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Old 01-28-2017, 05:51 AM   #15
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Ours is wall hugging, handles on side. Brand name for ours was Best Furniture. They also make an electric model.

We used a similar Lazy Boy reclining love seat in our previous coach. It also was a wall hugger but, instead of handles on the side, it had a little release button that pulled out. It worked fine.

The backs on most all of these reclining chairs can be removed so they are pretty easy to get into the coach.
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Old 01-28-2017, 06:11 AM   #16
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Replacing the sofa with recliners

We struggled with this since we bought the coach in 2010. We wanted recliners like the ones in our S&B but everything we found had a fairly tall back that blocked too much of the window behind. These Mac Motion recliners were fairly compact and very comfortable with memory foam cushions (and about 200# lighter). I was able to gain some extra storage with a custom cabinet 6" deep x 20" tall and 78" long too. The down side is that they have to be pulled out away from the wall to recline and there is a separate foot rest that needs to be stored when traveling. Not shown is a folding matching table between the recliners. Opposite the recliners is a 50" pop-up TV on a remote. At least we don't have to pull the recliners to the center of the room to watch the 40" overhead!

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Old 01-28-2017, 07:00 AM   #17
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This is the powered reclining sofa we put in to replace the hard uncomfortable flex steel sofa bed. Best move ever.
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Old 01-28-2017, 07:22 AM   #18
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Opposite the recliners is a 50" pop-up TV on a remote. At least we don't have to pull the recliners to the center of the room to watch the 40" overhead!

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Where did you find your televator. Did it fit behind your previous sofa or did you have to replace it with something smaller?
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Televator

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It's the same sofa. The lift is custom built for the space. The TV is only 1.4" thick, but I had to lift it 26 1/2" and still hide it behind the sofa. It also had to do so on a slight angle to clear the top of the valance. The sofa still had to move 3" into the room. At the time I was doing the lift, there was nothing available to buy that fit the tight space requirements. Recently, I saw a more compact system in a high end coach that might have worked. The biggest problem was that the TV was 26" tall and needed to lift 26 1/2" and hide behind a 28" sofa back. The shelf is about 7" wide. I do have to remove the plant but the shelf flips up automatically. If I had used a 46" TV it would have been easy! All the pleated shades are now gone, replaced with Auto-Motion roller shades.

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PS: You should see my adjustable bed!
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Very nice. Thank you. This is what I am working toward.
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On my toy hauler 5th wheel I pulled the sofa/dinette/airbed out of the slide and put in 2 smaller stature swivel rocker recliners. I stored the RV parts and put them back in when I sold it. Also sold the recliners since they are not needed for current application
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Actually we removed a European style recliner and foot stool from our MH and installed a end table and lamp in its place. Our MH already had a 42" TV across from the Sofa bed which btw is very confortable. So, our solution was to purchase two folding cubes from big lots. We use them for foot stools. They also provide an area for storing pillows, blankets and stuff. Just place them on the sofa when traveling. It's a cheap fix and we still have sleeping for kids and grand kids.

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Very nice. Thank you. This is what I am working toward.
We have a similar set up, sofa in front of a window. Thought of pulling sofa forward a few inches and put TV on televator behind it. However, how do you get all the wires, coax, etc re routed to the slide out? I know nothing about the wireless HDMI options.
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We have a similar set up, sofa in front of a window. Thought of pulling sofa forward a few inches and put TV on televator behind it. However, how do you get all the wires, coax, etc re routed to the slide out? I know nothing about the wireless HDMI options.
I did not want to move the position of my DirecTV box (over the drivers chair) and wanted to continue to use my 40" overhead so I installed a HDMI spliter box in the storage compartment over the entry door. From the spliter box I ran a 25' HDMI cable down the wall (next to the passenger chair) to the floor and left enough cable slack to allow movement with the slide behind the passenger chair. I covered the cable with a painted to match cover. There was already 120V and 12V power in the slide and I tapped into those for the TV and 12V for the televator/remote control. There have been no problems with the long HDMI cable. I checked the reviews on the cable before I purchased. The only problem I have had is that the TV's are both Samsungs and work with the same remote. The overhead is RF and the popup is IR and both turn on with the push of the "on" button. I wish they were reversed so that the overhead would not turn on unless the remote was pointed directly at it. Then the popup TV would be warming up as it rises instead of waiting until it's full up. I wouldn't use wireless HDMI except for long runs.
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got rid of the horrible L shaped couch in my 36LA and replaced with this LZ boy power recliner. great move
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I too took out the big sofa and replaced w/ Stressless Leather Recliners and have been very happy with the results. I also took out the booth seating and replaced with Parson's chair from Costco.
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"In my opinion " about the 1st thing to do is take the sofa bed out and replace it with recliners! They are usually too uncomfortable to even sit on. If you have company, there's the floor or sleep in the recliner. Get wallhuggers!

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