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Old 06-30-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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Embarassingly Silly Question #1 : flying furniture?

Embarassingly Silly Question #1 : flying furniture?

Let me start with my excuse... There are no RV dealers within 2,500 miles of me, so I can't go look for myself...

I notice that some RVs have real tables and chairs instead of booths with fixed benches. In those rigs, how do they keep the chairs from flying around while traveling?

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Old 06-30-2011, 04:33 PM   #2
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Bungee cords in mine
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We have nylon straps that secure our chairs to the wall, very simple and easy to use.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:46 PM   #4
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Few of those tables are actually 'free', like your table at home. They're typically attached at the wall. Others are probably bolted down. The chairs are typically secured in some fashion, either bungee cords as mythplaced does or tie down straps looped through tie down loops or hooks in the floor. Ours came with straps that attach one leg of the chair to the credenza that the table attaches too. I've removed those, by the way, they were ugly and in the way when we were using the table and chairs. But these chairs could not fly forward in the hardest of stops, because of furniture placement, and have never moved sideways (and if they did, they couldn't go far).

Manufacturers will provide some means of securing any 'loose' furniture, even if it isn't the most elegant of solutions.
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Yeah, getting creative with bungie cords or velcro is your best best. Our free standing dinning table has a large thumb wheel to bolt it to the floor but we don't use it.

Good Luck and Aloha. Are you on Oahu?

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HI Rick,
Nope, not on Oahu... on the Big Island.
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Great place. When I retired we moved to Wailea, Maui but after 7 months DW got rock fever and we had to come back closer to the grandbabies.

If you're going to be using the coach on, shall we say, rough roads... you probably do want to make sure you secure the furniture in a robust manner. We get away with being a little lazy but most interstates don't bounce us around much.

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Our dinette consists of a Corian table top that is attached to the wall cabinet. It has two positions and slides in and out for when traveling or using the table. The chairs are free standing and they slide underneath the table when traveling. Monaco supplied a Velcro strap to put around two legs, one from each chair to somewhat secure them, however, we have yet to use the strap. I place the chairs there and they seldom move at all.

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In our 05 National Dalphin, there are loops screwed into the floor under the dining chairs and behind the recliner. Originally the nylon straps went under the loops and then into squeeze clips that coul be adjusted to snug down the chair. The problem was that we had to take one end of the squeeze clip off the strap to release the chair so that you could move it (if you wanted to sit in it for instance). I put mini caribeniers through the loos on the floor so that now I can unclip the nylon strap without removing the clip which solved the problem. Now its asy enough to secure the furnature which me it is more likley to cet done.
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Table is attached to the wall, chairs with it have little straps that hold it in place, other stand alone chair has strap that holds it.
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These chairs & table have never moved from where they set until they are put in use.
The rug and gravity has something to do with it.



In fact items on shelf have never moved also. A rubber mat can do wonders.
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These chairs & table have never moved from where they set until they are put in use.
The rug and gravity has something to do with it.



In fact items on shelf have never moved also. A rubber mat can do wonders.
Same with ours, although we have the optional computer sidebar so the table is attached. In fact even the sliding mirrors on the bedroom closet don't move and the locks are broken and have been for several years.
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It's not a problem as stuff on the carpet doesn't move and the two chairs on the tile floor move very little.
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We were in an accident where we rear-ended a truck and the furniture didn't move much at all. A much bigger problem was cabinet doors flying open, despite their friction latches.
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