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Old 03-11-2016, 06:55 PM   #1
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Temporary removal of captain's chair

I'm about to the point, in my "remodel", that I will be removing the carpet in the front of the MH. The second "row" flexsteel captains chair needs to be removed for the install of the karndean vinyl laminate. It swivels but that is all. How are these things bolted down?

If I have the instructions, I think I can get my husband to help me take it out.
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Mine basically was bolted down with 4 bolts.

You should be able to look underneath and see the bolts, should be simple to remove.
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Old 03-12-2016, 07:41 AM   #3
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Mine basically was bolted down with 4 bolts.

You should be able to look underneath and see the bolts, should be simple to remove.
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I just did this last week (removed the chairs), there are 4 bolts that hold the chair to the floor. I found it easier to remove the 4 bolts that holds the chair to the pedestal then remove that from the floor, I could get more leverage on the bolts them. Takes 10 minutes max per chair.
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Mine basically was bolted down with 4 bolts.

You should be able to look underneath and see the bolts, should be simple to remove.
x3 Same on mine.
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they may have cut the carpet to cover the base of the pedestal. You may have to cut/pull that back to expose the bolts. Chances are you will have to put a wrench under the motor home to hold the nut/bolt from turning
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Usually on a Flexsteel you can remove the big center nut that clamps the swivel mechanism to the base. That lets you life the chair off, though it may have to be aligned a particular way to do that. Then just cut around the square base to install the flooring.

There are different Flexsteel bases depending on the model of the seat, but they are all very similar.
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they may have cut the carpet to cover the base of the pedestal. You may have to cut/pull that back to expose the bolts. Chances are you will have to put a wrench under the motor home to hold the nut/bolt from turning
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Usually on a Flexsteel you can remove the big center nut that clamps the swivel mechanism to the base. That lets you life the chair off, though it may have to be aligned a particular way to do that. Then just cut around the square base to install the flooring.

There are different Flexsteel bases depending on the model of the seat, but they are all very similar.
Interesting. Thanks for the info. We will be installing new flooring in our mh next month. I'll check to see if this works on ours.
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I am interested in your use of the Karndean Vinyl product in an RV. We recently remodeled our downstairs in the SB house and used the Karndean product both on wood and concrete surfaces. The flooring company that did the work used a self leveling product to smoothen the concrete surface before installing the vinyl however they used 5mm plywood subflooring atop the wood stairs (2x10 stairs) and risers before applying the product there. I was told that the 5mm plywood was required by the vinyl manufacturer to maintain smoothness of the vinyl and to keep the manufacture's warranty in force. We too are considering using the same product in our coach but concerned with what the 5mm floor elevation would look like when butted up to existing carpet which we would prefer to keep. I was told by my servicing dealer that the current vinyl product on my coach floor is a "peel and stick" squares product that is relatively easy to remove. Once that's done I will be looking at the bare 3/4" plywood flooring. He further suggested that we use a conventional wood filler to repair any wood floor damage caused by the initial removal before recovering the floor. My concern remains with the need for the subflooring rather than applying the product directly to the plywood floor.
Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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While the chairs are removed you might consider checking / replacing the swivel bearing. This is the circular steel ring under the chair mount. If your chair currently "rocks" while securely fastened in place, its time to replace the bearing. Very inexpensive and easy to do so. On-line with any RV parts supply company.
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