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Old 09-15-2019, 08:14 PM   #1
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Replacement Couchs for Front living room

The sofa beds in our Cardinal are junk. The fake leathers is peeling and looks horrible. I have a 2016 Cardinal model 3825. We don't have a clue where to buy replacements. The back bottom of the couch is cut out to accommodate the high rise of the slide out. So these must be specially made for the front living room's slides. There's about an 8 inch rise. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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If they are as specialized as they sound you may be best off to just get them re-covered in something higher quality.
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We replaced ours with flexsteel furniture purchased through Brad and Hall near Elkhart IN. If I had to do it over, I would find a much cheaper option through a local source. Even if that meant building it myself.
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I can't believe the furniture they put in these coaches. My couches looked the same but were made differently. The cushions on one couch were sewn about 4 inches on the top from the bottom. Of course the stress points ripped in no time. I took it to an upholsterer and they were taking too long. Never did get around to doing them, so just took them home. I think furniture from Big Lots look better built than these.
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I have the same model and year. Mine are just now showing signs of wear. I’ve been looking at replacements and it seems that maybe some with legs might work. I haven’t really gotten into it but removing the back legs might be an option.
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Get busy with a measuring tape. Lots of research my yield a standard couch that fits. I certainly would not spend stupid money for the RV crap made today.
You might be able to ditch the couch and put lounge chairs there.
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My last RV sofa replacement came from IKEA and for real leather, it was priced very low. The sofa dimensions were perfect and perhaps most importantly, its parts fit through a 26” door. I found that my RV door width was a limiting factor but there were still many sofas out there to choose from besides “RV” furniture.
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There is always Amazon they sell a lot of recliners that come apart to get into RV. They may also have couches just check measurements. They should ship to your door.
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It would take 8 inch legs on the couch. Not many couches have more than about 4 inches. I thought of risers. But then I need a skirt on the couches to hide all that. Grrr Not an easy thing to compensate on the slides.
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Take a look at RecPro. We had that Lippert “Thomas Payne Collection” crap in our 2016 GDRV and it peeled in less than a year. We spend almost $3,000 on RecPro replacement theater seats, sofa bed, and kitchen booth. We are two years into it now and it’s still looking brand new.
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It would take 8 inch legs on the couch. Not many couches have more than about 4 inches. I thought of risers. But then I need a skirt on the couches to hide all that. Grrr Not an easy thing to compensate on the slides.
I am not getting your current couch configuration. Can you post a pic of the couch.
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Here's a photo. Hope this shows what I am talking about. The front hits the floor but the back is up on the slide.
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Here's how they tore up within the first year.
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Here's a photo. Hope this shows what I am talking about. The front hits the floor but the back is up on the slide.
I see that now. That will be difficult to deal with. A standard height couch would be 4 inches too tall and difficult to get in and out of. My three couches have steel frames.
You might be stuck with stripping down to the frame and rebuilding it.
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