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Old 05-19-2015, 07:16 AM   #1
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Bolting swivel chair down.

Looking for a couple ideas on what people have done in bolting down a new to me swivel recliner. Thanks.
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The recliner on my Bounder had a clamp on the base. I removed it as I wanted to move the recliner a few inches. The recliner never moved as I traveled. It had some weight to it. If your swivel recliner has some weight to it , it may be fine without being secured.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:44 AM   #3
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I would, but it slides easily.....the base is round I was thinking a bolt or screw off center thru the base would enable me to swivel out the entire chair a few extra inches when parked and slides out. Is this crazy thinking?
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Looking for a couple ideas on what people have done in bolting down a new to me swivel recliner. Thanks.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:51 AM   #5
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I don't bolt mine down either. Unless you are using the chair for a passenger during travel, I wouldn't bother. As Mel said, I have been on some pretty rough and curvy roads and have never had a problem with the chair moving.
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I keep coming back to this post. The idea of having loose furniture in a MH just bothers me.

I agree with the other responders. In normal use the chair will not move. However, what happens in an emergency, either from hard braking or slamming into an immovable object? I would hate to survive the stop only to have my neck broken by my flying recliner.

Bolt the chair down.

My Winnebago uses a bracket/clamp and a large knob-screw to hold the recliner down during travel. Go to a dealer and take a look at one. The hardware could be order from Winnebagooutdoor.com.

Woodworker Supply sells a three wing T nut that could be screwed into the floor - Woodworker.com: CAST ZINC THREE WING TEE NUTS
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I use a ratchet strap to secure my recliner. I, like JoeSR am concerned with flying objects the size of the chair or ottoman in an emergency situation.
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I would, but it slides easily.....the base is round I was thinking a bolt or screw off center thru the base would enable me to swivel out the entire chair a few extra inches when parked and slides out. Is this crazy thinking?
I did exactly this and works perfectly. One 2.5inch screw later. The whole unit swivels for a great amount of flexibility. Thanks for all the replies. Safe travels.
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