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Old 07-19-2021, 09:12 PM   #1
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Replacement Furniture

Hey all,

So, I've been looking around, and was just curious who on here has replaced furniture in their camper/RV, and opinions on the base sites/places to shop for replacement furniture.

We bought a 2016 Starcraft AR-One MAXX 28FBS and LOVE it. However, we would like to possibly 'upgrade' some of the furniture to some better looking, more comfortable furniture. I've not been real successful in finding a lot of options.

Additionally,just curious what other advice folks might have regarding this. We're not really wanting to upgrade the camper itself, b/c of the financial commitment on both the camper and the truck to pull it . but, we'd be okay with spending a 3-4K on some upgrades that give it a bit of a different look.

and I'm new to the forum, so if this post is better served elsewhere, just let me know.

Thanks to all in advance.

-Steven
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We took out a Flexsteel dining booth, sofa, and a very heavy recliner. We replaced the booth with 2 chairs from Costco. They had taller legs that that I shortened on a table saw. The sofa and recliner were replace with 2 Stressless Chairs and a chair from ikea.

Removing the old and installing new furniture can be an issue determined by your door size.
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Old 07-20-2021, 05:09 PM   #3
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You can do a search of the site for 'furniture' or 'replacement furniture' in the search deal near the top of the page to pull up past discussions. I've been using the search function extensively and usually eventually find the info I am after.



We are planning on replacing at least 1 of the couches in our fifth wheel. Based on what I've researched, being mindful of the weight as the couch is in a slideout, we are planning on looking at residential furniture. I'm new to this whole RVing deal, so take this with a grain of salt, but my perception based on reading is RV specific furniture may not be the best deal quality nor cost wise, and residential furniture, being mindful of the weight, is often times a better path. That's the idea I'm currently operating under. We'll see how it goes.



Haven't moved anything large in nor out of the trailer yet, but again based on my research I am willing to explore the option of removing one of the larger windows and passing things through it. It seems, sometimes/often times, the windows are actually easy to remove/re-install and provide a more usable way to pass large things in/out of the RV. I've read this is a good way to add/replace residential refrigerators in these units.



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We removed the theater seating couch in our fifth wheel and put in two Best Furniture recliners. Huge boost in comfort.
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We took out a Flexsteel dining booth, sofa, and a very heavy recliner. We replaced the booth with 2 chairs from Costco. They had taller legs that that I shortened on a table saw. The sofa and recliner were replace with 2 Stressless Chairs and a chair from ikea.

Removing the old and installing new furniture can be an issue determined by your door size.
Yeah I hadn’t thought a ton about the door…we just want to put a 60 inch leather jackknife sofas where our original one is….the original doesn’t have a lot of comfort and is starting to break down.
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We removed the theater seating couch in our fifth wheel and put in two Best Furniture recliners. Huge boost in comfort.
That’s what we’re going for…our sofa is SUPER uncomfortable…
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You can do a search of the site for 'furniture' or 'replacement furniture' in the search deal near the top of the page to pull up past discussions. I've been using the search function extensively and usually eventually find the info I am after.



We are planning on replacing at least 1 of the couches in our fifth wheel. Based on what I've researched, being mindful of the weight as the couch is in a slideout, we are planning on looking at residential furniture. I'm new to this whole RVing deal, so take this with a grain of salt, but my perception based on reading is RV specific furniture may not be the best deal quality nor cost wise, and residential furniture, being mindful of the weight, is often times a better path. That's the idea I'm currently operating under. We'll see how it goes.



Haven't moved anything large in nor out of the trailer yet, but again based on my research I am willing to explore the option of removing one of the larger windows and passing things through it. It seems, sometimes/often times, the windows are actually easy to remove/re-install and provide a more usable way to pass large things in/out of the RV. I've read this is a good way to add/replace residential refrigerators in these units.



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Great thoughts! We’re definitely being mindful of weight as I don’t have a lot of weight to play with, but it’s good to know that our window might be an option for passing through the larger furniture!
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Old 07-21-2021, 08:03 AM   #8
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There is a ton of this stuff on Amazon. With RV specific furniture it will normally come in at least two pieces for you to assemble inside the trailer. Residential furniture can be troublesome if it is not easily disassembled since the door is your choke point and it is small. We replaced a fold out coach in our old TT and put in a set of theater seats. Removing the old furniture was the most difficult part since there were a few stripped screws that made disassembling the old piece difficult.
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Go to your nearest LazyBoy store & check it out. They have sales all the time. You don't need 'RV' furniture. We found some very nice, comfortable, wall hugger recliners.... so easy to fall asleep in one! The backs lift off so they're easy to get through the door.
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Yeah I hadn’t thought a ton about the door…we just want to put a 60 inch leather jackknife sofas where our original one is….the original doesn’t have a lot of comfort and is starting to break down.

I had a leather love seat I thought would go in. It did not. I'd suggest trying the replacement prior to taking out the existing.
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Go to your nearest LazyBoy store & check it out. They have sales all the time. You don't need 'RV' furniture. We found some very nice, comfortable, wall hugger recliners.... so easy to fall asleep in one! The backs lift off so they're easy to get through the door.

Lazy Boys are heavy and hard to move around. That's why we went to Stressless. Lighter, better looking, and more comfort.
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We have two La-z-boy recliners and they are no heavier than the Rec-pro sleeper that they replaced. We got the smaller wall huggers. Generally rv furniture gets anchored down so it doesn't move down the road.
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Lazy Boys are heavy and hard to move around. That's why we went to Stressless. Lighter, better looking, and more comfort.
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