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Old 11-02-2009, 08:21 AM   #1
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Replacing couch?

We have been camping in our 264 for about six weeks now. We love the trailer, but are really uncomfortable on the j-sofa. Has anyone replaced one of these or made a mod. We are considering any and all options. Thanks.
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:11 AM   #2
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We have been camping in our 264 for about six weeks now. We love the trailer, but are really uncomfortable on the j-sofa. Has anyone replaced one of these or made a mod. We are considering any and all options. Thanks.
Irene, do you mean for sittting on or for the bed? Ours is comfortable to sit on but the hide-a-bed is very uncomfortable. We bought an air bed matress and a 12volt inflator to put on it in case we have company so that it is nice to sleep on. If it's just uncomfortable to sit on then you could probably find an alternative through one of the RV furniture suppliers. Some change them out all together for a set of euro recliners or something similar which is much more comfortable to sit on, that is if you don't need the sleeping space.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:15 PM   #3
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Your Surveyor SV264 is the same floorplan as our Rockwood 2605...both have a sofa slide that is about 10" above the floor. The bottom of the slide is also the bottom of the sofa. This makes it near impossible to change. If it were a flush-floor slide, changing out the sofa to something else would be as easy as removing a few screws.
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Hi NWJeeper- I meant it is uncomfortable for sitting on. We haven't tried to open it for sleeping yet. It is so narrow (front to back) that even taking a nap on it is difficult. Dave Monica is right about the installation. It is on the slide about 10 in. off the floor, so there is no frame. It just sits on the box that covers the wheelwell. We have tried to consider other options like taking it out and putting in a daybed mattress with bolsters for the back or just putting cushions on the box and pillows for the back. We have regular bed pillows on the seat now and that doesn't help much. Thanks.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:41 PM   #5
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Irene, are there cushions you can remove? Can you take them to an upholstery shop and have them make up some nicer cushions for you. Most of the foam used in RV seating is really light density and you sink into it until your butt is on the plywood. If you could maybe get new cushions made with a thicker density memory foam, would that work? Sorry don't know much about your particular sofa but I haven't found too many of them in any RVs that are all that good, escpecially dinette seats, owww, horrible.
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I checked further on ours this afternoon...the sofa has a frame that is lagged to the slide bottom. As NWJeeper has already mentioned, the sofa, frame and all could be removed and taken to an upholstery shop for better cushions. I also find it uncomfortable and you also sit a little higher than on a regular sofa.

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Old 11-05-2009, 09:39 AM   #7
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We have been camping in our 264 for about six weeks now. We love the trailer, but are really uncomfortable on the j-sofa. Has anyone replaced one of these or made a mod. We are considering any and all options. Thanks.
Irene, Please let us know if you figure out how to do this. We have the SV263 and love everything about it except the couch. We want to take it out and just have 2 easy chairs, but because of the way it's made, haven't figured out a way to do it. Your idea of the daybed sounds like a good alternative.
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replacing the couch is a great idea. we took ours out and replaced it with a dual recliner love seat, we love it.
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:03 AM   #9
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Pandacraft, What model and kind is your TT and Was your slide the 74x40 that forest river advertises ? Thanks Jeff
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:07 AM   #10
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We have given some thought to taking the couch out completely and replacing it with a mattress or something like it that would fit on the platform. We could use bolsters and/or pillows for the back. That way there still would be a place for someone to sleep and maybe be a little more comfortable to sit on. It would be something like a daybed, I thnk. Any thoughts on this?
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