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Old 10-06-2012, 23:26
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Hi, we have recently purchased a static caravan but are find the sofa in it is very hard and uncomfortable. As it is a free standing one we thought it would be easy to just go out and buy a new replacement sofa from a normal furniture shop, but not so

After visiting a few different shops today, no one has a sofa that will fit
The depth of the base can only be 80cms as the other sofa in the van has a pull out bed that comes across the sofa we want to change so cannot go any bigger.

Anyone know of anywhere that sell caravan sofas that may have a the narrow depth required.

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Hi Anita, I am pretty sure if you do some 'digging' you will find a sofa that will fit through the door, or maybe a member who has done this will advise where they bought theirs from, as we have several who have done this successfully.
You could also consider the 'modular' type (individually blocked seating) that you can separate into pieces. Someone will read this soon who can help you.

We have a very useful thread here with lots of useful tips, if you click on the link, and then use the search button and type the word 'sofa' you should find lots of useful info to help.
(It is rather a long thread, but there are many useful tips within it, grab a coffee, and away you go... see you next week!)
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Hi Anita,

Don't know whether any of the companies mentioned in this thread have anything, but may be worth a look.

You will probably just have to shop around. I know someone that had one custom made by a firm near to our caravan Park, but it wasn't cheap!
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Post 5 in that link is very useful (for removing fixed) as well.

Sofas must meet fire regs.
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Try nabru and they come sort of flat packed so you can fit it throu the door lol and very reasonable prices
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The previous owner of our van removed all the furniture out of the lounge and replace it with a quality leather lounge suite and a nice coffee table and a foot stool.That did away with the fold out bed but if we every need the xtra bed we will use a double air bed so no problem.Maybe you could consider doing something similar.
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I am just wondering about the comfort of 'small' free standing sofa's in caravans, are they generally comfortable with good lumbar support? Thats going to be your problem-not finding one that fits and fits through the door but one that does those and is very comfortable....
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We have just purchased a modula sofa and two chairs from Nabru, you can fit them through virtually any small door or opening, they are a bit tricky to assemble but are very comfortable and reasonably priced !

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I am just wondering about the comfort of 'small' free standing sofa's in caravans, are they generally comfortable with good lumbar support? Thats going to be your problem-not finding one that fits and fits through the door but one that does those and is very comfortable....
We have a freestanding suite in our caravan - it is comfy but I wish I had two sofas instead of one sofa and two chairs - then I could lay out on one sofa and the OH on the other (I always manage to get the sofa btw). I do like wraparound seating though too, but even some of that can be very uncomfortable - depends on the van.
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We have a freestanding suite in our caravan - it is comfy but I wish I had two sofas instead of one sofa and two chairs - then I could lay out on one sofa and the OH on the other (I always manage to get the sofa btw). I do like wraparound seating though too, but even some of that can be very uncomfortable - depends on the van.
would not swap our wrap around seating mupps,it,s great and comfy.
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