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Old 12-29-2014, 04:42 AM   #1
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Replacing recliners in 5 wheel.

Any ideas or experience replacing recliners in a 5er. The std model in our 2014 arctic fox 29 5t just broke. Not a lot of use so far (2 months) but husband is 6'3" and not thin. He repaired by replacing nails with screws but I know it is a temporary fix. I know we need to measure etc but I wonder if anyone has found a brand that works. I questioned this when we bought it and should have acted on my instincts and taken a credit for the recliners.


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Old 12-29-2014, 05:46 AM   #2
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recliners

most threads I have read say get Lazy Boy model that fits---we plan on replacement of recliners this spring-summer with Brand theater seats from Heartland or Lazy Boy and the recliners go in the house as extras.
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most threads I have read say get Lazy Boy model that fits---we plan on replacement of recliners this spring-summer with Brand theater seats from Heartland or Lazy Boy and the recliners go in the house as extras.

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Old 12-29-2014, 10:44 AM   #4
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We ordered our 5th wheel without the provided recliners and put our own in, LazyBoy Pinnacle walk huggers. The backs come off making them easy to bring through the door.
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Old 12-29-2014, 12:18 PM   #5
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We have two La z-Boy Forester model (#708) on order for our 2014 5er to replace those super uncomfortable swivel/recliner/rockers very heavy clunks that Keystone supplied. We ordered the wall hugger option plus they will have a 'theater' armrest that opens for storage and a place to put your adult beverage of choice. These are fairly narrow for travel storage but have a long enough seat length for people like me (6'4"/210#). The clunks will go on craigslist

Now - if we can find a matching or at least compatible color jack knife sofa we will be even happier as La-Z-Boy doesn't make one - we asked and spent time with their catalog.
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We have the Laz-Boy recliners in our S&B. Like them. For the motorhome we went with Lambright recliners. All metal frame made for the RV world.
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Old 12-29-2014, 02:29 PM   #7
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We have the Laz-Boy recliners in our S&B. Like them. For the motorhome we went with Lambright recliners. All metal frame made for the RV world.

Gulp!! I couldn't remember that manufacturer's name until you mentioned it.

That's what our Montana came OEM equipped with - and we are NOT happy with them and lack of comfort for a pretty big guy like me. Heck, even the 15# poodlepup didn't like snoozing on them. But with that said, I'm sure that there is a difference between the mass produced stuff for an RV company vs what's being sold on the open market. We have 3 La-Z-Boy's and a Lane 'Snuggler' in the S&B. The Lane was used for 5 years in the last 5er, still looks and works like new but is too big to have that along with a second similar one
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Interesting, I have never heard of Lambright chairs coming OEM from any manufacturer.
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I had a matching pair of La-z-Boy recliners. One day, I sat down in one and back simply broke off. My daughter sat down in the other, and the back broke off. They are very low quality recliners--including the quality of the upholstery.

Right now, I'm sitting in a Hancock and Moore leather wingback recliner. It's heavenly. Just tilt your head back and it reclines--well balanced. There are other comparable chairs, like the high line Barcoloungers.

If you're going to be spending much time in your RV, don't put low qualilty seating in them. Put a quality chair/recliner in it.
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:22 PM   #10
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Exactly what we are planning to do and wish we had from the beginning.


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I guess it is just a matter of opinion. Our Lazy Boy recliners have held up very well (over 3 years of full time use). We do not think they are low quality.
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I guess it is just a matter of opinion. Our Lazy Boy recliners have held up very well (over 3 years of full time use). We do not think they are low quality.
As I said above, we have 3 La-Z-Boy recliners in our S&B home. The one I am sitting in as I write this is just under 20 years old and is still in fine condition. Another is about 15 years old and it is not in such good shape, having had the recliner mechanism replaced a couple years ago under the manufacturer's lifetime warranty but again, works just fine now. The third is about 5 years old and served 3 years in our last 5er prior to the purchase of the Lane Snuggler. That one is in perfect shape. With that said, the only way the back can possibly 'fall off' of the steel brackets is if the two locking toggles are released or if the steel back cushion slides weren't properly engaged on those brackets. Sorry but La-Z-Boy backs just don't, oops, can't 'fall off' though there are other lesser brands that I'm sure could.
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I am planning to look at Lazyboy. We have been very happy with the ones we bought over the years for use in our house. Thanks for the advise and the brand information.


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I guess it is just a matter of opinion. Our Lazy Boy recliners have held up very well (over 3 years of full time use). We do not think they are low quality.
The LazyBoy we've had in our home has given many years of service, and it's still going strong. I'd even go so far as to say it's probably the best-built piece of furniture I've ever owned. I know this: I'd buy another LazyBoy in a heart beat - very well made, based on my limited experience.
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