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Old 09-15-2013, 09:59 AM   #1
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Hi, We just got a 2001 Alpine and we need to replace the couch. We would like a reclining sofa if that is possible. We have 83 inches to fit it in. Any one have any luck finding one? Thanks
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We were at The Biggest RV Show in America in Hershey Park yesterday and ran across a vendor who deals in just that. They are called Simplicity Sofas. Apartment sofas - Small Sofas - Simplicity Sofas Looked like quality stuff. Good luck!
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My opening was 72". I looked around at a few furniture stores and found one. You don't need to get one for RV's, just anything that fits.
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try this one: RV Furniture,Seats Double Recliners,RV Furniture,sedona
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We replaced the rv sofa with a reclining loveseat we already had in our stick house. If you turn over a reclining sofa you will see two bars that each reclining half is screwed to. Just unscrew each half from these bars, take into your rv and reassemble. A reclining loveseat is in reality just two chair recliners with only one arm per chair. In this picture we brought in half just to make sure it would fit. Love it, one of the best improvements we've done!
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Thanks so much for the help. My other question is do you have to get a wallhugger? Don't know how far they have to be from the wall to recline. Thanks again. I should have posted on here weeks ago, instead of googling til I was blue in the face.
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The loveseat we put in is NOT a wallhugger, I think it's out about 3-4 inches from the windows. Something to consider, a replacement sofa will likely have a higher back, you will lose some of window view. Was not a big deal to us.

Here is another pic, we took the dinette out during the remodel and reinstalled it, gave us more room for installing the loveseat. At the same time we took out the carpet and put in vinyl plank flooring.
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Flexsteel makes reclining sofas/loveseats that may fit your need. Try Dave and LJ's if you are in the west or Bradd and Hall if you are east of the Missippi. Both carry Flexsteel. Also both have adds in both Motorhome Magazine and the FMCA Magazine.
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Hi, We just got a 2001 Alpine and we need to replace the couch. We would like a reclining sofa if that is possible. We have 83 inches to fit it in. Any one have any luck finding one? Thanks
If it's the side with a slide, is your slide flush to floor or raised? If raised, have a look underneath to see if sofa is cantilevered.
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Most RVer's will agree with me that Flexsteel furniture is pretty, but set in a while and it gets very uncomfortable!

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Stano,
I respectfully disagree with you. My driver and co-pilot seat are very comfortable. Additionally, seven years ago we removed a curbslide sofa and replaced with theatre seating. We typically spend six months out of 12 in the MH and travel about 6000 mile per year. At leat one other RV'er has had the theatre seating installed in his coach after spending a few hours in ours.
We have a sofa that folds out to a double bed that is not too comfortable, though this is a combination of the slipperiness of the ultraleather and a lack of thigh support with the rear cushions in.
All of these seats are flexsteel.
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Most RVer's will agree with me that Flexsteel furniture is pretty, but set in a while and it gets very uncomfortable!

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Not us! Our Flexsteel driver and passenger seats are very comfortable even after 12 hours driving. And yes, I've done it.
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I respectfully disagree with you. My driver and co-pilot seat are very comfortable. Additionally, seven years ago we removed a curbslide sofa and replaced with theatre seating. We typically spend six months out of 12 in the MH and travel about 6000 mile per year. At leat one other RV'er has had the theatre seating installed in his coach after spending a few hours in ours.
We have a sofa that folds out to a double bed that is not too comfortable, though this is a combination of the slipperiness of the ultraleather and a lack of thigh support with the rear cushions in.
All of these seats are flexsteel.
I agree, the drivers seat and co-pilot seats are very comfortable! Its the leather Flexsteel sofa and the Flexsteel recliner that are the problem!

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FWIW-We have some flexsteel furniture we purchased for the house. The frame has a lifetime warranty, the fabric was for 10 years. We have had it now for almost 20 years and it's as nice as the day we bought it. We don't have pets or kids, that makes a difference, and the fabric is as in style as it was when we got it. Once we thought about a leather couch, but could never find one we liked, so we stayed with what we have. Glad we saved out money.

The RV also has flexsteel couch and drivers chairs, and for the most part they are ok. The rocker recliner I don't like and if we keep it would get an ecknoris(SP) one in medium size, it's lighter and feels way better.
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