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Old 05-05-2005, 10:14 AM   #15
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The dinette armrest is also screwed into the floor and the back of the dinette (from the dinette side) both above and below the seat cushion. I removed the plywood seat on the dinette before I found everything. Look hard for floor screws as they are typically hidden or in bracing inside of the armrest. Also check for screws into the sofa frame itself.

Remember that these were assembled by guys with screwguns and a box of screws so the locations and frequency of the fasteners was up to the assembler. (I found three screws within 3" on my armrest.)

On the panels I found that by removing what I could see, then pulling and tugging on the panels I could figure out where the other fasteners were located. They seemed to be below or "inside" the fabric in some cases and I really needed to dig for them.
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Old 05-05-2005, 10:30 AM   #16
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345 how do you get the armrest out?

ditto what Steven said above....

On the arm rest - first remove the sofa bed - then contort your body and look up into the arm rest area from above and below - utilize the under seat storage doors - there are one or two screws in the lower area also (I assume you have a copy of the Kama Sutra?).

On the curb side panels - if they do not come out easily there is still a screw or two hidden.

On mine there were several long vertical (and horizontal) screws holding the sill to the panels - the sill needs to be removed almost all of the way.

One thing I wish I had done to mine during reupholstry - add a layer of "Tempur-pedic" or similar material to ALL of the seating areas - I would highly recommend that you do it NOW instead of WISHING you had done it. I really screwed up in not adding a premium seat cushion to the drivers seat when I had the chance.
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Old 05-05-2005, 06:43 PM   #17
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Debbie,

It sounds like you are doing the same think I am at the same time. I spent the last two evenings pulling out the interior as well. As I mentioned earlier, I'm stuck on getting the curbside panels out too. Kent & Steve (I think?) posted some good tips for doing it in this thread. I can't take another look at mine until Saturday, but I hope they help you in your efforts.

Hey guys, thank you for the helpfull information.

I found an ugly suprise last night. I pulled up a corner of the carpet and litlle black ants spread like wildfire. Ants and white eggs everywhere. Sick. I was wondering where the ants were coming from.
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Old 05-05-2005, 09:36 PM   #18
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Love having all of these 345 owners around. We should have a 345 rally someday. (Of course we could still invite those wimps who don't have the guts to drive 35 feet of pure Airstream )
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Old 05-06-2005, 06:40 AM   #19
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Wimps huh, how bout a mountain run 280 vs 345? Now that would show the true mettle of a MH driver!!
(of course I am kidding no one in his right mind would try to do that...we freak just cruising the Blue ridge)
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Mtn Run - Are you kidding? I had to change my shorts after climbing the hill to the Cloudland Caynon rally.
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Old 05-24-2005, 12:13 PM   #21
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Another one of us, proud to be owned by a 345. What say y'all come up Pennsylvania way for some serious ratchet-jawing with us newbies?
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