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Old 06-18-2012, 10:49 PM   #1
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We have the Flagstaff 25KS. The sofa is a jackknife type. I noticed the front panel next to the floor is held in place by a couple of brackets and can be easily lifted off when the seat cushion is raised. I'm thinking about trying to replace the brackets with hinges so the panel can simply be tilted up to gain access to the area under the couch without having to raise the cushion. I have a small safe that would fit there easily and could be accessed by tilting up the cushion Just wondering if anyone has done this and can give me some advice.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:38 PM   #2
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We thought about hinges but not figure out how to do it. We did replace the brackets with L brackets so it just slides off, don't have to raise cushion.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:54 AM   #3
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I have a Mini Lite 2306 and have thought about the "L" brackets. I was worried that the bottom panel will fall off during tow with only a "L" bracket installed. iluvlcy has that happened to you?
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:11 AM   #4
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I am subscribing to this thread because I thought of the very same thing. I am interested in hearing what folks have done. I can see how you could replace the brackets with a couple hinges at the top. I would want to secure it, though, so it doesn't "flop around" and can't figure out how to do that. Does it serve any purpose other than being decorative?
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:35 AM   #5
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You could use a couple of kitchen cabinet magnets used to keep your cabinet doors closed when not in use couldnt you? Place one on each end at each end.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:04 PM   #6
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Yes it does slide off, we glued some rubber onto brackets and that seems to help. It sure make it easy to access under sofa since that is where alot of our storage is.
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