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Old 09-21-2016, 08:17 PM   #1
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Installing electric sofa bed

I recently purchase a barely used Winnebago Easy Rest sofa bed. It is an electric activated unit. I am installing this sofa in my 5th wheel, Ameri-Camp on the slide out unit. This is where the original couch was located.
It looks like I will have to open the belly to find a path for the wiring. I didn't see how to remove the belly cover, but I haven't spent much time looking either. Does anyone have experience in removing the belly cover? I'm assuming this is common practice as this is how to service many components of the camper.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:26 AM   #2
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If the belly cover on your Ameri-Camp is like Forest River trailers use, it's probably a black corrugated plastic material that's held in place with numerous screws.

How heavy is the new electric sofa? If it's heavier than the original, are you sure your slideout can handle it?
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:49 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info on the belly cover. I've got some daylight today so I'll check it out.
The couch is not that heavy. I put the couch on the slide and moved the slide in and out. Didn't seem to make any difference between with or without couch.
Again, thanks for the info!
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