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Old 01-03-2016, 09:39 PM   #1
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2318G Dinette seat back boards

Took our new 2016 2318G out this weekend and when my father in law sat back in the seat in the dinette the screws securing the hinges for the seat back pulled out of the seat bottom. Wondering if anyone else has had this issue. And how they fixed it
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:03 AM   #2
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Either take it back to the dealer and have them fix. Or relocate the hing with beefier screws.


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Old 01-04-2016, 09:25 AM   #3
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My 228D had plastic hinges attaching the seat backs to the seats. I removed them and replaced with piano hinges from a hardware store. Much stronger and more screws holding it down. Worked for me.
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:19 PM   #4
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Ditto matwiyj, those plastic hinges and small screws are just waiting to break. It's just a matter of how soon and at the most inconvenient time!
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:57 PM   #5
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The hinges are metal but they used maybe a 3/8 1/2 inch wood screw.Was thinking of drilling them thru the bench and putting machine screws with a fender washer and nuts to hold them in hopefully strengthen them up a little bit. Dealer is only going to use the same screws I'm afraid and its going to happen everytime I use it.
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:49 PM   #6
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I've had to retighten mine. And I added a couple extra screws to hold it together better. Probably something i'll have to keep checking on.
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Old 01-28-2016, 03:21 PM   #7
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I had the same issue on my new 232ESP. My seat backs didn't make it one night with the kids. Also, the hinges for the storage under the dinette were ripped out before I left from delivery inspection. It too has very similar hinges. The dealer shrugged at me when I pointed it out. I plan to use full length piano hinges as a fix. If anyone has a better idea, I am interested. I have concerns that the piano hinges may not hold up either.
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Old 01-30-2016, 09:56 AM   #8
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Definitely drill through and bolts with washers and nuts. We had to do this on our old Palomino and it worked until we sold it. Small screws in thin plywood will never hold.
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