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Old 10-10-2010, 06:49 AM   #1
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Purpose of a "J sofa" ??

I've been looking at a number of older diesels online, and quite a number of them have a "J sofa". What exactly is the purpose of one?

It seems to me like it would be awkward to sit on with the long bottom, but most look to be too short to lie down on. What am I missing here? (It's early -- maybe I just need more coffee, LOL!)

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IMHO, it's a "styling" whim.

When I had my Dutch Star built, I deleted the J Lounge and I bought my own recliner.
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In our case we had our couch replaced with a J lounge because DW can be comfortable setting forward like on a regular couch or now she can face sideways and watch TV and still have a comfortable back to lean on instead of putting pillows behind her facing the TV.
She loves it.
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I find them impractical myself, but we know several folks that love 'em. Different strokes for different folks...
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The J-lounge or J-sofa allows the person to sit at a angle to be able to look out the front windshield when on the road or to watch the forward overhead TV while someone else is driving or watch TV while stopped. I love it because I don't have a louge chair. I have two sofas and my J-lounge is on the curb side where I don't have a slide out so I don't have a wall blocking the forward view while moving down the road.
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AH - now I get it! Makes sense.

I'm such a rookie!
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We have a 2013 Thor Tuscany 40FX with a J-lounge sofa. Should have thought about this more carefully. When you fold it out into a bed, the blow up part is only as big as a twin bed. Our thoughts are that the blow up should fill in and make use of the entire couch - making a full to queen size bed. Seems like such a waste of sleeping space. Any thoughts or solutions????
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One more seat. The J sofa on some of the newer models now have an additional seat that slides (stores) into the bottom of the "J" for when the slides are in.
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Its the RV version of a sectional group
Works good for sleeping a 5' and under child.
Not real practical for an adult other than to sit on.
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Its a combo of forward facing chair, lounge, and sleeper for a small person. We have had 3 people comfortably seated on the J couch when a group gathers.

Personally, I would like a recliner more, but I am not in control of the interior.
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This is a must have in our next motor home. We prefer the front kitchen configuration, and with this layout, the J sofa makes a comfortable location for watching TV. Also, we don't require a bath and a half, which opens up the living "room" area for added space. When it comes down to it, the floorplan is the most important consideration if full-time living is in the future.

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I've been looking at a number of older diesels online, and quite a number of them have a "J sofa". What exactly is the purpose of one?

It seems to me like it would be awkward to sit on with the long bottom, but most look to be too short to lie down on. What am I missing here? (It's early -- maybe I just need more coffee, LOL!)

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Maybe I'm missing something but OP is asking about the J Sofa. It's purpose is dual function, either as a sofa or a pull out bed.

Use mine all the time for company. Not that bad to sleep on, or watch TV from either.
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