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Old 05-04-2015, 01:40 PM   #1
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24HFS Diamond plate damaging cushions

The old thread was too old to reply to, but I figured I'd try again in hopes that maybe someone has had the issue since I last posted. When folding up the dinette cushions for loading the bikes in, the diamond plate that comes up the wall isn't a smooth transition to the wall itself and it is starting to cut into the dinette cushions. From what I can see, it does not look like the dinettes can be adjusted at all to be further off the wall, but maybe I am missing something. Can anyone shed some light? Thanks.
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:48 PM   #2
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Fyi you "can" reply to an old thread.
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:51 PM   #3
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Gotcha. I didn't even notice the check box... Sorry.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:25 PM   #4
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So you're saying that the exposed edge of the diamond plate is cutting into the cushions? I might try to take a long piece of rubber tubing (small, like a fuel line or even smaller,) slit it open and affix it over the edge of the DP (like with glue, clear RTV, etc.). This would cover the exposed edge and prevent further damage, yes?
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I thought about that but the cushions are so tight to the wall that by adding anything, I don't think I'd even be able to fold the seats up. They are very tight to the wall.
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Ok...so if there's no room to slip a protecting cover over the edge, how about taking a Dremel with a stone wheel and grinding the offending edge smooth? It might be easier to take the DP off and bring it into your shop or put it on a table to do this, but it might work...
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Old 05-05-2015, 03:12 PM   #7
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Could you run a strip of the clear tape used to repair awnings down the rough edge?
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The diamond plate is already so thin that I think filing it will just create more of a knife edge and do further damage. I am going to see if there is something the dealer can do since it is still under warranty. If not, the clear tape may be a possibility... I'll just have to find some very strong tape so the cushion doesn't just pull it off.
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A thin bead of silicone caulk on the top edge maybe? I know you said it's very thin but putting a very small bead of caulk up there to cover the edge might be all you need.
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diamond plate damaged

un bolt cushion from the wall get some spacers and longer bolts put it back on wall it will clear the diamond plate
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