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Old 03-14-2015, 07:45 PM   #29
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Thanks Will call on Monday. Want to see if I can get color/fabric samples.
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:00 PM   #30
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He will send you samples, may take a week or so for you to get them. You really dont want to decide a color based on pictures on the computer.
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Old 03-15-2015, 03:40 PM   #31
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Movie theatre seats

We went with movie theatre seats for our MH. We only need 2" clearance from the wall. The seats come apart easy. They are the seat part and the right side. The back is attached once inside without tools. It comes apart just as easy. The final piece was 1 left side. We used 2 seat/right sides, 2 backs, and 1 left side. Total cost was $750 plus sales tax. The head rest will flip up to watch tv or go down for naps. Also comes with cup holders.
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:39 PM   #32
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Ricki,

We looked at those after we saw yours! We were going to go with that idea but the new lay out wont allow for the extra width needed. But then again, DW has changed her mind 4 times so far, so you never know!
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:02 PM   #33
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my 2002 Classic has the standard front fold down couch which is neither a good couch or a comfortable bed. Looking to pull out the couch and replace it with a couple of Lazy Boys. My trailer is still in storage so I can;t get in it to look at it. My question is with regards to the two battery boxes and all of the electrical 'stuff' under the couch. When I remove the couch am I left with a clear/clean area to place the new chairs or will I be in for a major rework project. If anyone has done this, please let me know. I appreciate any help that I can get,
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:14 AM   #34
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my 2002 Classic has the standard front fold down couch which is neither a good couch or a comfortable bed. Looking to pull out the couch and replace it with a couple of Lazy Boys. My trailer is still in storage so I can;t get in it to look at it. My question is with regards to the two battery boxes and all of the electrical 'stuff' under the couch. When I remove the couch am I left with a clear/clean area to place the new chairs or will I be in for a major rework project. If anyone has done this, please let me know. I appreciate any help that I can get,
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Pete,
I've redone 4 30' Excellas, exactly for the reasons you mention. On each of them, I've built additional storage space over the battery boxes, these cabinets replace the storage space that is lost when the sofa is removed.

It's not a particularly difficult job, however because of the contours of the walls and the fact that there are no square corners, some woodworking skill and tools is essential.

There are some recliners out there that are 27 to 29" wide, and are "Wall Huggers" that are excellent.

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Old 04-01-2015, 08:55 AM   #35
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There are some recliners out there that are 27 to 29" wide, and are "Wall Huggers" that are excellent.

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Thats the width of the lambright chairs we ordered, 27" and they are wall huggers. Make the most use out of the limited space there.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:53 PM   #36
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I like my couch as a couch and as a bed. Wish I had a 34' so I could have a couch AND recliners-


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Old 04-13-2015, 10:20 PM   #37
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My wife and I are serious recliner people. We can't tolerate RV sofas for "all-evening relaxing". We want to be very comfortable sitting in our coach for many hours on end!

The most comfortable recliners which are suitable for the compact size of an RV, that also swivel, and rock that we have found, are the Best Furniture "Picot" swivel rocker recliners. About $600 each.

We bought the first one from an RV interior remodeling company in Junction City, OR. After sitting in it and reclining, I bought it on the spot for our first coach.

We loved it so much that, ultimately, we removed both sofas from our 43' diesel pusher and bought a second one from a regular furniture store.

We have lived full time with these great, comfortable, moderate sized recliners for a year and a half and would recommend them highly. They are only about 32" wide... the perfect size for RV use.





Now that we're downsizing from the 43' diesel pusher to an Airstream 30' Flying Cloud, we're going to buy another pair of Best Picot swivel, rocker, recliners to go into the 30' Flying Cloud Recliner model (we ordered it from the factory WITHOUT the recliners in it).

And, I will freely admit... yes, I've fallen asleep MANY times in this luxurious recliner! It's like a luxurious bed masquerading as a reclining chair! If it's the last recliner I own before I leave this world, I'm fine with that!

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The Picot recliners look comfy. You may want to compare the dimensions of them to the Villa recliners Airstream uses.

Villa Lift Euro Recliner, Glastop Inc.

We tried a few different models to find one that fit, reclined, and swiveled without bumping the side wall. For example our Ekornes Stressless recliners from home looked too small for the space and the seat was too low; I could just see over the Airstream front window sill from mine. We settled on the factory recliners and they are quite good for fit and comfort.

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Old 04-13-2015, 11:15 PM   #39
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The Villa factory recliners seem to have an "ok" reception, but not "great". They certainly look nice. But it's all about the feel, ultimately.

Even our Airstream dealer suggested that we actually sit in the Airstream factory "Euro-style" recliners (which are on display, up the street from them at an RV furniture store) before deciding to order a recliner model Airstream "with or without" the supplied recliners.

We have sat in pricey Euro recliners before and while we found them to be OK, we have been more comfortable in the plusher-padded American style recliners.

I'm sure the Euro-recliners do a good job of seating one in reasonable comfort. But at this point, for us, "reasonable" isn't good enough. We want GREAT, if we can get it. ;-)

For us, it all comes down to this: while you are in an RV you spend nearly ALL of your time either sitting (sofa or recliner) or in bed.

After having one good-sized 5th wheel and two large diesel pusher RVs, we've learned that what is supremely important for us, when RVing, are just two things: superb recliners and a superb mattress.

If an Airstream has both of those, we're totally down with that! Even in a small trailer, with no slide-outs... one can be supremely comfortable, if you have the best seating and the best mattress.
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DHart, I see you are both using laptops from your chairs. If you get the 30' recliner model model, it works very well to replace the console flip-up table top between the recliners with a larger one, say 28" x 24" slightly tapered narrower toward the end, and the corners rounded. You will need a support leg to help the hinges hold it up. Experiment to suit you.

Then you can set the laptops on the little table top for use, as well as have breakfast or lunch there while catching the activity out the pano window. Or popcorn while watching a movie at night.

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DHart, I see you are both using laptops from your chairs. If you get the 30' recliner model model, it works very well to replace the console flip-up table top between the recliners with a larger one, say 28" x 24" slightly tapered narrower toward the end, and the corners rounded. You will need a support leg to help the hinges hold it up. Experiment to suit you.

Then you can set the laptops on the little table top for use, as well as have breakfast or lunch there while catching the activity out the pano window. Or popcorn while watching a movie at night.

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Cheryl... my wife and I are internet junkies. And, we are supported by our internet-based business. Our MacBookPros spend a considerable amount of time on our laps for both business and pleasure. Over the years, we have migrated toward "lap desks" which are like small tables with soft cushioned bottoms, which rest on our laps while we sit in our recliners. This is for work, email, internet surfing, movie watching... all of it. (Supplemented with iPads, when not at the MacBookPros).

While having one big folding table before us sounds appealing, I'm not sure if it would work as well for each of us individually, as the lap desks do. But I can see a couple of ottomans to hold the lap desks when they're not on our laps!

That said, you have been a great source of information and assistance in helping us with the transition from huge diesel pusher to Airstream! Thank you for that!
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Recliners came in on Tuesday. Heavy little buggers. I assembled one in the living room. The covering is a navy vinyl and the arms are a natural finish cherry. I haven't opened up the side tables yet but they match the finish.





The heaviest part is the base unit, the back is a metal frame that snaps in and the back cushion goes over it.



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