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Old 02-05-2019, 03:06 PM   #1
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Sofa pull out foot rest latch issue

I have a 2017 Suncruiser 35P with two pull out foot rests on my sofa sleeper. The cable end where it attaches to the latch release is poorly designed. As a result, the cable end frequently slips through the latch connector which prevents the latch from fully engaging (see photos). Consequently if I forget to relocate the cable end before closing, the foot rest will slide open when traveling. Has anyone else experienced this and, if so, have you designed a fix? The service manager doesnít have any suggestions.
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:40 PM   #2
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I have a 2017 Suncruiser 35P with two pull out foot rests on my sofa sleeper. The cable end where it attaches to the latch release is poorly designed. As a result, the cable end frequently slips through the latch connector which prevents the latch from fully engaging (see photos). Consequently if I forget to relocate the cable end before closing, the foot rest will slide open when traveling. Has anyone else experienced this and, if so, have you designed a fix? The service manager doesnít have any suggestions.
I was having the same problem. After looking carefully, at the cable, I realized it was installed in the wrong hole. I moved it to the adjacent hole and that fixed the problem. The way it was initially installed didn't allow the cable to stay tight which allowed the footrest to open at will.
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:43 PM   #3
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I have a 2017 Suncruiser 35P with two pull out foot rests on my sofa sleeper. The cable end where it attaches to the latch release is poorly designed. As a result, the cable end frequently slips through the latch connector which prevents the latch from fully engaging (see photos). Consequently if I forget to relocate the cable end before closing, the foot rest will slide open when traveling. Has anyone else experienced this and, if so, have you designed a fix? The service manager doesnít have any suggestions.
Note the two nuts on either side of the bracket the cable housing passes through. They are to adjust the position of the S shaped cable end relative to the hole in the latch lever. If there is not enough adjustment to properly align the cable end the bracket can be bent slightly.

This is the same system Winnebago has been using since at least 2001. I would bet the cable was either never adjusted properly when it was installed, or the nuts have come loose over time. We had to adjust both of ours on our 2013 Adventurer. In our case they had just worked loose over time. No bending of the bracket was necessary.

When you get yours adjusted to work properly apply a little Loctite 242 (available at any hardware or home improvement store) to the threads before tightening the nuts. The Loctite will keep them from loosening and they will still be adjustable with a wrench
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Thanks for the quick response and the insight. Coach is still at the dealer for some other warranty work but I will see what I can do when I get it back.
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I just completed the same repair. Found that the cable requires/required proper adjustment.
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Wow Thanks! Thought it was just me who had footrest deploy going down the road even though I know I put it away.
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I have the same issue with the exact same type of cable. It snapped and got a replacement from Winnebago. Occasionally I need to reattach it.
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the 2006 adventurer 38t we got has the same issue
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Ours seems to be ok since replacing the cable.
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Since I got my coach back from the dealer and the adjustments made there, I haven’t had any issues.
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