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Old 06-09-2015, 10:37 PM   #1
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Sofa bed issue in new Crusader 294

We have been getting our new Crusader ready to go so I decided to put the mattress cover and sheets from our old rig's sofa bed on the new one as our granddaughter will be joining us and using it. Once I did that my husband had to come put the seat cushion on for me as the fit was so tight I couldn't budge them. Have never seen a sofa bed with fixed back cushions that make this so hard. Thankfully we won't be using it much, but can't imagine why this design used. If anyone knows a trick to make it simpler, please chime in. Seat cushions have a Velcro piece that I see no use for so fill me in on that if you know.
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:34 AM   #2
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We also have attempted to add mattress cover etc to the sofa sleeper in our 294. It folded up OK, but then when sitting on sofa it felt as if you would slide off. We decided not to place anything but a thin mattress cover then put in stored position. Our leather like sofa is made by Franklin Furniture. We will most likley obtain a blow-up mattress to use on this sofa bed for better comfort.
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Old 06-10-2015, 02:58 PM   #3
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All I put on was a sheet and thin mattress cover! Nothing that should have made it almost impossible to put seat cushions on. Not a huge problem in the great scheme of things though��
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:52 AM   #4
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Purpose of velcro strips

I also just purchased a Crusader 294 though haven't picked it up yet. When I was shopping, the sales guy showed me the Velcro on the couch cushions. If you open up the couch cushions and line up the Velcro, the cushions stick together to create a mini-mattress - not big enough for an adult to sleep on but I imagine an adult could sleep on the pull-out and a 5 year old could nap/sleep on the mini-mattress. Or, if you're a floor sitter like me, it alleviates the need to pack a bean bag, LOL!

Hope this helps!
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:04 PM   #5
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Picked up our 294 and have started stocking it with all the essentials - most particularly a k-cup coffee brewer! I pulled out the sofa bed - while the support system is flat, the mattress is not and even after leaving it extended for a couple of days is still not flat. Looks like it may always have a permanent kink to it? I do not plan to have frequent guests, but when I do, I want them to be comfortable...contemplating a 3 or 4 inch thick memory foam topper that I can store under the main bed....
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