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Anchoring the rear sofa/sofa bed 3 years 3 months ago #1

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As indicated in another post, our sofa bed moves around when we are on the road, I found a broken latch on the rear emergency window and the bottom trim loose around the window on our 36RL. I believe this damage was caused by the sofa bouncing back against the rear window.

I have put a 2X4 on edge to space at the back wall on the floor but this hasn't stopped the damage, I believe the sofa tilts back at the top, causing the damage.

I anchored the sofa by moving the 2 front sofa wooden legs slightly inboard from their original location (they are fastened to the sofa by wood screws) and I used 2 small brackets (similar to the ones in the picture but smaller (only 1 screw hole on each "leg), one fastened to the edge of each foot. I installed them inboard to keep them away from bare feet and I was able to do this as the bed lifts up so I could screw the brackets down from the "inside" of the sofa. Those with standard sofas may have to install them outboard.

I used 1-1/4 by 8 wood screws to anchor the brackets to the floor, the logic being that Redwood used similar length screws to anchor the side tables to the floor (actually 2-1/4 taking into consideration the 1" side table leg thickness), I don't know what's under the floor but I assume that Redwood used the right length screws.

It's an easy project (only one band aid on my knuckle!), the only thing I need now is a replacement latch, hopefully the window doesn't have to be replaced!
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Anchoring the rear sofa/sofa bed 3 years 3 months ago #2

Nicely done and well documented.

Can I make a suggestion that you create a permanent owner modification entry in the Resources/Contribute Modifications section. When you do that either PM me or post something here so I know to post it to the site.

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Anchoring the rear sofa/sofa bed 3 years 3 months ago #3

Contact your dealer or RW & they can send a new handle. I have a new handle
in my tool box, but window is wired shut & will remain so for now.

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Anchoring the rear sofa/sofa bed 3 years 2 months ago #4

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KenA wrote: Nicely done and well documented.

Can I make a suggestion that you create a permanent owner modification entry in the Resources/Contribute Modifications section. When you do that either PM me or post something here so I know to post it to the site.

Thanks


Hi Ken:

I've done the entry, I uploaded the pictures. I would have liked to insert the pictures into the text and provide some commentary to make more sense to readers but I can't seem to do that. It would be great to just copy and paste the image but that doesn't seem to work either.

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Anchoring the rear sofa/sofa bed 3 years 2 months ago #5

Al,

I am going to PM some steps you can try to update the Owner Mod post to include inline images.

Thanks for the contribution.

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Just a note for Information to 38GK owners. The 2x4 will not allow the dinning slide to close without damaging the couch. I do recommend the anchors. But make sure to check clearance. Voice of experience here. LOL!

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