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Old 07-13-2018, 06:43 PM   #1
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Replacing Loveseat sofa bed 2016 31UL Precept

GOODBYE Loveseat/tri-fold bed. This is for our 2016 31UL Precept (build date Oct. 2015). Our requirements for the replacement were many. 1. Keep the same pass way distance with the slides closed as original (8”). 2. Seat height should be low enough that the feet touch the floor. My wife is 5’3”. 3. Find a color that would be the same or complement our Cappuccino color scheme. After checking all the different sources that have been mentioned here and elsewhere, we contacted Mastercraft Inc. who also built the original “sofa-bed” and dinette seating for Jayco. Bingo. They met all requirements and match the fabric(BIG plus) . We had it installed by a custom RV interior shop. They had to reroute the large wire loom and use some carpet that was underneath the loveseat to put across the front foot edge of the slide. It is very comfortable and suits are needs quite well. FYI Mastercraft makes 3 different styles in both the 59” & 70” width. They normally make manual units (which we wanted) but on request could make electric units. Pictures are before & after and the recline position.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:50 PM   #2
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I bought my 2018 Precept 35S in May from RVs of Sacramento with the deal that the dealer would replace the couch/bed with factory theater seating. The work was completed three weeks ago and the theater seating is an exact match for the rest of the interior (French Vanilla).
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Jayco did not have an option in 2016 for theater seating. In fact, they told me it was not possible to retrofit our coach. This year, our rv dealer offered to install the Thomas Paine recliners for about $1900. We didn't care for the color options nor the seat height and a narrower pass through.
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:17 PM   #4
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We replaced the loveseat/fold out bed in our '16 Precept 31UL with a Flexsteel powered theater recliners with center cup holders/remote control storage. Additionally, there are powered USB ports too. Major improvement in comfort, didn't change the walk-thru space and fit almost perfectly, (60" wide total).

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Nolsrv, Where did you get your flexsteel unit and what color did you get? I never could get good info about the unit.
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Old 07-14-2018, 01:22 PM   #6
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I got the Flexsteel recliners through 'RV Interiors' located in Riverside, CA.
Their number is (951) 688-4829 and Loren is the manager/owner there - nice guy and did a fine job on the installation. The color was an almost perfect match, Cappuccino, and we couldn't be happier. Good luck!
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:30 PM   #7
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Dear Nolosrv,
Wow! That's exactly what my wife and I are looking for!
Thanks for the info. Did you install it yourself?
Can it be delivered, or did you pick it up.
Very excited to here more about it!
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:36 PM   #8
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I installed ours using the Thomas Payne ones from CW, the series that is motorized.
Took out the sofa by myself and also installed the new ones by myself. You will need to use self tapping screws to attach it to the slide. This is in our ‘17 35S.
Took more time to take out the existing sofa than to install the two new sofas and centerpiece.
The color match is extremely close, so close you can’t notice it unless you look. My wife and I only regret we didn’t do this from the beginning as the difference is night and day.
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Ok , your Jayco dealer must be Richardson's. My DW and decided we did not want the center console so we can sometimes squeeze 3 small persons on the 2 recliners(lol) and without further information about flexsteel, we purchased the mastercraft units.
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I just swapped mine out. Bought the recliner from Recpro online. Free shipping. Installed myself in an hour. Hard part was getting the loveseat/bed out. The wiring was run overtop of the frame of the loveseat/bed. Had to disconnect the wiring and reroute it so it wouldn't interfere with the recliner install. Total cost was $701. Very happy with the outcome. Sold the loveseat/bed today. Best decision I ever made.
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