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Posted: 01/18/22 08:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been struggling with removing the couch from my camper for re-upholstery, and I'm hoping someone here knows how.

It's from my '96 Lance 990. In the owners manual, the bed is described as a "pull-over". The top of the couch was easy enough to remove, but the bottom is a mystery. I've gone around it, outside & under the camper, and tried to pry it every which way, but it remains. There are no obvious bolts, screws, etc. It's like an escape room, but a couch.

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I'd venture to say that access door, probably for storage under the bench, will give you access to screws of some kind. Try that.


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Posted: 01/19/22 07:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not helpful to getting your couch out, but the pull-over refers to the fact that the back pulls over the bottom to convert it into a bed.

If that access door goes to the outside, then the couch was installed before the outer filon or whatever. The screws are buried.

UNLESS you flip that bracket up, and there are screws underneath.


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The access door goes outside, and no obvious exposed bolts on the underside [emoticon] Looks like I may be cutting it out and then figuring out a separate way to bolt it back on, after re-upholstery.

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Maybe it just pulls forward? Jack up the front to see underneath, etc.


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Try removing the fire extinguisher and then the bracket that it's mounted to. Look inside with a flashlight and maybe you'll see something.


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Posted: 01/20/22 05:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Twice I've used my area (3) dealers service mgr for 'how to remove questions'. I'm sure a large dealer near you has to deal with those type removals time to time.


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On a 26 year old camper? The service managers at most dealers aren't 26 years old these days.

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Ok, I've managed to find the 2 bolts holding the side nearest the cabover, they were to my astonishment, easily accessible and right in front of my eyes on the underbelly of the camper [emoticon]

Thanks opnspaces, I removed the fire extinguisher I found a single bolt protruding from the dark! Now a single bolt remains above the generator housing, but below the couch bed frame.

I was trying to leave the upholstery in as good a condition as possible (unsure if that helps upholsterer or not), but ended up cutting through a portion of it to see if I could unbolt from the top of the frame, however the bolt is welded in and looks like I'll either need to remove the generator housing to get to it, or cut the bolt off at the frame and figure out another way to reattach it once finished.

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Posted: 01/20/22 10:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As some one who has removed his generator from the housing I would tell you this, If you really, really need to have that bolt intact go ahead and do it. If you don't really need that bolt or you can drill out another one I would leave the generator alone and cut the bolt. It is one heck of a job taking that Generator out and reinstalling it.

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