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Old 04-25-2013, 09:41 AM   #1
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Box under the passenger sofa??

OK CC fans, me again with another question. DW wants to jettison the passenger side jack knife sofa for a recliner and small table. However, there is a carpet-covered box with two flexible tubes going into the top of it under that sofa. The sofa is attached to the box.

I looked at the plumbing and Hydro Hot diagrams and I see nothing that explains what is in that box. I suspect the box cannot be removed so putting a recliner there is not going to be an option. However, I am wondering if the driver side sleeper sofa can be moved to the passenger side then we put the recliner and table there. Probably not due to the mechanism under the sleeper sofa.
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What year and model coach?
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What year and model coach?
In my sig.....2007 Allure 470.
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It could be electrical or if you have hydraulic slides it could be hydraulic lines.
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Now that I've looked inside the exterior compartment immediately below the box in question, I have concluded it contains the slide mechanism.
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Now that I've looked inside the exterior compartment immediately below the box in question, I have concluded it contains the slide mechanism.
You could remove the drivers side sofa and put recliner there. We have sleeper sofa on passenger side. It is made to fit over the box.
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You could remove the drivers side sofa and put recliner there. We have sleeper sofa on passenger side. It is made to fit over the box.
Yes, we considered that. However, the nicer of the two sofas (the one with the ultraleather that matches the front seats) is on the driver's side. Plus, it is a real sleeper sofa with air mattress. The jack knife sofa mounted over the box on the passenger side is the least comfortable. Now, if we could move the driver's side sofa to the passenger side, we would be golden. However, the ultra leather sofa doesn't look like it would mount over the box.

DW thinks we will just need to eventually have the jack knife sofa re upholstered since it is the only thing in the coach that we feel has a 'dated' look.

Since you have the same rig, does your's have a rear ladder? Our's does not but I can see reinforcement areas in the rear cap where a ladder could be mounted. I may want to install a ladder if I can get one from CC in Oregon.
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Yes, we considered that. However, the nicer of the two sofas (the one with the ultraleather that matches the front seats) is on the driver's side. Plus, it is a real sleeper sofa with air mattress. The jack knife sofa mounted over the box on the passenger side is the least comfortable. Now, if we could move the driver's side sofa to the passenger side, we would be golden. However, the ultra leather sofa doesn't look like it would mount over the box.

DW thinks we will just need to eventually have the jack knife sofa re upholstered since it is the only thing in the coach that we feel has a 'dated' look.

Since you have the same rig, does your's have a rear ladder? Our's does not but I can see reinforceyoument areas in the rear cap where a ladder could be mounted. I may want to install a ladder if I can get one from CC in Oregon.
You are correct about the sofas, our rig never had the driver side sofa, we have the recliner and desk arrangement, we did have the sofa reupholstered.
The ladder issue, at the present time, no ladder, I am and have done lots of research, the ladder is not in production, however, topline mfg.co., paramount, ca.will make the ladder for you, reasonably priced, at the present time I am heading to that area, planning to presue the ladder issue. I have been given a mfg.# 10601, and topline verified that was a good cc#, but has no clue of what coach it fits, but they need 10day lead time. You may want to call topline. Google..shipping cost more than the ladder. Let me know lf l can be more helpful, marvin, 07 allure, 470
Btw, what side of the coach did you locate the supports for the ladder?
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You are correct about the sofas, our rig never had the driver side sofa, we have the recliner and desk arrangement, we did have the sofa reupholstered.
The ladder issue, at the present time, no ladder, I am and have done lots of research, the ladder is not in production, however, topline mfg.co., paramount, ca.will make the ladder for you, reasonably priced, at the present time I am heading to that area, planning to presue the ladder issue. I have been given a mfg.# 10601, and topline verified that was a good cc#, but has no clue of what coach it fits, but they need 10day lead time. You may want to call topline. Google..shipping cost more than the ladder. Let me know lf l can be more helpful, marvin, 07 allure, 470
Btw, what side of the coach did you locate the supports for the ladder?
It appears to be a rectangular 'bump' about 2' down from the top of the cap on the passenger side. I am assuming that is the point of reinforcement for the top bracket.
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I, too, wanted to get rid of the most uncomfortable piece of furniture I ever sat on. Everybody who sat there found themselves sliding off. I took the coach to Paul's Seating in Elkhart. He removed the sofa and cut down the seat foam and tapered it at the same time. He then replaced the three back cushions with two cushions. Now, the sofa is "sit-able." The cost to do all of this was very reasonable.

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I, too, wanted to get rid of the most uncomfortable piece of furniture I ever sat on. Everybody who sat there found themselves sliding off. I took the coach to Paul's Seating in Elkhart. He removed the sofa and cut down the seat foam and tapered it at the same time. He then replaced the three back cushions with two cushions. Now, the sofa is "sit-able." The cost to do all of this was very reasonable.

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At this point, we've decided to cover it with a nice 'pet protector' since we do travel with two dogs. Agree it is the most uncomfortable piece of furniture ever but the dogs love it . We plan to eventually have it re-upholstered and may also have the same mods to the seat you mention.

The first thing the DW did was throw away the three, over stuffed pillows on the back of it. We got some smaller pillows from Target that actually made it more comfortable.
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