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Old 11-10-2019, 11:46 AM   #1
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Has anyone removed the couch from thier 2016 bounder 35k? We would like to replace it with recliners. How big a job and how much clearance to half bath with slide in? Thanks.
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:55 AM   #2
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We were going to get rid of the sleeper coach until we realized we would lose:
A bed for temporary company.
2 seating places.
So the dog could be up on the coach with us.
Have wasted place on both sides of the recliners.
The recliners would have taken up more space in the middle of the coach.
And spent hundreds on each.
I sleep better totally horizontal on a coach.
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Old 11-10-2019, 06:41 PM   #3
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First thing to check is whether there is a furnace or duct work under or behind the sofa. Either of those could play havoc with your plans.


As far as actually removing it, typically there are 4-6 bolts or lag screws holding it to the floor. Sometimes a bit awkward to get at them, but not a big deal. Getting the sofa out of the RV, on the other hand, can be a challenge unless the sofa can be further disassembled. On our last coach, there were only 4 floor screws and the ends of the sofa came off. We could move it around inside the coach well enough, but not sure if we could get it out through the big lounge window of not. The entry door would have been impossible.
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Go read Sarah's thread here:Sofa Replacement

She put in a recliner sofa, but you'll have the same issue getting your couch out as she did.

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Go read Sarah's thread here:Sofa Replacement

She put in a recliner sofa, but you'll have the same issue getting your couch out as she did.

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Yep, great thread. I added my comments in that one too. I removed mine and never regretted it!
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We took out our J sofa... it required a sawzall to get it out (no recouping the cost by selling it).

I tried to take it apart piecemeal... but couldn't get it skinny enough to fit through the door.

In our 2016 35K there is no ducting built into the sofa... but there are a lot of wires back there that you'll have to figure out how you want to hide them.

You'll also have to disconnect and reconnect the subwoofer that is hidden under the sofa.
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Has anyone removed the couch from thier 2016 bounder 35k? We would like to replace it with recliners. How big a job and how much clearance to half bath with slide in? Thanks.
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Had to cut-up that concrete-like, L-shape "sofa," in our 2016 35K. Replaced with Ashley wall hugging twin recliners with electric footrests and headrests. About 14 inches clearance when slide closed, easy access to half bath. Have fallen asleep many times in these plush recliners. Cats love hiding behind the recliners.
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Just for the record, once the L sofa is taken apart it will fit through the door. Lot of staples to undo but worth it as I got a pretty penny for it. Buyer was ok with removing the back panel and staple involved. I did post my experience in Sarah's thread
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