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mileshuff

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Posted: 02/17/21 08:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do most RV sleeper sofa's come apart somehow to get old one out and new on in? The sofa in my 2014 Winnebago 5'er apparently was ultra cheap bonded leather and vinyl. Peeling badly. Wanting to replace it or have it reupholstered.

Any recommendations of shops in Phoenix, AZ to do either?


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Posted: 02/17/21 09:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The metal frame supporting the jack knife is very heavy but everything else is usually a bunch of parts rather than a single sofa assembly.

Upholstery shops are very pricey, and have lead time- but with some basic skills you can buy the material, use a staple gun, and give your coach a new look. Add foam based on desired firmness too.

Having a friend whose attention to detail it's better than yours is wise. :-)


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Posted: 02/17/21 09:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Everything comes apart. The question is do you want to put it together again?

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Posted: 02/17/21 09:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

replace it

old one is cheap/falling apart
so tear it apart---usually the back comes off and you can remove the inner bed frame

Measure space. measure doorway. measure new one and make sure it can be easily disassembled in order to get back in thru door


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Put some actual thought into it. I don’t know how to get your sofa out of your door.

What I can say though, is find one that you can get IN the door. You can always get the old one out. That’s what sawzalls are made for, worst case, although I bet they didn’t build the camper around the sofa although ICBW.


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Posted: 02/17/21 10:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just slightly off topic but do you really need a sleeper sofa?


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While visiting friends in Yuma, Az. and needing our RV Loveseat sofa re-upholstered we went to Yuma MarketPlace and got a quote from ACTIVE RV upholstery. Our sofa is a 60" wide Flexsteel sofa sleeper w/ kick-outs. Total cost for reupholstry was $950 in 2019. Price included remove and reinstall. It came out of the RV in pieces, yet upon reinstall it has worked better than new. They know how to make all the correct adjustments. Phone # (928)235-2780.

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I don't know if you're still trying to get yours out or not (and getting the new one in), but to get the most side-to-side space out of your doorway you'll need to disconnect the rod that stops the door from opening all the way. With that disconnected, you can open the door fully and get it out of the way.

Beyond that, it's just like moving furniture in your house: You have to turn things on their edges and rotate as you move through. There are some good videos on Youtube if you search for move a couch through a doorway.


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when I see the ad on TV for a modular sofa etc. (Lovesack)??????????????? I wonder if that would be at all practical in a RV.
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Posted: 02/17/21 06:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dick_B wrote:

Just slightly off topic but do you really need a sleeper sofa?


Yes. Used most trips.

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