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Old 08-22-2009, 05:57 AM   #1
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Couch is gone-now what!??

Couch (I refuse to call it a gaucho!) is now gone. I see batteries and my converter. And advice from those who have dumped the couch and gone to matched recliners?
We have the chairs ordered-nice smallish Lazyboys. But now I have to figure a clever way to hide the stuff that WAS under the couch. Before I begin I thought I'd seek guidance from those who have been there.
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:31 AM   #2
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My solution

I recently modified my Classic 28. On the forums page, click on "Classic", then "2005 Classic (all lengths" , then "Classic 28". It is a looooong thread, but the couch to chairs part is on the last couple of pages.

We love the result. The trailer feels a lot more roomy and the chairs are super comfortable. I would not go back to the couch.

Depending on the width of the chairs, you would need to modify the width of the projecting center cabinet. I have about 2" on each side of each chair to fully recline.
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One good thing about mine, the batteries are located on the side, but I sure like the recliners better. Best of success.
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I'd also build a cabinet to cover the electricals. Just make sure you leave a way to get to them if needed. An extension outward to hold a lamp or magazines, or the tv remote, is a good idea, and makes it look less like a field modification.
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Old 08-22-2009, 01:04 PM   #5
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Couch Gone etc.

Well, my biggest problem is that I now am looking at two big ugly black battery boxes that stick into the trailer about a foot! That forces the Lazy Boys OUT quite a way into the room. If I could even TURN the batteries crosswise to the fore/aft axis of the trailer it would help but I would have to CUT the boxes apart according to what I've seen so far.
I may end up having to leave it and cover it with a shelf or cabinet or whatever but it sure pushes the chairs out into the available floor space.
I'll keep ya posted.
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Well, my biggest problem is that I now am looking at two big ugly black battery boxes that stick into the trailer about a foot! That forces the Lazy Boys OUT quite a way into the room. ....................................
I'll keep ya posted.
Don't the Lazy Boys need to be that far out from the wall anyway in order to recline?
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Well, my biggest problem is that I now am looking at two big ugly black battery boxes that stick into the trailer about a foot! That forces the Lazy Boys OUT quite a way into the room. (
My answer, if you will look at the Dlassic 25 thread I referenced earlier, is to cover the battery boxes with a low cabinet and then leave room above that cabinet to recline the chairs.

I have a lage center cabinet with recessed, smaller cabinets on each side. The lower cabinet on the road side has the converter and all associated wiring. The recessed upper cabinet above that has the DC fuse box.
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You might also want to move the table near the door--if you have one--to the other side of the coach. Just did that today on my 94 30' Excella, and it makes a lot more room, plus we can now use the table with the double recliners we have instead of the orginal couch. If you're interested, I can describe how to move the table, but yours may not have that.
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