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Old 08-19-2014, 07:34 AM   #1
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Can we make some changes?

We're looking at a TT that has a jack-knife sofa but we want to put in theater seating instead. If we bought the seating in a retail store, would it fit through the door? I guess some measuring is in order.

Has anyone done this?

We're also thinking of replacing the u-shaped dinette with a free-standing table and chairs.

Thanks for your feedback.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:02 AM   #2
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In addition to the door.. Take a look at your fire escape windows.. SOMETIMES they are the re-closable type (mine are) and larger than the door (again)
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Great Post !! We had the same thoughts on both. Will be watching for replies .

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Old 08-20-2014, 12:01 AM   #4
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We did exactly what you are wanting to do. Jack knife sofa was horrible, so we replaced it with a reclining theater love seat made by Best Furniture.
Our Booth was just as bad so we bought an oval drop leaf table and chairs. It's just the two of us so we only use two chairs at a time. We put one of the drop leafs against the outside wall and raise or lower the other one when needed.

The backs come off most all recliners for transport as well as getting thru doorways.

IMO most RV furniture leaves a lot to be desired.
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Cummingsfan- Could not find that love seat on their website, any help ??

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Old 08-21-2014, 12:39 AM   #6
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Cummingsfan- Could not find that love seat on their website, any help ??

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Its not shown in the love seat configuration. If you read the paragraph below the sofa it will send you to the other choices below and ours is the power reclining rocker with the console and USB ports.
Sofas | Power Reclining | COSTILLA COLL. | Best Home Furnishings
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Okay, I'm going to ask a stupid question here. My RV furniture is secured to the frame. The jack knife sofa doesn't bother me much as we have 2 captains chairs & it allows for sleeping room when we take friends along. However, the dinette leaves a bit to be desired & replacing it with a table & chairs would be nice. But I don't want them flying at me should I have to make a panic stop. (Yes, I drive defensively, but some folks love to dart in front do the RV).
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Okay, I'm going to ask a stupid question here. My RV furniture is secured to the frame. The jack knife sofa doesn't bother me much as we have 2 captains chairs & it allows for sleeping room when we take friends along. However, the dinette leaves a bit to be desired & replacing it with a table & chairs would be nice. But I don't want them flying at me should I have to make a panic stop. (Yes, I drive defensively, but some folks love to dart in front do the RV).
We just put in two recliners (taking out two swivel/rockers) and all we had to do was to extend the nylon strapping. Your chairs could probably ride on a bed or couch. The table could be secured to the floor, or wall using the same strapping that we have on our recliners. Good luck.
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We have had free standing chairs and tables in our last two trailers and have had zero issues. We move our furniture around and sometimes put the sofa in the slide and dining table in the rear to take advantage of the view out the rear window while eating. Never an issue. We don't strap them down either. We turn the chairs so the backs face the rear of the trailer. I suppose strapping them down would be safer, but with close to 20,000 miles between the two trailers and no issues, I don't see any reason to do it different. Our last TT had a 12' long slide with the sofa and dining table in it. No issues there either. I think it has a lot to do with how well the trailer rides. If it bounces all over then you could have issues.
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