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Old 09-21-2020, 04:30 PM   #1
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Replacing sofa with dual loungers Axis 24.1

Has anyone replaced their 67" sofa with dual recliners? And where can I find a place in Texas to do the installation...there is no way I want to tackle a job like this. I'm looking a rec-pro Charles. Comments and suggestions very welcome!
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Old 09-23-2020, 10:15 AM   #2
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I installed the Rec-Pro Charles

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Has anyone replaced their 67" sofa with dual recliners? And where can I find a place in Texas to do the installation...there is no way I want to tackle a job like this. I'm looking a rec-pro Charles. Comments and suggestions very welcome!
67" Double RV Wall Hugger Recliner Sofa with Console
I installed the Rec-Pro Charles with center console in our Vegas. One reason for picking this recliner was that it could be ordered with cloth upholstery. I bought the manual recline model.

It is a fairly easy install. The back is already removed from the chair and it all fits thru a 22" door. I removed the jacknife sofa and removed the seat belts. I then added 3 1/2 inches to the front edge of the slide to have enough depth for the new chairs using a 2x4 joined it to the slide with 6 metal straps. I then covered the slide with black carpet and installed the new recliners plus outer two belts. I fastened the chairs down with a couple of homemade brackets-they do not need much to stay in place. I don't feel you really need an RV tech to do this, just a handy person (you or a friend) or a paid handyman should be able to accomplish it. The whole job will take about 4 hours or so.

Nearly a year later, we are still happy with them and they are a huge improvement over the sofa. I would rate the quality as good, but it won't compare with fine home furniture!
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Old 09-23-2020, 11:20 AM   #3
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Quite a few people have done it (including myself; we used Shop4Seats). You can find many in the Axis/Vegas mods thread:
https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f2...-3-go-820.html
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Old 09-25-2020, 11:02 PM   #4
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Thanks! Wish you were in TEXAS! I'd hire you ! Good info I'm squirreling away for whoever I con/bribe/beg to do the job :-)
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Old 09-25-2020, 11:06 PM   #5
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Thanks! Wish you were in TEXAS! I'd hire you ! Good info I'm squirreling away for whoever I con/bribe/beg to do the job :-)
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Old 09-26-2020, 12:13 AM   #6
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Thanks! Wish you were in TEXAS! I'd hire you ! Good info I'm squirreling away for whoever I con/bribe/beg to do the job :-)
Well technically I hired someone to do the swap for us so....
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Old 09-26-2020, 01:05 AM   #7
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. We cheated, and are having our Dealer swap out the couch for a pair of OEM recliners...
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Old 09-26-2020, 09:13 AM   #8
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This forum has a treasure trove of helpful information. You will find a lot of posts on replacing the miserable jacknife sofa with recliners. For us, it was one of the high priority changes along with adding more sound proofing and heat insulation.

Our Vegas is our first RV since owning a pop-up camper in the 80's. I have gained a wealth of knowledge from reading the posts and asking questions. So many owners have experienced similar probelms/situations/experiences.
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Old 09-27-2020, 04:38 PM   #9
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Thanks to everyone. This swap will be my Christmas present to myself. Now, what will I do with the old sofa???
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Old 09-27-2020, 04:50 PM   #10
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Do you have kids that need furniture?
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Old 09-29-2020, 06:08 PM   #11
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Ha! Nope
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Old 09-29-2020, 06:52 PM   #12
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How about a man-cave that needs redecorating?
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Old 09-29-2020, 11:20 PM   #13
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Rec pro recliners

I replaced my sleep sofa with RecPro manual recliners, was a fairly easy install. We love them they are much more comfortable. Put your Sofa on Craigslist I was able to sell it in a day to a fellow that was refurbishing an older travel trailer. Good luck itís one of the best mods Iíve done to our coach
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Old 09-30-2020, 12:39 AM   #14
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Ours have to be powered electrically; no room for levers and handles.
That's why we'll let the Dealership do the heavy lifting on this project.
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Old 09-30-2020, 06:49 PM   #15
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Thumbs up find a local repair shop

we replaced our dinette with RecPro loungers. best move we made! I found a local repair shop (NOT a 'big name' but a good local business!) he really went the extra mile for us! when one part arrived damaged, he informed me right away, and even kept the shipping boxes so the part could be returned! (No problems with that, by the way. RecPro was AMAZING!) The people who did the mod were super, and the results were better than factory!

it can be done, and they're out there.
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Old 09-30-2020, 07:01 PM   #16
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Has anyone replaced their 67" sofa with dual recliners? And where can I find a place in Texas to do the installation...there is no way I want to tackle a job like this. I'm looking a rec-pro Charles. Comments and suggestions very welcome!
67" Double RV Wall Hugger Recliner Sofa with Console
We had ours replaced with those recliners & love them. We had them installed by the RV dealer that we purchased them from. My husband removed the sofa beforehand to save a little money. Look at who in your area sells the recliners. They should have or know someone to install.
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Old 09-30-2020, 11:05 PM   #17
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Replacing sofa

I did same thing. Couldnít stand the jackknife sofa. Had recliners shipped directly to my local repair shop. They removed sofa and installed recliners for like a $100 bucks. Worked out really well. Sold sofa on Craigslist in a couple days.
Good luck
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Old 10-01-2020, 01:05 AM   #18
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Axis duel recliners

I saw a duel loveseat recliner I want to swap with our couch. It is not for an RV, any reason it has to be?
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Old 10-01-2020, 01:34 AM   #19
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If it can fit: it's always worth a look.
The only thing I'd look at; would be how could you attach it to the floor? I'm guessing that it's perched on four legs...
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Old 10-01-2020, 01:32 PM   #20
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Replacing sofa with dual recliners

I also purchase the Rec Pro 67 in Charles line in upholstery and am very happy. Easy install no need to bolt down, the weight is all you need.
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