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Old 09-06-2018, 07:33 AM   #1
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Do you Lay your Dining Chairs Over Before Driving?

I'm wondering if I'm supposed to lay the Dining Chairs down (on their backs) before driving. I do this now - but the Owners Manual does not mention the need to do this. Maybe it's just common sense.

I don't want the chairs to fly forward if I have to stop short, and I don't want the chair to rock back and hit the mirror if I accelerate too hard. These chairs a re pretty heavy.

So, does everyone with free-standing Chairs "lay them down" prior to driving off? I see a lot of Coaches with the same dining chair layout I have.
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Do you lay your Dining chairs over before driving?

I do not lay mine down. It would be a heck of a maneuver to tip one over. I place them all the way back so the backs are against the sofa or wall.
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Ours would tip over to the side. I bungee corded them to the lower cupboard handle by the table, if you have a cupboard. Work well.
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Our rig came with a strap for the chairs. It wraps around the chair backs and threads through a metal hook/loop attached to the bottom of the dining table.
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I do not lay mine down. It would be a heck of a maneuver to tip one over. I place them all the way back so the backs are against the sofa or wall.
That's what I was thinking too. I have had dresser drawers slide open on maneuvers, but think i would need to be rolling the coach over for those chairs to move.
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Our rig came with a strap for the chairs. It wraps around the chair backs and threads through a metal hook/loop attached to the bottom of the dining table.
That's a good idea. Sounds like its easier (and looks better) than laying chairs down.

I'm probably more prone to hitting/cracking that mirror trying to get the chair on its back then from it rocking back from driving.
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I have a couple quick disconnect nylon straps that I mounted to the leg of the table.. When we travel, I wrap these around the legs of the chairs to keep them from -flopping around.

The straps are like the ones used to secure a TV..
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Ours came with a velcro strap that straps the legs together so they don't move.
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Never have and haven't had a problem with them moving either.
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I don't want the chair to rock back and hit the mirror if I accelerate too hard.
If you can get them to move when you accelerate I gotta see that!

Mine never move. I did hit the brakes hard one time and had the recliner come up and visit beside me, it's on the tile floor.. The dining chairs are on carpet and stayed in place.
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Our rig came with a strap for the chairs. It wraps around the chair backs and threads through a metal hook/loop attached to the bottom of the dining table.
Ours is similar however it's attached to the wall at two points, uses a plastic buckle, and is designed to be just 'threaded' around the legs to keep the chairs from moving.
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We use heavy duty reusable twist ties on the chair legs. Ours are very light and do tip back and forward on occasion if not secured.
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Ours our heavy near the bottom so not so tippy but I can imagine that other chair designs can lend themselves to tipping over more easily and some sort of ties would be in order.
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We have a long flat bungee cord that is wrapped around both chairs with the ends secured to the credenza.
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