Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-17-2007, 06:40 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 52
Can I replace the couch?

Does anybody make a replacement couch for a 86 Sovereign? Our couch is in good shape but when it comes to using it as a bed, my wife and I think it is the worst. We take the couch and let the kids have the rear twin. So, we never get a good night's sleep on that couch. Seems that I always end up in the crease of the couch. Has anybody else had this problem?

Greg
__________________

__________________
85Sovereign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2007, 07:13 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
ALANSD's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 8,462
search the forums, as there have been discussions on gaucho or couch replacements.
__________________

__________________
1966 Overlander
AIR #005
Please visit our blogs and web pages:
OUR AIRSTREAM PASSION! BLOG
RESTORING AN AIRSTREAM
Our AIRSTREAM and TIN CAN TOURIST Rallys
ALANSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2007, 07:26 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Happycampers's Avatar
 
1979 30' Argosy
Havelock , where we park it
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,652
Check Flexsteel.. they manufacture furniture for RVS.
__________________
Marvin & Annie
Niki (fur baby)
1979 Argosy 30 (Costalotta)
WBCCI 10103
"Happiness is a warm Puppy" Charles Schulz
Happycampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2007, 08:39 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
Suburbia , Sunny So Cal
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,756
Cheaper solution

Put the kids on the couch.
__________________
I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

WBCCI 6731 FCU
AIR# 13896
CA 4
Goin camping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2007, 08:45 PM   #5
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 52
Thanks for the info. We don't like to put the kids near the front door (call us overprotective). But, I may have to if I can't find a better couch for sleeping.

Greg
__________________
85Sovereign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2007, 10:53 PM   #6
GStephens
 
GStephens's Avatar
 
1982 31' Limited
1953 25' Cruiser
Hamilton , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 563
Images: 15
Your problem has to do with the couch that came in the Sovereign. The seat of that couch just pulls up, pulls out, the back falls down and it makes down into a bed. Airstream installed a better couch in the Excella and Limited models. On that unit, you grab the back of the couch and pull it up and over the seat which remains stationary. The back pivots all the way over and ends up in an upside down position toward the rear of the trailer. Sleeping on that couch is generally great. As you've found, sleeping on the one you have can painful.

I occaisionally see couches for sale here on the forum's classified section. There was one listed not long ago by itself and it is possible that it might still be listed as "for sale". There was also a gentleman who was wanting to sell a complete interior. It seems to me that his couch was one of the better kind. If you can find a couch out of a Limited or an Excella, you will likely solve your problem.
GStephens
__________________
GStephens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2007, 08:20 PM   #7
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 52
GStephens,

The couch you have described in the Excella is what I have in my Sovereign. To make the couch into a bed I pull the back rest forward and towards the rear of the trailer. It then rotates to face upwards. The seat remains stationary. I wonder how that happened? Anyway, we still don't find it comfortable to sleep on.

Greg
__________________
85Sovereign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2007, 09:03 PM   #8
INSANITY CENTRAL
 
doorgunner's Avatar
 
1986 32' Excella
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Citrus Heights , California
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,105
Images: 35
I offed my gaucho!

Yup got rid of it. 86 32' Excella flip over thing. The problem you will encounter has to do with the location of your batteries. Mine are directly below the gauco and I'm suspecting yours are located there also. These trailers are all a compromise, not much fits ergonomically nicely in my opinion. If you want a nice comfortable couch you probably will need to have it custom built or do it yourself. If you are wanting something that turns into a nice bed at night - well lotsa luck. for what its worth, I'm building my own. Good luck,
__________________


www.popasmoke.com




Proud Appellation American





Vine View Heights is now closed.

YETI ( 65 Quart )

IGLOO (Ice Cube, 50 Quart )
doorgunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2007, 10:22 PM   #9
4 Rivet Member
 
Excella3287's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 265
Images: 1
Ahh but a never ending story, we put a comfortor down then the sheets and the kids don't complain and having tried it myself its not the bed however not that bad for short term. My wife now says 6 for coctails 4 fro dinner and two for bed. We are removing the couch bed from our 87 Excella and replaceing it with two chairs. maybe your interested?
__________________

__________________
Excella3287 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Repair or Replace Original Bowen Water Heater? Andy R Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 8 11-16-2005 04:51 PM
Couch option Pahaska 2002 - 2005 International 10 07-14-2005 01:05 AM
Replace copper water lines in '61 Bambi 61BambiCanada Fresh Water Systems 1 05-22-2002 07:04 AM
front couch for 31 soverign center bath jim c taylor General Interior Topics 0 04-12-2002 04:58 PM
What tires to replace with? Charcigar Tires 1 04-09-2002 02:08 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.