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I want to create some more sleeping space in my TT for my two kids. Right now they are both sleeping on the jack-knife, but it's getting a little small for them as they get older. I have heard of people replacing their existing jack-knife with sofa sleeper. My problem -- the jack-knife sits over a space that is currently a storage space and where some of the venting for the furnace runs. Do I have any options? I can't/don't want to lose the storage, and I really don't want to mess with re-routing furnace venting. Is there a particular line of furniture I should be looking at? Am I just relegated to keeping what I have?


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I wouldn't mess with it. I guess you have the option of dropping the kitchen table, but that's a pain. How about an air mattress on the kitchen floor or a new camper? We tried both and were happier with the new camper!


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I don't believe I've SEEN any sofa sleeper that didn't use the space under the seat to store the mattress. Guess it wouldn't hurt to look around though.


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check out magic sofa bed at Bradd and Hall for a comfortable sleeping surface. don't know about the space under it however.
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My Flair sofa/air hide-a-bed has a large drawer on heavy ball bearing slides underneath. We didn't lose and inch of storage space and gained a pretty comfy full-sized bed in the bargain. Beware, though, you may have to partially disassemble the new sofa to get it in the door. We had to, but it was no biggie, just a minor pain. Beats the jackknife hands down. We got it with as part of the deal but they had to special order it. I think they run around $750.


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Google search Flexsteel or RV sofa bed


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Thanks for the replies. We looked at upgrading to a new, bigger trailer, but we just love the floor plan ours so we have decided to keep it. I think we will go with the cot solution, but I will definitely look into some of the ideas the rest of you have posted.

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How about a tent for the kids? Makes better sleeping for you and Momma, teaches the kids that life and the ground are hard.


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