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Old 09-24-2013, 08:58 AM   #1
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Swivel Rockers - Rock too much !

We recently bought a Jayflight 26 RLS which comes with two swivel rocker chairs. To us they seem to rock too much, when we sit in them they want to recline to far back it's uncomfortable unless we wedge the back against the coach. I'm considering modifying them so they don't rock and/or replacing them.

Everything else in the coach works well for us so this is a little bit of a surprise. I wonder if there is an adjustment to stiffen the chairs?

Does anyone else have a similar experience?
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:14 PM   #2
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Don't know if they put the same chairs in the White Hawk, but the 2 that came in my 2014 WH 30dsre do seem to rock back a little too easy and even took a slight rear lean after sitting in one of them for 5 nites. The real problem I found was that the ribbon springs in the seat kept popping loose at one of the ends. This occurred when I twisted getting up out of the chair or leaning forward to tie a shoe or whatever. Jayco ended up sending me a replacement. think the ones I got originally had a bad batch of springs that didn't have proper length end. Anyway I modified the 3 spring layout so the front and back ends of all 3 springs were linked, thus preventing either the left or right from sliding out of the bracket. so far so good.

Now have 3 chairs but we have decided to only travel with one of them. That gives us even more floor space in front of the entertainment center for the dogs. Only 2 of us and one will be on the hideabed couch that matches the swivels.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:26 AM   #3
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Now have 3 chairs but we have decided to only travel with one of them. That gives us even more floor space in front of the entertainment center for the dogs. Only 2 of us and one will be on the hideabed couch that matches the swivels.
We were camping up at Glacier National Park this weekend with the dog and came to the same conclusion. We'll remove one chair so the kennel can sit there and repair replace one of the chairs. There is just the three of us so we don't need two swivel rockers anyway. I guess a quick call to Jayco might lead to new springs; that's worth a try.

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Old 09-25-2013, 11:38 PM   #4
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We went to the Lazyboy store and bought a rocker/recliner for Sallie and a wall huger for me. Very comfortable.
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You may be able to put a wooden block under the recliner to limit the rocking motion. Just a thought.
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These chairs are not furniture showroom quality items and I kind of doubt that they will survive very many uses. We'll see how it holds up this winter when we head south for 5 weeks. Have 2 extras so we can swap them out like batteries in a flashlite for a while. Then will replace with a decent easy chair.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:32 PM   #7
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Bought a recliner from Badcock for $299 to replace the chair next to the door. Much more comfortable.
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Havent tested out our 2 rockers yet. Leaving tomorrow after church for maiden voyage/shakedown trip. We will eventually replace at least one with a wall hugger recliner (for me). Not sure if we will keep both inside or just one.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:01 AM   #9
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I ended up determining that Jayco assembled my swivel rockers backwards. The mount that holds the springs and swivel mechanism was attached backwards to the chair tends to tilt backwards when you sit in it.

I decided to cut a wood block 1 7/8" and wedge it in between the springs. It fixed the problem.

I decided not to try to remove the swivel because it is attached to the chair with large wood screws. I was concerned that the screws might not hold firmly in the holes if I removed the swivel.

The wood blocks are working and the chairs are now working great.
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Old 10-18-2014, 10:35 AM   #10
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We purchased our 2015 Jay Flight 26RLS this last June 2014. Only real issue I have is with these swivel rockers. It is at the dealer as of this posting for a warranty repair on one of the rockers. The upholstery is coming loose on the back of one of them and only have had 5 camping trips. I also have the same issue as others here with the chairs leaning too far back. My other main issue with these chairs is where they have to be when stowed while traveling. Right in front of the main door. I am 6' 3" so can stretch over them but the wife cannot do that. And I don't want to extend the slide out evertime we stop at a rest stop or gas station to get to the Frig. etc. So, the idea I see in this thread of keeping only one chair in the rig seems a possible choice. The stowing issue has no other option on the 26RLS since the space where one chair sits at the slide is not wide enough to keep it there. My bad I guess for not realizing this issue before purchasing. However, other than this I really like my new camper... just wish there was a better option than blocking off the main door during travel. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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