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Old 05-30-2014, 04:50 PM   #1
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Replaced Jacknife Sofa with Recliner

Our Lexi 283ts is just for my wife an I. Decided to get rid of the uncmfortable jacknife sofa/sleeper and get something we both can be comfortable on.
Splurged and ordered a loveseat double recliner from Shop 4 Seats. Pricey, but well made and fits perfectly. Pic shows them partially reclined, but they fully recline like a home recliner. Wall hugger design, and sits about 3" from wall. Had to femove the side shade valances and gained an extre 3".
First pic is of the old jacknife and then the new.
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:10 PM   #2
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Looks very nice and extremely comfortable. Good job!
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Old 06-02-2014, 02:07 PM   #3
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Custom wood flooring?
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Old 06-02-2014, 02:21 PM   #4
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Looks great, it also looks like it is about the same color as your drivers seat
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:31 PM   #5
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The flooring is laminate plank, cherry. Got it at Lowes on a close out. Took out the carpet from the rear of the cab area to where the vinyl starts. Just hated the cheap car[pet that was down. Lot easier to keep clean. Still have the carpet on the two slideouts. Under the sofa it prevents it from sliding.
Color in the sofa is just one of their stock fabric colors with a darker trim. Just kind of accents everything else. Very comfortable to sit in for longer periods, compared to the jacknife with feet up on a collapasable ottoman.
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:16 PM   #6
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Hey grump, this MM1VET from forester forum, man that looks great and just what I want to do. Just like you it is only me and wife, she hates the dinette that is why I thought about 2 recliners one on each side.
1) did you do it your self?
2) when you pulled carpet up what was under it and was it easy to put down laminate? We have 2 dogs and getting rid of carpet would be great.

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Old 06-04-2014, 04:44 PM   #7
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Underneath is just your strand type wood floor. Put down some underlayment sub-floor sheet, basically thin plywood over it. Used pieces that I cut to fit as far as I could under the slideouts. Single 4x8 foot sheet was plenty. I put down some vapor barrier sheeting between the floor and the sub-floor, just used some spray adhesive to hold it down, and used a brad nailer to hold down the sub-floor.
Couldn't do a proper "floating" floor, just used some Liquid Nails caulk, SPARINGLY to glue the planks down..
Did it just after we bought it last July, and haven't had any problems yet.
We also have two dogs, and BH loves the floor. Goes over it with a Swifter in a minute.
We thought about ditching the dinette and getting a wall credenza with a fold out or slide out table and two seperate chairs, but right now, when we on the road, we make the dinette into the "bed" for the dogs to stay on---they love to sightsee out the window.
Mayby later.
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Wow that's just great. I would love to get rid of the carpet in ours.
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Newbie here

We just purchased a 2007 26' FR Lexington. Do some slides slide out further than others?

I would love to replace the jackknife sofa with a sofa sleeper. I haven't put the tape measure to the inside yet to see if there would be enough clearance but what do y'all think of the idea? If the extended length wouldn't be too tight, I think a queen sleeper might do the trick.
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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.
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