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Old 02-13-2018, 04:08 PM   #1
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Replacing the Incliner with a Recliner

I have a 2015 Thor Challenger 37GT that has a incliner and sofa with air mattress all in one. It is very uncomfortable and I would like to change it out, I have looked at theater seats and individual recliners but don't want to loose the bed if I can help it. Plus I haven't found anything that would be a good fit size wise or to match the color of the driver and passenger seats. Plus the slide base is about 3" thick so I would have to come up with a cover for that.

The slide is 96" long X 37" to the edge of the slide and 38" to the front of the foot board on the sofa and 40" to the front of the arm rests on each end.

Has anyone replaced just the hardware on their incliners to make them fully recline?
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Old 01-31-2020, 07:28 PM   #2
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Did you end up replacing the sofa. I'm thinking of doing the same
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Old 01-31-2020, 07:48 PM   #3
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Did you end up replacing the sofa. I'm thinking of doing the same
I did, we went with the Rec Pro power recline sofa with the center recliner that folds down with cup holder. It is a big improvement over the Incliner and I had enough room to put a small safe at the end of the sofa that doubles as a place to hold my printer. Worked out better than expected.

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Old 01-31-2020, 08:59 PM   #4
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Wow, I just checked those out and they are very nice. The sofa that comes with the RV is terrible. I'm going to see if a blow-up bed will fit in the flooring space. It was my only option for sleeping for guests.
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Old 02-01-2020, 12:42 PM   #5
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Wow, I just checked those out and they are very nice. The sofa that comes with the RV is terrible. I'm going to see if a blow-up bed will fit in the flooring space. It was my only option for sleeping for guests.

Here is the one I was wanting to go with at first. It sit more like a car seat that conforms to you and has power head rests which add to the comfort.

Funny story, I looked all over the country to actually find a show room. I called the company and was told their show room was in Colorado, when I got there I couldn't find them and was told they were in OR, when I got to OR it was in CA, no Nevada, no AR, no it was in TX! After chasing this ever elusive "SHOW ROOM" around the country I finally found one in TX that, Surprise surprise, didn't stock the RV furniture in their show room but just happened to have one in the warehouse that I could sit in. I didn't want to put out $2500 on something and hope it worked. Turns out NOW the main show room is in Ohio! The lack of people actually knowing anything in this company was a little concerning, altho a lot of companies only are online and don't have a show room, it would have been nice to know BEFORE I planned my route! On the bright side we did get to see some great places!

Anyway, back to the sofa, it was comfortable and I liked that I could get matching front seats.

However I thought the Rec Pro was more like a house sofa and would allow someone to lay across it to sleep or just sleep in the reclined position. The angle of the bottom seat kind of rolls you to the back which my sister in law didn't like it, which may be a good thing...

Shortly after (of course) I bought these they came out with cloth instead of leather like (I don't the name) material. It fits perfectly with no room to spare front to back of the slide.

In the end I went with Rec-Pro and I do like it. We wanted more of a house feel to our MH and it was cheaper, so we are happy with it.


https://shop4seats.com/rv-furniture/...t-package.html

One more thing, I did have to remove the side things on the windows to clear the back of the sofa, but not a big deal.

Hope this helps
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Old 02-01-2020, 04:02 PM   #6
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That is very nice and opens up the area. Much nicer than what is stock.

It almost seems like recpro is more of an online site and not a showroom. You drove some miles to see them that's for sure :-)

I just have to figure out how to still use that the area for guests sleeping and have a nicer couch area for use. Wish I had an overhead cabin bed now !
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