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Strador

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Posted: 09/09/20 12:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am going to put a 58" recpro power recliners in place of my jackknife sofa. The floor of my slide is made of Lauan. I know the recliners will fit in the space on the slide. What I don't know is if the Lauan is strong enough for me to secure the recliners? Anyone have experience with that?

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Posted: 09/09/20 01:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As we rebuild and renovate slowly, we're amazed how little is holding this rv together. I wouldn't worry but you can always lay down a board or a track to secure to, in addition to the flimsy base materials. We don't have any slides.


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How about using a strap across both , anchored to 2 points , one on each side. That might offer you another point to secure them other than the thin luan.

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bobndot wrote:

How about using a strap across both , anchored to 2 points , one on each side. That might offer you another point to secure them other than the thin luan.


That's a good idea, I could use the existing bolts to secure the recliners.

Appreciate the input!!

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bobndot wrote:

How about using a strap across both , anchored to 2 points , one on each side. That might offer you another point to secure them other than the thin luan.




That is exacle what we did. The recliners are so much better than the jack knife couch. It was a little hard for me to take the couch out as I am 82 yrs old but I got it done


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I did much the same thing except I used the seat belts. Took out the male ended seat belts and used two female belts on both far sides of the Lazy-boys and used a ratchet strap to bring them together tight. This is the second MH I've done this and works well as long as you remember to fasten them before traveling. It dose make the chairs not usable while traveling.

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