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Old 03-06-2021, 06:13 PM   #1
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Jack knife couches / bed....comfortable??

we currently have a travel trailer but have been looking at moving up to a B+ that has jack knife couches / beds. would like to hear about others' experiences with them. thanks
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I had TT with a jack knife couch. Not comfortable to sleep on, at least not for me, without some foam topper to even out the space between where the cushions come together.
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Puzzle beds (combined jacknife lounge and jump seats) are not comfortable by themselves. In fact, they should be classified as medieval torture devices. They can, however, be made comfortable enough to sleep on with either an air mattress or a foam pad. Foam pads have the disadvantage of taking up a lot of valuable space.
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Iíve found the jackknife couch in our van quite comfortable, contrary to popular opinion I guess. Itís a Ďpuzzle bedí but it lays flat with no real bumps or seams. I lay two sleeping bags on it and sleep under a quilt. Works for us.
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We have a jackknife sofa in our Newmar MH and it looks nice but not comfortable either as a sofa or a bed.
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I use to have a jackknife in my C. I use to put a sleeping bag on it, then I put another sleeping bag on top of that also. It was nice and comfy then.
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The cushions on our 2020 class B Beyond are upgraded memory foam from Coachmen and are too firm for me to sleep on. Wife is fine with them. I add a pad under my hips and all is well.
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Jack knife with foam topper is pretty comfortable...
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I sleep quite well on our old jack knife couch when the dog allows me room.

Also on our old J-couch .

But, I have also slept well on the downslope of a bomb crater in a rainstorm.

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Old 06-16-2021, 02:10 PM   #10
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My wife says NO!

I would suggest some sort of topper, which of course takes up space.
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