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Old 08-15-2016, 06:44 PM   #1
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Question Sofa/Bed by Flair Interiors

Hi all! I wrote to Flair Interiors a little over a week ago about our sofa bed (bed?.....I use the term loosely! ha ha) I have not heard back from them, so was going to try again today. Website has been taken down. SO! I hope someone here can help me. Below is the letter I sent to them. I hope I can figure out how to attach the pictures! (2) Thank you in advance for your replies!

Hi customer service!

I hope you can figure out the problem I'm having with the fold out couch in our 5th wheel. Rockwood Ultra Lite Signature Series, Diamond Package. 2016 8265ws. Purchased new 6/23/2016.

Please see the attached pictures of the couch in it's sitting position, hopefully you'll know the couch since I couldn't find a model number on it, and the other picture of it folded out into the bed position. See that big gap towards the top? Darn, I forgot to measure how wide the gap is, but it's about 8 inches. Impossible to sleep on, unless someone is into torture. ha ha It's right about where your shoulder would be.

Are we doing something wrong? Or are we missing a piece? Please advise how this nice looking couch is supposed to come together as a bed.

Also, when folded into the bed position, there's a gap, although much smaller, between the "mattress" and the "seat" of the couch. It's bothersome, but we can put a foam topper or something on the whole thing for sleeping, but even a foam topper isn't going to help that gap by the head of the bed.

Let me know if you need any other information.

Looking forward to your reply! Thanks!

Mickey Stevens
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:58 PM   #2
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I have the same problem

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Old 08-16-2016, 07:05 AM   #3
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Hopefully someone can shed some light on this!
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:46 AM   #4
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It looks to me like that sofa is made to support an air mattress. Perhaps a foam topper would also work. It does not appear made to sleep directly on the open sofa.
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:38 AM   #5
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Hi Vic,

It has a pretty decent mattress and is pretty comfy except for that large gap. Before we bought it, we asked the salesman if it had a tri-fold bed and he said it has better than's a (forgot what he called it) bed. He said with this type of bed you get the drawer underneath where as you don't with a tri-fold. (the drawer doesn't hold much though) Unless there's a solution to this (hoping we're just not doing something right) might have to go to an air mattress even though that's what we were trying to avoid. *sigh*
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Old 08-16-2016, 02:25 PM   #6
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We have the same couch with the same issues in out 5er, and have not figured out a solution to making it into a viable bed. It is also a PITA to get it to lock in the couch position.

Did a Google search just now and saw this:

You might be able to obtain an email address from Lippert for their "new" division in search of a solution. If you have any success there are a number of us here that would appreciate a follow-up post. Thanx.
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Old 08-16-2016, 02:33 PM   #7
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Replaced ours with a double recliner loveseat. One of our best improvements.
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Old 08-16-2016, 02:44 PM   #8
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Sofa/love seat

My Lexi came with two pieces of vinyl covered "columns" that were about 6" square and the width of a mattress. I never could figure out what they were for so just store them. Looks like they might have been "gap fillers" but our sofa didn't need them.
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Old 08-16-2016, 03:24 PM   #9
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We have the same issue with the sofa "bed" on our 2016 2604ws. Our dogs don't even like it. The gaps can still be felt through a memory foam topper.
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:49 PM   #10
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I have the same issue with that couch/bed in my Flagstaff Classic 831RESS. I considered taking it out and replacing it with a real couch/bed, but decided against it in the end due to weight and matching considerations. My couch is located within one of my slides and I could not take the chance of creating a problem. I finally purchased a 5" thick memory foam mattress to fit on top in place of the supplied air mattress which was a pain to inflate/deflate even though it had a built in air pump. Now I just roll up the mattress, put an elastic bungee around it and store it behind my lazy boy recliners when not in use. Not the best of situations, but doable...

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