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Old 06-28-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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Question about swivel/rocker chairs

We recently purchased a 2012 Eagle SuperLite HT 26.5 RLS and are enjoying it so far. My question is how to secure the two swivel/rockers during travel. There are loops on the bottom back of the chairs and a tie that clips together is also provided. But, there is no place on the floor or the wall to secure it. The dealer didn't know. They said they contacted Jayco and were told both chairs go on top of the sofa during travel (which is impossible). Does anyone have any suggestions. Thanks.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:31 PM   #2
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My 5th wheel has a D ring in the Floor between the rockers at the rear of the fiver. I turn them back to back so that the slides will clear and strap them together they are heavy and I have only used the D ring once on a cross country trip. Anymore I just strap them together and forget the D ring. They seem to ride all right and I have had no problems. If I was going over some real bad dirt trails then I would use the D ring, but with a fiver this big that is not likely.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:51 PM   #3
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My 5th wheel has a D ring in the Floor between the rockers at the rear of the fiver. I turn them back to back so that the slides will clear and strap them together they are heavy and I have only used the D ring once on a cross country trip. Anymore I just strap them together and forget the D ring. They seem to ride all right and I have had no problems. If I was going over some real bad dirt trails then I would use the D ring, but with a fiver this big that is not likely.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:54 PM   #4
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We recently purchased a 2012 Eagle SuperLite HT 26.5 RLS and are enjoying it so far. My question is how to secure the two swivel/rockers during travel. There are loops on the bottom back of the chairs and a tie that clips together is also provided. But, there is no place on the floor or the wall to secure it. The dealer didn't know. They said they contacted Jayco and were told both chairs go on top of the sofa during travel (which is impossible). Does anyone have any suggestions. Thanks.
Nope that is the correct procedure. You put seat bottoms in coach seat and let the backs come down over the front of the couch. There is a strap that goes through the loops on the bottom of the chairs. Tighten it up and pray...

I use straps and secure mine so they don't swivel and then turn them facing the rear wall. Then I put coach cushions to bind one in place and the footstool is used to bind the other in place. Traveled from WV to TX and back and this worked fine.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:50 PM   #5
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On our 351rlts, we just turn them back to back and run the provided strap around both seat backs.

They have never moved.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:33 PM   #6
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We removed one of the chairs from the trailer as not necessary for just the two of us. As for the other, it is very heavy, and the pedestal always remains where it is placed. However, the chair will rock back and forth on the round pedestal, so I just tip the chair on its side, then place a bolt with nut through a hole in the base in such a way as to prevent movement of the chair base on the pedestal. Return the chair to upright position, and it will not move. When we arrive at CG, remove the bolt in the same way, and you have a recliner again. Takes about 30 seconds to do this, and another 30 seconds to remove it. Works great. With two chairs, try doing the same thing to both, and place them out of the way of any slides.
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We replaced the original chairs with recliners and we just leave them as is. They have never moved.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:28 PM   #8
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The chairs that swivel usually need to be tied back to back. Plain rockers and recliners generally don't move if you turn them back to back. The chairs at our table don't seem to move either.
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We have the same set-up with the two swivel chairs in the rear along with free-standing chairs at the dining table, no booth. We don't tie the chairs down, we do have to move the chair closest to the slide over close to the curb-side chair. We just move them and go. So far we have taken the FW to Zion and up to Grand Teton National Parks over some construction and no movement that we can see. There is a strap on the couch that is supposed to secure at least one of the chairs, but we have never used it, it had come loose from the couch when we were going through the trailer before picking it up and we don't have much faith in that system. We do strap the free-standing chairs to the table stand with some cushioning between them for the trip. Takes a couple of minutes, but worth it. We have really liked our FW so far, it tows like a dream and we double-towed with our boat to Grand Teton week before last with no trouble.
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I agree with norty1. Back to back and use the strap that was on them from the factory for this purpose. No problems at all and they never move.
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