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Old 03-18-2017, 06:45 PM   #1
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First Disclaimer. I ant't rep'ing or selling anything. Wanted to post a major mod to our 2014 3170DSF Sunseeker. This is our most expensive mod to date.
I want to thank everyone on this forum for their successful couch replacements. It gave me the confidence to do this. Thank You.

After 4 years of ownership and enjoying our Sunseeker DW and I wanted a better couch. After looking, reading, talking, well y'all know the drill, we finally bit the bullet and purchased a replacement reclining couch and replacement dinette cushions from Shop4seats.com. They ain't cheap but we did plan and save up for this.
The seat belts were preserved and useable, not that they are used much.
It will not recline fully because I wanted the front support on the slide box for better anchoring as the frame was 1/2 off the slide box. It still reclines, just not as much. It is acceptable. I still need to cover the black rubber. I will think on that mod.
Removal of the old couch took us about 1 hour. We moved the new couch into the RV using a red wagon. Cudos to DW who thought of the little red wagon. Yep, belongs to GK's.
I removed the small leg buttons so the frame would be flat down on the carpet and reduced the seat height by 1/2".
I purchased 8 1/4" lag bolts and fender washers for anchoring to the slide box. The anchors went down well and are tight.
Just finished today. Total time for DW and I about 6 Hours.
It fells well and seems comfortable. Time will tell.

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Old 03-18-2017, 07:00 PM   #2
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First Disclaimer. I ant't rep'ing or selling anything. Wanted to post a major mod to our 2014 3170DSF Sunseeker. This is our most expensive mod to date.
I want to thank everyone on this forum for their successful couch replacements. It gave me the confidence to do this. Thank You.

After 4 years of ownership and enjoying our Sunseeker DW and I wanted a better couch. After looking, reading, talking, well y'all know the drill, we finally bit the bullet and purchased a replacement reclining couch and replacement dinette cushions from Shop4seats.com. They ain't cheap but we did plan and save up for this.
The seat belts were preserved and useable, not that they are used much.
It will not recline fully because I wanted the front support on the slide box for better anchoring as the frame was 1/2 off the slide box. It still reclines, just not as much. It is acceptable. I still need to cover the black rubber. I will think on that mod.
Removal of the old couch took us about 1 hour. We moved the new couch into the RV using a red wagon. Cudos to DW who thought of the little red wagon. Yep, belongs to GK's.
I removed the small leg buttons so the frame would be flat down on the carpet and reduced the seat height by 1/2".
I purchased 8 1/4" lag bolts and fender washers for anchoring to the slide box. The anchors went down well and are tight.
Just finished today. Total time for DW and I about 6 Hours.
It fells well and seems comfortable. Time will tell.

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Old 03-18-2017, 09:51 PM   #3
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WOW! Great job, now we are going to have to save up for some, too!
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:18 AM   #4
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Which model couch did you get? Is it the same width as the original couch? Thx
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:31 AM   #5
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The couch is DeLeon model and the dinette is the Livingston. 68" is what we got. It is little shorter than the original. The 70" only had 1/4" to spare. With the assembly method, glad we got the shorter one.
We have a small table we use at the end of the couch, between the couch and drivers chair, we let that set the location. The small table fits much better now.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:27 AM   #6
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My wife and I like recliners but have kept our couch because of needing the extra bed once in awhile. I've never seen recliners that look like a couch like what you have here. Really nice. Might be a dumb question, but do they recline enough to go flat and become a bed? I'm doubting it, but just looks like it possibly could.
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So I found that model online and definitely won't turn into a bed.
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:34 AM   #8
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No bed. That is the reason we got a 3170, everyone has a bed. We never use the couch or dinette as a bed. We had actually thought about taking out the dinette, putting the couch there and finding a small bistro style table with 2 chairs for the slide box. DW did not want to lose the storage.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:31 PM   #9
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Very nice. What is the weight difference between the old and new couche? DW and I find the jackknife couch very hard and uncomfortable, but I am concerned about adding weight to the slide.
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