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Old 03-23-2014, 10:11 PM   #1
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Couch not secured?

Has anyone else noticed their couch not being secured to the floor in their newer model Palomino Fifth Wheels? We did not think much about checking it until we checked out the fold down "bed" function. Any reason I should have it secured? It does not move around when we travel, but I did not know there was something I was not thinking of.
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:21 PM   #2
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No, the couches are not secured to the floor. Nothing to worry about.
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:41 PM   #3
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Yep, mines loose. Actually kinda nice being able to move it.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:23 AM   #4
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Ours isn't fastened down either. They're heavy enough and shouldn't move.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:47 AM   #5
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Ours not fastened down...very little movement, it's all good



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Old 03-24-2014, 06:47 AM   #6
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Like what has been said before it is not going to move but it is easy enough to move to clean under it if needed
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:18 AM   #7
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Excellent. We like that we can move it for sure. I just didnt know if there was a down side I was not considering. Thanks!
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:28 AM   #8
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It's nice to be able to move the couch the dog hides all his bones under there so every so often I move it to clean up the cattle grave yard
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Excellent. We like that we can move it for sure. I just didnt know if there was a down side I was not considering. Thanks!
There *can* be a downside, depending on your floor plan.

Our former V-Lite had a slider that when brought in came right across the front of the sofa. The sofa wasn't secured and yes, it did move forward just a tad during transit, and that tad was enough that the slider was scrubbing against the front of the sofa cushions, creasing the fabric to the point it would eventually tear. Non-fabric sofa, BTW.

The fix: dealer created small wooden donuts secured to the floor which the back sofa legs sat in. No more movement and no more scrubbing of the slide against the sofa edges. And we didn't have to remember to shove the sofa back against the wall every time we extended or retracted that slider.

One could probably turn that in to a do-it-yourself by securing those rubber furniture leg floor or carpet saver cups (approx. 2" in diameter by 1" in height) found at WalMart, etc. to the floor.
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There *can* be a downside, depending on your floor plan.

Our former V-Lite had a slider that when brought in came right across the front of the sofa. The sofa wasn't secured and yes, it did move forward just a tad during transit, and that tad was enough that the slider was scrubbing against the front of the sofa cushions, creasing the fabric to the point it would eventually tear. Non-fabric sofa, BTW.

The fix: dealer created small wooden donuts secured to the floor which the back sofa legs sat in. No more movement and no more scrubbing of the slide against the sofa edges. And we didn't have to remember to shove the sofa back against the wall every time we extended or retracted that slider.

One could probably turn that in to a do-it-yourself by securing those rubber furniture leg floor or carpet saver cups (approx. 2" in diameter by 1" in height) found at WalMart, etc. to the floor.
That's actually a slick idea, one could probably do the same with a short bit of PVC. I may do that myself, thus far it's not moved but it's on my mind every hard bump.
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Our 08 Flagstaff 831RLSS had plastic straps screwed to the floor and around the frame to hold the couch. Worked great. If we moved the couch, just unfolded in and removed the screws on both sides.
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Has anyone else noticed their couch not being secured to the floor in their newer model Palomino Fifth Wheels? We did not think much about checking it until we checked out the fold down "bed" function. Any reason I should have it secured? It does not move around when we travel, but I did not know there was something I was not thinking of.
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we do not secure the hide a bed sofas. If you would choose to secure yours, please make sure the screws do not go through your slideout floor. That would cause severe damage as you put your slideout in and out.

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Thanks for the info Sam
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Thanks Sam! Do you have a Puma equivalent, Puma Pete or Puma Paul, etc.?

I figured the reason it is not secured because the couch sits in the slide. I may come up with some feet that screw into the mounting points on the couch if movement becomes a problem. So far the only time it is an issue is when we are putting it in sleeper mode. Of course that will probably never happen again, as there is no way any normal human could sleep comfortably on that sleeper. It is a decent couch comfort wise, but no way you could use it as a bed.
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Ours never moved, unless we did it on purpose.
I'm glad it did move, cause I was always digging toys out from the sides and back from the kids playing. At that time we had a 14month old, a 3 year old, and 10 year old. Toys everywhere!

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Old 03-29-2014, 08:26 AM   #16
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On Columbus models not secured. Be careful/watchful when operating slides as they can move a bit and block the slide damaging one or the other. Just a quick look before opening and careful look before closing should suffice.
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:23 AM   #17
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Both unsecured on our brand new 8312SS... We have the second couch upgrade in the bunkhouse. They don't seem to move at all in transit.
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:47 AM   #18
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Couch in the lite is not screwed down, never gave it a second of thought.

If something happens that will move the couch chances are good that even IF it was screwed down it would beak loose anyway.
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After thinking more about this.
I think movement would be pretty difficult to do when traveling. Most slides that couches are on will tilt up (or floor angled to the outside ) when the slides are in.....which would have the couches sliding towards the wall naturally, so no tie downs would or should ever be needed.

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Just so happened I looked a few minutes ago, I've got one little nylon strap with a screw on each end.
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