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    Swapping the sofa and the recliners

    After experiencing how limited the view of the TV is from the closest recliner, I was wondering if anyone has, or have tried to swap the position of the sofa and the recliners. I guess a tape measure would be in order, but will the slides clear the sofa when closing? Hoping to save my back with a quick answer before I go slinging furniture around!
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    Senior Member rick_debbie_gallant's Avatar
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    Yup, been there done that. Swapped the chairs and couch and guess what? The slides will not close. The couch is a little to deep.

    When we get to Texas in a couple of weeks we will swap them around. We will be staying for several months. We DONT like the cold anymore.....
    Then when we move it is no big deal to slide them back. By the way, we put those coaster things under the legs and that makes things slide much easier.
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    Senior Member davebennington's Avatar
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    We have a Landmark/golden gate and found that we could not swap the recliners and sofa and bring the slides in. After many months of looking we went to Ikea armed with a tape measure we found just what we were looking for. A sofa that fit in the rear area and still be able to bring the slides in, not only that but we also found 2 Euro chairs to replace the recliners.

    My advice if you have an Ikea store give them a try.


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    Junior Member twrailroad's Avatar
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    I put sliders under my sofa. Move easily and only takes one person
    Tommy, Debbie & Dusty
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    Senior Member Tom of Ypsi's Avatar
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    The newer coaches you cannot close the slides on the coach with the couch in the rear. On our coach we can put our furniture any way we want and still close the slides.
    [States stayed in while fulltiming

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    Past North Carolina Chapter Leader trdeal's Avatar
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    USA - NC

    We have the Landmark,Mt. Rushmore and we swapped the sofa and the recliners.

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    Original Owners Club Member jmgratz's Avatar
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    Our 2007 Land Mark lets us swap too....
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    Senior Member Delaine and Lindy's Avatar
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    Lazy Boy !!!!!!!!

    Our experience with RV funiture, we have found that its uncomfortable, heavy and very poorly made. Every 5th wheel we have owned we have removed the RV funiture including those so call ultra-Leather recliners, what a joke. In the past we just gave it to Goodwill. However we finally decided the only way to get what we wanted in design was to special order our 5th wheel. So when we ordered we deleted the couch and recliners, it does save you some money. We use Lazy Boy Love seat re-cline away, and a Lazy Boy recliner. We don't use a couch, out Dog "Montana" uses that extra space, he isn't allowed on funiture he has his own area. All we do is turn the recliner and we tie nothing down, thanks to the center point air suspension. GBY.....

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    For those of you who have swapped the couch with your chairs, any concern about blocking the LP detector (ours is on the back wall)? Will it still function properly (protect you) if we put the couch in front of it?

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    We have an 07 Bighorn with rear living room. We switched the 2 recliners with the sofa. The only thing we have to do to insure the slide works is to take the seat cushions out of the sofa when we travel. It's tight but we have about an inch to spare and everthing works fine.

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