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Old 06-23-2014, 03:49 PM   #11
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A sleeper sofa normally requires 90" of clearance due to the sofa backs and distance from the wall. That typically prohibits sleepers on anything that is not a dual opposing slide.

Ahhh, I understand. Thank you so much. It was a nice idea anyway
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:52 AM   #12
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Sofa recliner

Where did you purchase the sofa recliner? Was it difficult to remove the old sofa?
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:44 AM   #13
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Old jacknife sofa comes out easily. Its bolted together, and you just have to unbolt it and remove the piaces.
New recliner was ordered from Shop4Seats, online. Their in California, and their furniture is made to order, not off the shelf. You get to pick your fabric or leather, and the colors you want. Quality is very good, but be sure it's what you want cause returning it would be a b---h. Had a problem with one of the cable mechanisms that activates the recliner--simple plastic retainer broke, and it took them a month to get a new one out to me. I was able to fix it myself an hour after it broke, but I still wanted the new part.
Check around as there are other manufactures of custom rv furniture.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:22 PM   #14
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Thanks for the reply. This is just what we are looking for as the couch is very uncomfortable for long periods of time.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:48 PM   #15
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Pic's don't show it, but they recline all the way back. It's also a wall hugger design and only needs about three inches of space from the wall. If you look real close, you'll notice I removed the side valances from the window to gain clearence to move it closer to the wall. Seating is firm but comfortable, definately not "squishy".
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:33 PM   #16
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replace sofa

We're you able to replace the sofa with the recliners yourself? If so, how difficult was it? What tools did you use?
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:12 AM   #17
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Yes, replaced it myself. Very easy to do. Original jacknife sofa comes apart into various pieces, bottom, back, and sides. You just need some various sockets and wrenches to unbolt everything.
New recliner sofa came shipped also in pieces, bottoms, seat backs, and center console, and just basically slides togather.
Pretty much any recliner or love seat can be broken down into seat and back, so it's easy to get through your rv door.
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:51 PM   #18
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My Lexington 283 gts slide is elevated 6". Did the recliner have to be modified to compensate for the floor level and the slide level? The recliner seat height is 19" and if placed on slide platform it would raise the height to 25", also would have a gap at the bottom of the leg lift portion of the recliner of 6". Would appreciate some feedback. Thanks!
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:00 PM   #19
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Jim, I just went out and measured mine, and the seat height is 24" from the floor. Just about any new seating you install will be at approx the same height. The original jacknife sofa is designed for an rv, so it's made lower as they know its going to be mounted on a platform.
That being said, we don't have any problem sitting down, just kinda have to plant your butt and push, like sitting on a poofy bed edge.
Now, all in all we're happy with the recliner, but, after using it for a year there are a few observations I'll make.
Aside from the normal upright position, it only has two reclining positions, halfway and full recline. It's not an infinatrly adjustable type like you'd find in a house type recliner. It's comfortable, but I wish it had more adjustability.
Center storage section is nice, and with the seat down provides a spot for our two small dogs to hop up on and sit. But If I had to do it over, I think I'd look for two small apartment style wall hugger seperate recliners. They offfer more adjustability, and would be wider, without the center section. I'd rather have the wider seats than the center filler section.
As to the gap. I just bought some baseboard moulding and made a "skirt" to fill the gap between the platform and the floor.
For info, almost any recliner you buy may look like its one piece, but in reality the backs are removable. They just slide onto two uprights. Any furniture salesperson who knows their product should be able to show you how to take them apare. Makes it very easy to bring it into the rv.
Hope this helps.
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