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Old 10-31-2016, 01:02 PM   #1
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making 2017 3051S more comfortable

Dinette - I could sit for hours in the dinette seat in my old rv. While I can't pinpoint the exact issues, this one just isn't as comfortable for me. I am short, especially from knee to foot, and I know this is part of the issue. But my tall husband never complained about the old one. I have placed Good Sam big book on floor as foot rest to raise my legs up and that helped but not enough. The seat thickness, depth (distance from front to back of the seat cushion) back angle, maybe cushion fill material all seem to contribute to discomfort. Wondering if anyone has tackled anything in this area.

Jackknife sofa. Isn't as comfy to sleep on as we are used to. Biggest issue seems to be the seat portion is up higher than the converted back portion and we haven't figured out how to adjust for that.

Overcab bed. We love that this allows more headroom than our old one. However, the bed is pretty hard. I would prefer not to add a topper that is in the way (or I have to figure out how to store it) when you aren't sleeping on it. We are thinking of replacing the foam in the bedding for something more comfortable. Has anyone done this?

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Old 10-31-2016, 03:58 PM   #2
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Hey Kathy, I totally agree with you on comfort of the 3 areas. We have a 2014 3051s and have 43k miles on it. Although we have used it a lot, we have just come to live with the lack of comfort. We have not made any mods to improve the situation, as we spend so little time sitting/sleeping in those 3 areas. The grandkids sleep often in the overhead bunk but have not complained about the hardness. I have thought many times about taking it into an upholstery shop to see what they could do to improve, but haven't. Hopefully you will get some good suggestions.

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Old 02-16-2017, 09:31 PM   #3
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I agree about the dinette. We just purchased a 2017 3051S. The sofa is more comfortable than the dinette seats. We will use it as is for a while but may end up at t he upholsterer to replace the foam with a higher density.
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