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Old 11-13-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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Replacement for Jackknife sofa

We have a 3170DS with the sofa in the slide behind the drivers seat. Want to take that one out and put it out of my misery. That is the most uncomfortable piece of furniture ever. My thoughts are a double recliner or theatre seats. The problem is that the ledge for the slide, and where the sofa sits, is only 21 1/2 " deep. Any ideas to make this more comfortable would be great! Just finished our second long trip, 17,000 miles since we bought it in Mar 13.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:07 PM   #2
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Foot stool maybe? So it's more recliner like. Honestly, though, I don't think the couch is all that bad!
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:24 PM   #3
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Honestly, though, I don't think the couch is all that bad!
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We have certainly had worse furniture in our TT. In our experience if the sofa was comfortable it was too complex to convert it to a bed.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:25 AM   #4
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There are a few RV furniture places online that does stuff like that.

I know Williamsburg builds recliners for slide floors (short little legs so they set low and your feet rest on the floor like normal) but I don't know if they have a retail site.

Williamsburg Furniture Inc.

Flexxteel probably has something like that too.
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:34 PM   #5
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I agree - that couch/bed is a torture rack.
Meant only to inflict pain on a body.
I have decided to replace it with two wall hugger recliner.
There are a few company's that make them for RV's.
A Google search will give you many options.
Because it is a slider there is several inches of clearance to
bolt/secure the recliner to the slider floor.
The couch is secured to the floor - so why not a recliner?
Check out - Glastop RV Furniture.com
I'll be ordering two wall hugger's in the next few weeks.
I'll let you know how it turns out.
Good Luck.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:20 PM   #6
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Let me know what you find. We have a 2011 3010DS and I agree that the sofa is really awful. The metal bars poke through and it doesn't matter how you sit you can feel them. I have been looking around for a while trying to find a replacement. I like the idea of recliner seats too.
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:06 PM   #7
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Try This Site:
www.glastop.com/rv-furniture-products.asp?id=70
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:08 AM   #8
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I talked to my Williamsburg rep and he said most of their stuff for retails go through Factory Surplus in Elkhart. They have the staff to handle the requests.

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You can also purchase La-Z-Boy recreation furniture through our accessories division here at FR. You can send me a message for more information.
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:01 PM   #10
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I removed the sofa and replaced it with 2 small LazyBoy wall hugger recliners. They fit tight but nicely on the raised slide. I secured them and also screwed a piece of angle iron on the front edge of the raised slide in front of the chairs to prevent the chairs from moving forward off the slide. The wooden chair legs screwed nicely into the screws in the angle iron to further secure the chairs.

I also moved the TV and placed it on a wall mount directly above the door so it was directly in front of the chairs. The wiring was just long enough.
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