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Old 10-27-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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How hard to swap furniture?

Looking to buy my first RV but I'm wondering how difficult/expensive it is to swap out the table dinette for a booth dinette with a sleeper option and say a desk/recliners for a sleeper sofa. I guess most MH owners just need space for 2 but in my case I'm using it to pull a race car and will spend days at the track with 6+ people so I need the sleeping room. I keep having to pass on ones I see for sale then I thought maybe its easier just to equip one that is otherwise perfect. Thanks
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Depends on what you want.

If you're in budget-mode, check RV salvage yards online for some good finds.
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I've also seen clearance furniture in some RV dealerships and even our local Camping World (likely someone buying new and doing just what you're thinking of and them selling the pulled-out stuff at a discount).

Here is an online retailer that is reasonable:
RV Furniture,Seats,RV Marine Boat Furniture Sofa Beds

check Amazon.com as well.

The biggest thing you'll have to keep in mind is fitting the new stuff through your entry door - can be a challenge! Also, securing the new stuff so it doesn't fly around when you're driving.

Another tip to sleeping additional people with you is using airbeds in the rig's "free space" (aisle, kitchen areas, hallways, etc.). Get one with a built-in pump that doesn't take forever to inflate/deflate. Aerobeds are more expensive, but so worth it, time-wise.

Best of luck with your search!
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Oh, and Craigslist too - lots of good finds there!
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Just took out my dinette table/computer desk. Not hard but not all the screws are convenient or easy to get out and it has a lot of screws holding it in and together. I agree with go6car, your cost will depend on how nice you want and if you are able to do the work yourself. A booth dinette will mostly likely come in pieces that can fit in your door, just have to figure out how to fit all the pieces together again to make it all work again when you install them in the mh.

There are bunkhouse mh available that will sleep 6 pretty easily already available. May be a better option. Some of the older class C's also have a lot of sleeping space if you use the cabover as sleeping. Also some of the newer toyhaulers have beds in the garage that raise and lower to provide a lot of sleeping area. Just some other thoughts.
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We used this place when we remodeled our interior. Everything they make/sell is designed to fit through a narrow RV door. Very happy with price and quality.

http://www.discountvantruck.com/disc...vfurniture.htm
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We used this place when we remodeled our interior. Everything they make/sell is designed to fit through a narrow RV door. Very happy with price and quality.

http://www.discountvantruck.com/disc...vfurniture.htm
I've heard from others who are also pleased with this co.

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Old 10-27-2012, 09:24 AM   #7
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Thanks for the responses, as for a bunk model or class C we recently saw a fleetwood discovery 40G which has a great floor plan but our trailer with the car in it weighs close to 12,000lbs and the motor in that an other bunk models I've found online wont cut it. I have had my eye on a 2006 Tiffin Zephyr, which would have both the towing capacity I need and be in the upper end of my budget. From what I've read on here and other sites tiffin has a good rep and being in GA Red Bay is only like 4 hours from me in case of anything. Would this be something they do so that the furniture matches? If I could have them do it for say 4-5k I'd be willing to do that.
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We used this place when we remodeled our interior. Everything they make/sell is designed to fit through a narrow RV door. Very happy with price and quality.

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X2.

They even sent me a refund for shipping when it came in cheaper than quoted. It was unexpected, but they were very honest. I was concerned from some negative reports I had read. But I am glad I listened to the positive experiences. I will be buying from them again.
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Does anyone know if the "L" shaped sofas will come apart and break down into sections that can be removed easily through the entrance door? I really HATE our sofa.
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Taz,

I too saw some negitive responses, but decided to give them a shot. Very glad I did!

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Does anyone know if the "L" shaped sofas will come apart and break down into sections that can be removed easily through the entrance door? I really HATE our sofa.
Don't really know for sure, but my factory installed regular sofa/hide-a-bed wouldn't come apart. I had to destroy it to get it out. All furnature we bought (from previous mentioned company) was designed to fit through a 26" RV door.
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Don't really know for sure, but my factory installed regular sofa/hide-a-bed wouldn't come apart. I had to destroy it to get it out. All furnature we bought (from previous mentioned company) was designed to fit through a 26" RV door.
Hmmmm. This looks like it will come apart in sections. Now I'll just have to whine until my hubby agrees.

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Hmmmm. This looks like it will come apart in sections. Now I'll just have to whine until my hubby agrees.
Piece a cake.
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Piece a cake.
Is yours like that? I HATE that thing.
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