RecPro Recliners Upgrade

Woohoo new RecPro recliners! We recently installed recliners in our motorhome and are now “happy campers”. The recliners have made a huge improvement in our comfort levels when relaxing inside the RV. 

Our 2017 Thor Vegas 24.1 came standard with a couch and three seat belts. Even before taking possession of the motorhome we planned to replace the couch with recliners as it was lacking in comfort. We shopped at several furniture stores but couldn’t find exactly what we wanted for size, fit and comfort.  Finally we found the perfect furniture at RecPro in Bristol, Indiana. 

We purchased the RecPro Charles 67″ Double RV Wall Hugger Recliner Sofa w/ Console to fit in the 68″ opening where the couch was. We chose the Mahogany color as it matched the front seat trim and floor the best. Other available colors are Toffee, Putty and Chestnut. RecPro offers free color swatches upon request. RecPro carries many additional types and sizes of furniture to meet RVers needs. They also provide free same day shipping if products are ordered by 2pm eastern time. 

Follow along for a pictorial of the couch removal and recliner install in our Thor Vegas 24.1. 

The couch folded out into a bed large enough for two people. Changing the seating out for recliners eliminated the bed but since we hadn’t used it like this for two years, chances are we wouldn’t miss it. 

Taking out the couch was not a simple task. Cushions were the first to go. 

There was a small storage area under the couch that we lost from the elimination of the couch. We did use the area but since it was hard to access, storing the items in an alternate location is better anyway. 

Removing the bottom cushion was a cumbersome task as it was bulky and hard to spin around to get it out the door. 

The couch was screwed and bolted together. We ended up with a sandwich size bag of hardware when finished with the removal. 

After the cushions were out we tackled the bottom frame. 

Next up for removal were the couch arms. Interesting that both arms were bolted to the bottom frame but only the left side was screwed into the side wall. Not sure if this was on purpose or a few screws were missed upon installation. 

Our initial thought was to store the couch in case we ever sold the motorhome and the new owners wished to have the couch instead of recliners. After it came apart in a dozen pieces we decided that it would be difficult to reassemble correctly so to the dump it went. 

Here’s our new recliners from RecPro of Bristol, Indiana. They arrived promptly via FedEx in good condition. The two large boxes are recliners and the smaller one is the center console. 

The recliners were packaged extremely well with plenty of cushioning and wrapping. 

RecProTM is in Bristol, IN in the heart of Elkhart County. We develop, manufacture, and import our own products in addition to selling Atwood, Suburban, SHURflo, and other quality name brand products. We buy direct and warehouse vast quantities of product so that we can offer the lowest costs, and expeditious shipping, to our customers. With our industry-leading service, our customers avoid long waits, drop-shipping, or “out of stock” emails following their orders. Our culture is such that if you order it, we will ship it within 24 hours during weekday operating hours. At RecPro we turn “no” into “yes”, and the “bad” into the best!

Use the button below to get an instant 5% discount on all RecPro products.

Want to order by phone, just tell them Off Our Rocker RV referred you and give them our discount code “OORRV5”.

Every purchase helps support this blog.

The first look at one of the recliners in the RV. 

Center console in place. Looking good so far!

The front legs of the recliners extended past the edge of the slide platform. Since the legs needed to be securely fastened to the RV the slide platform needed to be extended. 

We used a 4 x 4 post and leftover brackets from the passenger seat desk that we had previously modified to build out the slide platform. 

We trimmed the 4 x 4 to a finished dimension of 3.5 x 3″ to allow clearance over the table leg bases. The angle cut was placed as the table saw we were using only had a 3″ maximum cut.  The cut also shaved off a little weight. 

We painted the post black to match the plastic trim piece that was removed from the slide platform and reattached to the the extension post. 

The recliners were bolted into place after securing the extension platform. 

Once the recliners were bolted in place it was time to test them out. We love them! They do extend higher on the window than the couch did but we are still able to easily reach the blinds and the knobs to open and close the windows. Two seat belts are fully usable as well with the recliners securely bolted down. 

Here is a photo of the chair in a reclined position.

RecProTM is in Bristol, IN in the heart of Elkhart County. We develop, manufacture, and import our own products in addition to selling Atwood, Suburban, SHURflo, and other quality name brand products. We buy direct and warehouse vast quantities of product so that we can offer the lowest costs, and expeditious shipping, to our customers. With our industry-leading service, our customers avoid long waits, drop-shipping, or “out of stock” emails following their orders. Our culture is such that if you order it, we will ship it within 24 hours during weekday operating hours. At RecPro we turn “no” into “yes”, and the “bad” into the best!

Use the button below to get an instant 5% discount on all RecPro products.

Want to order by phone, just tell them Off Our Rocker RV referred you and give them our discount code “OORRV5”.

Every purchase helps support this blog.

In this photo the chair is in the full reclined position. The top is 3/4″ away from the wall when fully reclined. 

This photo shows the floor distance between the recliners and the kitchen. There is ample space to use the table(s) with the recliners in place. 

Here is a photo of the chair in the reclined position with the RV slide in. With the recliner fully extended to the maximum position there is about 3″ of clearance from the end of the foot rest to the cabinet hardware. 

We love our RecPro recliners and are very happy that we made the change from the original couch. RecPro has been fantastic to work with and have gone above and beyond in assuring a pleasant customer service experience. We are so sure you will be pleased with your products from RecPro that we partnered with them in offering you a discount on your next purchase. Use the code OORRV5 to receive a 5 percent discount on any of their products. Orders can be placed via the RecPro website, via telephone at 574-848-0405 or by clicking any of the RecPro links in this post. Happy RecPro shopping and be sure to mention that Off Our Rocker RV sent you!

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4 thoughts on “RecPro Recliners Upgrade”

  1. What did you do with the tables and table legs that are stored in slots behind the couch? We have a 2014 Thor Axis 24.1 and don’t believe yours was too different when you had a couch.

    1. Our Vegas came with a long table and an oval one that was stored in the closet. We replaced both tables with wood ones that much better fit our needs while weighing significantly less than the original ones and store these in the closet as well. There is a small amount of room behind our recliners that would hold a table but they would be tough to get out as the recliners are taller than the couch. Our suggestion would be to relocate them to the closet.

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