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Old 12-08-2015, 10:05 PM   #21
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I use the strap to hold the backs of the chairs together and against the back wall.
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Old 12-09-2015, 03:49 AM   #22
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gljurczyk...how about the strap that holds the recliners and straps into the floor brackets..do you use that? And while on the topic how about the dinette chairs, do you strap those around the dinette table?
I started out doing that with the recliners but then figured it's impossible for them to move. I do strap my chairs at the table area. Even if you strap the recliners in place for travel one arm has to be against the back wall. If I put the recliners back to back I didn't want them to be rubbing all the time. Front to front the cushions only touch.... I still put that piece of pipe insulation over the edge of the end tables both sides incase they start rocking.
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:27 AM   #23
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Aren't those dinette table chairs a PITA to strap?
I literally have to lay on the floor to do it.

I've thought about screwing the strap to the back side of the center table support to make it easier to strap the chairs but it seems it would just be dangling in the way when parked.
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:34 AM   #24
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Aren't those dinette table chairs a PITA to strap?
I literally have to lay on the floor to do it.

I've thought about screwing the strap to the back side of the center table support to make it easier to strap the chairs but it seems it would just be dangling in the way when parked.
I have to do the same thing, but I can't figure out a better way. If someone has one I wish they would post it...
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Old 12-09-2015, 12:18 PM   #25
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In some of the newer trailers we saw this year when searching for our new 5er.....we noticed they put eyelets in the floor on both sides if the dining chairs and the straps go over the seats and anchor that way. I have thought about doing that as well.
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Hey Ed- it's been a few days now. How are you liking your fifth wheeler?
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Old 12-19-2015, 08:59 AM   #27
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I have to do the same thing, but I can't figure out a better way. If someone has one I wish they would post it...
Every time I strap the dinette chairs around the table, I question as to whether it's really necessary. My guess is the chairs wouldn't move, there really isn't anywhere for them to go.
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Old 12-19-2015, 09:13 AM   #28
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We stopped strapping this year(3800 mile trip) with zero movement. Our chairs sit on carpet.


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Hey Ed- it's been a few days now. How are you liking your fifth wheeler?
Love It😀

We went to Asheville for our first trip. Only thing we found not working was the fireplace is not putting any heat out. It has the pretty flames but absolutely no heat. A little water leaked out from the shower but nothing a little caulking won't take care of. The Serta mattress was very comfortable. Used the grill for some steaks, homemade au gratin potatoes to test the oven (love the larger size so that we had no burning issues since we could raise the grill above the flame). I'm not sure how accurate my TST Tire Pressure Monitor system is? It is flagging two tires as low at 44 psi but my tire gauge says there perfect at 47. It still makes me comfortable sine it is at least consistent so I can see if one starts going down or gets too hot.

But if these are the worst problems I can come up with I am feeling pretty blessed.

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Thanks for asking. I think we will head to Edisto Beach in a couple of weeks
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Every time I strap the dinette chairs around the table, I question as to whether it's really necessary. My guess is the chairs wouldn't move, there really isn't anywhere for them to go.
I did strap mine but I agree they would probably not go anywhere. For a test I put a box of Kleenex on the island counter and a box of microwave popcorn standing up verticals on the front counter. The Kleenex moved a little and the popcorn did fall over but neither fell off the counter I placed them on.

Gljurczyk, thanks for the tip on keeping the recliner arms away from the wall. I put mine both so they have the arm facing out. I strapped them but I agree they couldn't go anywhere.
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