How To Remove and Dispose of Old RV Furniture


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Wade divides his time among various outdoor activities in both urban and rural environments. An adventurer by nature, he is always up for a challenging hike, fun hunt, or day out on the water with friends and family. When he isn’t enjoying the outdoors, he’s writing, reading, or tinkering with motorcycles and cars.

Maybe you want to update your RV’s furniture. Maybe you want to strip your RV of all furniture and start from scratch. Maybe you just want to make room for a new couch. Whatever the case, you have to know not only how to get your RV’s furniture out of your RV but also what to do with it once it is out of your unit.

This might seem pretty self-explanatory, but there are a few tricks and tips that can help you along the way. Let’s take a look at what you need to know.

How To Remove RV Furniture

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When it comes to removing your RV’s furniture, it’s not as easy as simply pulling it out. RV furniture is typically anchored to the floor and sometimes secured to the nearest wall as well.

It’s also often built into the unit and not brought in after construction. This means you might have to disassemble the furniture in your RV to fit through the door once it’s no longer secure.

Before you start tearing things apart, take your time to understand how each piece of furniture goes together. Remove the cushions or any pillows and find all of the anchor points that hold the piece of furniture together and to the RV.

Once you understand how a piece of RV furniture is attached to the RV and how it goes together, you’ll need to take it apart using the right tools. In most cases, you should be able to remove the bolts or screws holding RV furniture down with household socket wrenches and screwdrivers.

Once you have the right tools at your disposal, cover furniture and appliances that you aren’t going to remove. A tarp or drop cloth works best to ensure that dust and debris created during the furniture removal process don’t damage anything you intend to keep inside your RV.

If you find that your RV furniture is stapled or nailed into place, it may be smart to take your RV to a professional to have the work done. In any case, you should start by consulting with a design specialist at one of Camping World’s Design Centers.

From tips on the best method for removing old RV furniture to advice on picking your new lounge chairs or tri-fold sofa, our design centers are the best resource for all of your interior renovation and decor needs. 

Find a Camping World Design Center near you.

How To Dispose of RV Furniture

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You can take your RV’s old furniture to the landfill or city dump, but that’s extremely wasteful, especially if that furniture is still nice but not something you would want to have in your RV. There are other options.

One of the best options is to sell that furniture on Craigslist, eBay, or Facebook Marketplace. You might be surprised by what you can get for your old furniture on these sales platforms. Another option is to donate the furniture to someplace like Goodwill. If you do that, make sure the furniture still has some life left in it.

The final option is to talk to your local Camping World dealership. Camping World will remove and dispose of your old furniture. Head to your local Camping World for more information. Click here for more tips on modernizing your RV and replacing the furniture.

Replace RV furniture with something more modern and give your motorhome a facelift while making it more luxurious. Update your indoors and outfit the outdoors with comfortable features like reclining chairs for pure camping comfort.

Where To Find New RV Furniture

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Unlike the furniture in your home, you can’t simply go into any store and pick out furniture for your RV. That’s because RV furniture differs from what you have in your home. You’ll need to find pieces that are specifically designed for an RV so you don’t run into any issues. Find out where to purchase new RV furniture below.

Find an RV Couch Replacement

The most exciting piece of furniture to pick out is your couch. The couch is often the focal point of your living room space, so it’s important to choose the right one. You’ll need to be careful when selecting a new couch, as there are many different sizes and types.

For example, if you currently have a pull-out sofa and replace it with entertainment seating, you lose sleeping space. However, if you don’t need the extra sleeping space and prefer a more comfortable option for relaxing and watching movies, this is a great upgrade for you.

In addition to type, you must also consider the size of the piece you wish to use and ensure it’s suited for the available area. In other words, measure, measure, and then measure some more. Don’t forget to consider your doorway width, so you can be sure the new piece will fit inside the RV.

Check out our full selection of couch replacements.

Explore RV Chairs and Recliners

A great way to add extra seating inside an RV without taking up a ton of space is with a chair or recliner. These are very cost-effective and easy-to-install pieces of furniture you can add to make your RV more like home. When adding a chair or recliner, be sure to pay attention to features such as a swivel base or reclining back. That way, you have the proper clearances once secure inside the RV.

Find a new chair or recliner you can’t live without. 

Discover RV Tables and Dinettes

The dining area is another very popular space to upgrade or spruce up. You may need more seating, a different look, or an office space. Regardless of what you want to do, there is more than likely an option for you. In most cases, your dinette doubles as a sleeping space. If you don’t need the extra room for sleeping, you can tear this out altogether and opt for a more traditional setup with a freestanding table and chairs.

Locate the next dinette set or table and chairs for your RV.

Looking for new furniture for your RV? Check out Camping World Design Centers to explore all your RV furniture options. 

Interested in selling or trading in your current RV and buying new? Camping World can help with that, too!

  • Comment (3)
  • Carla Deutsch says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation. This is a preview; your comment will be visible after it has been approved.
    I called my local camping world and they said no to recycling the rv bed and I literally just bought the camper is brand new.
  • Dave Dunlap says:

    We need to replace our furniture in our 5th wheel. Does the new furniture come apart to get it into the RV or does the rear window have to come out to get the new furniture in?

  • Amy says:

    I cannot find anything online for removing console chairs from my Winnebago slide out. Any tips?

  • Wade Thiel says:

    Hi Amy, I’d reach out to your local Camping World. A product specialist there should be able to help you find something that will work for your RV.

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