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Old 05-25-2018, 04:45 PM   #1
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Cruiselite 170 RBXL sofa

Not sure if this is the place to post this....
2017 170RBXL with murphy bed over jackknife sofa. The sofa is relatively comfortable to sit on but I have a problem that when I go to get up, my back seems to "lock up" on me. Since the sofa jackknifes to form the base for the murphy bed, I cannot just replace it with another sofa.
I can't figure out what it is about the sofa, but it's sad that my TT is not comfortable to me.
Anyone else have an issue like this?

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Old 06-13-2018, 11:47 PM   #2
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We also have the 171RBXL. Iím fine and comfy sitting on the sofa. But I did add a small (15Ēx15Ē) storage ottoman in front of the sofa. I find that putting at least one foot up really increases the comfort level. Iím also a believer in a lumbar cushion if/when warranted.

Even though Iím happy with the sofa, my back is in pain every morning after sleeping on the Murphy bed. We have a 3Ē memory foam topper on it (and it folds up just fine) but Iím still unable to escape the back pain.

Now Iím investigating a whole new mattress. Any suggestions out there in FR Forum Land?
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I would be interested in what you find.
We are looking at adding foam and a topper.
Don't really like memory foam though.

Looks like a trip to the foam store this weekend!
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:00 AM   #4
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Currently we have Dreamfoam Gel Swirl Memory Foam 2Ē Topper from Amazon (not 3Ē mentioned originally - my bad). It isnít hot, but my back isnít happy. Hubby is comfy with it.
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Old 06-21-2018, 01:46 PM   #5
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I would be interested in what you find.

We are looking at adding foam and a topper.

Don't really like memory foam though.



Looks like a trip to the foam store this weekend!


MarkDNC,
I have a Zinus Ultima Comfort 8Ē short queen on order from Amazon.

I also liked the offerings from mattress insider.com and the Dynasty Cool Breeze on Amazon. The reasons I went with the Zinus were 1) good recommendations from other Forum members and 2) delivery timelines. The Zinus is fewer $$, so will give it a try and revisit if needed. Iíll post my impressions after our July 4 trip when we give it the sleep test for a few days.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:36 AM   #6
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We have a 233RBXL also with the Murphy Bed. We added a Zinus 2" Foam Topper from Amazon and an Everest Supply Mattress encasement cover also from Amazon. We had an older but thick Full Size quilt that we put on top of the foam before we zipped it all together. This combination made the bed very comfortable.

As for the sofa we had to remove it because under it was wide open to the pass thru and we had to close off that opening in order to prevent insects from getting in every time we opened the pass thru while camping. When I pulled the sofa I found it was factory mounted off center and too far forward.

The whole project took a few hours. We pulled the sofa, installed a sheet of thin plywood over the pass thru, moved the sofa brackets and re-installed the sofa. Once done the sofa was better positioned to the arm rests which helped some.

The addition of an ottoman (also from Amazon) made lots of difference. I still do not consider it long term comfortable but at least it's good enough to sit on an watch a full TV show. The plywood cover also stopped the bugs from getting in at night.
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