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Parrothead Mike

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We've decided to get rid of the 6' couch that has a queen size mattress when it folds out. We rarely use it and once slept on it when we had visitors (last time for that ****). We purchased a queen size blow up mattress in case we need extra sleeping space. The couch is like new (2015-same as our Silverback). Since we use our 5th wheel quite a bit and live in it in FL for the winter we'd prefer to toss in a card table and a couple of chairs for use when using a laptop or working for days on a puzzle.

Now the problem appears to be how to get the darn thing out of the door of the 5th wheel. I measured the door(27 3/4") and the couch (6' long, 35" from feet to top of back - might be able to remove feet for 3" less), about 36" depth.

I'm give it away free, but will stipulate that the lucky folks have to remove it themselves as I can't lift heavy objects. I checked and it doesn't appear to have a removable back portion or any other part to reduce the size. Plus it's a tight turn out the door due to our kitchen counter across from the exit door.

Has anyone else removed their couch and how did you do it?


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Posted: 08/30/19 02:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As a kid, I moved furniture for my mom's reupholstery business. We were usually about to twist and turn the couches to get them through small spaces.

Unfortunately in my camper, we had to disassemble a couch to get it out of the door.


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There are a couple of options to try:
tie the sofa sleeper closed so it doesn't come open accidentally. Set the sofa up on the end and slide it on a moving pad to the door. You'll need to turn it so the seat part goes out the door first and then twist it to get the back part out of the door.

Another option if you have a large enough window is to remove the window and take the sofa out through the window opening.

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Defenestration may be your only option that or a sawzall


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Parrothead Mike wrote:

We've decided to get rid of the 6' couch that has a queen size mattress when it folds out. We rarely use it and once slept on it when we had visitors (last time for that ****). We purchased a queen size blow up mattress in case we need extra sleeping space. The couch is like new (2015-same as our Silverback). Since we use our 5th wheel quite a bit and live in it in FL for the winter we'd prefer to toss in a card table and a couple of chairs for use when using a laptop or working for days on a puzzle.

Now the problem appears to be how to get the darn thing out of the door of the 5th wheel. I measured the door(27 3/4") and the couch (6' long, 35" from feet to top of back - might be able to remove feet for 3" less), about 36" depth.

I'm give it away free, but will stipulate that the lucky folks have to remove it themselves as I can't lift heavy objects. I checked and it doesn't appear to have a removable back portion or any other part to reduce the size. Plus it's a tight turn out the door due to our kitchen counter across from the exit door.

Has anyone else removed their couch and how did you do it?

Sawsall will reduce it to a few manageable pieces [emoticon] Unless you want to use the couch somewhere else.

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"Defenestration?" Hopefully an OPEN window.


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Posted: 08/30/19 04:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Getting stuff into RV is tough - removing just require a saw.


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my sofa sleeper comes apart


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Posted: 08/30/19 04:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since it's a hide-a-bed, you van dis-assemble it easily.

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whiteeye42 wrote:

my sofa sleeper comes apart
Yeah that's what the sawsall does....heh

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