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Old 09-01-2010, 12:51 PM   #1
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Replacing Couch/jacknife bed

I would like to replace our couch with something that reclines so I can get my feet up at the end of the day and rest my bad back. I see recliners advertised in magazines but they do not seem to be fastened down or have seat belts available. I would be afraid they would become lethal projectiles in a panic stop. How have some of you upgraded?

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Old 09-01-2010, 03:46 PM   #2
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I've replaced our jack knife sofa with two recliners. We haven't had any problem with them shifting in motion. I don't see it as a real problem wince they are on the slide and so there's a wall between them and us. On the other hand you can use the seatbelts from the sofa to fasten them down if you need to. Our first recliners were cheap versions of the euro-recliner and since they were quite lightweight we did fasten them down with the seatbelts. It also kept them from spinning around which they did easily.

We used lazyboy recliners because they had removable seatbacks which made it easy to get them in the door of the motorhome. Some other brands also have that capability.


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Old 09-02-2010, 09:03 AM   #3
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The chair that came with our motor home had a hoop and a bracket that clamped the hoop to the floor. When I replaced it with a recliner I made a plywood adapter that mates the hoop from the old chair with the new chair.
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