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Old 07-21-2016, 01:39 PM   #1
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Flimsy dinette seats.

Anybody else notice how flimsy support is for the dinette seat. Mine is just two thin strips of plywood stapeled together. I noticed today that the boards are seperating. I was going to screw them back together but now im thinging about reinforcing it with a 1x3. Anybody else have this problem or am i going overboard with the reinforcing.
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Old 07-21-2016, 02:02 PM   #2
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Yes there's likely a few of us. I have repaired both sides now. Not sure how anyone thought a few staples sticking 1/4" into pressboard would support anything. My 5yr old was sitting colouring at the table and fell through last trip.

I ended up removing the seat and countersinking a few screws in from the outside. The couch sits right up against the back of the dinette seat anyway and so they aren't visible.
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:05 AM   #3
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I'm not sure I follow. What is flimsy?

On the topic of the dinette we found the seats to be too upright. The solution was to get a pool noodle, cut it down to the width of the dinette, and put the noodle behind the back cushion. Gives it just enough tilt/recline to be comfortable. The dinette seats are deep enough to accommodate the nudge forward.
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:19 AM   #4
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I had the same problem thatBCK had. The bottom seat cushion began to cave in. When i lifted off the removable plywood bottom. I saw that the seat was not supported by a strong beam but rather two thin strips of plywood stapled together that were barley holding together.
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Old 07-22-2016, 02:15 PM   #5
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I put some scrap 4x4 in for suport. Much better now.
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Old 07-22-2016, 02:16 PM   #6
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:21 PM   #7
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Our biggest issue is the backs falling down. No sagging on our Redhawk 23xm and we are not light
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Old 07-23-2016, 06:21 PM   #8
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We're currently on a roadtrip.
Same issue

I stopped in a Home Depot, grabbed a 2x4 and had them cross cut it into 11.5" lengths. Jammed it under the existing supports and things are much better.
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