Originally Posted by BCDave
In our 1999 Bigfoot
21 RB there is a "jack-knife" sofa (in the front) that has much the same issue. However, when my better-looking half read this, she said "A-ha"!
She is going to try out the idea of the comforter/quilt thing, folded into thirds, with two thirds on the 'lower (thinner) half" and one third on the thicker (seat) portion, to see if that can help resolve the issue. The quilt can be stored under the couch during daytime.
As soon as we get the trailer back from Escape
where we are having a few things done on it, she says she will go and experiment.......
She had been planning on disassembling the upholstery on it and replacing the seat-back portion with something thicker (and re-installing the original material)
She had already made new cushions for our Boler
1700 and they turned out GREAT, so she is not afraid of experimenting.
Great News! Someone else who understands with the gaucho couch problem!
I want to hear about the experiment. Let's keep in touch!
I am not an upholsterer. But, if all else fails, that would be a consideration. What I'd want to avoid is having to get new material and reupholstering the entire trailer ($$$$). However, you still have that "gap" where the backrest meets the seat. Will additional cushioning alleviate that?
I was thinking about getting a thin topper for the "thinner" seat back section, and then putting it with a 1-2 inch mattress in a custom made cover a la Floyd. I'm trying to figure out how to keep the thin topper in place: It seems that everything slides around to where you don't want it after lights
What does your wife think about sewing a thinner topper to the mattress itself? How does she plan on fastening the folded sections of the mattress so that they stay in place?
I need to be able to fold the bed back into couch position. I must to be able to maneuver around the cabin during the day, and I don't want to remake a bed every night.
But it would be great to travel with something as compact as Floyd's mattress.
Any other suggestions?