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Old 10-28-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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Barrel or euro?

Hi all,
My only complaint about our 2006 350 Georgetown is the seating when watching TV. The only options that I have are, the couch, which is to short for me. The kitchen bench, which is too hard for me, or the barrel, which I find totally useless for anything but to tie your shoes on.
I would like to swap the barrel for a euro with ottoman.I'm thinking it would be portable so I could center it in the RV on Breaking Bad nights...and I'm sure more comfortable. I know its been done before but would like some guidance from those that have done it. Some possible obstacles I've seen are ...how does one repair the carpet after the barrel is removed and is simply putting an unbolted euro behind the passenger seat safe? Any tips, advice ( pro or con) and especially pictures would be greatly appreciated.
Steve
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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We have the euro, sometimes we move it but mostly just use the ottoman from the euro when we sit on couch. You may try an ottoman while sitting on the couch as an option.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:56 PM   #3
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We have the euro, sometimes we move it but mostly just use the ottoman from the euro when we sit on couch. You may try an ottoman while sitting on the couch as an option.
Different camper entirely- but an ottoman made a world of difference for our couch. Otherwise, it was pretty uncomfortable. I next want a couple of comfy throw pillows for it.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:39 AM   #4
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We love our new recliner. There is a hole in the carpet where the barrel chair was but so far the recliner covers it. I will cover it when I get a sample that matches.

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Old 10-29-2013, 01:35 PM   #5
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Our floor plan had a barrel chair too, but we found it completely useless. Who would ever want to sit in it while travelling down the road sideways???? It allowed for NO flexibility of seating. Didn't allow the passenger seat to be turned around and used for additional seating. True......we lost a legal seating spot as far as having a seat belt position, but we never intended to be a bus.

Our euro and ottoman does everything we wanted and more. It opens up all kinds of seating arrangements and for travelling down the road, we just position it directly behind the passenger seat with it's ottoman positioned upside down on it's own seat. You can always control your acceleration speed (as if you'd be able to floor it off the line and lay rubber in a motorhome) but if you need to stop quickly, we feel it's already as far forward as it will ever slide.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:31 AM   #6
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We love our euro and ottoman...well, I do because I set it in front of the TV so I can play Xbox. Can't play Call of Duty sitting sideways on the couch.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:46 AM   #7
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Different type of RV but same idea, went from barrel type chairs to Euro recliners with ottomans to real Lazy Boy recliners and they are the best money we have spent yet for comfy TV watching (maybe even too much so as we seem to miss alot of shows we start watching)
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:43 AM   #8
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Sometimes we make improvements in the seating area that are TOO comfy from the original........most of us have replaced factory seats with something better, however, now we have a need to PVR some shows we thought we were going to watch because you can't recall shows when your eyelids have slammed shut!!!!!!!
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:16 PM   #9
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on our 378XL I replaced the everything with regular house furniture. Lots more comfortable. Took the dinning table out and we have a coffee table that the top pulls up so we can use that if need a table. Since we fulltime this works best for us.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:03 AM   #10
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I would love to see pictures of the dining table area what did you put there? We also have a 378 and never use the table.
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