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Old 01-03-2012, 02:30 AM   #1
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Gaucho, Couch, or Recliners?

I just looked at some 2012 Classic pictures of the new gaucho style seats in the FB units and I am not a fan. They appear to be becoming even less practical for sleeping in those models than in the larger or older Classic models. Even the twin beds appear shortened. I do prefer my couch in the 2004 to the cushions style in the 2007. I think the couch is much more comfortable for seating or sleeping and nicely convertable.

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Old 01-03-2012, 02:34 AM   #2
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The Classic couch from our 2004 Classic.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:38 AM   #3
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Dinette made into lounge

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Beds looking quite short for the space in this new 2012 model.

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Side lounges can separate easily.



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Old 01-03-2012, 03:00 AM   #7
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While the side dinettes are made by design to be flat and stationary when converted.
(Sorry for the number of posts but I seem to only be able to link one picture per post and upload none since exceeding my picture limit for a free account.)
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The new ultra leather couches also have a nice appearance. That would be my preference over recliners for a small travel trailer.
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carol, sometimes the camera lens can distort the actual size (bed). the actual specs for the bed should be listed somewhere. one issue i have with my ultraleather gaucho is that even at my 6' height my heels barely hit the floor when sitting. it does make getting up easier though :-)
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I just looked at some 2012 Classic pictures of the new gaucho style seats in the FB units and I am not a fan. They appear to be becoming even less practical for sleeping in those models than in the larger or older Classic models. Even the twin beds appear shortened. I do prefer my couch in the 2004 to the cushions style in the 2007. I think the couch is much more comfortable for seating or sleeping and nicely convertable.

I agree. I much prefer the old folding couch. I wish the would offer the old style couch in some of the 25 & 27 models.
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After seeing the newer models, we were saddened about the "Cheap" look and so happy to have our '04 Classic couch. It's a very comfy sleep, especially for taller guests.
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Gaucho?

I just slept on my Gaucho for the first time last night (guest has the bed). It is a truly uncomfortable sleep for me. I'll not lay it out again, but will sleep tonight in normal 'couch' position. I know I, for one, will be looking for an upgrade for my '99.
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