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Old 06-15-2015, 03:10 PM   #1
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There's got to be a better way to protect windows in transit

We have a new REBH 371.

The person who gave us the walk through showed us a huge flattened cardboard box protecting the windows from the reclining chairs while the unit is in transit. He said we should keep it and use it whenever we travel. It's ugly and cumbersome.

Do we really need to put something between the backs of the recliners and the window when we move to keep the windows from cracking?

Is there a better solution than hauling around this giant cardboard box?

Thanks for your thoughts.
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:55 PM   #2
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Hey,

I think they all come like that from the factory. I put some old towels against the back and rest them against the window a bit. I don't think there is any risk of the window breaking, just the back of the chairs getting scratched up.
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:00 PM   #3
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A friend of mine turns his recliners so they are back to back and straps them together with a long nylon strap. I don't think he's had any problem at all.
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A friend of mine turns his recliners so they are back to back and straps them together with a long nylon strap. I don't think he's had any problem at all.
Our Flagstaff 8528ikws actually transports with the recliners back to back and it all works great. Our only check is to make sure that they don't "walk" away from the wall when we open the slides. So we really tighten them down tightly.
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We turn our recliners around and have the seats to the wall and the backs toward the center. There are D rings on the wall under the windows that allow a cinch strap to keep the chairs from rocking.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:50 PM   #6
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Our Flagstaff 8528ikws actually transports with the recliners back to back and it all works great. Our only check is to make sure that they don't "walk" away from the wall when we open the slides. So we really tighten them down tightly.
That comes as standard fit on the Rockwood Ultralight 5th wheelers on my 8260,
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That comes as standard fit on the Rockwood Ultralight 5th wheelers on my 8260,
Same with our 8289ws, the recliners go back to back then we strap them in.
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Old 06-16-2015, 01:33 PM   #8
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We turn ours back to back, put a piece of foam rubber between the backs of the chairs and put a strap around them too
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Old 06-16-2015, 06:33 PM   #9
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We do the same as oxcamper and turn the chairs around so that the front of the chair is against the wall. Still latch them to the d rings mounted to the lower window frame. No muss, no fuss, and no cardboard.

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Old 06-18-2015, 09:18 PM   #10
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Tried turning the chairs back to back on our 371, but it is too tight. Best thing we've found is to take the upper cushions from the dinette and standing them up behind the recliners, then strapping them in place. (Assuming you don't have free-standing table). Now I worry about the nylon straps damaging the finish on the recliners.
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