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Old 03-19-2013, 09:39 PM   #1
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Leather sofa removal

1997 Monaco Dynasty Barron III with the two sofa option but I suspect the sofa is used in other motorhomes as well. I want to remove the leather sofa and put in a booth dinette so I can sleep more and strap in the grandkids in their car seats. Where do I start? I have looked at the sofa and can't find any way to the inside where I suspect it is bolted to the floor. No storage drawers or cushions that will come loose. Thanks

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Old 03-19-2013, 10:20 PM   #2
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I'm sure you will figure it out.........or call the service department at Navistar and maybe they will be able to answer your question on the sofa's removal. Let us know how you solved the problem. I removed our sleeper sofa, but it wasn't hard when the cushions etc come off so I was able to gain access to the bolts holding it in place. If it is on a slide check underneath, maybe you will see the "bolts". deSanford

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Old 03-20-2013, 05:56 AM   #3
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4 screws/bolts hold it down on the metal frame rails on bottom of sofa.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:18 AM   #4
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Most sofa's are used as sleepers also and have seat belts. Isn't yours that way?
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:48 PM   #5
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This isn't the sleeper, that is on the other side. This is the opional leather sofa and that is all it is. No storage, cushions are fasten to the unit. In the borchure it was called a Leather J lounge. I guess one has to cut some stirngs and remove some of the cushions to get down into if to find the bolts.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:37 PM   #6
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I would call either Davis Cabinets (541)998-8778/Oregon or Villa Furniture 888-707-7272/ CA (the latter is probably the ones that built it).
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:08 PM   #7
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I have the same thing...however, mine has a storage drawer that you pull out, and that allows you to access the " 4 Lag bolts" that bolts it to the floor. If you don not have a drawer maybe you can access it from under a storage compartment or from bottom of the coach floor. Good luck !!

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:44 PM   #8
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You should be able to remove front lower valance to gain access to under sofa. If the sofa is in slide you should find nut plates mounted in floor. If not in slide you may find long bolts with nuts in basement. Hope this helps!
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:03 AM   #9
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I looked again and started prying, pulling etc. and lo and behold the seat cushions are all mounted on one long piece of ply wood and if lifted up and would slide out so I could see inside the frame. Appears to be held by about 6 wood screws fastened into the wall thru a 3 inch board running the length of the sofa. Didn't see anyting on front frame holding it to the floor but will start with the rear screws.
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I bought the dinette for my Bounder from Glastop RV and Marine Furniture in FL. They were very helpful and very knowledgable.

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