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Old 02-03-2011, 09:00 AM   #1
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We replaced our hide-a-bed sofa

Just thought I would post some pics of our new furniture. We replaced our sofa & small chair in the living room with 2 Euro style recliners. The pics look a little crowded, but we did some more rearranging of the furniture when my wife came back home & we now have it setup nicely. We can place both recliners where the sofa was & strap them in with the seatbelts for travel. The ottomans will strap in under the table & the file cabinet will strap in with the seatbelts. I have been wanting to do this for a long time. We were at Rooms to Go sales store in Charlotte NC & they had these 2 matching chairs for $229 each with the ottomans. The lock handles were broken on both & they gave them both to us for $188 each. I couldn't pass that deal up. I went to Lowes Hardware & bought 2 new handles for $10 & we are set up for less than I could find 1 chair with shipping online.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:06 AM   #2
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Dan it looks great. Just for interest...how did you get the old sofa bed out of the MH?
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The old sofa bed was bolted down to the floor with 4 clamps. We removed the clamps, cushions, & matress. The back of the sofa lifts off very easily & then I ran a strap around the matress frame to keep it from opening when we tilted it to remove it through the doorway. It fit easily through the door. It wasn't any heavier than any other 6' sofa, maybe even less.
But you know as in everything I do it always take longer than you would think. I spent all afternoon doing this. Of coarse with everything out of the MH we did a heavy duty cleaning & then where the chair was I had to add some foam underlayment to under the carpet & staple it all back down from where the pedestal was anchored.
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Ok, I looked at the pictures again. Yours is a mid body door and not a front door so it is a lot easier. On the front body doors it is really hard to get them out. You were lucky. Again your MH interior looks great.
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Dan,

That's what I've been thinking of doing with our coach. Our couch is narrow for laying on & usually my husband ends up there to watch TV. He's over 6ft & it's not comfortable. The rocker/recliner that's by our mid-door is what I end up in & it isn't comfortable either. I've been waffling between getting euro-chairs w/ottomans or going with La-Z-Boy or Lane recliners. Are the euro-chairs comfortable?

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Replacing Sofabed With Recliners

Looks like a trend when setting up for travel for two persons in the coach. The first thing I did when we took delivery of our Travel Supreme coach was pull the same type sofa bed out and install two wall-hugger LazyBoy recliners in their place. Across the aisle we have a desk - above it I installed a 42" HD flat screen TV and tied in with coax feed (routed through the wall and properly secured in the basement for the slide movement). Now we kick back in the recliners and watch the TV directly across from us. Plenty of room once both slides are open.

In my case I detached the sofa from the floor (4 points as mentioned above) and then unbolted back/seat frame from bottom frame and armrests. It went out the door (front) with no problem in two pieces (very slowly and carefully, of course). Two fullsize recliners came in same way - slowly and carefully, but with no problems.
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Mike, you are correct, we have a gasser with the mid door. I would think that to gain access in yours you would need to negotiate with the passenger seat or remove it. On my captians chairs there are 4 1/2" nuts that I remove & the seat comes off the pedastal. Before the new chairs I would swap the rear chair with the passenger captians chair so we could recline, But we always stay in one place for 3-6 months at a time so it wasn't a big deal.

Lori, we were very cautious of the Euro recliners because we had sat in some in new RV's that were not confortable. We were very hesitant to order over the internet so we started looking around at furniture stores & most of them did not carry Euro Recliners or did not even know what they were. We were surprised to find them at Rooms To Go. They are called Appolo But I don't think that is the manufacturer. They are also lighter weight than the Lazyboys. I really wanted the chairs with the ottoman attached & it swings up under the seat when not in use, but for the price we will deal with the seperate ottomans.
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Thanks, Dan. I've looked at the euro's on the internet but, I too, won't buy anything without being able to touch, or in this case SIT in, it. We've got La-Z-Boy motion furniture in our home & I like that the backs come off for ease in going through doorways - so I'm kind of leaning that way. Also, most euro's are leather (or leatherette) & they're just cold all the time. I could get microsuede in the LZB's.

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very nice
we had similar chairs in our last fiver, beat the pants of the sofa any day
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This is a project I plan to tackle when I get home in March. I have a sofa bed on one side and J-couch othe the other and plan to remove the J-couch. When I bought last march, I purchased a Euro Chair and ottoman from Lazy Days, that felt comfortable at the time. But over 2 trips, the lack of good lumbar support became very uncomfortable. So I sold it on craigslist while in the Keys.
I'm hoping there's some way to disassemble the back on the J-couch so that it will be easy to remove thru front door but I'll have to wait until I get home to unbolt it and pull it out.
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By the way Dan, we live at Lake Norman, you're only about 30 minutes from our house.
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Billsmax, I wish we were only about 30 minutes from you now.LOL Tomorrow we head to Baltimore, I know that is the wrong direction this time of year. Hope the weather is nice in the Keys. Lake Norman, it's a small world isn't it!
Time will only tell if these chairs are confortable in the long run, But if not I can resell them for about what I have in them I would assume.
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Yes, the Keys is definately the place to be right now. It's been in the low 80's for the last 5 days, with more to come.
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Dan,

That's what I've been thinking of doing with our coach. Our couch is narrow for laying on & usually my husband ends up there to watch TV. He's over 6ft & it's not comfortable. The rocker/recliner that's by our mid-door is what I end up in & it isn't comfortable either. I've been waffling between getting euro-chairs w/ottomans or going with La-Z-Boy or Lane recliners. Are the euro-chairs comfortable?

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To make it even more compact we were considering wall hugger type chairs so that we wouldn't have to pull them away from the wall to recline. The only problem that we see is that we have had a guest/s stay overnight and sleep on the sofa. With no sleeper sofa they would be on the floor in sleeping bags. Still, that is something to consider. We have a euro-chair, but I don't find it as comfortable as a real recliner. Just ideas that I am tossing around. Joe
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