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Old 07-22-2013, 11:01 PM   #351
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i picked up a flexsteel jackknife sofa today, i hit it with the upholstery shampooer. it has a piece that hangs down to cover the legs as well



it has these strange legs sticking out a few extra inches in the back. the front legs are 11 inches and lo and behold the seat rail in the bus is 11 inches. im going to hack the ends off in the back and bolt the rear legs right to the seat rail




i also picked up this rv range vent that has power, Grey, black and fresh tank monitors built into it. im going to clean it up and see if i can make the monitor functions work:

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Old 07-22-2013, 11:52 PM   #352
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Before you go hacking off those braces, you may want to check how it sits in flat position. I think you will find those account for the back when laid flat. Just a suggestion though.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:03 AM   #353
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Before you go hacking off those braces, you may want to check how it sits in flat position. I think you will find those account for the back when laid flat. Just a suggestion though.
you have a good point. i checked the rear braces with it lying flat in the bed position, and they stick a few inches out when flat. perhaps there was something behind the sofa when this was in its previous home. i will measure the hell out of it before i hack them off, if i hack them off
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:16 AM   #354
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I have owned a couple of futons over the years and it seems every one of them requires a bit of space you haven't accounted for when laid flat. I just figured that yours would be the same.....and even more likely to be an issue if you had hacked them off first....That Murphy guy seems to get around!!
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:57 PM   #355
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i placed the jackknife sofa into its area. the rear bars extend it out by 5 inches. by cutting them down and bolting directly to the seat rail i should gain back the 5 inches. it may be an inch or more less when in bed mode, i shall have to re measure to make sure. i may have to shorten the curtains and trim down the window sill as the back of the sofa is taller and the sill may interfere. im also going to have to hit it with the green machine again to try and remove deeper stains.





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Old 07-26-2013, 12:07 AM   #356
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i cut 4 inches off the rear legs,and it fits very well,now i just need to bolt it down:










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Looks good, and the fit looks perfect!!
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:15 AM   #358
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Re: 87 Wayne Lifeguard international S1700 CXXVI

It's great to have one of those couches. I love mine. I just need to re-cover it. Not sure about the size of yours (it looks about the same size as mine), but I've found that mine is unfortunately a bit too small to comfortably sleep two adults. My wife sits on the front-most section so she can be the navigator and talk to me when I'm driving.
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I plan to have a jack-knife sofe in my bus as a second sleeping area. Or for when I'm to lazy to walk all the way to the back to sleep. Durango says we will have to negotiate this. If I sleep on the couch, he gets the bed.

I havent thouhg about mounting it to the chair rail, good idea.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:37 AM   #360
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I plan to have a jack-knife sofe in my bus as a second sleeping area. Or for when I'm to lazy to walk all the way to the back to sleep. Durango says we will have to negotiate this. If I sleep on the couch, he gets the bed.

I havent thouhg about mounting it to the chair rail, good idea.
i left the chair rail on there just in case i wanted to mount stuff to it in the future,and im glad i did. im happy the chair rail and the front sofa legs are the same height
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