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jimandsue60

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Posted: 04/09/06 05:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have had a pm asking that I post info on my couch install and ask Brad to put it on a stickey with the other mods.

I started off removing the dinette which is basically just screwed in with wood screws.
The walls behind the dinette had wall covering on them so no unsightly walls.
When doing this mod I had decided to remove the forced air heater (which was under the forward seating position of the dinette) and install an Olympian Wave Saftey Catlyitic Heater, wave 6 above the stove top. I could have repositioned the forced air heater and still had it installed. The heater came out extremely easily and I capped the bare wires that went to the heater controls. I also sealed the inlets and oulets of the heater.

We choose the lazy boy brand recliner only for comfort as we do not need a couch/bed. The backrest of the lazyboy comes off with the movement of a lever, so getting it thru the door was not a problem.

Couch Dimensions: 65 inches long, @ 41 inches high at the top of the headrest, 40 inches deep unreclined and 61 fully reclined. In fully reclined mode the headrest moves back about 5 inches.

In our Arctic Fox 1140 there is 8 inches to walk buy when in recline mode.

The tables were purchased at office max and are standard computer tables, we hardly use the tables any longer, and opt for dinner trays.

The mod added somewhere around 50 pounds to the rig.

Total price of mod was about 1200$

If there are any questions let me know and I will answer them before Brad makes a stickey if he chooses to.

Jim



* This post was edited 04/10/06 11:04am by jimandsue60 *


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Posted: 04/10/06 08:53am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That sure is a nice setup you have in there Jim and really comfortable. You should call it the "Throne Room". I could fall asleep in one of those chairs in minutes, Kim


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Posted: 04/10/06 09:22am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Could we see a pic of it in use...& in the fully reclined position.

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Posted: 04/10/06 04:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jim, Thanks for posting.

A great mod. and glad to see in in the projects sticky thread.

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Looks comfortable. Do you think this setup would work with the dinette slide? I believe your TC has the full wall slide and is longer.
Also, how does the cat. heater work? Does it have it's own fuel source, is it electrically powered through the camper, does it provide even heating etc.
Any regrets on losing the storage space below the dinnete?
Thanks for the post. This would cure the biggest downside to a tc.


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FireGuard wrote:

Looks comfortable. Do you think this setup would work with the dinette slide? I believe your TC has the full wall slide and is longer.
Also, how does the cat. heater work? Does it have it's own fuel source, is it electrically powered through the camper, does it provide even heating etc.
Any regrets on losing the storage space below the dinnete?
Thanks for the post. This would cure the biggest downside to a tc.


You will have to use the measurements I gave and see if it will fit in your dinette slide. I have 10 inches to spare on each side of the couch. The cat works great, I tapped into the oven lp plumbing for propane. It uses no electricity. No regrets loosing space, with our truck settup we have plenty of storage.

Jim

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Posted: 08/05/07 08:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks petekerwien, I can not recall all the dimensions except for what I posted way back when. I think I did install small wood screws thru each corner to keep the sofa from shifting on washboard roads. It was not set up to have someone sitting in it while traveling. I suggest to go to a Lazy Boy dealer with your camper, and look at what they have. They will let you move furniture in and out of the camper if you are serious about buying.

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Posted: 04/11/06 01:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FireGuard wrote:

Looks comfortable. Do you think this setup would work with the dinette slide? I believe your TC has the full wall slide and is longer.
Also, how does the cat. heater work? Does it have it's own fuel source, is it electrically powered through the camper, does it provide even heating etc.
Any regrets on losing the storage space below the dinnete?
Thanks for the post. This would cure the biggest downside to a tc.


Note also that the Okanagon ULT117 (with the rear slide that holds a couch) would also cure the issue....

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i dont think its gonna fit in the pop top though. lol


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jimandsue60:
What a nice job you did.
So, you need to allow 5 inches in the back and 61 when reclined so you will need a total of 65 inches for the unit in the reclined position. And I take it they recline separately? That's important to us because our Lance has the toilet wall in front of us so only one side of the sofa will have room to extend. Did you bolt the sofa to the floor? Any problem with that? Thanks for help.

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