Originally Posted by ctalley316
The changes that you made are great! My husband and I live full-time in our 25 foot Safari and our couch is SO UNCOMFORTABLE! We are trying to decide what to do with ours. That is a great idea! I priced a replacement "leather" couch with installation at $2800.00. Could probably make some of these changes in this price range and have so much more comfort.
BTW/Where do you hang coats?
Right you are about the couch; that was the driving factor in our modification. We spoke with the couch manufacturer to determine the feasibility of having a higher quality foam installed only to learn that what we had was "the best".
And yes, the cost for a new couch and/or modifying the existing unit was not cheap. That is why we decided to spend a small fortune on the two chairs and foot stools. The past weeks since we have had the chairs have been wonderful. For the first time since we purchased the trailer I have been able to sit and watch TV and not have the circulation in my legs cut off due to the steel bar that was on the front of the couch pressing against my leg so much when the foam compressed.
As for coats, we have a closet between the galley and the shower. It is not as large as we would like but, OTOH, it does help keep the quantity of "stuff" that we haul along to the necessities; otherwise known as the bare minimum.
We also have two closets at the foot of each of the twin beds; I converted one by installing shelves. We find that we don't have that much "stuff" to hang up.
The days of dresses and suits are long gone. If we have something that we MUST attend that requires more "formal" attire we buy something at a used clothing store and give it back when we are finished. This is a lot easier than hauling stuff along that you only use when someone gets married or dies.
Full timing is NOT for everyone and it is especially not for those who need to have a different wardrobe for every day of the month.