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Old 05-17-2021, 11:04 PM   #1
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Thor Axis 24.1 Couch

We just pulled the sofa out of our 2021 Axis and will be putting in a pair of recliners. If anyone is interested and willing to come get it in the Las Vegas area, it is available for the next week or so before it goes to bulk trash. :-)

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Old 05-18-2021, 12:08 AM   #2
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I agree the Axis 24.1 couch is a piece of trash. But I am trying to rehabilitate mine before I give up and do what you are doing. I am installing a couple of hinges in place of the OEM ones to let the back tilt back further. One mine it actually tilts forward.

I will let you know how it works.

David
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Old 05-18-2021, 12:10 AM   #3
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Yeah, we stuck a 1x2 under the front of the seat to prop it up so we wouldn't slowly sink out of it onto the floor while drinking our morning coffee.
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Old 05-31-2021, 01:43 PM   #4
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I finished the installation of wider hinges to let the seat back on my Axis couch tilt back further. It worked pretty well.

The back rest angle is determined by two hinges that attach the seat back to the couch's bottom structure. As it comes originally the seat back actually tilts forward a few degrees. It would be much more comfortable if it tilted back about 5 degrees. There is about 6" of room behind it to let it tilt back further.

See the pics below. The first is one of the OEM hinges (left) along side my modified hinge. I used a couple of hinges that I had hanging around which required filing the holes oblong to make them fit, but check at your local hardware store, you may find some that work as is.

Note that the distance between the elongated holes on the right is about 3/4" more than the left ones. That was enough to let the couch tilt back another 2" as seen in the before and after pics.

It isn't perfect but it makes a miserable couch into an acceptable one for me by allowing the seat back to tilt further aft.

David
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Old 05-31-2021, 04:21 PM   #5
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Nicely done.
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