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Old 05-13-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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New sofa

OK, I think I got this photo attached. This is a new sofa replacement. It's replacing our hide-a-bed we never use. Many hours trying to engineer a way to keep it in one place while traveling.

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Old 05-13-2013, 05:17 PM   #3
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Here's a photo of RWeigant's sofa.

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Looks comfy! That must have taken some dismantling to get it in. I hate our sofa...it's too short for me to lay on, but there is not enough room for a longer one. It's the wife's sofa anyhow, so it doesn't really matter.
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I had to find a sofa that was less than 72". This one has a electric recliner and place in the center to keep your stuff. Of corse, drink holders. The sofa comes apart and was easy to get in the RV. Keeping it attached to the floor was a challenge. I added long rails to the bottom so I could have a place to screw it down. Then some diagonal rails to keep it from moving left and right.
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We had one in the S&B something like that one. But blue, fuzzy and supersoft. When we still had the S&B and Thom would be off traveling for work sometimes I would actually flip open one of the chairs and just feel enveloped in there and sleep almost as well as if he was home, lol. Very comfy and if we had the room in our coach that couch would almost defiantly go in ours.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:52 AM   #8
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Looks comfy! That must have taken some dismantling to get it in. I hate our sofa...it's too short for me to lay on, but there is not enough room for a longer one. It's the wife's sofa anyhow, so it doesn't really matter.
I think you probably mean .... "Everything is the wife's anyhow, so it doesn't really matter"....
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I had to find a sofa that was less than 72". This one has a electric recliner and place in the center to keep your stuff. Of corse, drink holders. The sofa comes apart and was easy to get in the RV. Keeping it attached to the floor was a challenge. I added long rails to the bottom so I could have a place to screw it down. Then some diagonal rails to keep it from moving left and right.
Is that a "real RV" sofa or a "home" sofa that you put in to the RV? What brand is it?
Looks mighty comfortable!!!!!
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This is a off the shelf sofa. I did allot of measurements and many trips to the dealer. Biggest problem was how to deal with the window valances. They were in the way, so I cut them down. Can't even tell. This sofa, as it reclines, goes forward and down. So, it can be back far enough so it doesn't stick out too far.
My wife will see it for the first time tonight.
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The DW wanted a: recliner, that swiveled so she could watch the "midship" TV and not have to look straight ahead and see the dinette when she wanted to see the TV. It made her neck sore using the sofa bed to watch TV. That's the reason the sofa bed didn't last very long. I told the DW that we could have a Multi-Million Dollar Motor Home and it wouldn't have anything more comfortable than these two Flex-Steel swivel recliners. You know what she AGREES. Happy wife makes for a HAPPY life. deSanford
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Looks very nice and comfortable. I intend to do the same thing after new carpet. Can't stand the original sofa for all the reasons stated. Just wondering if the original sofa had seat beats (ours does) and did you consider a way to include seat belts in case you took guests along for a ride? I tend to worry to much but I have pondered how I would tackle the seat belt issue or should I even worry about it? We are fairly new, but so far our travels have been just DW and I, no guests and it would be very unusual for anyone to travel with us. I suspect passengers on the sofa never use seat belts anyway, unless they were in plain sight and handy. But should this modification include seat belts, just to be safe even though in all reality they won't be used?
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Looks very nice and comfortable. I intend to do the same thing after new carpet. Can't stand the original sofa for all the reasons stated. Just wondering if the original sofa had seat beats (ours does) and did you consider a way to include seat belts in case you took guests along for a ride? I tend to worry to much but I have pondered how I would tackle the seat belt issue or should I even worry about it? We are fairly new, but so far our travels have been just DW and I, no guests and it would be very unusual for anyone to travel with us. I suspect passengers on the sofa never use seat belts anyway, unless they were in plain sight and handy. But should this modification include seat belts, just to be safe even though in all reality they won't be used?
There were seat belts with the old sofa bed. All you need to do is slip them through the division between the seats. By the way, I think they are required for every seat in your RV.
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Hello,

I am hoping to install a new, slightly longer sofa (plenty of room) and replacing the dining table & chairs with a booth/bed conversion. Do I need to buy an "RV" sofa or can I retrofit a regular sofa so that it can mount into the RV?

Also, my booth will obstruct the main furnace vent so I was hoping to craft a tube/pipe to extend the air flow underneath the booth and out the side.

Has anyone done this or know of anyone who has? Would prefer to avoid mistakes others may have already made ;-)

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