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Old 03-25-2008, 07:48 AM   #15
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How does it sleep? Most sit well but are a real tourture device to sleep on. I love the leather but am leary of spending the money for a comfy couch only.
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Since anyone using it to sleep on will be an overnight guest, I look at the less-than-comfortable sleeping as the price of admission. I'll be using a couch much more than a guest will be sleeping on it.
This would of course be much different if someone were to use it nightly.
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:51 AM   #17
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I opened it up, and it was not uncomfortable to lay on. This sofa is going to be the main sleeper for Amy and I while Collin will take the luxurious memory foam mattresses in the rear. If we were fulltiming, we might have opted for another option, but this will work dandy for us.

Maybe I'll go take a nap on it today and report back later.

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Old 03-25-2008, 10:20 AM   #18
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Dear Sleeping Soldier,

Let us know how that nap works out...

I caught a little catnap on it Saturday when you weren't looking and it was great!

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Old 03-25-2008, 10:29 AM   #19
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I have 2 questions

1. Will the flezsteel sofa fit over a wheel well?

2. Are the Flexsteel sofas " noisey " when you are " sleeping " on them?
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:36 AM   #20
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Steve,

I am so happy that you posted the info on your sofa purchase, and Glastop. I am seriously considering replacing the front bed in our 07 20' SE with a sofa sleeper, and would appreciate your opinion on how well it sleeps. I actually don't like the mattress that came with our coach, as I find it too soft.......prefer the dinette cushions (firmer) better, but I'm just a bit too tall to really be comfortable sleeping on it. With the exception of not having a couch, we are happy with our 20' layout......replacing the bed with a flexsteel sofa sleeper may turn it into the "perfect" Airstream (for us).

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Old 03-25-2008, 11:43 AM   #21
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I have just come in from lying on if for about 15 minutes. There was no noise from the springs or mattresses. I am unsure about the wheelwell, but it did fit over the optima battery that we have in the very front.

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Steve,

I am so happy that you posted the info on your sofa purchase, and Glastop. I am seriously considering replacing the front bed in our 07 20' SE with a sofa sleeper, and would appreciate your opinion on how well it sleeps. I actually don't like the mattress that came with our coach, as I find it too soft.......prefer the dinette cushions (firmer) better, but I'm just a bit too tall to really be comfortable sleeping on it. With the exception of not having a couch, we are happy with our 20' layout......replacing the bed with a flexsteel sofa sleeper may turn it into the "perfect" Airstream (for us).

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Chief,

Your 20' with sofa/sleeper would turn that coach into a much more versitle unit in my opinion. The mattresses are pretty firm, especially when you consider the memory foam cushions we have in back. I think it is a winner.

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Thanks Stevo!

I thought you would like it...I sure do!

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Steve,

Have you had a chance to sleep on that new couch yet? I'm really interested in how "comfy" it is to spend the night on.

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Chief,

Amy and I slept on it at the Branson rally. It isn't super comfy, but it isn't terribly uncomfy either. Since I am now full-timing, I sleep in one of the memory foam twins and leave it a couch. If the whole family was full-timing, I would get a topper for it.

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We have the same couch in the Ambassador.

On our old '71 with the foam matteresses, my wife always complained of a sore back the next morning.

After using the magic bed I did not hear any complaints. I also did not hear the praise of the tri-pedic custom matress either.

So, as Steve says, its not bad. Not great either but not bad.
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Did you have any trouble getting it through the door of the A/S?
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Did you have any trouble getting it through the door of the A/S?
Susan and I didn't have a bit of trouble watching Gene and Steve put that one in. Seriously, it is a 2 person job, but not that bad.
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