Thomas Payne RV Jackknife Sofa Review

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Review of a Thomas Payne RV Jackknife Sofa


Adam: Hi everyone, Adam with etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a look at some Thomas Payne RV Jackknife RV Sleeper Sofas. So we're going to have a lot of different options here at etrailer.com. We have some that are a little bit bigger, we've got some that are a little bit smaller, and of course some color and material options. Some of the orientations do come a little bit different.So, one right here, we've got to have a larger center console, and some of them are going to come with a rather smaller center console like the one you see here, a little bit smaller, and then of course we do have some options that won't have any center console at all. So in this specific video, what we're going to be doing is taking the 62 inch sleeper sofa without the center console.

And what we're going to do is show you guys how to install it, get it all set up into your RV.We're also going to go over just some of those specs and measurements just so you guys know. So, whether you're just upgrading from your factory furniture or if just that old stuff that you had for a while isn't really cutting it anymore, I do think this will be an upgrade just because of how I was really impressed with the vinyl type fabric. It honestly looks like leather, feels really good too, and it's going to stay cool in those hotter summer days, you might be out on the trails, camping or something like that.There are different kinds that we could use here, some come with a center console, those might be better for like in the living room out there. The 62 inch should fit in that little slot and that's just going to be a little bit better, just for like those movie nights you might have, you'll have a little center console, it will be great.This one doesn't have it, but this one's going to be ideal for sleeping, that's why you put it back in the kid's room. We have a bed above here, we have a bed over there and now we have a third bed with storage underneath of it.

It's all about utilizing the space that you have in your RV, because when you're traveling you want to be able to take this small little travel trailer and just turn it into a home, and spaciness is something that is number one on my list just to keep everybody nice and comfortable.And a lot of you guys we're wondering if it's going to fit into your RV, so we're going to find out for you. So it really isn't too heavy, so I do think you'll be able to grab these bars back here and get it in by yourself. Let's see if it'll fit in the door. Height is good, but we're going to go ahead and see if we can rotate it around. This door is only about 28 inches wide, but I think we actually have enough room to go in there and go around the island and get to that back room.So a lot of you guys are putting your 62 inch couch in your living room, right here, it will fit, but today we're going to be putting it in the kid's play room in the back.

So far, so good, no struggle really, and this door is wide enough for both me and the couch to fit, so that is a plus. I'm going to go ahead and put this down like this. I'm actually going to just kind of lean it up against this wall here and we can go ahead and get our feet installed.So these legs for the couch are going to be universal, so we don't have to put one on the right or the left, just grab one and line it up. We're going to use these outer holes right here, just like that. And the hardware does come with the kit.

So we're just going to take a bolt here, kind of work it into that hole, like that. And we will have a nylon lock nut to go on the back end of it, do your best to kind of hold it on there.I kind of rotate this bolt, it isn't the easiest thing in the world, but once we get it on there, that nylon lock nut is going to make it pretty easy to keep it nice and tight. I do just suggest just kind of hand tightening it at first and then we'll come back around with our tools to tighten it up. It's going to be the same at the bottom, kind of line up that circle there, like that, put that in there, and then, again, with our nylon lock nut. So now we can go ahead and grab our half inch socket and wrench and this goes in there and tighten it up, and then we can do the bottom one, same way. And this is going to be the same exact process that we're going to do on the other side.So now that we have our legs installed, I'm going to go ahead and do my best to kind of pivot this around and get it on those legs there, but I'm actually going to keep it in the bed position and push it all the way up to that wall there, because what we're going to do is we're going to actually hard mount this to the floor. We're not going to show you exactly how to do it today, all it takes is just a couple of self tapping screws to do it, but this isn't our RV, so we do not want to drill holes when we don't have to, but we do suggest it.So, on each side, we are going to have two different holes, one here and one here. The hardware isn't included to get it secured down properly, I would just suggest maybe taking a washer and a self-tapping bolt and just going down through into your floor and then you should be ready to go. So, from our wall, all the way, just to the start of our foot here, it's going to be about nine and a half inches.So whenever you're putting this somewhere and bolting it down, just give yourself nine and a half inches between your leg and your wall. And then, we do actually have a panel that comes with this kit that's going to slide over that bar on the frame of this thing, just like this, squeezes that bar, like that.So that does it for our installation portion of this video, but now we're going to go in and do some measurements for you. And what I'm going to do . You guys already know that this is the 62 inch long sleeper sofa, but I'm going to measure just the cushion portion to let you guys know how much comfortable seating you're going to be able to get, especially if you put it in this bed position for sleeping. So, from one end to the other, we are going to have about 60 and a half inches, and of width we're going to have about 41 and a half inches.So now we're going to go ahead and just prop it up into the sofa position. Okay, so this isn't going to be like one of your love seats that sits up . The back of it sits up maybe to like your head or above, it's going to be a little bit lower. So to give you guys a frame of reference here, it's about at the lower end of my shoulder blades in the back, and the measurement for you is going to be about 18 and a quarter inches or so.And to be honest, this is actually extremely padded, so I was actually pretty impressed with that. Some of them have the center console that folds down. This one doesn't, so you have all that really deep cushion pad throughout the whole back of your sleeper sofa. So, if you we're planning on having littler kids or even a little dog on the trip with you, we're going to give you a height measurement just to see if they're going to have any struggles getting up onto it.It's only going to sit about 19 inches off the ground, which isn't a whole lot, but it still is pretty comfy, I don't think they'll have any issues getting up there, but let's just go ahead and show you guys how much space we're going to have to store stuff with these jackknife type RV sleeper sofas, we are going to be able to utilize that space underneath. From the bar on one end all the way to this end, we're going to have about 58 and three quarter inches, and we are going to have a height of about 12 and quarter inches from his bar, but inside, we will be able to gain about a half inch or so.Then we can block all that in so we don't have to look at it. Honestly, we do have pretty much enough room to maybe put some storage totes or something like that. I personally would use them for some of those necessity products that I need when I go on trips, just so I'm not really scrounging around at the last minute to make sure we have all that. I would honestly get a couple of totes with everything that we need, essentials wise, underneath the sofa.So just to touch more a little bit on the materials that we have available, there is going to be, obviously, the vinyl ones, as you see here, a couple of different colors, but also we have some cloth ones as well. Some will have the center console, but the cloth ones, in my opinion, are going to be a little bit more prone to getting dirty and staying dirty over time. I know a lot of times when I go on trips, I always have a dog with me and dog hair and cloth don't really go that well together.This way, if we have anything like that, you can literally just take a wet cloth and wipe it down and it'll be nice and clean. With the cloth, we're not really going to be able to wipe it down like that and get any of that up, it's just going to kind of soak the fabric, it's not really going to be a good deal. And also, you've got to remember we are in the kids section of this travel trailer, so spills and stuff like that might get a little abundant on the actual cloth one. With his vinyl one, again, all you really need to do is just pretty much just wipe it clean and you're ready to go.At the end of the day, whenever you're on trips, you just want to relax and enjoy it, and making the little tasks, like cleaning up after your kids or your dog or whatever, minimizing the amount of time that that'll take to do that is going to maximize your time to be able to hang out with your friends and family. So that's why I do think the vinyl will be the better bet for you guys. And again, this was the Thomas Payne jackknife RV Sleeper Sofas.


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