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Posted: 02/17/21 06:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dedmiston wrote:

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.


Not sure what type of RV you have and what rod you are referring to. On every trailer and 5th wheel I've owned the door swings fully open against the side of the trailer where there is a catch to hold it open.


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mileshuff wrote:

dedmiston wrote:

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.


Not sure what type of RV you have and what rod you are referring to. On every trailer and 5th wheel I've owned the door swings fully open against the side of the trailer where there is a catch to hold it open.


Our fiver has a gas strut on each of the doors to stop the doors from fully opening. Our doors open until they're perpendicular to the wall, and then they stop at the end of the strut.


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When I replaced mine, the back rest came apart from the rest of the sofa. I had two separate pieces and it was a piece of cake to get out the door. I measured the length, width and height and ordered a new one from Amazon. It went in to the TT the same way the old one came out. After getting it inside I put the back rest on with the bolts that were included. Not a big issue at all. I also checked to get the original reupholstered and found that a new one was cheaper and I went with fabric instead of that faux leather.


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Posted: 02/17/21 08:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I got my old one out in one piece, would not come apart and wanted to keep it and got the new sleeper in(it was one piece only). Was heavy and not fun and only two of us.
Writing the check for it was the worse part.


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Check out Lambright Comfort Chairs in Topeka, IN. Our sleeper and chairs are on order.

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Bears Den wrote:

When I replaced mine, the back rest came apart from the rest of the sofa. I had two separate pieces and it was a piece of cake to get out the door. I measured the length, width and height and ordered a new one from Amazon. It went in to the TT the same way the old one came out. After getting it inside I put the back rest on with the bolts that were included. Not a big issue at all. I also checked to get the original reupholstered and found that a new one was cheaper and I went with fabric instead of that faux leather.


Can you share what you purchased and from where? Most RV's have the sofa's bolted to the floor as is ours. Did you have to drill any new holes to bolt the new one or is there some standardization in bolt locations?

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Posted: 02/20/21 11:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Old-Biscuit wrote:

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


Yes, yes, and yes.

The backs *do* come off - IIRC when I replaced mine (never to return),
there were a couple of bolts per side - or maybe just a "slip fit".
At first - it doesnsn't look like the back comes off - but it does.

Removing the inner bed frame is no big deal - and removes lots of weight.

Helps to have another pair of hands to get the base through the door.
But took all of 5 minutes - or less.

Made better use of the space for the two (different/better) recliners, and re-positioning the "freestanding" (bolted to the floor) table and "bottom storage" chairs.

Found a nice round "drop leaf" table - and two chairs. Perfect for two - opens up to four if needed.
Have never anchored it to the floor - has never moved......and could be re-located if desired.

BTW - Sofa gone = If you have grand kids (or?) air beds are fine!

On edit: Was *not* attached to the floor....heck it weighs a ton!
If it is - it's way, way overkill.

*You* are the interior designer - enjoy!...[emoticon]

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