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Old 11-21-2016, 02:29 PM   #1
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Jack Knife Sofa

I have a Jayco X23B (2015). My wife and I want to switch out the jack knife sofa bed to a two recliner system or a recliner love seat. We have the room, but I notice there is a box under the sofa which cannot be moved, I think. Anyone done this type of conversion?

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Old 11-21-2016, 03:41 PM   #2
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What is in this mystery box? Everything can be moved... usually.

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Old 11-21-2016, 07:04 PM   #3
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Are you certain it can't be removed? We have a jay flight slx 287bhsw & are planning to remove the jackknife sofa too. We plan on replacing it with 2 reclining chairs. We also plan to take out our dinette & replace with a queen sofa bed

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Old 11-21-2016, 09:12 PM   #4
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Under one half of our jack knife sofa is the furnace and the intake hose for the fresh water tank. Neither can be relocated without more work than it's worth, so the sofa stays where it is.
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Old 11-22-2016, 12:03 PM   #5
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I think you may be out of luck on that one, but still worth some investigation. The sofa is in the slide out which is raised over the main floor level to clear the wheel tubs (at least that is what the pictures appear to look like to me). I would expect that the raised level of the platform would have to remain to clear your wheels, and the mechanicals for the slide are probably down there too, putting a stock chair too high.

You might get a better idea by looking at it from the outside with the slide-out extended.

ETA: If possible, you might consider cutting down the legs on some existing furniture to get the right height though!
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:35 AM   #6
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That's what I was afraid of. Can't simply relocate critical components without incurring a tremendous amount of expense. Thanks everyone.
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Old 11-23-2016, 11:41 AM   #7
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If your box is like mine then its electrical . I haven't had a chance to look into it more but I would say you should be able to remove that box and tidy up those connections, keep it safe, not make it ugly looking and still make your changes. That box just unscrews from the wall ( just 1 screw) then have a look see.
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:50 AM   #8
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Our 23b has water lines from the water pump to the water heater, electric wires and a heat duct running in the area under the sofa slide. I assume yours does too.
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:17 AM   #9
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I seem to recall our 23B had the drive mechanics for the slide under the sofa. Current owners, am I remembering correctly?

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Anyone have tips on removing the top of the sofa?

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