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Old 08-18-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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Rocker/Recliner ?

Has anyone come up with a good way to minimize the rocking action of their chairs while traveling in their RLS? We were told not to flip the chair on the sofa because the tech had seen incidents where the strap pulled out and caused allot of damage to the chair and trailer. They recommend letting it set in the doorway, but the movement has me concerned we'll still damage something while traveling.
I'm toying with the idea of moving one of the dinette chairs to a space at the rear left of the trailer when the slide is closed, and putting the rocker at the table where the chair was. Still the rocking is an issue, but at leased you can walk through the trailer.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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We have a swivel rocker in our 2004 Designer, and I found that by tipping it up on the side, there is a hole in the rocker mechanism that I can put a bolt and nut in for travel. Then tip the chair back on its base. It completely eliminates all rocking. Then just reverse the procedure when I arrive at the CG. Takes about 30 seconds each way.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:09 PM   #3
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We have a stap, furnished with rig, that we wrap around both chairs and then lock into a D-ring on the floor between the chairs. A blanket is placed on the back of one of the chairs, they are back to back, to stop any rubbing.

Works great. Chairs are heavy to begin with but doing what we do stops any movement while traveling. Never noticed anything that was a concern.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:32 AM   #4
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We have a stap, furnished with rig, that we wrap around both chairs and then lock into a D-ring on the floor between the chairs. A blanket is placed on the back of one of the chairs, they are back to back, to stop any rubbing.

Works great. Chairs are heavy to begin with but doing what we do stops any movement while traveling. Never noticed anything that was a concern.
We do the same thing. I might add one thing about the weight and moving the recliners. On our recliners there are four rubber things on each leg that are suppose to protect the floor if on a hard floor. I removed these and the chairs slide easier on the rugs
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We have an RLS and have always turned the rockers onto the sofa and used the straps from the couch to secure them, no issues with movement or damage.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:37 PM   #6
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I have a 2014 Eagle 30.5 RLS with the 2 rocker/recliners by the rear window. We have not used the trailer yet but just bringing the unit home & going to storage the chairs have rubbed & marked the wall & the little table in between them. The straps are pulled tight over the chairs & although not stopped the rubbing i think the straps will tare through the arms of the chairs.. We go on our first trip next week & would like to figure something out before hand.
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We found with our 1st 5er that if you strapped the recliners too tightly back to back that it ruins the material on the sides of the back where most of the contact is. Even with the slip on vinyl protector that Jayco supplied for one chair. We kept the cover when we traded and now cover both backs, place them back to back and the loose strap only contains the movement. This way the front, padding of the seat touches the walls on either end of the slide. You can put the little table on the recliner or the couch in transit. If the roads are rough they tend to move to the middle of the 5er towards the inside edge of the slide. The couch used to do the same until I anchored it.
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I'm going to look more closely at ours. They seem to be separated by the little table & i don't know if the table moves or not so you can put them back to back.
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I'm going to look more closely at ours. They seem to be separated by the little table & i don't know if the table moves or not so you can put them back to back.
Just had a look at your floor plan and see that the table appears to be a fixed unit. With ours it is a light table that can be moved. You might be able to anchor them to the floor to restrain them. I did that to keep the dinette chairs in place. I used a bracket that is meant to hang artwork or mirrors. The loop portion of the bracket falls flat to the floor when not in use. I used 2, 1/2 " screws to hold it to the floor, placing one bracket on the outside edge of the slide and the other on the inside edge and run an adjustable strap from one over the chairs and down to the other. The chairs don't move at all. I'm sure you could figure something out to keep them in place.
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Just had a look at your floor plan and see that the table appears to be a fixed unit. With ours it is a light table that can be moved. You might be able to anchor them to the floor to restrain them. I did that to keep the dinette chairs in place. I used a bracket that is meant to hang artwork or mirrors. The loop portion of the bracket falls flat to the floor when not in use. I used 2, 1/2 " screws to hold it to the floor, placing one bracket on the outside edge of the slide and the other on the inside edge and run an adjustable strap from one over the chairs and down to the other. The chairs don't move at all. I'm sure you could figure something out to keep them in place.
Thanks. I will pick the trailer up from storage on Friday. We eave on the Monday so that should give me time to sort something out..
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