Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-01-2019, 10:13 AM   #1
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 37
Blog Entries: 1
Has anyone switched out their Sightseer 35G sofa?

Looking to switch out the uncomfortable sofa in our 2014 Sightseer 35G. While we would prefer to have reclining sofa, the 3 inch floor on top of the slide would make the height of a new reclining sofa encroach too far into our window space. So now we are thinking about just going to a regular sofa. Just curious if anyone else switched out theirs and what you came up with. Thanks!
Meowtorhome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2019, 08:36 PM   #2
Winnebago Camper
 
HowieB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Earlville, Illinois
Posts: 44
Agree

That sofa is not comfortable to sit on for more than 30 minutes. I prop a few pillows in the corner and use it as a chaise, but that is uncomfortable also. My wife (who sits in the recliner) doesn't want to swap it out so we have a bed for grandkids.
HowieB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2019, 12:20 PM   #3
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 37
Blog Entries: 1
Howie B - You are so right! We do the same thing with the pile of pillow and chaise. Have you ever laid on the bed? OMG! It makes the sofa actually feel comfortable! The problem we have in trying to replace the current sofa is that the slide has a 3 inch platform that the sofa sits on. So we would have to replace with something that is able to accommodate that difference in the gap that platform makes as well as the depth of the platform itself - which is not as deep as the actual sofa. Then there is the height of the back of the current sofa - we need to make sure the back of a new one isn't so tall that it encroaches into the windows too much. Would love to have theatre seating there, but the replacement furniture I find is both too tall in the back and can't be placed on that 3" platform since those pieces can't accommodate that gap and depth issue.
Meowtorhome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2019, 12:44 PM   #4
Winnebago Camper
 
HowieB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Earlville, Illinois
Posts: 44
Let me know if you find something that works. I haven't tried it as a bed, and hope I never have to. Other than that sofa I love the floor plan. How long have you owned yours?
HowieB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2019, 12:51 PM   #5
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 37
Blog Entries: 1
We bought it new. We love the floorplan too!!! We took out the recliner and table to make room for more countertop area. We also hide the litter box under that area. Itching for April to hit the road again. Been a long IL winter! We are thinking of heading up to Elkhart/Shipshewana area this summer and checking out what two different companies up there can come up with for a replacement. Have been emailing RecPro and Bradd and Hall with questions and pics. Just wish I could find some other's that have already replaced theirs to get their thoughts.
__________________
Meowtorhome >^..^<
2014 Winnebago Sightseer 35G
Meowtorhome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2019, 01:13 PM   #6
Winnebago Camper
 
HowieB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Earlville, Illinois
Posts: 44
Good luck. We bought ours last August in Florida and drove it home. Went to Amana colonies in October for a few days. Can't wait to get it out of storage. I found a great shop 20 miles from home that works on RVs. I'm taking it there to check it out front to back and top to bottom. It was a consignment sale (didn't find out until signing the purchase agreement) so the dealership had done nothing to it prior to sale. I'm still trying to get 2 window blinds they promised to have shipped to me.
HowieB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2019, 01:22 PM   #7
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 37
Blog Entries: 1
Let me know how the shop works out and if you are satisfied with them.
__________________
Meowtorhome >^..^<
2014 Winnebago Sightseer 35G
Meowtorhome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2019, 01:30 PM   #8
Winnebago Camper
 
HowieB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Earlville, Illinois
Posts: 44
Will do. Thanks.
HowieB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2019, 06:59 AM   #9
DLH
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Couch replacement

Check out this video, maybe you can find something. https://youtu.be/CgqfSlzzu1o
DLH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2019, 07:30 AM   #10
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 9
We have an 07 Sighseer with the same couch issue. It is going to be a bear to it get out the door as well as the replacement in the door. We are looking at a Lazyboy double wall hugger recliner. My big issue now is trying to find the attaching points to empxy the front grill back in place. Virtually no RV techs on the Mississippi gulf coast.
losone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2019, 08:12 AM   #11
Happy Camper
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Raeford, NC
Posts: 29
2015 Itasca 35G, The couch is very uncomfortable to sit on and the bed is a night mare to sleep on with out adding a air mattress on top of it. As for the front grill I noticed mine is also falling out. Looks like a job for some stainless steel bolts and locking bolts. Just bolted down the hood mount last year. Guess cement don't work well. lol Looking forward to your suggestions.
fkempf216 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2019, 09:18 AM   #12
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 37
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by DLH View Post
Check out this video, maybe you can find something. https://youtu.be/CgqfSlzzu1o
DLH - We would love to get a RecPro sofa! Problem is the 3 inch platform of the slide. RecPro told us none of their reclining sofa's would work for us because the frame of the sofa cannot be modified to work on that 3 inch platform. We were all set up to get that one until we found out that. RecPro has been great to work with on trying to accommodate our needs, but because of that platform it just won't work. :(
__________________
Meowtorhome >^..^<
2014 Winnebago Sightseer 35G
Meowtorhome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2019, 09:27 AM   #13
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 37
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by losone View Post
We have an 07 Sighseer with the same couch issue. It is going to be a bear to it get out the door as well as the replacement in the door. We are looking at a Lazyboy double wall hugger recliner. My big issue now is trying to find the attaching points to empxy the front grill back in place. Virtually no RV techs on the Mississippi gulf coast.
losone - The sofa actually comes out in manageable pieces that separate. The key to finding a replacement is to make sure that it is modular - like the lazyboy's are. The backs separate from the base and then the seats should separate from each other as well. From all of our research, make sure you measure the depth of the current slide platform under the current sofa to make sure the depth will accommodate your new sofa. Don't want too much of the new sofa hanging off the front over that 3 inch gap from the platform to the floor. Also check the height of the back of the new sofa. The height from the actual slide platform/decking to the to top of the current sofa is only about 34-36" (sorry I dont' have my measurements in front of me right now to tell you exactly). Most recliners measure 39"-42" inches in the back height, which then makes the new sofa encroach into your window requiring you to cut your side cornices of your window treatments to a shorter length or remove them altogether.

Now you got me wondering how our grill is doing. Gonna have to check that out.
__________________
Meowtorhome >^..^<
2014 Winnebago Sightseer 35G
Meowtorhome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2019, 11:09 AM   #14
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by fkempf216 View Post
2015 Itasca 35G, The couch is very uncomfortable to sit on and the bed is a night mare to sleep on with out adding a air mattress on top of it. As for the front grill I noticed mine is also falling out. Looks like a job for some stainless steel bolts and locking bolts. Just bolted down the hood mount last year. Guess cement don't work well. lol Looking forward to your suggestions.
NAPA part number 765-2416 . Number on the package 46409 5 minute epoxy.It is clear so it won't show There is no way to bolt in the grill to make it look right. Epoxy the 4 corners about 6" in in a 2" strip. Make sure you rough up the surfaces and it will hold until you jack up the licanse plate and drive another coach under it. Good Luck Lee and Margie
losone is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sightseer, switch


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2015 Sunova 35G sofa repair fkempf216 Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 7 06-04-2018 07:42 AM
Has Anyone Removed Their Roof Mounted Air Horns? Nomad Mike General Maintenance and Repair 7 10-10-2015 07:57 PM
odometer switched to kilometers rampage General Maintenance and Repair 11 08-31-2010 08:13 AM
Has anyone weighed their Adventurer hondo12 Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 7 04-02-2008 07:45 PM
Who has had their class A the longest, and why did you trade? Don G Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 13 10-14-2007 10:09 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.