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Old 05-06-2018, 10:40 PM   #1
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Is a Comfortable "Jack Knife Sofa possible?

Because of the older floor plan in my rig and the fact I want to be able to dry camp with the slides in, I have a so called jack knife sofa behind the drivers seat in my rig. I have tried a mattress topper, pillows, etc, but when in the bed position, there is still a large crease down the middle of bed. Has anyone found a way to make the bed flat? Will a inflatable mattress over the top help? Are the newer unit more even? I would like for other adults to travel with us from time to time, but everyone complains about the bed. Any suggestion, including a different sofa bed would be appreciated.

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We got a queen size feather mattress and cover to put on the jacknife.
Like sleeping on a cloud. Came from Amazon.
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That is an interesting idea. Where do you store it when not in use?
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Interesting thread. I have the same dilemma.
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Comfortable Jackknife Sofa is an oxymoron.

I suggest a regular comfortable sofa for lounging. I have a good inflatable bed for the rare time I need the extra sleeping capacity. All the best.
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:17 AM   #6
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The jackknife sofa in my former '04 American Tradition was quite comfortable, both sitting and sleeping. Overnight guests have commented favorably on it, so it's not just me & the wife who thought so. It was a top-of-the-line Flexsteel model. Villa makes a good one as well.

Flexsteel sells the RV builder whatever grade of padding, support and upholstery they are willing to pay for, so you can't just go by the Flexsteel brand cause they have crap for the cheaper buyers as well as the good stuff. Villa is a more high-end (and high priced) brand, so most furniture with their name is at least "good".
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That is an interesting idea. Where do you store it when not in use?
Behind the sofa or on the lift bed showed up or under the master bed
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