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Old 03-15-2014, 07:37 PM   #1
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Replacing Couch in 35QB4

Since we didn't order our unit, we ended up with the couch in the living room slide out. I wanted the theater seating, where I could still recline. Wife isn't so sure what she wants. I'm considering either 2 smaller wall hugger style recliners, a reclining wall hugger love seat, or a set of theater seats. I only have 72" to work with from dinette to slide wall, and that's pushing it, so that narrows the choices. Can't remember but I think the existing couch is either 68" or 70" wide.

Has anybody changed out the couch for something else? If so what did you get? I'll probably go to the furniture stores this time home to check out some options. Trying to stay away from the "RV" furniture as it's not quite the quality of other brands and is way more $$$ for absolutely no reason.

John and Rebecca Dickson
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:31 AM   #2
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We have a 2010 33' with the big window in the rear. Two recliners were there and the sofa-sleeper was in the drivers side slide (the big cathedral slide).

We like the recliners well enough, but plan to change them when we retire and have more time to spend on the road.

Due to the layout, it was difficult to watch the television from one recliner so we tried to switch the recliners and couch/sofa-sleeper. In other words, put the couch under the back window and the recliners in the big slide.

The key issue was the depth of the couch/sofa-sleeper - it was too deep to allow the slides to come in.

Therefore - we had to take the couch/sofa-sleeper out and bring a new couch in. Since we didn't care about the sofa-sleeper part (our 33' 5er only has enough room for 2!), we only had to look for furniture that was shallow enough to not interfere with the slides. We found IKEA had just this type furniture.

That took care of one issue - the second one was how to remove the original sofa-sleeper? It turns out that it can be sufficiently disassembled to fit through the door. It took me a while to figure out all the screw locations, but I was able to do it. And, of course, the IKEA furniture comes in a box that fit through the door and I assembled it inside.

We really like this layout much better and when it went to the factory for some warranty work, I asked if this was something they saw regularly. They said 'yes', but it limits the 'sleeping capacity' that can be advertised. Of course, if you order one, you can get it the way you want.

Sorry for the long post - but go for it!
Keith & Liz
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