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Old 06-12-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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OK-The Dw wants to buy anew couch that would normaly be for a house.
How would you bolt it down to the slide?????
The jack-knife we have is like sitting on 2x4s, hard as a rock.
Has anyone done this or will I have to put out major dollors to buy RV Furniture ?

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Old 06-12-2012, 08:29 PM   #2
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Have one in my non-slide Class A. 5ft with hide a bed. Put a nice memory foam on it and it's very comfy. Removed the furniture across the aisle so it will fold out..room to dance now!
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Have one in my non-slide Class A. 5ft with hide a bed. Put a nice memory foam on it and it's very comfy. Removed the furniture across the aisle so it will fold out..room to dance now!
How did you anchor it??
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I removed our sofa and unstalled two Lazy Boy wall huggers. I tie them down with the seat belts when we travel.
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OK-The Dw wants to buy anew couch that would normaly be for a house.
How would you bolt it down to the slide?????
The jack-knife we have is like sitting on 2x4s, hard as a rock.
Has anyone done this or will I have to put out major dollors to buy RV Furniture ?

Larry
I would think a heavy gage square piece of metal with a hole in the center and four holes in the corners would work. Put a screw through the center hole into one of the legs and then use two or even all four of the corner holes to screw to the motorhome floor.
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I would think a heavy gage square piece of metal with a hole in the center and four holes in the corners would work. Put a screw through the center hole into one of the legs and then use two or even all four of the corner holes to screw to the motorhome floor.
Or just a heavy duty "L" bracket
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Or just a heavy duty "L" bracket
Exactly- and use lag screws into the slide.
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One consideration is that "house couches" are usually bulkier than RV designed couches. If you are willing to give up the space, go for it.
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One consideration is that "house couches" are usually bulkier than RV designed couches. If you are willing to give up the space, go for it.
And, of course, measure to make sure you can get it through the door.
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Our 2001 GB Cruisemaster has a queen sofa bed mounted in the slide. Of course the slide must be out to open the bed. It's a little tight when it is opened up but really nice to have for company. I'll have to look to see how it is secured. It was done at the factory and also has seat belts underneath.

Next time I'm at the storage I'll look for a brand and also how it is secured and send another post.
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You might check with a upholstery shop to see if they can make the padding of the sofa more comfortable. That might be a cheaper and less involved fix for the problem?
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The Jack knife was mounted somehow...if you can use those mounting holes for I-bolts, either screw in or bolted, then you can use ratcheting straps to snug it down to an additional frame piece you install in the couch, unless the couch is already very heavy with strong frame members. Might have to remove cushions and cut into the fabric under them to allow access to the ratchets. Just thinking out loud here.
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It is difficult to recommend a fix until you decide what you want and how the legs are set up. If they are the screw in type you will likely have to remove them and build a platform to fasten to the floor. It the legs are substantial you could consider angle brackets, a brace between the legs or, if you are one who leans to overkill, some angle iron fastened to the front and back legs and fastened to the floor.
Have you tried an upholsterer to have new cushions made? Most household furniture is larger than MH furniture and a new couch might not get in through the door.
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Larry:
I just removed the hide a bed in our MH and replaced to with two La-Z-Boy rocker/recliners.
The hide a bed was secured in the slide with 4 2" #6 screws into the floor. Nothing special in fact.
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