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Old 11-26-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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Ok, question for you Voltage owners: Have any of you removed the LR furniture in your rigs?

I've got the 4-place reclining couch in my rig, and I'm thinking of replacing it.




I mean, 95% of the time, it's just me in the rig... so I don't need seating for 4. Just a nice seat for me & maybe a guest would do.

And while the couch is nice, in that all 4 seat positions recline... the table shown in that picture is pretty much useless for everyday use. The table-legs are just way too close to the couch to slide in & out easily... and I want a small table/desk type setup to go along with the seating.

I've got a decent pair of home-theater type seats picked out that I want to put in there... which will leave me a space of approximately 3-feet wide to also put a small table that I can either use as a desk to set my Macbook computer on, or even just a place to set a plate while I'm eating.

The question I really have is... how is the current unit mounted? It appears that it is bolted down to the floor of the slide somehow, as it doesn't move. I haven't crawled up under it yet to see where the bolts are, but I'm assuming they aren't that difficult to get to. And, I'm wondering how difficult it's going to be getting that puppy to fit thru the doorways so I can remove it?

So if any of you have played around with yours, how about letting me know.

Thanks...
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:02 PM   #2
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I have looked under them looking for more storage. As I remember they are bolted with four bolts each seat. But I have Halftimers what was I saying.
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:47 PM   #3
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Got the sofa disassembled today... WOW, what a job!

As suspected, the assembly is not one single piece... but are 4 separate units joined together. This helps greatly in removing the units from the area. I suspect that the 2-seat & 3-seat units that I've seen in various Voltage models are similar.





For anyone who wants to do this, I'll explain the steps so you won't have to go thru the trial & error process I had to.

As eighty do states above... there are indeed 4 Phillips-head screws that secure each seat to the floor: 2 in the front rail... 2 in the rear as shown below:




And trust me when I tell you... those screws are REALLY in there tight. Be prepared to use some torque when you reach under to remove them.

Since the front rail screws are obviously going to be easier to get to... start with them first. (Don't worry about the rear screws, we'll get to them later)

Open your recliner foot rest fully, lay down on your belly with flashlight & #2 Phillips screwdriver in close proximity, and begin to unscrew them. Once I had mine loosened a few turns, I used a small power screwdriver to remove them completely.

Once you have the first 2 screws out on one seat... move on down the line, removing the front pair of screws for all seats. Again, don't worry about the rears for now.

Now here's where I'm going to save you a whole lot of cursing & trouble: YOU WILL REMOVE THE SEATS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT!!

The reason is that the seats are joined into a single unit via a 'hook & pocket' process. As you face the seats... the left sides of the frames have 2 hooks fastened to them, while the right sides have brackets (pockets) that fit over the hooks when placed next to them.






Ok, so now it's time to remove the rear screws from the FAR LEFT seat. Now you can do this by either crawling back under the left seat foot rest... but chances are, you will have a whole lot of trouble getting enough torque in your hand after laying on your belly & reaching that far back to get to it. I did one that way... took me about 5 or 10 minutes.

The easier way I found was to leave the left seat in the reclined position, but not the full recline position. Then, with your Phillips-head screwdriver in your right hand... get into the next seat over, fully recline it, and then reach behind the far left seat to twist the screws out. It helps to either wear one of those forehead flashlights so you can see, or setting some type of light on the floor behind the seat. You have to really contort your body a bit... but doing it that way, I was able to get the screws out fairly easily.

Once you have the rear pair of screws out of the left seat... you can pick it up off of the hooks on the right side, and move it out of the way.

With that seat now out of the way... simply recline the next seat a bit, and you can easily access the rear screws for it. After that, the next 2 seats are removed in the same fashion.

Where I ran into trouble was... I didn't know about the hook & pocket setup, and I began on the far right seat. It wasn't a pretty sight, but I figured it out.
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:28 AM   #4
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I'm not sure when I'll need this but I sure am glad you shared how to do it. The pictures are wonderful. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:54 PM   #5
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Well.... got my new theater seats delivered today. THANKFULLY it was not a 1-piece unit!! I was sweating that part, wondering how I'd get it into the rig.

These are power-recline seats, and I haven't figured out exactly how I'm going to route the power cord yet. I tried plugging it into the outlet under the bedroom stairs, but no joy. Not enough juice there. The outlet will power my little motion-detector night-light, but won't power a small fan that I have. Not sure why, unless it's because i'm only plugged into 15 amp service right now, and the overhead lights are drawing all the power. But I'll figure that out later.

Anyway, here are the pictures:

This is the main unit. I turned it on to it's back, and got it in via the sliding glass door:




Here's how it sits in the closed position:




Partial Recline...




And finally... full recline, with all storage doors open:



I haven't decided if I'm going to leave it on the left side of the slide, or move it to the right. No matter which side it ends up one, I plan to get some kind of small freestanding table to place beside the unit, so I can use it as a dinner table or a desk
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:14 AM   #6
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very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:34 AM   #7
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Yes, very nice!

Do you have a link to where you bought that new recliner set. Not sure about the power option though. My 3905 has 4 recliners like your did but has the storage/arm rests between seat 1&2 and seat 3&4 if that makes any sense. I would not mind have just 2 recliners. And a small nook/table setup. It seems to me the nook would have to be only wide enough for one person on each side because of the patio door. Will have to do some measuring. Just considering options.
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:53 AM   #10
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nice job.. I noticed they are power seats. Where is the outlet you used for power.?? I have no power outlets on that side of the unit. I dont know why but I have to string my computer cord to the other side to keep it charged. Where does your power cords plug in at???
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