Static Caravan Owners Advice Forum | Sales | Rental | Sublet

 

About Supporting Members FUP (Please Read) The GoStatic Reference Hub
Go Back   Static Caravan Owners Advice Forum | Sales | Rental | Sublet > The Lounge > Introduction

Introduction Why not take a moment to introduce yourself.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-06-2017, 16:27
comfysofa comfysofa is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 2
Default Sofa's

Hi All,

new to the site, and perhaps I joined for a rather unconventional reason.

I dont own a caravan, and as much as I would like a holiday home, I dont think this is an option in the immediate future.

However, I have often found some sofa's can be very comfortable indeed, and if not, they can be upgraded with better seat and rest cushions!

Our home (actual bricks and mortar) is a small house which has limited space, and we were looking at a corner sofa. The sizes though make it difficult, but what I was wondering, was if we could for all intents and purposes, transplant, perhaps modify and re-purpose a comfortable corner sofa from a static caravan, into our home?

It would give us a number of benefits, easy cleaning, sofa bed is optional, and the fact that I could look to modify the lengths easy enough could mean I could get it to fit in our house more easily. Specifically, I am referring to the more "modern" sofa's, those which have a wooden frame and just resting cushions, rather than a wall mounted foam / covered support which is just secured to the wall and a bench.

I am not sure if this is possible, but was hoping if I could repurpose one, it would be cheaper, and less damage to the wallet if I got it wrong, rather than buying a brand new DFS sofa and took knives and saws to it!

I would appreciate any ideas you may have?
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old 06-06-2017, 16:46
treetopper treetopper is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Treetops
Posts: 5,895
Default

https://www.nabru.co.uk/caravan-sofas welcome....This may give you some ideas
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-06-2017, 17:17
slattster slattster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 401
Default

Ours is the type that has cushions propped against the wall , The sofas are only a bit of wood and chipboard screwed to the floor and frame of the van , could you build your own and get a local upholsterer to come and finish it off , a small furniture shop may be able to help especially with the cushions , or have a look for pub fitter ... they do this type of thing. Our fold out bed is just a lump of metal that is screwed to the frame of the seating and folds out so you should be able to buy one of these , just had a quick look https://www.thecaravanwarehouse.co.u...attresss/PO001
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-06-2017, 17:21
Maddy's Avatar
Maddy Maddy is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cotswold Water Park
Posts: 3,227
Default

Ours has the added benefit of storage never understand why its only caravan ones that do. If space is short that's a big advantage
__________________
Maddy

Good friends are hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-06-2017, 18:57
Faymoore's Avatar
Faymoore Faymoore is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Ex: ParkdeanResorts
Posts: 245
Default

Hi comfysofa

to the forum.

I'm sure you will getting plenty of good advice on this from forum members.

If you have not already done so it may be useful to also consider joining one of the many static caravan owner pages on FB.

Because, in addition to input from Gostatic there are always plenty of posts regarding individuals removing " fixed " sofas etc...from their units, on those pages.

Good luck

Dave.
__________________
Enjoy life to the full. Remember, this is not a dress rehearsal!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-06-2017, 20:26
DianeW DianeW is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: The land of peace and quiet.... Lancashire.
Posts: 876
Default

To be totally honest, in all the years of owning and staying in static caravans...I have never found fixed seating to be comfortable, ok maybe for few hours but definitely not for an evening in front of TV.

Could just be us though as lots of people have them!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-06-2017, 07:05
Mosquito Mosquito is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Fold House Park, Pilling , Lancashire.
Posts: 1,520
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DianeW View Post
To be totally honest, in all the years of owning and staying in static caravans...I have never found fixed seating to be comfortable, ok maybe for few hours but definitely not for an evening in front of TV.

Could just be us though as lots of people have them!!!!
I'm not sure about the new vans with corner sofas but I have to agree with Diane. The van we used whilst waiting for ours to be delivered was an older van with fixed seating and it was really uncomfortable. My bum actually hurt after a short period of sitting. Make sure you find a comfortable sofa.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-06-2017, 08:44
comfysofa comfysofa is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 2
Default

Hi All, and thanks for the great response!

treetopper - I had a look at those guys, though I thought they were a bit expensive.
slattster - thanks for your reply, This is the kind of thing I was looking to do, as opposed to the alternative option of just chipboard on the wall. Its the base of the red sofa, and that sort of shape and design, but with the loose sofa cushiopn seating of the white one.




Maddy - I agree this as simple as it is, was one reason I was primarily thinking about reworking an caravan one, as its more logical!

Faymoore - Thanks for the greeting, so far I am getting very good advice, I am looking to keep an eye open for other facebook pages too!

DianeW and Mosquito - I agree with you, there are a number of ones I have been in which I agree are very uncomfortable. That said, the last two holiday homes I stayed in (2014 onwards - "Deluxe Plus" kind of grading) are quite comfortable, I really enjoyed them!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-06-2017, 12:24
fhb fhb is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 266
Default

Never used them myself, but there is a company called Nabru (www.nabru.co.uk) who specialise in making sofas and sofa beds for both small spaces and large spaces with difficult access - everything comes flat packed so they go through tight doorways,up spiral staircases, etc.. They have a "design your own sofa" section which may be of help. (I have kept hold of their details as our internal doors are very narrow, so if we later want to replace a bed with a sofa-bed, normal ones will not go through the bedroom door). They may be worth a look, as you may be able to design something that fits your corner.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

West Coast Windows


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

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Two Static Caravan Sofa's/Pull out bed - For Sale Anita302 Shopping 2 24-02-2013 19:51


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:32.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.