How to Replace RV Furniture

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When looking to replace RV furniture, the first step is to go to the manufacturer to find out what other options they have for the trailer. Discover why some furniture can't be replaced without replacing major structures of an RV with help from an experienced RV specialist in this free video on RV furniture.

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Hello I'm Vince Preston with Metro Mobile RV Repair. I am going to talk to you today about replacing furniture in your RV or your mobile home. As a tech my first suggestion would be to go to the manufacturer and see what other options that they have for the limited space in your trailer. Take for instance this couch right here, if you wanted to replace it first of all you have got to find out what's underneath it. It could be a fresh water tank, a central heat unit under there and if you pull it out you are not just going to be able to set another couch in there. Also this particular couch is built into a slide out and inside this slide out window if you'll notice this is a fire escape window. So if there is ever a fire in your trailer you have a way to get out, you can't get to the door so you wouldn't want to put a piece of furniture in here that is going to be too high so that you are not able to pop the window out in case of an emergency so you want to make sure that everything is going to go right. Again I strongly suggest that you get a certified tech to reinstall your new furniture and go with manufacturer spec equipment so that you don't have any problems with the structure of the home or your slide out and stuff like that. Also mattresses and cushions and stuff like that for the RV owner, cushions can always be reupholstered to get the look that you are looking for and also mattresses can be upgraded, Sealys offers some great mattresses that are for RV's and motor homes that fit. Most of them are twins or full size or queen size beds depending on the size of your unit so it is easy to change the looks of stuff. It is really hard to change furniture because these things are built, these things are designed, the furniture is designed and then they build the RV around it. So it is always a part of the structure and it helps hold everything together and if you just rip that out and set something back in there the bottom of your slide out might not be fastened very well and the next time you slide it out and you go to sit in it it will bust seams and then you will have serious problems on your hands. Just be careful with the application that you are going to go back with and make sure that everything is going to be o'kay in your travel so that you don't have the big problems and end up having to pay guys like me to come out and take care of what you broke.

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