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Old 02-07-2012, 02:13 PM   #1
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Pull out sofa help

We have purchased a 1976 31' Sovereign that currently has a pull out bed on the street side, forward of the galley. We are considering moving a sofa sleeper back to the front of the trailer, facing back towards the rear. The original gaucho is gone, cabinets sit where the gaucho would have been. Do any companies make pull out sofas that are designed specifically to fit in the front of airstreams? Any input or info is very helpful!

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Old 02-07-2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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Flexsteel made the jack-knife sofa in our AS. Flexsteel makes a variety of different rv sofas. Do a search on Google for Flexsteel sofa.

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Old 02-07-2012, 02:38 PM   #3
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There is an aluminum gaucho frame for sale on my local Craigslist for $30. It appears to have the track system still intact. Is that a good buy and then I could have cushions built to fit it?
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:16 PM   #4
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Flexsteel Jack-knife Sofa Vs. Original Gaucho

Our new-to-us, used 2007 came with a Flexsteel Jack-Knife sofa mounted across the front of the Airstream just as the original gaucho was mounted in yours.

The original gauchos in our two 1976 Airstreams made very comfortable, full-size beds with their big, overstuffed, futon-style mattresses.

The sofa in our 2007 is much more stylish, but very uncomfortable to sleep on.

I would try to regain the original look and feel of the gaucho that came with your Airstream. If you can purchase the original frame for $30, do it. What about the drawer front and plastic bins that go beneath?

When it comes time to by a mattress, a high quality futon in the correct size might be the answer.
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