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Old 05-16-2022, 05:36 PM   #1
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Swapped out sofa for recliners

Our 22RBHL came with the chaise lounge that was also a jackknife sofa. Since we never (ever!) used the sofa as a bed, we decided recliners fit our style better. Pulled the sofa out, sold it on FB marketplace, unpacked the new recliners from Rec Pro, and popped them together. Can’t believe how easy they are to assemble - literally not a single tool was needed. We then chilled in the camper for a few hours to test them out…so far a great decision to upgrade. We also gained a little more space to the sides so we opted to shift the assembly closer to the fridge which helps place the chairs more centered to the TV and then we have about 13” of space on the side for adding some sort of storage. The current contender is a 11.8” wide side table that has two drawers underneath and stands about 24” tall.

Before/After by Chris Koran, on Flickr
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Old 05-16-2022, 06:03 PM   #2
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Nice mod. I like the way you gained space on either side. Looks better and give you some 'arm' room.
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Old 05-16-2022, 06:10 PM   #3
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Thanks. I think we were both a little bummed when we purchased the camper that recliners weren’t an option. But we liked the rest of the floor plan and figured we could upgrade down the road. Took us two years but finally made it happen.

The old sofa was a sort of textured vinyl that didn’t breathe at all but the recliners is a cloth that breathes well so it is nicer if a little warmer inside the camper.
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Also, I was surprised to see that the original sofa wasn’t secured to the floor. I had assumed it would be a given considering it’s a house on wheels…but apparently not. The new recliners just have feet and no provisions for mounting either so we parked it where we liked it and figured the feet will settle into the carpet and be enough to keep it in place.
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Old 05-17-2022, 12:59 PM   #5
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Nice job, thanks for sharing. If you find time, share link for model of RecPro and let us know how they hold up. Safe travels and happy trails.
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Old 05-17-2022, 01:18 PM   #6
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We did the same thing for our Roo. Ordered the RecPro Charles 58" powered recliners (in cloth) which replaced our pleather 60" OEM tri-fold sofa. This upgrade has opened-up a new world of camping comfort, especially after those long hikes and/or bike rides.

We're glad we chose both the powered model and the cloth. Easy to bolt down but, if they're going to be mounted on a slide, take care with bolt length. I also bought a small 300W Bestek PS inverter so that we can easily adjust our seating position when dry camping.
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Old 05-17-2022, 01:58 PM   #7
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We did the same as you and bought the same chairs but in oatmeal color. We bolted ours to the floor. It's easy to do.
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:51 PM   #8
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Nice job, thanks for sharing. If you find time, share link for model of RecPro and let us know how they hold up. Safe travels and happy trails.
https://www.recpro.com/recpro-charle...sole-in-cloth/
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Old 05-18-2022, 05:53 AM   #9
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I did the same in our Forest River Forester 2551dsle, we had a sofa bed that we felt we won't use and a double lounger made more sense from Recpro. Best mod we made.
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