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Old 08-11-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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Replacing front goucho

I have a 1975 Tradewind and a wondering if anyone has replaced the goucho for a more comfortable sleeper sofa option? We have a topper that we put on it for sleeping which makes it more comfortable. The problem is needing to roll up the topper with sheets and comforter to make it a couch again. It would be great to find a sofa bed that folds up like a standard sleeper sofa so we can just fold the bed up and have a couch. Anyone know of an option like this?

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Old 10-07-2012, 10:06 AM   #2
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We just bought a twin futon mattress. Fits perfectly and I don't have to fuss with cushions

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Old 10-11-2012, 09:41 AM   #3
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Sofa beds that fold up like that are generally very heavy. It's not impossible to put one in, but bear in mind the effect on your hitch weight and overall trailer weight.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:51 AM   #4
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When we were "camping", we replaced the original mattress with a 6 inch futon mattress. Now "full timing", we replaced the gaucho with a double recliner couch.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:14 AM   #5
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Our front gaucho was missing, and we had 72 inches across the front unless we tore
out the radio console. After weeks of searching we found on line from WALMART!!
a small Futon that fit, it did need some additional stuffing in the mattress but has
worked out great, Plenty of storage under it for chairs, grill, etc.
Also easy to remove for cleaning and repairs.
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