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Old 05-15-2018, 08:08 AM   #1
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Couch Replacement Difficulties

Well, the jackknife torture machine replacement has run into some problems:


My two front battery boxes protrude lengthwise into the trailer beneath the couch. This leaves only 25" from the inside face of the battery boxes to the rear of our two (each side) fold up tables. Also the boxes are 10.5" high.


In my searches. I find no recliners, theater seating, etc. units that are 25 or less inches deep. Perhaps there some units that are high enough in the back to clear the battery box height, do not know.


So, how would I relocate the two batteries to make this change work?
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:33 AM   #2
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If you have the storage box between the propane tanks and the front of the trailer it is probably not deep enough to hold batteries but some on here have added an inch or so to the top and put batteries in there. On some of the newer trailers it is the battery box. It will add a few pounds to your tongue weight.

I did find a reclining sofa at Sam's Club that was open under the seats and the bottom of the back could have been modified to fit around the battery boxes but then discovered there wasn't enough room between it and the dinette back to allow the road side recliner to open up.

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Are you looking to put in larger sleeping area or simply replace the couch with chairs? I'm in the midst of redoing our Gaucho and I think I've come up with a good solution that will extend the sleeping area and keep the original gaucho intact. It won't save money but will save headaches. I was going to post the process when everything is back form upholstery but I can share my idea if you simply want a bigger bed?
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:47 AM   #4
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Well,.....

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Originally Posted by hopmonster View Post
Are you looking to put in larger sleeping area or simply replace the couch with chairs? I'm in the midst of redoing our Gaucho and I think I've come up with a good solution that will extend the sleeping area and keep the original gaucho intact. It won't save money but will save headaches. I was going to post the process when everything is back form upholstery but I can share my idea if you simply want a bigger bed?

I do not need the gaucho for a sleeping area. I simply want the gaucho to be more comfortable or to replace it with chairs that have a higher comfort level than the current couch.


We don't even have to have recliners as we have two ottomans that work well plus provide a few cubic feet of storage.


After comfort more than anything else, but still need to use the fold up tables regularly.


Would love to have you share your plan. Even if I do not do your plan exactly, it might well provide great ideas I can use.
Beginning to think that perhaps a re-pad and re-upholstery job may work for us.



Thanks for the reply!
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