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roses0096

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Posted: 06/07/21 04:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello! Just picked up a 1985 Sportscoach III and have been making some modifications to it. My next modification includes removing a swiveling lounge chair in the living room area. Not the passenger/shotgun swiveling seat, but the smaller recliner on the floor right behind it.

I thought it was as simple as removing the 4 nuts and lifting it off the bolts. I do no need to remove the bolts as my modification will be built around/over them. After some tugging and it not budging, I did some researching and found a source that advised to check the area outside immediately underneath to see if there are other screws/bolts holding it in from there - the RV batteries are located directly underneath this chair.

However, there are no visible screws/bolts holding the chair in place from the inside that battery compartment. The only screws that are there are holding (I believe) a little side table located between this chair I'm trying to remove and another chair to the right identical to it - I don't plan on taking out that side table.

Any advice on how to move forward? Thanks in advance!





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Posted: 06/07/21 04:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have you pulled up the glued carpet on the chair base? There should be 4 bolts that go thru the floor that will have nuts and washers outside underneath. Doug

Click this link. This should be what you have although taller.

https://www.amazon.com/attwood-90720-Eco........=9027230&hvtargid=pla-569960377353&psc=1

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Posted: 06/07/21 10:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wish I could post a picture but no I didn't pull carpet up. From the outside, this chair sits right about the battery tray for the RV batteries but there are no bolt/screw heads to be seen on the top of that battery compartment.

The link you provided looks more like one for a captain's chair - the one on my chair one has a 4 point star-like feet with bolts, and with a lever to release the chair/make it able to swivel or lock.

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