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99dart 04-28-2019 02:46 PM

Couch arm modification
 
I am continuing with another modification. The arms of the jack-knife coach pull up & out for more room when sleeping. I had the idea of adding height to one arm so we could turn sideways and have an arm to lean against to watch tv comfortably. I have removed the bracket with the stud that inserts into the couch. And, have removed the staples holding the upholstery. I will be ripping 4, 30" long, 2" x 4"s down to 3" wide. Then, gluing and screwing them together to make a 6" higher arm. Then, having it upholstered in a matching/complimentary material. I'll ad some pictures tomorrow when I have the 2x4's done.
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JJMON 04-28-2019 09:57 PM

Looks good,,,
 
Maybe you could add a grab bar anchored into floor and the added 2x4?

JJ

99dart 04-29-2019 01:21 AM

Thanks JJ. Grab bar for extra support for the new extended arm? I would never have thought of adding support in the form of a "grab bar". Hmmm...

JJMON 04-29-2019 02:22 AM

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Originally Posted by 99dart (Post 179673)
Thanks JJ. Grab bar for extra support for the new extended arm? I would never have thought of adding support in the form of a "grab bar". Hmmm...

Well I was thinking not so much support for the for the new arm, but for a grab bar on the right as you enter the coach. We have the outside grab on the left as well as the inside, as prolly you do. We have a Chateau 31W a sister to your rig. It would be nice to have a grab bar on the right as you enter as my DW has knee and arm issues. Something on the right would help her. I will have to look into your design and see if I can do that. Right now I would have to go through the floor into the cargo area accessible from inside through the outside wall.

JJ

99dart 05-17-2019 02:12 AM

2 Attachment(s)
The couch arm is finished.

JJMON 05-17-2019 02:15 AM

Looks great. Good job!

99dart 05-17-2019 02:19 AM

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Originally Posted by JJMON (Post 182787)
Looks great. Good job!

Thanks! I had heavy duty firm foam installed in the dinette seats also. They feel Really good!


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