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Old 01-16-2013, 01:23 PM   #1
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How do I remove recliner chairs?

How do I fit a large factory recliner chair out the 28 inch door?
 
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #2
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Most are designed to have the backs removed and be moved in 2 pieces
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #3
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I took mine out but it has been several years ago. If memory serves me correct the backs on the recliners unlatch and lift off. Stand the bottoms on their side and they barely clear. A two person job for sure. Jim
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:36 PM   #4
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Ours went out the door with the use of two large guys: laying it on it's side and then taking the back out first, hooking it around the door and then pushing the seat straight out. Reversing the process can get a large lazyboy in. Otherwise you have to take it apart.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:28 PM   #5
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Same about the two big guys.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:41 AM   #6
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Ours went out the door with the use of two large guys: laying it on it's side and then taking the back out first, hooking it around the door and then pushing the seat straight out. Reversing the process can get a large lazyboy in. Otherwise you have to take it apart.
Thats how we did it as well.
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One large guy and a women can do it, my wife and I just did this last week. The old swivel stlye recliners were actually harder to get out then the new big recliners were to get in. Mainly cause of the big metal ring that flops around when trying to move them, but we didn't remove the backs on them. We just layed them on their sides and extended them and they slid right out. The new ones didn't have the backs attached and went in a lot easier. New ones don't swivel and we gave up a little space, but dang they are a whole lot more comfortable. I can't wait for a lazy afternoon now to test out the sleepability....
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:56 AM   #8
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I actually took mine out in 3 sections; the back, the seat, then the metal base part. The base was heavier than the other two pieces combined! I found these recliners to be comfortable enough, just a "bear" to move around. Be careful though if you disassemble because you can pinch your fingers pretty badly...
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:19 PM   #9
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Like others have described, I have done it 1.) by myself, 2.) with my wife helping and 3.) with another dude. We always removed them in the reclined position, on its side and rotating them through the door. In each case, the respective effort was 1.) a pain in the butt because of the weight and size, 2.) slow but doable (DW probably didn't like the weight or size, but she was a trooper), 3.) and easiest of all (but the dude was in better shape and younger than me).

Disassembly would be easiest but time consuming, at least for the recliners I have in my rig. Now that I'm way weaker than I used to be in my younger years, disassembly might be the viable option.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:17 PM   #10
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The back comes off really easily. A lever on both side unlock the back and then it lifts off. Can be hard to find. Slip hand between back and side near bottom.
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Removed two recliners from our HM375FL

We removed two recliners from our 2018 HM375FL Montana High Country. Pictures will follow below. What we did:

Measured existing space to ensure clearance needs for the slide outs to operate with chairs in place. Max chair depth allowance was 37.5 inches, and width was around 65 inches for the two replacements. That would allow space for us to enter the front living room via steps. Also measured entrance door and found that to be 28.5 inches.

Tried to lift the old recliners from the back and found they were screwed to the carpeted floor from the chair’s metal bracket / stand. With a little tug - the 4 screws came loose. Never did find exactly where they connected to the chairs, and could see no damage to carpet in doing so.
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The first pic shows the old chairs in place.

The second pic ——We inserted a flat blade screw driver into the spring clip on each side of the chair back (lift the rear cover Velcro and you’ll see them). Twist the screwdriver to disengage the clip… then pull up the chair back on that side. Do the same on the other side clip on back of chair. You should be able to lift the back off of each chair in the same manner.

We easily removed the chairs from the living space and then through the trailer door.

The third pic —— We bought two new Lazy boy wall hugger recliners, both of which which came in two pieces. Instructions for attaching backs were included. Chair height (arms) was about 24 inches, and they fit through the trailer entrance door very easily. The depth - front to back is fine for the slide out clearance. We may have to slide the chairs back a little when slide out is moved in. Good luck!

There are some good YouTube videos for How to do the Lazy Boy chairs.
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