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Old 02-02-2013, 06:55 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell me why they build motorhomes with J-couches. After several years of traveling, I just can't figure out why they are used in a MH. They are to short to sleep on for an adult and not wide enough for 2 small children. Maybe I am missing something. I hope someone can help me see the real picture.

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Old 02-02-2013, 07:35 AM   #2
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The original J sofa or J-lounge was designed to provide backrest while facing the front tv. Otherwise you have no back support while looking to the side and up to see the typical RV front tv. Made sense, but the hook of the J took up too much floor space in some floor plans (especially if no slides or only one front slide), so most of the J furniture got downsized until the hook of the J was just a vestige of its original intent. At best it provides a bit of a corner for a better pillow location. Then the length got shortened too, to provide more room for other floorplan features.

In it's present form, I don't find any value in it, but some folks still love it and won't buy without it. Different strokes for different folks...

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Old 02-03-2013, 07:04 PM   #3
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While I do see value in the L Couch, what I find is these designers that don't consider all concepts in a layout. My example is the new thing seems to be the L Couch's that offer back support for watching TV. However they put the TV in one corner and it is always on the same side as the booth/dinette thereby leaving one person with their back to the TV. ??? These designers should be required to "use the product" they design befor it goes into production. I have always thought it would really help the manufactures if they incorporated a panel that provided input to design. JMHO
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I find our J/L-couch very comfortable for laying back and watching TV. Never had one before this coach, and was not specifically looking for one - but find it a big plus.
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I find it a big plus.
I'd rather have yours than mine.
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