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Old 02-27-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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Swap couch for easy chair 08 MADP

Anybody swapped out the passenger side couch on a 45 foot 4-slide MADP or similar rig for an easy chair? I know it's fairly easy to do on the driver side slide but we want to keep our large sofa bed there and put a comfy chair in the living area on the passenger (curb) side.

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Here is a redo that was done and you may find in a search on main Newmar page for your particular problem.
If its a raise floor slide some one had a post not sure for what though.
Here is another couch to chairs.
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Anybody swapped out the passenger side couch on a 45 foot 4-slide MADP or similar rig for an easy chair? I know it's fairly easy to do on the driver side slide but we want to keep our large sofa bed there and put a comfy chair in the living area on the passenger (curb) side.

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Got some pictures of existing floor/sofa?
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Here's one I did in our former coach. Ekornes chairs and a fold down desk top. It had a jackknife couch in this area. One of the chairs is easily moved for viewing TV face on. The couch came out in pieces, not to bad of a job.
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Thanks Sparkydog.
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Here's one I did in our former coach. Ekornes chairs and a fold down desk top. It had a jackknife couch in this area. One of the chairs is easily moved for viewing TV face on. The couch came out in pieces, not to bad of a job.
I like your flip-up table !!
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Flip up table is 2 brackets from Menards @ 12.00 dollars each. The top is a pre finished shelf cut to length. Easy project
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Hey, folks . . .

Thanks for all the great suggestions and pictures. Gives us lots to think about. Sure would be easier if we didn't want to keep the large pull out bed on the driver's side . . . and if the passenger side slideout was flat.

We're going to Nappanee next month and will be looking at alternatives and solutions there and then make a decision. Thanks for your help, everybody.
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I have gone down the same path as you are about to.

First let me show you my project. This is a 2007 MADP.

This is the passenger slide without the small couch. The slide sits much higher off the floor than you would anticipate. The original couch was designed with the raised floor in mind. Part of the couch will overhang the slide out raised floor. If you intend to use the couch again (or to sell it) you will need to make a set of legs for the rear of the couch to stand level.



I created a entertainment cabinet, with a TV lift, a bar storage area, and an electric fireplace.





I put a couple of electric "theater" chairs across from it.





From my experience working on the non-flat floor slide. I only really see 2 ways to accomplish what you want to do.

First would be to build an extension to the slide out floor (i.e., come further out from the wall). This would allow you to fit a "euro-recliner" with its original base. The downside of this is the slide out would now intrude even further into the aisle with the slide is in.

Second method (what I would do) would be to remove the base from the chair and mount it directly into the slide. This is what the bus conversion companies are doing when they use the OEM Prevost slides (those are not flat floor).

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2014 Prevost Millennium H3-45 Quad Slide


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Nice piece of work Corporate have added to QT's # 3.
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Looks terrific and added a ton of function !!
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Anybody swapped out the passenger side couch on a 45 foot 4-slide MADP or similar rig for an easy chair? I know it's fairly easy to do on the driver side slide but we want to keep our large sofa bed there and put a comfy chair in the living area on the passenger (curb) side.

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Does your MADP have a kitchen window under the deep cabinet above the sink? We are planning to hopefully this year add a desk to that same area. We already added 3 windows (at Newmar). 2 are on that same slide. See my post about "kitchen window Newmar 45'" posted 3/6/2013. Don't have pics but more info. We have 2007 MADP 4528.
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Awesome job on that MADP!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love that TV lift...........
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Nope, ours does not have a kitchen window. But I know that can be added by Newmar's very competent service department.
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