannie
I looked at an Autotrail Cheyenne 840S today, which seemed to tick all the boxes. But ... they have no fixed table. We don't like the camping tables you need to get out of a cupboard and plonk between the sofas. And it was expensive :: LINK ::
I think I'm going to have to make my own dog-friendly, fixed bed, big bathroom motorhome
Unless someone knows different
As you know our previous MH was an Autotrail Cheyenne 840S (you have sat in it at Canterbury) and we got around the no fixed table problem by purchasing and installing a purposely made matching boom arm table. This was permanently fitted but could be easily removed if you wanted and it simply swung to whatever position you wanted it in. You could also swing it out of the way when you wanted more space etc and we would have been lost without it!
We were able to use it for a multitude of things and It was big enough for us both to eat a meal at, place drinks or snacks on, do my hair and makeup at, use the laptop on, write at or play cards, board games etc. If we had guests ever and cooked a meal for them and needed a larger table, then of course we would use the folding table but the boom arm table was still used even then for popping a bottle of wine, sauces, salt and pepper, bread and other extras we may require on.
Please see attached some actual photographs of the boom arm table we had in our Autotrail, which I took when we decided to put the boom arm table up for sale seperately on eBay.
If the Cheyenne does tick most of your boxes then maybe fitting a boom arm table could be a solution for you and I personally can vouch for the comfort and the space of the Autotrail Cheyenne 840S. The full width, rear end bathroom was a particular joy to use and the shower was very spacious and quite powerful too. We opted for the overcab cupboards instead of the overcab bed and with that layout we had loads and loads of useful extra locker space.
Another very important aspect of this MH is the comfort of the the 2 single fixed beds in the bedroom and the mattresses on these beds are wonderful to sleep on and we always enjoyed a fantastic nights sleep in them. Plus because they were 2 singles, you have none of that clambouring over one another if one of you needed to pay a visit during the night!
By the way, in the Autotrail our 2 dogs used to either sleep curled up together in between the driver and passenger seats or on one of the long sofa seats on top of a throw. There was plenty of room for them and us, so I'm sure Tess would soon find her very own favourite 'spot!'
Good luck with your search.