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Old 04-02-2006, 09:24 PM   #1
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Flexsteel or Futon (PICTURES)?

We are currently looking for alternatives to our gaucho in the front of our 71 Ambassador.

We are considering a futon mattress, but we would like to see a picture of a full size futon mattress on a gaucho frame in the seating position. Our concern is that it will just sit up too high in front of the windows. IF YOU HAVE A PICTURE OF YOUR FULL SIZE FUTON ON A GAUCHO FRAME, PLEASE POST IT FOR ME TO SEE!!! We want to see what it will really look like. We have seen a couple of pictures of a futon in the laid down position, but we don't know how it looks in the seated position in the front of the trailer.

Also, another alternative is to buy the Magic Bed by Flexsteel. It is wide enough for us and looks great, but we don't know where a dealer is located near Dallas. Camping World carries the Easy bed, but not the magic bed. Any help on this would be appreciated.

Also, I know many of you will say "do a search on here to find the information," but I am on here every day and haven't come across the pictures or information that will really help me. So, if you have something that will help me, please post.

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Old 04-03-2006, 07:07 AM   #2
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You GOTTA search

I know you may think that you have searched well but some threads are more than one page long and this forum will not allow you to post the same photo twice.

I believe that I provided the exact same link last time you requested.

This is a photo of a full size futon on a gaucho frame...in the upright position

Go here for all the photos.

http://www.airforums.com/forum...cho+conversion
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When we were remodeling the interior of our 75 Tradewind we thought a futon was the perfect answer to the uncomfortable gaucho. We put in the best futon we could find and took off to Florida. The frame and mattress looked great in the place where the gaucho once was but it proved to be very uncomfortable. We even yearned for the old lumpy gaucho. One rainy night we brought lawn chairs inside and found them better than the futon. When we arrived home, I took out the futon and we replaced it with a leather love seat from Ikea. It just made it through the door and fit the space perfectly. It was so comfortable to cuddle up on and long enough for my wife to sleep on. So, remember you are not limited to the camping stores there are many options open to you.
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I am also looking to replace the gaucho that I have which feels very thin to sleep on (I think it's original 1979) but would like to keep the underneath storage bins if possible.
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I appreciate your information, but I really can't tell much from your picture. You did provide this information, but I would like another look. I did look at all of your photos before. Also, concerning the searches, I have searched thoroughly, and I am fully aware that there are more than one page for several of the threads. I apologize if I have offended you with my additional request. I thought there may be some additional people out there that could contribute to my knowledge search. Again, I am sorry if I have offended you.
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Old 04-03-2006, 09:51 PM   #6
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This was a web grab. I have no idea if the picture will be of any help. I would think if you thought the futon would be too high you could get a smaller futon or make a deeper gaucho platform and turn less of it up. ? Rich Luhr replaced his gaucho with a futon in his Vintage Thunder project unit and thought it was wonderfully comfortable. But as with mattresses there must be a huge variance in feel and support. Also posted an unusual Flexsteel couch and dinette.
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bimi, we have a full size inner sprung futon sitting on our front gaucho frame. Give me a chance to take a few photos for you. Yes, it sits high, when in the upright position, roughly 1/2 of the front window is hidden. For what we loose in view, sure makes up for some ZZZZZZ
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When we were remodeling the interior of our 75 Tradewind we thought a futon was the perfect answer to the uncomfortable gaucho. We put in the best futon we could find and took off to Florida. The frame and mattress looked great in the place where the gaucho once was but it proved to be very uncomfortable. We even yearned for the old lumpy gaucho. One rainy night we brought lawn chairs inside and found them better than the futon. When we arrived home, I took out the futon and we replaced it with a leather love seat from Ikea. It just made it through the door and fit the space perfectly. It was so comfortable to cuddle up on and long enough for my wife to sleep on. So, remember you are not limited to the camping stores there are many options open to you.
That love seet is too nice! We are the envy of every one that sees it!

We took it one step further than Kent. We made one of the twin beds into a gaucho with a high end Futon mattress.
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bimi, here a few photos of the futon in the up and down postions on the front gaucho. Jeff
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What brand of futon is that?
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That is what I thought it would look like

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How is it that your full size futon goes up so high, but the picture that Smily has on the thread he sent me has his futon looking like it is the size of the gaucho? I just don't undertand how his looks so small.

Any thoughts?
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bimi, here a few photos of the futon in the up and down postions on the front gaucho. Jeff
Hey, yours looks just like what we did to a 76 31'er recently, Queen Size Futon in place of the Factory Foam... It is a bit of a struggle to get it back to the upright, but they love the comfort!!
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I'll have to pull the cover off, and find the info for you. Jeff
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