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Old 03-01-2016, 02:44 PM   #1
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Power sofa, power bed, etc.

Greetings, first post, do not own an Airstream but looking and learning. My question: I see power queen/twins bed and power dinette-----what does this actually mean? I know that the sofa on the Classic has power foot rests and I suppose recline, but do the power beds lift up like an adjustable bed? And just what does a power dinette do? Also, is the power reclining sofa of the comfort level of, say, a Lazy Boy recliner? We are big on comfort!
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:54 PM   #2
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Bill, the power bed is just like any power bed. The rear of the bed rises up so that you can read.

The dinette table raises and lowers electronically with a switch. Very neat stuff.

Right now, the power reclining sofa in the Classic is the most comfortable seating in any Airstream. Although, it doesn't rock or swivel like a Lazy Boy. It's a good ways there, but the Lazy Boy will have it beat overall.

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Old 03-03-2016, 09:17 PM   #3
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The only way to get the comfort of your favorite recliners is to put them in your Airstream. That's what many of us have done; some Airstream models are easier than others for conversion.
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:59 PM   #4
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Comfort is important!

Thanks so much for replying. Our only Airstream experience was spending a weekend in one of the parked rentals at Circus Circus KOA on the strip in Vegas. That unit had the L-lounge and we found it miserable. There was no way to really lounge, the cushions slid around, and no position was comfortable. Love the idea of an Airstream but will have to have some real-world livability for us to proceed. Have to get inside a Classic and perhaps that FC 26U shows promise, but probably a re-do would be in order with a couple of real recliners.
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My '82 Excella had a perfect condition Gaucho couch that had just been re-upholstered when I bought it. I found that to be the most miserable sitting thing I ever sat on. Out it went and two recliners went in. I've been a happy camper ever since.
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