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MissouriCamper

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Posted: 04/24/22 11:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm planning on removing my dinette and replacing it with a recpro 70" jack knife sofa. Anyone that has done this did you secure the sofa to the floor or did you just let it sit as is. There is something about using L brackets on their site but the information they provide is extremely sketchy to the point of being invisible.


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Posted: 04/24/22 11:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

An unsecured sofa wouldn’t be wise IMO…not that it needs to be overdone however.


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Posted: 04/24/22 01:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 5er and both the reclining chairs and sofa that is in a slide just sit there. When I am on the road and close the slides the sofa and chairs are penned in and can't move.

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Posted: 04/24/22 02:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The ones we have had always just sat there with nothing holding them in place.


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Posted: 04/24/22 04:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just removed the sofa from our rig and it was held down to the wooden flooring with lag bolts. Then there were large bolts for the seat belts that went into steel framing.I would use some way to secure the unit to the floor.


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We pulled the jackknife sofa out of ours and replaced it with a dual reclining loveseat about 4 years ago and it's not fastened down. The original one wasn't either. No problems yet.


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Posted: 04/24/22 07:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

stripit wrote:

We just removed the sofa from our rig and it was held down to the wooden flooring with lag bolts. Then there were large bolts for the seat belts that went into steel framing.I would use some way to secure the unit to the floor.


OP is asking about a 5th wheel, only our kitchen table is secured, chairs, futon, recliner all just sit there..


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Posted: 04/24/22 07:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rhagfo wrote:

stripit wrote:

We just removed the sofa from our rig and it was held down to the wooden flooring with lag bolts. Then there were large bolts for the seat belts that went into steel framing.I would use some way to secure the unit to the floor.


OP is asking about a 5th wheel, only our kitchen table is secured, chairs, futon, recliner all just sit there..


Same with our FW. Only the table is screwed down.


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Posted: 04/24/22 08:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A jacknife sofa is not the same as a regular sofa or recliner. They are top heavy. They need to be bolted in place. The plywood subfloor in slides is 1". Use lag bolts. The framing under the plywood is usually 1" also, so, if you penetrate the plywood, do so no more than 3/4".

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Posted: 04/25/22 04:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jdc1 wrote:

A jacknife sofa is not the same as a regular sofa or recliner. They are top heavy. They need to be bolted in place. The plywood subfloor in slides is 1". Use lag bolts. The framing under the plywood is usually 1" also, so, if you penetrate the plywood, do so no more than 3/4".

Thank you, very informative and useful information. I appreciate you along with the others, taking the time to respond to my post.

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