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Posted: 08/26/19 05:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thinking of going full-time and wondering how easy to switch them out. Or, is it even recommendable? Looking at a entertainment style double recliner with center console with option for reclining. How much should I expect to pay and who would you recommend? Also, is there a market for the sofa after it is removed?

Just looking for advise......


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I plan the same furniture swap out sometime later this year-- I'm too interested in what people have used.


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Picked up a perfect condition electric dual recliner for $100 a while back.

Once we figured out how to remove the seat backs, it was easy to get it in the door.

If you aren't using the sofa-bed, it's a great swap. I wouldn't count on selling it for much.


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Posted: 08/26/19 06:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lazy boy makes just you want, the back comes off so it will go in the door I did it a few years ago and listed the couch on the internet and sold the next day.

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It depends on if your couch is in the flat floor side or the raised floor side - we have one of each.

One the flat floor side it would be a simple, easy job. On the raised floor side it would be a challenge. Do-able, but a challenge.

I just looked; it appears you have the 3724 floor plan with the couch in the flat floor side. It's a big couch, so getting it out the door might be an issue. Once thats done, getting the new one in the door shouldn't be a problem.


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Our coach had 2 sofas , one in each slide , facing each other .
They worked ok for us we could each lay on a couch and watch TV
but they were not the most relaxing seats to just sit on .
I removed the one behind the driver and installed 2 Euro style
recliners with separate foot rests .
We can relax better in those .
They are not bolted down so when we travel the foot rests are
stowed upside down on them and the seat belts secure it all in
place .
So in our case we still have a sofa bed and 2 recliners .

What ever you decide to install be sure you can get it inside .
I had to disassemble the couch and the recliners to get them
through the door . That was ok but some furniture may not
disassemble enough .

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We have replaced all the furniture in ours over the years. Added a third captain's seat and two Lazyboy recliners, a desk and a small chest of drawers. Easiest was the slide side as you can just run it out to get underneath to get to the bolts. The other side you need to reach/crawl into the basement compartments. Leave all the seat belts in place-you'll need them over time. Be certain you bolt/screw things back down one way or another. We left the recliners loose, and just use the seat belts to hold them down when traveling.


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Folks swap out RV furniture quite often. If you can get the "old" out of the door, you will have it licked!

There are folks who have knocked the Thomas Payne furniture, but we have 2 pull-out sofa beds and one dual seating theater seat with power recliner, also has built in USB power supplies. We've had this camper for almost a year now, and we've had no issues with the furniture. Thomas Payne is, more than likely, the furniture you'll get in a new RV. The nice thing about the Thomas Payne RV furniture is the fact it all comes in parts, making everything easy to get in and out of the RV door. The parts just snap or hook together.

But, there is nothing wrong with getting true house-hold furniture either from a furniture store. You just have to make sure the item will fit through your RV door, make the necessary turns, and be able to position in the right spot. We swapped out two rocker and the kitchen table in our previous TT for a true 3 seater, recliner couch. The backs removed, making it possible to get inside the camper. But when we sold the camper, I left the couch in it.

Here again, if you can get the old out, you can replace with anything that fits through the door. Do your homework first ... lots of measuring if you purchase from a furniture store or on-line.

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We swapped out sofa bed for two recliners. The only thing we had to do was remove the back of the sofa to get it out if the door. Make sure you measure for wall clearance with the new setup. We bought our recliners from Hudson Furniture.

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We removed all the rv furniture, theater seats and 2 rockers. We replaced with lazyboy recliners and a desk for work,space. The rv furniture was flaking and were space wasters as well.


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