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Post Info TOPIC: Another step!! Getting rid of some of the furniture.


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Another step!! Getting rid of some of the furniture.


Sold the sleeper sofa and one out of the two recliners to another full timer in the RV park where we are for 2 weeks, what a blessing!  Found and had delivered our new loveseat today and re-arranged (5 times) before we found what we think is the right configuration for a work space for Dale and eliminating a lot of weight and wasted space. Really, why do 2 humans and 1 cat need a couch and 2 recliners???? Especially when both humans are "working from home".    Starting to feel more like home and we've only been on the road for a month.  Lovin' this lifestyle and learning quickly to adpat!!!



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Ruth,

Now sure where you put it, but if it is in the rear of the coach, make sure that the slides will clear the loveseat when they come in.  Much over 35 inches deep on the loveseat could be a problem what with the depth of the rear past the edges of the slide and the window frame of the back window.  Our loveseat has to go in the living room slide.

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Ruth,

Would you be willing to share some photos of your new arrangement?  We never use our sofa either & I've been trying to figure out how I could reconfigure that area without the sofa & have a workspace.  I'd love to see what you've done!



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Terry - the new love seat is in the living room slide, when we pack up Saturday morning to leave South Dakota we'll be watching the recliner closely to make sure we don't have an issue with the slides.  We know we'll have to turn it sideways.

Cindi - we removed the couch, put the remaining recliner and a work table in the area where the couch was and then put one of the end table and love seat where we used to have the 2 recliners.

Original DRV layout:

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Our new, more usable to us space.  We'll eventually replace the temporary table with something more permanent once Dale decides what he really wants in that corner.  And oh yeah, Tazzy Kat approves of the new furniture and layoutsmile

 

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Dale and Ruth Travelling with Tazzy Kat!

 

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Looks good, Ruth.  If the recliner is too deep, but nothing else is in the way, you could center the recliner on the rear window.  I doubt that the slides would reach it there.  You'd just have to secure it if it happens to be a rocker/recliner.

Follow up questions:  Are those wood or faux wood blinds?  If so, were they with the coach, or did you add them later?  If you added them later, where did you get them or what brand and style are they?

 

Now, for another idea for using the rear for a work space for Cindy, here is a picture of the rear of our Mobile Suites.  Our latest modifications for that area includes a recliner and a sewing center.  The center is built narrow enough that the slide's operation is not a problem, and all we have to do is turn the small recliner sideways.

While I'm not "trusted" to use the tape measure, I am trusted to cut wood.  So, Jo and I enlisted the aid of our youngest son and we built that one and finished it ourselves.  Well, Jo and Eric did most of the work.  I stood by and served as "go-fer" for them.

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Terry - the blinds came with the DRV, made by Levolor. I think they are real wood. I'm sure Alicia at Rolling Retreats could help you figure out where you could acquire some if you were interested.

I like the sewing table your son and Jo made, Dale's considering something similar for his work space, we're just trying to decide what will work best for him, he's thinking he wants a work table with 2-3 drawers. We're trying to decide if it's time to also get rid of the end tables. It's a work in process for us but right now we're just happy he has somewhere to work that is not our dining room table and somewhere he can leave his work sitting overnight without having to put everything away and then spend time getting it all back out each day.

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Dale and Ruth Travelling with Tazzy Kat!

 

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Thanks, all of you, for the pics!  It really helps to see what others are doing.



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Terry - correction, the previous owners purchased the wood blinds, they were not the original DRV blinds. Levolor is the manufacturer. I understand Slade installed them, however, that wasn't a job he enjoyed. Sounds like they were a bit of trouble of install.

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And here's the final transformation, second recliner gone, replaced by a desk / work bench for Dale and Tazzy Kat is loving her new perch.  We also bought a "real desk" chair for me that you can't see in this picture to replace the uncomfortable chair that came with the rig.



-- Edited by NWescapee on Monday 7th of October 2013 09:01:50 AM

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Looking good. Love how you all adapt your rigs for what you want and need.

Sherry

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NWescapee wrote:

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And here's the final transformation, second recliner gone, replaced by a desk / work bench for Dale and Tazzy Kat is loving her new perch.  We also bought a "real desk" chair for me that you can't see in this picture to replace the uncomfortable chair that came with the rig.



-- Edited by NWescapee on Monday 7th of October 2013 09:01:50 AM


 Would love to see your work area!



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It's really important to make your living space fit your lifestyle. We've replaced all the furniture that came with our RV. We now have a double reclining love seat, two recliners with a small table between them, two small end tables my DH built for each side of the loveseat, and a 36" round drop leaf table with two wood schoolhouse chairs that I painted colonial red. When we go back to fulltiming I am thinking about taking out the table and putting in something else that would hold more storage and be more useful. I'd get two folding tray tables to use when we want to eat inside. We also have a folding counter that we could eat at if I got a couple of bar stools. We rarely ever put the counter up but it would work great for casual meals. Gosh, this is so much fun thinking of things to change to make living in the RV more enjoyable. Thanks for starting the thread.

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If it passes the inspection, which it should, I hope to be buying a used Mobile Suites 36TKS, which has a similar layout (with the recliners on the left and couch in the back). Although I can't see your kitchen set up -- is it a pennisula?

Question - was it very difficult to remove the couch? My plans are to remove the couch and put in a long table where both Mitch and I can sit next to each other on our respective computers (we currently do that in our S&B and it works great, except that our workspace is 8' long; I doubt we'll have quite that much space in the rig! -- at least we like each other!!!)

Anyway, looking at the photos I've been sent, I have no clue how the couch can be removed without sawing it apart.

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if it is a double recliner or a jacknife type you can remove the back.

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I believe it may be a hide-a-bed sofa. Here's a photo.  It doesn't appear to be something that can easily be taken apart.  Ruth - was your couch similar and how did you remove it?

 

 



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again....the back un-bolts.....its not a couch per-say as one in your home.....its a steel frame held together with nuts and bolts....


it will unbolt into little pieces or big ones.....if not cut it up...the odds of someone buying it immediately are about 4 in 1000......if you are on the road and no longer have a stick and brick .....you have no way to store it or keep it.....and if you stay a week in the park and store it outside it will rain out and ruin it any way!!!

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cherylbrv wrote:

I believe it may be a hide-a-bed sofa. Here's a photo.  It doesn't appear to be something that can easily be taken apart.  Ruth - was your couch similar and how did you remove it?


As Lucky Mike said, your couch is built in two pieces.  The back lifts off the base.  Under the cushions, is a plywood panel that lifts out and there is an "air bed" inside (and some storage).  The "air bed" will fit in the bed storage in the front of your unit if you decide to keep it.

Some folks like the couch, some don't.  I still have mine but, rarely use it.  Take a moment to measure the DEPTH of the couch because it's very narrow (as in non stock).  Your slides are pulled into the area inside the unit, in the front of your couch.  Almost touching the coffee table on both sides.

If you're going to replace the couch with a work center be careful with your measurements.  Hopefully, you'll measure twice so you won't have to cut, not even once.

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Thanks all! I'd love to keep the couch but both DH and I need a work surface and I don't want to use the kitchen table as my office.

We're not going to do anything on day 1 anyway (need to learn how to use and drive the RV first!) so initially we WILL use the kitchen table and/or counter and make sure to put the laptops away at the end of the day. We'll figure out how to adjust and adapt as we go. This should be the only "problem" we ever encounter, right?

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cherylbrv wrote:

... This should be the only "problem" we ever encounter, right?


 Problem... yes, character developement opportunity... maybe notbiggrinnowinksmile



-- Edited by biggaRView on Thursday 8th of May 2014 10:59:26 AM

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Cheryl - sorry, just saw your comments and questions. My couch wasn't quite the same as the one you are showing in the picture - if you look back to my post in this thread on Aug 22 you'll see a picture of the original furniture.  The people who bought it from us coerced their strong son and grandson into helping with the removal. They unscrewed the "feet" on the couch, and carefully turned it on end and got it out the door. Took some manuevering, but not too difficult. The recliners were easier, extend the back and move it out the door once it was more straight. Our kitchen is a peninsula and it was a pretty tight fit between the peninsula and getting the couch turned to go out the door. We did totally removed the dining table and chairs just to have a little more "wiggle" room while removing the furniture.



-- Edited by NWescapee on Thursday 8th of May 2014 12:23:10 PM

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