12 Space-saving Sleeper Sofas | Furniture for RVs

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Replace the outdated sofa in your camper or motorhome with something modern, yet efficient!  All of these couches come unassembled, so you don’t have to worry about how to get them through the door.

Wood futon with storage drawers

Where to buy it:

Walmart.com

What I love about it:

This futon couch with drawers and side table arms is a great way to make efficient use of space.  The weight should be taken into account and might be a deal-breaker for some people, but often the sleeper sofas that come with an RV are very heavy anyway, so the total weight added might not be that much.

There are lots of sofas similar to this one available with different types of wood and different mattress colors.

Studio Day Sofa

Where to buy it:

Walmart.com

What I love about it:

A reader of RV Inspiration told me about this style of sofa that she purchased and finds so comfortable she sleeps on it some nights when her husband is snoring loudly. 🙂  (The arms lower down to turn it into a narrow bed.)

You can find this style of sofa sold by a few different brands and in lots of different colors, including beige, dark gray, light gray, green, and the blue pictured below.  It’s also a lot lighter in weight than most sleeper sofas, weighing just 50-75 pounds (depending on the brand you choose).

Daybed with trundle

Where to buy it:

Amazon.com

What I love about it:

The unique day bed with trundle is a good way to accommodate two people who prefer separate beds.  Additionally, the sheets can be left on the bottom trundle, making it quick and easy to prepare for sleeping on a nightly basis compared to some other sofa beds.

Reclining Sleeper Sofa

Where to buy it:

Amazon.com

What I love about it:

This beautiful jade green sofa has a seat back that can recline or open all the way to convert to a bed.

Mid-Century Futon

Where to buy it:

Amazon.com

What I love about it:

I am partial to the mustard color for a bold look, but this futon also comes in orange and navy.

Daybed Folding Mattress

Where to buy it:

Amazon.com

What I love about it:

The biggest draw about this type of sleeper sofa to me is the versatility.  Folded up it’s a couch.  Flattened it’s a twin-sized bed.  And if you fold it out completely, it becomes a queen-sized bed mattress.

Since it’s the same size as a twin sized mattress, you could put it on a twin bed frame for daily use, or you could build a custom base for it.

Modern Linen Daybed

Where to buy it:

Amazon.com

What I love about it:

Many sleeper sofas really aren’t very comfortable for sleeping on every night, yet most daybeds look more like bedroom furniture than living room furniture.  This daybed gives you the best of both world: it looks like a modern, stylish couch, but feels like a regular bed to sleep on since the cushion is a regular twin-sized mattress (sold separately).

Hide-a-bed sectional with storage

Where to buy it:

IKEA.com

What I love about it:

In addition to converting to a full-width, queen-length bed and having additional storage space, I love that as a sofa it has arms, as many sectionals do not.  In addition to the gray color pictured below, it also comes in beige, white, and a pretty light blue.

Modern futon with arms

Where to buy it:

Target.com

What I love about it:

It’s modern, nicely sized for an RV, and affordable.  While it may not be comfortable enough for someone to sleep on as their primary bed, it should be just fine for camping trips or occasional visitors.  It also comes in dark gray.

Futon with storage

Where to buy it:

Walmart.com

What I love about it:

Drink holders and storage compartments in the arms eliminate the need for side tables or a coffee table.  It can also be purchased as a set with two wall-hugging recliners, both of which also have drink holders and arm storage compartments, and all of these come in six different color options.

Twin Fold-Out Sleeper Loveseat

Where to buy it:

Walmart.com

What I love about it:

Not only would this sofa give you an extra bed, it would also make for some fun movie nights!  It comes in several colors to choose from.

Mid-century Sectional

Where to buy it:

Amazon.com

What I love about it:

This one isn’t a sleeper sofa, but this couch comes in so many pretty colors (eight altogether, including lime green and orange!) that I couldn’t help but include it in this list.  It can be configured so that the chaise is on either the left or the right side.

Sleeper sofa with storage

Where to buy it:

IKEA.com

What I love about it:

The storage compartment under the seat means no space is wasted.  At 78 inches, this sofa bed is a few inches longer than a standard full sized bed, making it more comfortable for adults.  It’s also a lot more affordable than many sofa beds.

Sleeper love seat with storage

Where to buy it:

Amazon.com

What I love about it:

At just 63 inches wide and 145 pounds, this loveseat is perfectly sized for an RV.  The storage compartment can hold pillows and bedding or whatever else you want to store there, and it converts to a child-sized bed.  It comes in a full-size version as well.

Protect Your Sofa’s Mattress

A mattress cover can extend the life of your RV sofa by protecting the mattress from dirt, spills, and allergens such as dust mites and skin oils.  You can buy one in the size you need for your sofa’s mattress here.

Check out these other blog posts for more RV furniture replacement ideas! (Click the image to read the blog post.)

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