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Old 11-22-2018, 10:25 AM   #1
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Removing the "J" couch

I am trying to decide if I want to remove the J couch and install a recliner in the space.
The coach is an Ultimate Advantage 40J floor plan.

My greatest concern is can I get the couch out the door. I know the passenger seat must be removed.

Is it possible to break down the couch to smaller sections?

I hope by changing I can increase the comfort level and allow the passenger seat to be rotated.
Suggestions and directions will really help in this decision
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:33 AM   #2
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Removed Flexsteel couch

I removed the Flexsteel JackKnife couch from the slideout in my Newmar Bay Star. I had to remove the two end supports from the couch. Only 2 or 3 lag bolts on each end. Once you do this, fold out the couch to make it flat. It should fit through the door.

I put two small LZ-Boy recliners in the slideout. Lost the bed capability, but much more comfortable for lounging. The jacknife couch makes a poor bed and a worse place to sit for any length of time.

If i need a bed for an occasional visitor, I put a twin sized air bed on the floor.
A pain to walk around, but it works.

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The J couch used in the Ultimate series will not fold out/flat.It is designed for passenger use when driving, ie: seatbelts, so it is solid. It has a drawer in it too. Best of my knowledge it has to go out via the windshield.
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Old 11-28-2018, 06:54 PM   #4
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I will do some more investigating, removing the windshield is not an option. Since the couch is very nice piece of furniture I really no not want to destroy it by cutting it into pieces.


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Think I saw this on another forum??? As indicated there, we don't have the J-couch but I think ours is called Banquet. Ours has a drawer under it. I have had ours out twice to be recovered.

I remove the drawer. Lying on the floor I then remove the 4 nuts holding the upper part to the lower metal frame. (the two upholstered end panels pop off). I remove the door hinge pin so the door can open wider, then the upholstered part of the couch w/o the metal frame on the bottom will go past the co-pilot chair and out the door. The metal frame is attached to the floor with 10 screws (5 on each end), and it also will easily fit out the door.
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Measure the height and width of the couch - then the window above it. My J couch fit through that window - had to have a couple of helpers but better than disassembling it or removing a windshield.
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Thank you for the reply. I thought of a few ways but did not think of the window above.



AFChap, thank you for your info
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Couch dis-assembly

Have you called Winnebago Customer service? They should be able to tell you how to dis-assemble your couch. I would bet money that they brought the couch in through the main entry door. ( it was probably in pieces )

Or call customer service of the company who made the couch.

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they all come apart and need not go thru any windows. look with a good flashlight- lots of bolts and lag screws
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After making many measurements and guesses I decided to tackle removing the "J" couch.
The job turned out to be much easier than I thought.
First I removed the 2 drawers to expose the floor under the couch.
The couch has a steel frame anchored to the floor with 9 phillips head 1/4" wood screws. Once removed I tilted the couch to expose the 4-3/4" nuts holding the body to the frame.
Using the passenger seat turned to the side it was easy to remove from the coach through the entrance door.
I expect the gas furnace to perform better since the return grille opening is now fully exposed. The couch cover 2/3rds of the opening, now clear.
thanks to all who replied to my original post.
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