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Old 07-23-2021, 02:18 PM   #1
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Recliners to replace dinette

We are wanting to replace our dinette with a double recliner. Would like to know from others what their experience has been regarding manufacturer (quality issues etc.); ease of removal of dinette & installation of new; and any other helpful info.
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Old 07-23-2021, 10:36 PM   #2
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Just installed a Lazboy reclining love seat. Took forever to get. I replaced our very uncomfortable sleeper sofa.
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Old 07-24-2021, 03:29 AM   #3
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I've done this 3 times in travel trailers, so I am not familiar with a Georgetown. The first thing you need to do is make sure there is nothing hiding in the seats to prevent you from pulling the Dinette. Choosing the right Loveseat is a challenge, you will need a wall hugger for sure. RV furniture is smaller and compact by design. If you look around there are many choices, in all price ranges and quality levels. If you are big or tall these may not be a good choice.

In my opinion, if you have the room, the household furniture like La-Z-Boy is a better choice. Make sure the backs are removeable to facilitate getting them in. RV furniture comes in sections, left, center, right, the base in household furniture is one piece.

Our present set is bolted down in the slide out, previous one's were not. I think bolting them down in a MH would be mandatory.
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We replaced the terrible jackknife sofa with loveseat recliner in our Georgetown, which were so much more comfortable. Make sure you pick wall hugger models, but they do NOT need to be RV specific furniture. We found ours at a home furniture store.

I secured our unit to the slide out floor. Each unit is unique in design, but it’s not impossible to fabricate a securing system.
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Old 07-24-2021, 08:34 AM   #5
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We have something almost identical to this in our 2020 GT5 34H5 as factory standard. We do have Thomas Payne.

These have "remote control" massage, heating, reclining and lighting while ours have buttons around the cup holder on each chair for those functions. I'm not sure why you need remote controls for a chair you're already sitting in but whatever. They each have a laptop-type power pack on the floor so you need to plug each chair into a standard 120 VAC outlet.

The furniture is modular so you select and buy the left chair, center console, and right chair separately. The center console has a 120 VAC outlet and a couple of USB ports.

They are very comfortable, especially with the seat heat on and the massage running.

https://store.lci1.com/seismic-theat...p-altoona.html

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Old 07-24-2021, 01:17 PM   #6
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I removed the dinette and jack knife sofa and installed these wall hugger recliners in place of the old sofa. Much more room in living area.
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Old 07-24-2021, 01:45 PM   #7
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I removed the dinette and jack knife sofa and installed these wall hugger recliners in place of the old sofa. Much more room in living area.
Are these from RecPro? They look like that line.
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Old 07-24-2021, 03:53 PM   #8
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Yes they are, where I remover the dinette I has a custom cabinet built and installed a TV on a lift that comes up out of the cabinet and also installed a fireplace
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Yes they are, where I remover the dinette I has a custom cabinet built and installed a TV on a lift that comes up out of the cabinet and also installed a fireplace
And are you happy with the RecPro furniture? I had asked about visiting their location but they said absolutely no showroom. It's a little unnerving to buy sight unseen.
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Old 07-24-2021, 04:22 PM   #10
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Very happy with rec pro.
Removed jack knife and the easy install of the recliners with center console.
Very well made, quick delivery
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Old 07-24-2021, 05:51 PM   #11
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We replaced our sofa with RecPro recliners. Within two years of light usage the fake leather fabric is flaking off. Don't recommend RecPro products.
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Old 07-24-2021, 05:55 PM   #12
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Yes I have been very happy with the product, east to install. Came in sections that were easy to move into RV
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We are wanting to replace our dinette with a double recliner. Would like to know from others what their experience has been regarding manufacturer (quality issues etc.); ease of removal of dinette & installation of new; and any other helpful info.
We replaced our dinette with lazy-boy recliners, see thread. Recliners were comfortable and we preferred cloth to pleather material. Backs came off to make it easy to get thru door.

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Old 07-24-2021, 08:56 PM   #14
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We stayed away from Faux (fake) leather for that very reason.
Many are peeling off from several different manufacturers.
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To add to my Laz Boy post above. We got the cloth look leather so now you don’t stick to it. I secured mine to the floor far better than how the factory secured the crappy sleeper sofa. It’s also lighter than the sleeper. I did lose the under drawer storage but for the comfort it was worth it.
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Old 07-26-2021, 10:01 PM   #16
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Just did this in our 24' Sunseeker last weekend. Purchased the recliner from Costco, much cheaper than furniture stores, better quality, real leather...

Another bonus that we found, most RV recliners are 60" with no divider or 68 with a divider and up from there, the unit from Costco was 63 with no divider, has USB plugs on both sides and adjustable headrests to boot

Mounting was super easy as the base is a channel with holes along the length, I used 4 lag screws on each corner, done in 45 mins... spent several hours removing the dinette, moving an electrical outlet...

Good luck and enjoy
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Old 07-28-2021, 02:13 PM   #17
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RecPro Euro-Recliner

I also replaced the jackknife sofa in our 2109S Mini-Lite with Euro-Recliners from Rec-Pro and have been thoroughly satisfied with them. As I've mentioned before, they aren't a great fit, but nothing else came close. After looking at loveseats at a number of places, this was the best choice for us. They aren't attached, but secured with a custom made bungee in a vinyl tube to minimize abrasion. We don't get full recline because of the depth, front to back of the slide being rather modest. It's also ten inches from the main floor to the slide deck so you kind of have to sit "up", not down, we use a small folding stool that we have to put a tower fan on at night. I would have loved a loveseat, just couldn't make it work.
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