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Old 05-21-2016, 05:01 AM   #1
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Remove Bucket Chair in 1979 24ft Classic?

Hi All,

I'm trying to remove the 4 bolts that secure the Cocktail Chair to the floor so we can install new flooring but the bolts just spin and spin without getting any looser. I assumed then it was a bolt and nut under the coach however I can't seem to access that area since a big steel tank is in the way and can't see any nuts anywhere in the are.

Does anyone know how to get this seat out? We've got most everything else undone and ready to lay the flooring (Dark Bamboo Traffic Master Vinyl Planks) but can't seem to get this darn pedestal unbolted.

Thanks for any assistance.


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Old 05-21-2016, 05:23 AM   #2
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I just had mine out last week! On my 82 310, the two curbside fasteners on each chair were 1/4-20 bolts with nuts and the inboard legs were fastened with 5/16 lag bolts. I was able to get a wrench on the nuts up over the propane tank with no problems. The lags were used where access from below was not good due to the frame rails.

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Old 05-21-2016, 06:57 AM   #3
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If you absolutely can't get to the other side of the bolts, you can cut off the ones holding the chair down with either a cutoff wheel, or a die grinder. Installing replacement bolts will probably be a challenge at best, but at least the chair will be out.
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Old 05-21-2016, 10:21 AM   #4
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I have a 1979 240 as well. I am only aware of one floor plan for our model. Unless a previous owner has made changes, your seat should be very easy to remove. On the underside my seat bolts are about a foot toward the rear from the propane tank. If someone added something under there you may have to remove whatever they added.
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Old 05-21-2016, 10:22 PM   #5
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Hi All,

Thanks for the all replies - I will check again back behind the propane tank tomorrow. Unfortunately, I just found a rotten floor under the water heater so my bamboo floor is gonna have to wait until I get the subfloor is replaced.

I also want to replace the Univolt - Any suggestions on what to get?

thanks again,

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