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Old 01-10-2020, 01:50 PM   #1
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Hi I have a 2006BT touring motorhome 5291. We currently have a sofa on the slide out side. Has any one taken their sofa out and replaced with other chairs. I would like 2 recliner chairs because sofa is uncomfortable and only 1 person can sit on sofa to watch TV which you need to lay down on to watch TV. The other (me) has to lay on floor to watch tv. I would love ideas. Thanks
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Old 01-12-2020, 01:20 PM   #2
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Hi I have a 2006BT touring motorhome 5291. We currently have a sofa on the slide out side. Has any one taken their sofa out and replaced with other chairs. I would like 2 recliner chairs because sofa is uncomfortable and only 1 person can sit on sofa to watch TV which you need to lay down on to watch TV. The other (me) has to lay on floor to watch tv. I would love ideas. Thanks

People swap out RV furniture all the time, sometimes with ordinary furniture, sometimes with specially made RV furniture. It depends on how much room you have and how much you want to spend.

Easy to do yourself.
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:39 AM   #3
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I agree with Dolce.
I took out the couch in our MH and had 50" to work with. We found 2 Lay-Z-Boy recliners with right and left handles but without center armrests that just fit with an inch between them. The slide floor was not deep enough with the chairs in the reclined position. I bought a 5/8" sheet of plywood cut to the correct width and depth to extend the floor by about 6 inches. I used heavy screws to attach the plywood to the existing floor, then drilled and screwed the chairs to the floor. To prevent the chairs from moving I screwed a block of wood behind wooden base.
These chairs were not cheap but worth the cost. We're very happy with the change.
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:50 AM   #4
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Thanks Fred Very informative.
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Old 01-19-2020, 06:19 PM   #5
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Do you have the original tube type tv? If you do replace it with a led tv. Put a plywood door on the opening an put a swivel mount on the door. Then you can swing out the tv so you can see it from whatever seats you install. You will also gain alot of additional storage
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Old 01-20-2020, 09:27 AM   #6
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Thanks Yes we have done exactly as you stated. Much much better viewing and TV not weighing so much.
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Old 01-20-2020, 01:55 PM   #7
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.We have a 2005 GS Endura. Our living room slide had a 61 inch sofa bed and the dinette. (same problem watching TV) I removed the couch and one side dinette. I installed an 81 inch three section recliner couch. The middle section folds down when using the recliners with cup and tray holders. Its just us two so we do not miss the dinette bench. The couch bolted right in and seat belts thread thru so the whole thing was simple. NOTE: I found recpro.com, RV furniture manufacturer who sold direct. Odered and arrived next day UPS. Couch came in three sections so it came right in thru the camper door. The quality is very good, we have used it three years now, cost me total $800. less then half of other offers. Hope this helped
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