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Old 03-30-2011, 12:32 AM   #1
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Has any one here considered removing their power sofa and replacing it with a plywood bed,with a 4" foam matress?
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:51 AM   #2
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Why do you want to gert rid of your power sofa?
We are going to take out our 2 twin that converts to queen to put in a manual sofa adds (3 seat belts)that can slide forward to allow storage 3 feet. mini toy hauler!
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:34 PM   #3
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Why do you want to gert rid of your power sofa?
We are going to take out our 2 twin that converts to queen to put in a manual sofa adds (3 seat belts)that can slide forward to allow storage 3 feet. mini toy hauler!
The GWV Legend has a power Tri-sofa as you describe. I'm curious. Is this a sofa you will buy or a custom design? When I researched GWV was the only one offering such an option. Sportsmobile had nothing at least on their website I could find.
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I did the deed on our power sofa in our Krystal Van. I removed the back and bottom to the sofa, very easy to remove without removing the sofa frame. Then stripped them down to the metal frame which had the cushions attached. Made plywood pieces to fit, actually increased the size of the bed, width and length, a couple inches. Then I had 4 inch medium denisity foam cut and on top of that I put 3 inches of high density memory foam. Then had the back and bottom re upholstered to match the existing and using the old covering to cover the back of the backrest to hide the frame. Sleeps great and still has the functionality of a power seat.
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Thank you for the quick reply. My goal is a better sleep. Where did you find the foam?
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Here is where I got it: http://www.memoryfoamfactory.com/
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Why do you want to gert rid of your power sofa?
We are going to take out our 2 twin that converts to queen to put in a manual sofa adds (3 seat belts)that can slide forward to allow storage 3 feet. mini toy hauler!
Where are you going to get the Manual sofa?
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Default New bed w sleep comfort- AHHHHHH!!!! & toy hauler

We are in the opposite position
We have 2 single beds that convert too a queen.
We are removing the back guts guts except the fender skirts.
Can you say mini toy hauler?
added two sliding rails for the bed, will add clevis pins for positioning forward and back, and a sailors t track for adjusting the the backrest that will convert to bench seat for two large people
Can only put 2 belts due to airbed has 2 chambers and they can go through the center together.

I made a jig and cut holes through the cosmetic paneling symetrical on both sides where there is no metal
There is some storage there. will add some fabric and seal with black flex trim used on fiberglass boats
Waiting for the welder to fabricate the bench ETA July 20
A friend is doing this for me who also made my front 2" hitch for the bike rack ( I have 2 bikes on front and two on back)
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Sailsailor,
Does your bed still fold up like the original?
Is the foam matress one piece & how does it stay in place when folded?
I just purchased a 170" Krystal & I sure dont like all of the lumps & bumps!!
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Yes it still folds as before. There are actually four pieces of foam, two for the seat and two for the seatback. First layer is 4 inches of medium density foam and the upper is 3 inches of high density memory foam, 7 inches total thickness. When cut to shape, stacked and covered with material it stays in place. You'll see by the pictures that it does seem wrinkled when first lowered to the sleeping position but it flattens out as seen in the upright position. The memory foam is quite compressive and expands when allowed. This is why it works so well in this instance. I was able to change the back to closely fit the door shape giving additional width and the length as well. Electric motor still raises and lowers the bed. For bedding we sewed two flat sheets together and then velcro that to a blanket and using the side bolsters we roll that in the bolsters at the feet and the single flat sheet into the bolster at the head. It's a great sleep.
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