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Old 11-21-2017, 08:06 PM   #1
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New Sofa Sleeper Installed

I finally decided to pull the trigger and purchase a Thomas Payne Tri Fold Sofa for our Wildcat. That blow up mattress just had to go. I ordered through Camper World and had them take out the old sofa and install the new one today. Love the looks of it and it's a lot better than having to blow up a mattress.
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Some pictures of it stowed and deployed would really be nice!
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I had a FR262RGX with the tri fold sofa and it had to be the one of the most miserable things I ever tried to sit on, must less sleep on. I traded it in on MH and spoke with the person, later, who bight the 5th wheel. First thing he did was get rid of the sofa and out something more comfortable in it. For some reason, Forest River does not put a comfortable try fold sofa / sleeper in the units, or maybe its just me???
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:24 PM   #4
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I値l try to post some pics of it after Thanksgiving.

This couch is very comfortable while sitting. Sleeping it値l just be used for the grandkids so I知 sure it値l be great.
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I had a FR262RGX with the tri fold sofa and it had to be the one of the most miserable things I ever tried to sit on, must less sleep on. I traded it in on MH and spoke with the person, later, who bight the 5th wheel. First thing he did was get rid of the sofa and out something more comfortable in it. For some reason, Forest River does not put a comfortable try fold sofa / sleeper in the units, or maybe its just me???
We were the ones that bought your rig, and yes we couldn't get that sofa out fast enough. Went to a local furniture store and replaced the miserable sofa with a reclining Lazyboy love seat and matching chair. Soooo much more comfortable. in fact so nice we bought basically the same furniture for our home.
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Old 11-23-2017, 11:22 PM   #6
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We were the ones that bought your rig, and yes we couldn't get that sofa out fast enough. Went to a local furniture store and replaced the miserable sofa with a reclining Lazyboy love seat and matching chair. Soooo much more comfortable. in fact so nice we bought basically the same furniture for our home.
Way to go Don!! That was the only thing I did not like about the interior.
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How much did the new sofa/sleeper cost?Trying to compare to a Tiffany 24hr side/sleeper. Thanks!
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Old 11-24-2017, 06:40 PM   #8
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It was $1137.00 pricey but well made....
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Very nice.
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Old 11-27-2017, 01:38 PM   #10
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Thanks for the pics. That looks exactly like what I wan to do. Even looks a lot like our layout.
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Forgot to mention but there is some storage area under the mattress section. I think it was about 8 inches deep and ran the width of the sofa.
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Thank you for the pictures and the pricing information. Enjoy your new seating arrangement!
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Any sense of the comfort level for adult visitors?

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I値l try to post some pics of it after Thanksgiving.

This couch is very comfortable while sitting. Sleeping it値l just be used for the grandkids so I知 sure it値l be great.
I'm thinking we may need to replace the sleeper in our Windjammer. The (air mattress) in ours herniated dramatically this past summer and we're faced with figuring out what to do for a replacement. I agree the pictures of this tri-fold look like something our young grandkids would like (considering we make them sleep on the floor presently). However, our sleeper is generally used by adults (our adult kids and their spouses). Has anyone weighing over 150 ever slept on a tri-fold like the one the OP installed?
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