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Posted: 02/15/10 10:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello,

For anybody that has replaced their recliner or sofa in their RV, how in the world did you get them out of the door ? The width on our RV door is 28'' and there are no windows that will work either if we wanted to try to remove the existing furniture through them...so we are stuck using the door.

It's looking like we will have to "destroy" the existing stuff by cutting it up to pieces to get it out.....we'd like to avoid that if possible. So if anyone has run into this dilema, how did you solve it ?

We're looking at replacing our recliners with "Euro Chairs" (Flexsteel), we're looking carefully at the sizes to make sure we can get those inside our unit.

Thanks for all the help on this forum !

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They should come apart, look carefully at the arms and bases, same with installing the replacement....some are advertised as coming in 2 peices.


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The recliner back will come off, and the sofa backrest should also. They were both put into the RV thru the front door...the RV was not built after the sofa/recliner were installed. You may have to do some disassembly!


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We just removed our flexsteel sofa from the 24 inch door opening.

The arms came off first, then the back came off, then it was easy.

If your existing furniture is Flexsteel, it probably comes apart.

We're getting new recliners also...hoping they fit in the door!

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fordsooperdooty wrote:

The recliner back will come off, and the sofa backrest should also. They were both put into the RV thru the front door...the RV was not built after the sofa/recliner were installed. You may have to do some disassembly!


Ditto the above.

Been there done that - recliners & hide-a-bed sofa.

Dis-assembly and removal is/was E-Z.

Usually the recliner backs are held to the base with two thumb-turn
nuts (no tool req's) - accessed in the back.

If they are the factory swivel base type, you will have to un-bolt the metal swivel assembly.

The sofa backs usually slide upwards (very sung fit) - but no tools required.
Helps to have two people to remove (carry out) the sofa base. Can be a bit cumbersome & heavy. Recliners are a one-man job.

If you still don't get it, stop by a local dealer and ask for some show & tell "how to".

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The back slides up and off on our sofa and on our recliners, there are two metal catches on each chair and after releasing those, the back of the recliner slides up and off also.


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Actually, I took the hide-a-bed out of my old trailer and put a store-bought sofa in. I stood them on end and worked them through the door just like I would at home. I took the removable cushions off, but I didn't do any disassembly. The same with the recliners, even with the circular rocker base, I was able to snake it out of the door--and back in when I traded the trailer.


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Ditto for standing the hide-a-bed on end and working it out the door.


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If you order the new recliners - or ask the dealer to not assemble them - they come in a box unassembled so you can assemble them once you get the parts inside the 5ver.


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