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Old 09-07-2015, 08:59 PM   #1
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8289ws couch problem

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Took our new 5er out for maiden voyage and loved it. One thing that is happening when we tow is the couch won't stay latched onto the tracks. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, what was the fix?
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Old 09-08-2015, 04:01 PM   #2
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Mark,

I do not understand what you are describing when you say "won't stay latched into the tracks".

Could you please elaborate.

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Old 09-08-2015, 08:07 PM   #3
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Same here...our 8289 doesn't have a so called track...not sure what the OP means by that.
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:15 PM   #4
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Boy, I'm going in for new glasses.

I read that as COACH and not COUCH.

No track in our sofa, unless the OP is referring to the slide out drawer slides.

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OK, maybe I am wording this wrong. Our couch opens (not the drawer underneath the couch). The couch falls open during transport. In order to secure it you must push it back into place and it is supposed to lock into place. Maybe there are not tracks, but when we bought it our dealer acted like it slides into place. Hope that clarifies.
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Our couch tracks are so tight they don't move at all. We do have 50 lbs of stuff in the bottom so that might help!
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:43 PM   #7
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Never had ours open.
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:09 PM   #8
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We had the same problem with our 2015 Flagstaff 8528IKWS. Man from the couch company came out to the Goshen Rally and worked on it twice. I think he has it fixed. He put new casters on it and made some other adjustments also installed heavier angle brackets on the front corners.
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:00 AM   #9
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I don't have your model RV but if you have a trifold sofa, you need to hold the front cushion up when you push it back in place and then set it down. If you do a search here, you will find some more info. If it isn't a trifold sofa then this won't work.
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OK, maybe I am wording this wrong. Our couch opens (not the drawer underneath the couch). The couch falls open during transport. In order to secure it you must push it back into place and it is supposed to lock into place. Maybe there are not tracks, but when we bought it our dealer acted like it slides into place. Hope that clarifies.
Ours does the same thing- when we bring in the slideout in, the bottom of the couch slides forward. Doesn't hurt anything or get in the way. My wife said it did that at our PDI.
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There is a video on the Forest River web site that shows how to close the tri fold sofa. You have to raise the front of the cushion up quite high as you push towards the wall. There are two hooks on either side in the back that have to lock in as you lower the cushion to hold the sofa in place. Not a very comfortable bed. As one salesman told us "they made it that way so your guests wouldn't stay too long".
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This thread should help you keep your couch closed.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...sit-81450.html
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