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Old 11-02-2015, 09:42 PM   #1
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Holding tank under jack knife sofa

We have a 26 foot TT. We wish we could run out and get a newer to us unit that has a made down bed..There is my wish.
Here are our questions.
Is it possible to remove the jack knife sofa? And put in a more comfortable one?
My concern is, with steady use of the sofa, the holding tank might become damaged. The fresh water tank is under the sofa. Can we beef up the sofa some how?
We modified the bunk area. Took out the bunks on one side and put in a dresser and a bookcase/ printer area. The other side with the beds in place is storage for our futon mattress that we place ontop of the sofa. A real pain in the rear.
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:10 AM   #2
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It sounds like you know what you need to do. You just need to get started, that is the only way to find out. You can always put it back the way it was. Good luck with you mods.
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WOW! I never knew they put holding tanks under couches! Hope that sucker don't spring a bad leak!
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:37 AM   #4
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WOW! I never knew they put holding tanks under couches! Hope that sucker don't spring a bad leak!
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X2 on the leak!
Many RVs have the fresh water tank above the floor... (under couches. dinette seats or the bed, etc ...or hidden in a cabinet).
Both of the Class Cs I owned were that way.
I have never seen a waste tank above the floor...(but I suppose anything is possible).
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:03 AM   #5
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The way our tri-fold sofa works, I don't think there would be enough room under the seats for the holding tank to swap the jack-knife sofa out for a tri-fold.

If you are connected to city water all the time, you could just remove the fresh water tank and cap the lines. I did this on a small popup we owned when i valued the storage space more than a fresh water tank. I reinstalled it when I sold it. Could keep a few gallons of water on board for emergencies.
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My 07 Revolution has a Flexsteel jack-knife sofa that was way to soft and I'm only 170#, It looked good so I decided to install additional zig-zag springs to improve the comfort. I measured the wire diameter and went down to my local re-upholster and bought the same number of springs that it currently had. It took a little time to completely disassemble the lower cushion and install the new springs (in-between the original springs), but well worth it! I also tied the springs to stabilize them which also adds to the comfort.

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Do the jack knife sofas get softer with time?. Sore butt with mine after two weeks.
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:48 AM   #8
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X2 on the leak!
Many RVs have the fresh water tank above the floor... (under couches. dinette seats or the bed, etc ...or hidden in a cabinet).
Both of the Class Cs I owned were that way.
I have never seen a waste tank above the floor...(but I suppose anything is possible).
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My class C Honey also had the fresh water tank under the couch. If it lezaked, it would be bad but it's only fresh water.
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Do the jack knife sofas get softer with time?. Sore butt with mine after two weeks.
Mine did. It got so I could feel the wooden slats when I sat on it. After a short time it got worse. After awhile I could feel them in my back when trying to sleep. Sold the coach.
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