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We want to remove our big recliner chair. It takes up too much room and nobody sits in it. When we unbolted it from the floor there are 4 bolt ends sticking up that are evidently on a plate under the floor. So how do we get to it? The carpet is missing where the base plate of the chair was, so we will have to figure out how to patch that.

This isn't turning out to be much fun. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Any help would be appreciated.


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Look in the compartment below and see what is there. I suggest you could hit the bolts with a piece of wood and a hammer and drive them into the compartment below. Might work.

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The bolts aren't visable in the compartment below. They are just through the floor. When you jiggle one bolt they all move, (fastened to a plate)?

The other problem is getting the chair apart. I thought the back would lift off. This thing is one sturdy chair. DH has started to disassemble it, what fun. It is bolted, screwed, clamped, glued...what a pain.

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When I removed mine I ended up using my Dremel and a cut-off wheel to cut the bolts off even with the floor, then covered the ends with a silicone bead/dot. I tried everything I could think of to get them out with no luck.

It's hard to believe you can't get the chair out the door without dis-assembly. I just reclined mine and took it out the door sideways. I do have a side entry door... if you have a front entry you may need to remove the passenger seat in order to get the right angle to get the chair out.

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Can you cut the bolts off flush with the floor?


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When I removed mine, the bolts were accessible in the compartment below. If all of your wiggle together, they probably are attached to a plate under the floor. On my Southwind, there is some small space between the top of some compartments and the floor above. The plate may be in there if yours are like that.

On taking the chair apart..... I was similarly frustrated trying to take it apart to get thru the door. Then my son came to help me move it out and said that we could just recline it and take it out on it's side... DUH Don't you love it when you raise smart kids?


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Well we did it. Got the back off the chair and out the door. DH cut the bolts off even with the floor, now maybe we can proceed.

We are going to have to patch the carpet. I guess we can cut a piece out from somewhere it won't show and get a carpet laying friend to see what he can do.

I thought about just replacing all the carpet but that is a project I don't really want to tackle.

Thanks for the help. Everyones ideas always help.

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Movin' on wrote:

Well we did it. Got the back off the chair and out the door. DH cut the bolts off even with the floor, now maybe we can proceed.

We are going to have to patch the carpet. I guess we can cut a piece out from somewhere it won't show and get a carpet laying friend to see what he can do.

I thought about just replacing all the carpet but that is a project I don't really want to tackle.

Thanks for the help. Everyones ideas always help.


Had a similar job. Just cut out all of the carpet up to the front area and put down laminate. Never looked back, best thing we have done.

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Hi All.

I removed our Matching Love Seats, from our Motorhome that made up into a Bed also. It was Horrible to even sit on it. Making it into a bed was even worse. Our Bolts didn't have a so called Plate. But each section did have 6 Bolts each. After I removed the Bolts, I just hit them through the floor into the bottom of the Storage Compartment. What you might do, since yyou don't have any Carpeting under that Chair, is to cut the Bolts as Flush as possible. Maybe even grind them down even more. Then look around inside of your Motorhome. More than likely, like most Motorhomes, your'll find that there is Carpeting under all of your Kitchen Cabintes, maybe even under your bed in the Bedroom. You can alwasy get some Carpet for some where else in the Motorhome. if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself. Then get a real Carpet person, for an after hour job, as they will be able to perfectly make a Patch to hide where you bare spot is. We did a complete Inside Make-Over, so we replaced all the Flooring in the entire Motorhome wiht different types of Flooring Materials. But up in the Living area, we put Carpet back in. You can't even find where the old Bolts use to be anymore. Good Luck. Happy Travels. Dan & Jill


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