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Old 01-25-2016, 06:04 PM   #1
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Couch or Desk/Euro Chair

I am in need of opinions. We have decided to sell our 2008 45 Monaco Signature and are at a crossroads as to whether to put the 8 foot sleeper/couch back in place of the desk and euro chair we substituted. It was the right combination for us as I hate sitting on couches, especially looking at the TV on the rear wall, and I really liked having a true desk vs. using the dining table as a workstation.
The logical thing would be to keep the couch and give it to the new buyer and let them make the choice, but we are moving from California back to Washington, probably leaving the coach on consignment with a local dealer, and I will assume the dealer will want nothing to do with storing/fussing with the couch. I would prefer to make a final decision and not muddy the water. The couch will go to the dump if not put back in the coach.
Which setup would you prefer if you were shopping for a motorhome, given there is already a 3 seat J lounge on the passenger side, a dining table with 4 chairs, and reversible captain and co-pilot chairs. The desk and euro chair, or sleeper/couch? It was the right combination for us as I hate sitting on couches, especially looking at the TV on the rear wall, and I really liked having a true desk vs. using the dining table as a workstation.

The logical thing would be to keep the couch and give it to the new buyer and let them make the choice, but we are moving from California back to Washington, probably leaving the coach on consignment with a local dealer, and I will assume the dealer will want nothing to do with storing/fussing with the couch. I would prefer to make a final decision and not muddy the water.The couch will go to the dump if not put back in the coach.

Which setup would you prefer if you were shopping for a motorhome, given there is already a 3 seat J lounge on the passenger side, a dining table with 4 chairs, and reversible captain and co-pilot chairs. The desk and euro chair, or sleeper/couch?
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In our '02 Dutch Star we replaced the Hide A Bed with two La-Z-Boy recliner/rockers. In the Magna we replaced the euro chair with a La-Z-Boy recliner/rocker.
We'd prefer the chairs to the couch, but that's just our preference.
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IMO, I'd return the sleeper couch to the coach. The next owners may want to customize it themselves in another way, plus they may want the extra sleeping area a pull out couch offers. Also, finding another use for a euro chair would be easier than finding another use for a sleeper couch.

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The closer to OEM, the better for new owners - unless it is a performance mod or upgrade that improves capability.

And, you can always show them a photo of the mod...maybe they will want to buy it?
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I'd put the couch back, and show the euro chair to them. They might want to buy it too.
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Thanks for the feedback so far.

As a side note, I see I have some cut an paste errors in my first post. The posting rules say I CAN edit my posts, but apparently not the original message. There is no edit button available, so please overlook my scrambled message.
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I would leave it as is. Chances are that anyone that looks at your current floor plan will not know the difference and if you did the modification and have been satisfied the new owners would probably be satisfied. Sounds like there is plenty of alternative seating besides the recliners anyway.

Also, the demographics of people looking at your coach would probably be that the desk would be more appealing.
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I've got to admit that the hide a bed in the Dutch Star looked better than the 2 La-Z-Boy rocker/recliners. And the euro chair looked better than than the La-Z-Boy rocker/recliners in the Magna. We'll probably keep the euro chair to put back when we sell the Magna as it does look "lighter" and opens up the area.
Our rig also has a dedicated desk area on the drivers side behind the dining area.
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I'd put the couch back, and show the euro chair to them. They might want to buy it too.
That is what I would do, too!
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Put the couch back in and put the Euro chair in a bay....they usually come apart.
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As long as there is one couch there I would vote for the desk and chair. Too much of what we do involves a computer so a workstation just seems way more useful. ;-)
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I'd leave it. Realistically, do you care what the new owner thinks as long as they buy it? Assuming it's a professionally done modification it shouldn't have any affect on the sale.
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I'd put the sleeper sofa back. We just bought a coach & if the sleeper wasn't there, definitely would have moved on. It's only the 2 of us but we'd like the option of the sleeper if we had an overnight guest.
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