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Old 06-09-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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Anyone replace sofa with theater seating?

We thought we loved the Euro Recliners that were in our motorhome when we bought it. Former owners took out sofa and put two recliners with ottomans in. They are not working for us. We have loveseat on drivers side, so are looking to replace Euro Recliners with reclining sofa. Today we saw theater style seating in a 5er that was really nice. We have 72". I read the Lane, Lazy Boy and Ashley furniture units work in a motorhome. Has anyone used anything other than RV furniture for theirs? I now FlexSteel makes one, but if I can put a Lane or Lazy Boy in I'd be happy. We want the wall hugger type of recliners, 2 with a small center console. I'd be interested to see photos and find out what brand you used. RV furniture is not cheap! Your help in figuring this out is most appreciated.

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Theater seating? Help me on that one - you mean fold up seats as in a movie theater?
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:17 AM   #3
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Think this is the style referenced.


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We didn't have 72 inches to work with, but we wanted to replace the concrete bench/fold down sleeper sofa that came with our rig for a reclining sofa also. Due to the length restrictions, we went with a dual reclining love seat from a local family owned s+b furniture store. It is the most comfortable piece of furniture I have ever owned. I removed the sofa at home, drove to the store and watched them break down this thing, bring it in the beast and re-assemble it. Total costs were less than $900. and worth every penny.
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Maybe something along this line;

Palliser 41953 Xzipit HT Plus Recliner
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Merc669, like that unit. Does it breakdown for install, and how heavy?
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I do not have these but did a search for them for a home also. But I contacted the sales people and below is their response;

You are now chatting with 'Tom'
Tom: Hi, thank you for taking the time to chat with us. How may I help you today?.
Bill: Hello; Looking at the Palliser 41953 Xzipit Plus. And have a couple of questions
Tom: sure go right ahead.
Bill: Would like to know the weight for the 2 seat version.
Tom: approx: 240 lbs
Bill: And also does it come as two seats that are assembled or can be assembled on site.
Tom: they are shipped with the backs off, such that they can easily get through a doorway
Tom: no tools required to assemble them though.
Tom: the backs just snap into place inside the base
Bill: Ok Cool.. Looking at assembly in an RV Motorhome.. So that was the big question. Getting thru an RV Doorway
Tom: should be no issue
Tom: they need 26" to get through any doorway

Hope this helps!
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La-Z-Boy has several reclining loveseats, some with the center console. This one is 73" wide. http://www.la-z-boy.com/Product/6037-8060/

You will need to take careful measurements of your doorway, the space you need to maneuver, and the final spot in the RV. Be sure to consider the space needed to operate the handles or whatever mechanism there might be to recline. The La-Z-Boy (and a few other brands) have removable backs so they are a manageable size to get through the door...just be sure to consider the arm height, etc. Measure, measure, measure! And then...measure again.
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I think and you can check, most places remove the windshield to take furniture in and out.
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I think and you can check, most places remove the windshield to take furniture in and out.
Maybe a large fridge, but furniture? If so, you're doing it wrong! Lol.
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Does theater seating usually recline far enough to sleep in them?
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Lazy Boy have a lot of furniture to choose from-just bought recliners for my 5th wheel,back pull off and will go right though the door.Measure.
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Does theater seating usually recline far enough to sleep in them?
I don't know anything about "theater seating", but the La-z-boy (and some other recliners) have a wall-away version that only needs 4" or so from the wall to fully recline. You can absolutely sleep in them.

Here's a pic of our La-z-boy sofa in the Bounder, but this is only partially reclined. The "down and out" mechanism allows a person to fully recline without touching the wall behind.

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I recently installed this recliner

Monaco Double Recliner

The finished product looks good and they are very comfortable.
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