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Old 01-02-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Unhappy 378 Couch (Sleeper sofa) Mounting in Slide

Have any of you 378 owners noticed how the couch is mounted in the main slide. From day one ours seemed to have a slant to the front making it feel like you are trying to slide off the couch. That has been bugging me to no end sooooo, yesterday I went through a full investigation of the mounting.

I found that the front legs to the couch actually extend past the slide floor and with the slide out the legs sit on the coach floor, which is about 1/2 inch lower than the slide. When the slide is in the front legs are touching nothing (except the carpet that extends past the slide). That also means that when you set on it the front of the couch would mash down until the couch frame behind the legs rested on the slide edge. That is 1 1/4" drop. On top of that mess the "mounts" that holds the couch in the slide is 4 small angle brackets and mine were secured with 1 screw in each, which had torn out. Nice.

Today I removed the couch and moved the front legs back 6 inches to get the weight past the slide floor taper. Re drilled the mounting brackets to accept 2 screws in the floor and 2 in the couch. Remounted the whole affair and now it sits correctly - you don't slide forward, and you can safely sit on it with the slide in.

Whoever at Georgetown thought this up needs his backside kicked.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
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For a hundred thousand dollar RV they really s**t (Lets call it what it is.) these things together.
I see how mine is put together and the workmanship isn't that great.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:48 AM   #3
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Have any of you 378 owners noticed how the couch is mounted in the main slide. From day one ours seemed to have a slant to the front making it feel like you are trying to slide off the couch. That has been bugging me to no end sooooo, yesterday I went through a full investigation of the mounting.

I found that the front legs to the couch actually extend past the slide floor and with the slide out the legs sit on the coach floor, which is about 1/2 inch lower than the slide. When the slide is in the front legs are touching nothing (except the carpet that extends past the slide). That also means that when you set on it the front of the couch would mash down until the couch frame behind the legs rested on the slide edge. That is 1 1/4" drop. On top of that mess the "mounts" that holds the couch in the slide is 4 small angle brackets and mine were secured with 1 screw in each, which had torn out. Nice.

Today I removed the couch and moved the front legs back 6 inches to get the weight past the slide floor taper. Re drilled the mounting brackets to accept 2 screws in the floor and 2 in the couch. Remounted the whole affair and now it sits correctly - you don't slide forward, and you can safely sit on it with the slide in.

Whoever at Georgetown thought this up needs his backside kicked.

well well well, i'm sure glad i'm not the only owner with a case of OCD.... that has bugged me from day one,an like you thought i must take matters in own hands, i also found mine as you did so i took it all apart an relocated sofa to the wall an screwed it back down, all is well , its is better but i think it is the nature of sofa to feel like your a little forward at least i do an i've done everything including jumping up an down on it .. if you browse the country on the web an different dealers you'll see they used a different sofa that fits under the curtain thing without touching like ours does.I think in general rv furniture is far from res. but i guess we all know that.... for the gentleman comments to yours , i would not be too hard on FR, yes there not without some problems, but so aren't the $500k jobs,its all apart of it ... makes us smarter buyers next time around .....
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:29 AM   #4
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Well...we are getting rid of the couch and chair in our 378. The bride could not ever get comfortable on the slippery couch and I didn't like being stuffed in a corner while sitting in the Euro chair. And no place for a end table. So we found a zero wall clearance, two seat home theater set from Lazeboy that would fit and still have room for a small end table. Can't wait for it to get here!

P.S. Anybody want to buy a nearly new couch?
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wow fantastic, we've been looking for something like that,could you post a model number or a pic to see ? thanks
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:07 AM   #6
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wow fantastic, we've been looking for something like that,could you post a model number or a pic to see ? thanks
Don't have the model number with me but it's called the Pinnacle line. We ordered it in the version that can work while real close to a wall. And we got it in a leather covering. We also like the fact that it has two drawers in the center section. Everybody needs at least one "Junk" drawer.....
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We are replacing ours too, just because we want two real recliners there. So, we got a RV double recliner from discountvantruck.com its much like the recliner above but has another seat in the middle with a back that folds down that you can set beverages etc. on. It is also in a color matching the rest of funiture and is in ultraleather. It has storage under the middle seat.
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I have noticed our couch leaning forward as well, and it really irritates my wife. I just noticed a piece of the fabric flaked off on the arm. It is at the dealer's, interesting to hear what FR says about it. Prior to this, I had the dealer raise the front of the couch by putting in a block of wood between the carpet and the slide underneath the front legs. Helped marginally. JimF, I may try your solution, it sounds good. Also the suggestion to replace it with two recliners is a good idea. How much did that solution cost?

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Did the old & new sofas fit through the door? Did you replace just the original sofa with the new one or the sofa & chair?
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Did the old & new sofas fit through the door? Did you replace just the original sofa with the new one or the sofa & chair?
We don't have it yet, but, it comes in three sections and the backs come off. I don't see any problem getting it in the door. The problem might end up being getting the old stuff out the door. And yes, we are getting rid of that worthless Eurochair and stool.
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